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

Plain Tiger

Plain Tiger butterfly (Danais chrysippus)

Recently, I had the opportunity to try out a slightly lighter and significantly cheaper version of a 300 mm lens, lent to me by a friend. The lens in question was a Canon EF 300 mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens. I was using it in conjecture with my trusty Canon EOS 5D Mark III … Read more

Common Pierrot

Common Pierrot

I found this Common Pierrot (Castalius rosimon) butterfly on a quick weed flower (Galinsoga parviflora). I was carrying my Canon EOS 5D Mark III fitted with newly purchased Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM + Canon EF 1.4x III Extender. This rig if you remember my older blogs (prior to the purchase of Canon … Read more

Juvenile Shikra

Juvenile Shikra (Accipiter badius)

As I was preparing for my upcoming Lightroom workshop I found these photos of Juvenile Shikra from 2010. At that time I was using Canon EOS 5D mark II and this photo is shot from the close quarters using Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM. This Shikra was sitting in a Jack fruit tree … Read more

Malyadi Bird Sanctuary

Northern Pintail

I was going through some of my old photos which I was trying to redo with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 for my upcoming workshop. At the same time one of my good friend Prasanna asked details on Malyadi. That made me look at the photos I had taken during my trip earlier in Feb 2010. … Read more

Pheasant-tailed Jacana

I found this Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) in non-breeding form at Mallyadi Bird Sanctuary near Kundapura last February. I was using my Canon EOS 5D mark II with Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM attached with Canon EF 1.4x II Extender to photograph this beautiful bird. Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) is the only member … Read more