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 more

Dark Blue Tiger Butterfly

Dark Blue Tiger Butterfly

This Dark Blue Tiger (Tirumala septentorious) butterfly was captured using Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM on Canon EOS 5DS R. I was at Sammilan Shetty Butterfly Park testing the performance of Canon EOS 5DS R. It was hand held capture at ISO 800 to 1600 as light was low. Flash was not used … Read more

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 more

Dark Blue Tiger Butterfly

Dark Blue Tiger Butterfly

I dreamt; and in my dream I was a butterfly. I woke; or is it simply That, weary of the sky, Some butterfly is sleeping And dreams that it is I? – Zhuangzi (369-286 BC) Butterflies are among the most conspicuous and most beautiful of all insects. Along with moths, they make up the order … Read more

Common Baron Butterfly

Common Baron Butterfly

Harsh afternoon sun light is not really a good one to photograph butterflies. I saw this Common Baron Butterfly (Euthalia aconthea) resting on the jack fruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) leaf in my garden, as I returned home for lunch on that afternoon. Luckily it was not sitting in the bright sunlight, but under the shade of … Read more

Plain Tiger

Plain Tiger butterfly (Danais chrysippus)

Recently, I had the opportunity to try out a slightly lighter and significantly cheaper version of a 300 mm lens, lent to me by a friend. The lens in question was a Canon EF 300 mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens. I was using it in conjecture with my trusty Canon EOS 5D Mark III … Read more