Converging Palms

Converging Palms

Ever the photophile, a particularly languid morning found me wandering Miramar beach of Goa, testing out my 150-600 Tamron lens. Goa at dawn is quite the ghost town. A smattering of housewives waging a never ending battle against waist fat. Stray dogs lying comatose after a night of reverie. Groggy eyed morning walkers. And the … Read more

Rice bug – Leptocorisa acuta

Rice bug - Leptocorisa acuta

I found this Rice bug Leptocorisa acuta feeding on young shoots of grass. I was trying to capture it using Canon EOS 5D Mark III fitted with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. For the illumination I used Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash covered with diffusers. The most important rice bugs in the … Read more

Mating Grass Yellow Butterflies

Mating Grass Yellow Butterflies

Sometime ago, a mighty fine opportunity presented itself, as a particularly dreary post-monsoon day found me testing a Canon EF 180 mm f/3.5 L Macro USM lens, for a friend. The 180 mm macro was exceptionally sharp and a joy to use and I enjoyed immensely enjoyed every ioata of time spent with it. As … Read more

Purple Heron

Purple Heron

The Purple Heron, Ardea purpurea in my humble opinion, is the most shy of all the herons, I have photographed, thus far. For while I had seen these magnificient birds many a time, getting close enough to capture decent images was another story. Finally, a 300mm f/2.8 lens coupled with 2X TC on 5D mark … Read more

Plain Tiger

Plain Tiger butterfly (Danais chrysippus)

Recently, I had the opportunity to try out a slightly lighter and significantly cheaper version of a 300 mm lens, lent to me by a friend. The lens in question was a Canon EF 300 mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens. I was using it in conjecture with my trusty Canon EOS 5D Mark III … Read more