A photography workshop in the lap of nature
Expert Wildlife photographer Kedar Bhat conducted a three-day macro photography workshop at Natures Nest, in Tambdi Surla recently. Photography enthusiasts and nature lovers got to shoot rare amphibians, reptiles, birds and flowers and learnt the latest professional techniques from Kedar, who has spent over a decade mastering the art of clinically shooting living creatures from close quarters.
The hands-on workshop taught participants how to become comfortable with all the major functions of the camera, which included taking photos while the subjects were in full motion. They also learned how to take good care of the camera body, delicate lenses and accessories. Kedar demonstrated post processing techniques that greatly improved the quality of the photographs. The professional photographer was accompanied by expert naturalist Ramesh Zarmekar, who has a strong love for wildlife. He also possesses a natural skill to spot beautiful creatures while they are camouflaged in the picturesque green forest surroundings, which came in very handy. By using the specialist knowledge in their respective fields of expertise, the duo answered all the questions related to macro photography and wildlife. The weekend started with an introductory macro photography seminar and a guided nature trail. The second day included discovering interesting reptiles such as the Humped Nose Pit Viper. Participants also visited the ancient 13th Century Mahadev Temple in Tambdi Surla. The excursion included a nature trail to the laterite plateau area to find more flora and fauna such as The Saw-scaled Viper, scorpions and beautiful monsoon wildflowers. This was followed by a night trail in search of the Malabar Gliding Frog and bio-luminescent fungus, Travancore Wolf Snake, Caecilians, Malabar Tree Toad and more. The final day included a visit to Chorla Ghat, which is known for having humid climatic conditions that produces an environment conducive to grow an abundance of vegetables. The trip to the inspirational waterfalls was the perfect end to a weekend of fun and adventure. The guests enjoyed the trip immensely which included staying in the comfortable Nature’s Nest cottages for both nights. The participants also got to enjoy the peaceful panoramic vistas, while relaxing in the lap of nature. Nature’s Nest is a nature resort based in the Western Ghats of Goa. Nature’s Nest offers personalised birding, wilderness and adventure experiences aimed at providing a wholesome experience of the region in terms of rich birdlife, wildlife, geography, culture, cuisine of the region.
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