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

Black-rumped Flameback

Black-rumped Flameback

It was the characteristic rattling-whinnying call and an undulating flight that drew me to this wood pecker. I was shooting using Canon EOS 5D Mark III fitted with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II IS USM & Canon EF 2X III Extender. It gave me a very little time before flying off again. It is the … Read moreBlack-rumped Flameback

Coppersmith Barbet

Coppersmith Barbet

Coppersmith barbet is one bird that is easiest to identify. It has a round shade yellow face and throat. The body, light green upper part and dark green streak on pale yellow under part. Then a black stripe across the eye. Another point as to why it is easy to spot and identify, it chooses … Read moreCoppersmith Barbet

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 A Brief Review

Pond Heron

I purchased this new bridge camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 around 45 days back. I had an extensive look at the features, benefits and pit falls of this highly capable bridge camera. After clicking over 3500 pictures, I have gained enough experience on this camera. As the web is full of extensive reviews of this little … Read morePanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 A Brief Review

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

Coppersmith Barbet

I had written earlier about Two Barbets. I had opportunity to follow same Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala) which was at that time building a nest. I was able to observe their nest at close quarter for over 1.5 months. I saw them raise their two chicks which finally flew off as healthy juveniles. I had … Read moreCoppersmith Barbet

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