Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022 Brief Hands-on Review

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A02

When Tamron announced its SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD A011 lens back in 2014, I had reviewed it on this blog here. Recently when Tamron introduced its 2nd version, I was curious to review it. This time I was hoping someone in my friend’s circle would be purchasing it so that I could test … Read more

Loten’s Sunbird With Eclipse Plumage

Loten’s Sunbird With Eclipse Plumage

I found this male Loten’s Sunbird Cinnyris lotenius with eclipse plumage at Bondel, Mangalore. The presence of male eclipse phases can be terribly confusing to newcomers but experienced birders generally take them for granted. Now how does the male eclipse comes about? Through moulting of course. After the breeding season the male moults its colourful … Read more

Purple-Rumped Sunbird

Purple-Rumped Sunbird

Two weeks back I posted a blog on Purple-Rumped Sunbird. Here are few more photographs of the male Purple-Rumped Sunbird hanging from the small thorny shrub taken during the same day. I used 1/320th of second and f/6.3 aperture to capture these birds at ISO 1250. I was using Canon EOS 5D Mark III with … Read more

Purple-Rumped Sunbird

Purple-Rumped Sunbird

I saw these sunbirds feeding on the Calatropis flowers. Both male and female were taking turns to feed a small bunch of these crown flower nectar. As it was late December evening light which was quite diffuse and low, I used a relatively slow shutter speed (1/320th of second) to capture these birds at ISO … Read more

Male Purple-rumped Sunbird

Male Purple-rumped Sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica)

I recently purchased a new Canon EOS 7D again, after I sold my Canon EOS 1DMark IV camera. I use 7D as my backup camera for Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Having one full frame and another cropped sensor camera gives the versatility of both the worlds. There are two things the 7D does better … Read more

Loten’s Sunbird

I found this male Loten’s Sunbird in my garden feeding on nectar from double orange hibiscus(Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) flower. I photographed it using Canon EOS 5D Mark III using Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM combined with Canon EF 1.4x III Extender. All the photos were shot handheld at 1/640th of second shutter speed at f/4.0 … Read more

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