Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret (Non Breeding plumage)

I found these cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis) on a dry tree branch at Gurupura. They were all huddled together over a marshy land there. I wanted to create a dramatic contrast with dark background and a rim light for these white birds. It was 4PM with bright light all around. I had Canon EOS 5D … Read more

5D mark III Upgrade Coming

All of us who purchased Canon EOS 5D mark III were slightly disappointed when we saw the reviewers considered 5D mark III as inferior product as compared to Nikon D800. I am not starting a flame war between Canon & Nikon. I know both of these companies produce a great set of cameras. Each one … Read more

Male Great Eggfly

Male Great Eggfly

It was end of Jack fruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) season. Monsoon was about to start. Lot of ripe Jack fruit grown in our garden was getting wasted. So we thought of drying them in sunlight and create a sun-dried Jack fruit which can be preserved and eaten later during rainy season. First day of drying went … Read more

Metallic jumper

Metallic jumper spider (Siler semiglaucus)

On that rainy day in my car shed I found this Metallic jumper on my car bonnet. As I went close to inspect it, I noticed this jumping spider has a very unusual “hands up” posture of raising the front two legs. I recalled the discussion I read of Spider India group regarding Siler species … Read more

Plum-headed Parakeet

Male Plum-headed Parakeet

I found this Male Plum-headed Parakeet (Psittacula cyanocephala) along with a juvenile on a tree. It was a bright sunny evening. I was using Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM and a Canon EF 1.4x III Extender. I followed these birds throughout that evening. Adult Male was picking up … Read more

Rock Dove

On one of my evening walks, I found this Rock Dove(Columba livia) foraging on the ground with a beautiful light on it. I was shooting with Canon EOS 5D Mark III fitted with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM and Canon EF 1.4x III Extender. This common bird was oblivious of my presence and went … Read more