Canon EOS 7D Mark II Hands-on Review

Carpenter Bee using 500mm f/4

When the original Canon EOS 7D made it’s début, back in 2009, it offered photography enthusiasts the first ever affordable cropped sensor Camera, with hyper fast burst rates capable camera for sports and wildlife photography. Five years later, with the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II set to bring back it’s predecessor’s professional-level features and … Read more Canon EOS 7D Mark II Hands-on Review

Long-Jawed Orb Weaver – Tetragnatha spider

Long-Jawed Orb Weaver - Tetragnatha spider

My bathroom is haven for spiders. Huntsman spider, Cellar spiders (Pholcidae), Adanson’s House Jumper are all coexist with us. They also help rid my bathroom of pesky cockroaches, ants and mosquitoes. The Newest entree to my bathroom spider menagerie is a long-jawed orb-weaver Tetragnatha species. I was surprised to find this relatively common garden dwelling … Read more Long-Jawed Orb Weaver – Tetragnatha spider

Developing Digital Black & White

Trogon in Black & White

In my previous write up, we discussed Digital black & white Photography. Let us now consider the best techniques for converting a colour photograph to black & white. In-camera digital black & white photography will often not yield the best example of black & white photo, which is why it’s advisable to shoot in RAW … Read more Developing Digital Black & White

Introduction to Digital Black & White Photography

The Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi

We see colour photos very differently from black and white photos, because we don’t actually see the world in black, white, and shades of grey. In colour, we’re looking at and discerning things in a scene based on the actual colours we perceive. Colour helps us to differentiate one pictorial elements from another. In a … Read more Introduction to Digital Black & White Photography

Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bee

I spotted this Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa latipes) on a dry twig. It was holding a twig with its jaws and hanging limp and remained so for quite a long time. It was the resting behavior of these bees. Unfortunately the twig was fairly deep in the bush. Fear of waking this bee when I approached … Read more Carpenter Bee

Kambala Time Table 2014-15

Please Note – The Karnataka High Court on Monday gave green signal for conducting of “Kambala”, traditional slush track buffalo race, in various locations of Coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi during this season. Justice S. Abdul Nazeer passed the interim order by staying the decisions of the Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district administrations, … Read more Kambala Time Table 2014-15

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