The Darzee Bird

Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)

I came across this dainty Tailorbird, Orthotomus sutorius, amidst the brush and scrub at Bondel. It was photographed using my Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II IS USM with Canon EF 2X III Extender on Canon EOS 5D Mark III Camera. Tailorbirds are a common sight in our cities and garden. It is one of the … Read more

Ashy Prinia

Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis)

On that evening I found this lovely Ashy Prinia sitting on a dry twig singing nicely. I was photographing using my newly acquired Canon EOS 5D Mark III along with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM fitted with Canon EF 1.4x III Extender. Illumination for this bird was from diffuse sunlight peeping out of clouds … Read more

Test Driving Canon 300mm f/2.8L II Lens

Yesterday I got my new Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II IS USM, after selling my old Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L lens. This successor is lightweight, weighing approximately 13% less than its predecessor, yet offers faster operation, improved image stabilization and superior optics. Incorporating a newly developed Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to … Read more

Plain Prinia & Ethics in Nature Photography

Inchworm Moth Caterpillar

I was trying to photograph an Inchworm moth caterpillar sitting on a blade of grass. Breeze was blowing the grass blade so much that I was unable to focus correctly. I wanted the breeze to subside so that I could get the caterpillar in good focus. As I got up to explore other photographic opportunity … Read more

Prinia On the Fence

Prinia On the Fence

After shooting the babblers I posted last week I was returning back i spotted this The Ashy Prinia or Ashy Wren-Warbler (Prinia socialis), searching for insects on a dry bamboo fence. It was just before sunset. I had to use ISO 1600 to get a decent speed of 1/350th of a second to get the … Read more

Big Lens Small Review

Ashy Prinia

After returning from Lakshadweep I received my new Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM which i had ordered almost 2 moths prior to my departure to Lakshadweep Islands. Here is my short review on that. I find Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM lens is an ideal walkabout lens. Lens really isn’t too … Read more