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

Tips to Tack Sharp Photos

Brahminy Kite at f/8

In my Earlier blog I had briefly described how to get sharper photos for closeups. Many of you have asked me to give much more detailed tips to produce sharper photos. Here are few tips to get sharper photos. Use the sharpest aperture of your lens – All camera lenses have their sharpest result at … Read more

Jungle Babbler

Jungle Babbler

I found this Jungle Babbler, foraging for insects during the morning walk at Bhuvanedra College, Karkala. I was using Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II IS USM with Canon EF 2X III Extender on Canon EOS 5D Mark III. The Jungle Babblers, Turdoides striata, are very noisy birds found all over India, including cities, suburbs, towns … Read more

Miyar Kambala 2015

Miyar Kambala 2015

Kambala is folk sports that is unique to Udupi & Mangalore districts of Karnataka. It is held throughout the day with different pairs of buffaloes running in a muddy water managed by a chaser. Most of the Kambala pictures are a cliché of similar shots. I wanted to show the excitement of the Kambala, with … Read more

Hummingbird hawk-moth

Hummingbird hawk-moth

I encountered this dainty little Hummingbird hawk-moth, on a morning walk while attending an amphibian workshop conducted by the inimitable Dr. K. V. Gururaja, purveyor of all things amphibian, at Karkala. Since this was an impromptu ramble, I was armed only with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens fitted on my trusty … Read more

Malabar Trogon

Malabar Trogon Male

A few years ago, some colleagues of mine, discovered pairs of the Malabar Trogon (Harpactes fasciatus) causing quite a stirr in our diminutive Wildlife Photography community. Everyone who was anyone, wanted in on the action and being weak willed (Thank God), I too succumbed to the temptation of capturing a few images when I visited … Read more