Composing A Tawny Coster

I saw this Tawny Coster (Acraea terpsicore) butterfly on a dry twig. I was carrying my Canon EOS 5D mark III fitted with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM + Canon EF 1.4x III Extender. I find this 420mm rig is my favorite and helps me to cover both tele and closeup photos with … Read more

Carpenter Bee

I see these carpenter bees buzzing around on almost all my evening trips to Milkweed (Calotropis gigantea) plant if they are in bloom. I had captured them several times but I wanted to capture the bluish violet iridescent shine of the wings. I was able to see them but all my earlier attempts to capture … 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

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

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