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

Post Processing, A Necessary Evil For The Digital Age

Asian Brown Flycatcher Before PP

An important part of digital photography is post-processing. But to some, this is a somewhat controversial topic. Isn’t it cheating to use a photo editing software to modify your pictures? I would say no, it isn’t. It’s just a tool and It still takes a good photographer to create a good picture. But even during … Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 A Brief Review

Pond Heron

I purchased this new bridge camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 around 45 days back. I had an extensive look at the features, benefits and pit falls of this highly capable bridge camera. After clicking over 3500 pictures, I have gained enough experience on this camera. As the web is full of extensive reviews of this little … 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

Mating Trouble

After photographing Female Plain Tiger, I was in the hunt for the Male Plain Tiger. As the Plain Tiger is known to be parasitized at least occasionally by Spiroplasma bacteria which selectively kill off male hosts, a subsequent scarcity of Plain Tiger males might have led to this hybridization and the evolution of the new … Read more

Female Plain Tiger

Female Plain Tiger Under Side View

I had written long back on Plain tiger (Danaus chrysippus) butterfly. At that time I was using Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM with 36mm of extension tube to photograph this Plain Tiger butterfly. Soon after the Scarlet Skimmer dragonfly photograph session which I published last week, I spotted a female plain tiger butterfly nearby. … Read more