All About Tripods

MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Travel Tripod Kit

Many photographers casually set up the tripod and use the various tilts and adjustments in a haphazard way. It is preferable, however, to be more methodical in setting up the tripod, if time and situation permit, to provide precise positioning of the camera and the greatest possible stability. ~ Ansel Adams, The Camera On our … Read moreAll About Tripods

Explore your Shooting Habits Using Lightroom Dashboard

Lightroom Dashboard

Most of us are self proclaimed Adobe Lightroom addicts. While Lightroom can search images stored inside the catalog, isn’t it nice to see your photographic statistical data stored in that catalog? Have a look at the new Lightroom Dashboard, a free online utility that you can access directly from your browser which can reveal about … Read moreExplore your Shooting Habits Using Lightroom Dashboard

Tawny Coster Butterfly

Tawny Coster Butterfly

It was near dusk, when I spotted this delightful Tawny Coster butterfly (Acraea terpsicore) weakly fluttering over a patch of Tridax Daisy flowers (Tridax procumbens), popularly known as ‘Mexican Daisies’ or ‘Coat Buttons’. Mexican daisies belong to the Sunflower family (Asteraceae ) and are quite common, all across the plains of India. Standing around 30-60 … Read moreTawny Coster Butterfly

Photographing Bird in Flight

Asian Palm Swift

I wanted to celebrate my new year’s eve last year by capturing few birds in flight. I was at that time testing my Canon EOS 1D Mark IV fitted with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM + Canon EF 1.4x II Extender. I wanted to test its speed in continuous auto-focusing on a fast … Read morePhotographing Bird in Flight

Brown Shrike

Brown Shrike

Last January evening I found this Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) sitting on a branch. As the setting sun shined on this lovely bird I used Canon EOS 1D mark IV with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens fitted with Canon EF 1.4X II Extender to capture it. It was sitting quietly without moving on … Read moreBrown Shrike

Coppersmith Barbet

Coppersmith Barbet

I saw this Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala) on a late evening sitting on branch next to a white house. White background of the house, the dry tree branch it was sitting and colorful bird made a very nice setting. I was using my Canon EOS 1D Mark IV fitted with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L … Read moreCoppersmith Barbet

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