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

Malyadi Bird Sanctuary

Northern Pintail

I was going through some of my old photos which I was trying to redo with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 for my upcoming workshop. At the same time one of my good friend Prasanna asked details on Malyadi. That made me look at the photos I had taken during my trip earlier in Feb 2010. … Read moreMalyadi Bird Sanctuary

Waders At Mulki

Whimbrel

That day I found lots of migrant waders near the river bed at Mulki where I had gone for bird watching. All these photos were taken using Canon EOS 5D Mark III fitted with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II IS USM and Canon EF 2X III Extender. I was hand holding this new rig for … Read moreWaders At Mulki

Pelagic Bird Watching Trip

Last week of January when my good friend Shivashankar called me whether I am interested in exploring pelagic birds around Mulki coast, I gladly agreed as I had not ventured to explore such an opportunity. Any water in a sea or lake that is not close to the bottom or near to the shore can … Read morePelagic Bird Watching Trip

Pheasant-tailed Jacana

I found this Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) in non-breeding form at Mallyadi Bird Sanctuary near Kundapura last February. I was using my Canon EOS 5D mark II with Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM attached with Canon EF 1.4x II Extender to photograph this beautiful bird. Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) is the only member … Read morePheasant-tailed Jacana

Nir-Laksha Dweepa-Day1-Kochi

Chinese nets

Let me clarify those who are wondering about the title. Nirlaksha = Negligence in Kannada (Would be Nirlakshya in Sanskrit) Dweepa = islands. This is my trip report to the Lakshadweep between 17th April to 21st. I, along with my family and 18 other friends spent some lovely time in a ship called M.V Kavaratti … Read moreNir-Laksha Dweepa-Day1-Kochi

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