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March « 2008 « Nature Photography by Seetharam Maddali
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A day in Sonoran Desert

March 30th, 2008, seetharam

I had a pleasure spending a day in extreme southern California desert. My interest was to photograph a male Burrowing Owl in its complete breeding plumage. It was a typical warm sunny California day. Water holes were active with the wildlife in the desert.

With few hours of driving, I have spotted a Burrowing Owl nest. I have noticed a male peeking out every few seconds to defend its territory and breeding. I have decided to get down on the dirt with tripod set to very low. I was shooting with Canon 600 IS lens and Canon EOS 5D with 1.4 tele converter. As I have decent reach with long lens, I distanced myself enough not to disturb the bird and its breeding activity.

After 3 hours of wait, the male came out with its typical “who who” call. Very soon I realized that it is trying to defend the territory. I did not want disturb him any longer. So, I grabbed few shots and moved on to photograph other birds.

It was quite a thrilling experience. Here are couple of wallpapers from the session.


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Bosque del Apache Wallpapers

March 26th, 2008, seetharam

I finally had a time to process images from my Bosque del Apache, New Mexico trip this past winter. Burrowing Owl and Mule deer images were taken at Cibola National Wildlife Reguge on the way back to home. My sincere thanks to Cibola Refuge staff Robert & Betty Davenport for all their help at the refuge.

I wanted to do a wallpaper that display the concept of my website. I finally finished it today.

Burrowing Owl, Cibola, Arizona.

Sandhill Cranes landing, Bosque, New Mexico

Snow Geese landing, Bosque, New Mexico

Sandhill Cranes landing, Bosque, New Mexico

Sandhill Cranes mating rituals, Bosque, New Mexico

Snow Geese, Bosque, New Mexico

Sandhill Cranes, Bosque, New Mexico

Mule Deer, Cibola NWR, Arizona

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More Wallpapers

March 17th, 2008, seetharam

Wallpapers section of my website has registered more than 2.5 Million downloads in last 6 months from all over the planet. Thank you for making this section of my website so popular and your constant feedback thru emails.

I am really glad you are enjoying my images on your desktop. With that encouragement, here are few more wallpapers from this past spring and fall.

Pronghorn Antelope, Wyoming

Black-necked Stilt, Southern California

Madison River, Montana

Killdeer, Southern California

Prothonotary Warbler, Ohio

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Spring is around the corner

March 14th, 2008, seetharam

Recentely I have made trip to San Jacinto Valley Where i usually photograph wildlife. It was spectacular out there with fields of yellow flowers stretching out on both sides of the road. Ponds are loaded with shorebirds and woods are loaded with singing warblers. I am very excited about this spring.

Short-billed Dowitcher

Here are couple of images from past spring. They were taken in South Padre Island, Texas.

Laughing Gull

Royal Terns

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