Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret (Non Breeding plumage)

I found these cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis) on a dry tree branch at Gurupura. They were all huddled together over a marshy land there. I wanted to create a dramatic contrast with dark background and a rim light for these white birds. It was 4PM with bright light all around. I had Canon EOS 5D … Read moreCattle Egret

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II Hands-on

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II

This is a very brief hands-on test of Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II. I am very fortunate to have this lens loaned to me for testing by my good friend Rajashekar Meti, who purchased it on my recommendation when it was introduced earlier this year. Many of my friends had asked me to … Read moreCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II Hands-on

Lens Blur Filter to Create Depth of Field

Egret after Lens Blur

Shallow depth of field can make the sharp subject stand out from the blurred background. If you want a similar effect when using smaller aperture like f/5.6 or f/8 which usually has larger DOF, you need to opt for Photoshop. This is a manipulation of your capture and ethically I do not support such gross … Read moreLens Blur Filter to Create Depth of Field

Intermediate Egret

Intermediate Egret (Cropped)

Along with the Black-headed Ibis which was featured in my earlier blog, I also found the Intermediate Egret which was hunting the same marsh a little far away. As the bank of the marsh was very steep I could not get water level angle I wanted to capture. These captures are from top of the … Read moreIntermediate Egret

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 morePurple Heron

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 A Brief Review

Pond Heron

I purchased this new bridge camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 around 45 days back. I had an extensive look at the features, benefits and pit falls of this highly capable bridge camera. After clicking over 3500 pictures, I have gained enough experience on this camera. As the web is full of extensive reviews of this little … Read morePanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 A Brief Review

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