Chocolate Pansy

Chocolate Pansy

I found this Chocolate Pansy Butterfly on a dried coconut palm leaf stack in our backyard. That evening I was trying to photograph using my Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM with Canon EF 2X II Extender. I wanted to find out how versatile this combination is with … Read moreChocolate Pansy

Plain Tiger

Plain Tiger Butterfly (Danais chrysippus)

On that Sunday afternoon, weather was very hot and sultry. Pre-monsoon clouds were gathering on the horizon. The place I was trying to photograph was windy and deserted. I was lugging my heavy rig consisting of Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM + Canon EF 2X II Extender mounted on my Canon EOS 5D Mark … Read morePlain Tiger

Canon EOS 5D Mark III review

It is Friday the 13th, and the world is abuzz with a rumor of 5D Mark III recall. I know for sure that this rumor is a April fool joke done little late. So leaving all fears aside, let us review the brand new Canon EOS 5D Mark III. When original EOS 5D was launched … Read moreCanon EOS 5D Mark III review

Chestnut-tailed Starling

Chestnut-tailed Starling

That Saturday, there was a cacophony of birds in my garden. As I went out I saw a White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis), a paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) and a pair of Chestnut-tailed Starlings (Sturnus malabaricus) were having their own private hunting party. So I picked up my Canon EOS 1D Mark IV fitted it with … Read moreChestnut-tailed Starling

Brown Shrike

Brown Shrike

That Sunday evening as I was returning from my photography round, I found this Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) sitting on an Indian Almond (Terminalia catappa) Tree. I was quite far away from the bird and there was no way I could approach the bird without startling this vigilant bird. I was holding Canon EOS 5D … Read moreBrown Shrike

Juvenile Yellow-billed Babbler

Juvenile Yellow-billed Babbler

That day I was returning after some macro shooting, I saw these group of babblers hopping around in the shrubs. I have covered these Yellow-billed Babblers (Turdoides affinis) earlier in three blogs here, here & here. Each time I had opportunity to use different lens and cameras. These are very familiar birds in Mangalore and … Read moreJuvenile Yellow-billed Babbler

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