Tips to Tack Sharp Photos

Brahminy Kite at f/8

In my Earlier blog I had briefly described how to get sharper photos for closeups. Many of you have asked me to give much more detailed tips to produce sharper photos. Here are few tips to get sharper photos. Use the sharpest aperture of your lens – All camera lenses have their sharpest result at … Read more

Understanding Camera Metering

Juvenile Oriental magpie-robin

Camera determines the shutter speed and aperture, based on its built in Metering. All in-camera light meters only measure reflected light. The problem with all reflective light meters, is that, the reading they suggest is influenced by two variables. The amount of light reflected from any scene or subject, which is determined by how much … 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

Juvenile Yellow-billed Babbler

Juvenile Yellow-billed Babbler

That day I was returning after some macro shooting, I saw these group of babblers hopping around in the shrubs. I have covered these Yellow-billed Babblers (Turdoides affinis) earlier in three blogs here, here & here. Each time I had opportunity to use different lens and cameras. These are very familiar birds in Mangalore and … Read more