Indian Robin

I had consistently seen these pair of Indian Robins for the last 3 years during the summer months. They were not to be seen during rest of the period on the grassland area where I frequently take photos, probably due to local migration. I was able to photograph the male only till now, this time … Read more

Weaver Ants

Weaver Ants

With Canon EOS 5D Mark III’s better autofocus capability, macro photography is bound to change. I used to recommend manual focus for macro shoots especially on 5D mark II as most of the time autofoucs used to hunt for focus and used to miss the shots. 5D Mark III coupled with Hybrid IS of Canon … Read more

Female Wandering Glider

Female Wandering Glider

Summer was at its peak. I was out that afternoon looking out for something suitable to photograph. I found this lonely Female Wandering Glider Dragonfly sitting on a burnt out stem of grass. Due to frequent burning the place I was shooting was looking like a war zone. As the sun was beating down harshly … Read more

Garden Lizard and Depth of Field

Depth of field is the amount of distance between the nearest and farthest objects that appear in acceptably sharp focus in a photograph. Today I wanted to show you beauty of shallow depth of field. Shallow depth of field results when only the main subject of interest is in sharp focus and throwing other elements … Read more

Plain Tiger

Plain Tiger Butterfly (Danais chrysippus)

On that Sunday afternoon, weather was very hot and sultry. Pre-monsoon clouds were gathering on the horizon. The place I was trying to photograph was windy and deserted. I was lugging my heavy rig consisting of Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM + Canon EF 2X II Extender mounted on my Canon EOS 5D Mark … Read more

Loten’s Sunbird

I found this male Loten’s Sunbird in my garden feeding on nectar from double orange hibiscus(Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) flower. I photographed it using Canon EOS 5D Mark III using Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM combined with Canon EF 1.4x III Extender. All the photos were shot handheld at 1/640th of second shutter speed at f/4.0 … Read more