Long Legged Marsh Glider

Long Legged Marsh Glider

I came upon this dainty Long Legged Marsh Glider (Trithemis pallidinervis), precariously perched on a reed stump at Mallyadi, Kundapura. Long-legged Marsh Gliders are usually encountered around ponds, lakes and rivers, being at home in wetlands and are fascinating, graceful insects. While at rest during the hotter parts of the day, they tend to raise … Read more

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II Hands-on

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II

This is a very brief hands-on test of Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II. I am very fortunate to have this lens loaned to me for testing by my good friend Rajashekar Meti, who purchased it on my recommendation when it was introduced earlier this year. Many of my friends had asked me to … Read more

Introduction to Digital Black & White Photography

The Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi

We see colour photos very differently from black and white photos, because we don’t actually see the world in black, white, and shades of grey. In colour, we’re looking at and discerning things in a scene based on the actual colours we perceive. Colour helps us to differentiate one pictorial elements from another. In a … Read more

Long Legged Marsh Glider

Long Legged Marsh Glider

The Setting Sun lay like a spent lover, upon the fiery breast of a molten sky, the fading rays magically transforming the miniature ‘savannah’ around me, into a sea of gold. Transfixed, I stood admiring this curious alchemy, taking some respite from the merciless heat of particularly sweltering day spent in the wilderness, when, perhance, … Read more

Photographing Dragonflies

Female Trithemis Dragonfly

I found this male Trithemis dragonfly in my garden. These dragonflies are also known as drop-wing dragonflies due to the way they sit and allow their wings to drop by the side. I thank Sourabh Sawanth for helping me to identify it. I was using my Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 100mm … Read more

Bird In Flight Composite

Rock Dove Bird in Flight

In my Photowalk post I had posted the composite image of Rock Dove in Flight. Many of friends wanted to know the original images I used to create this composite. Here are the 11 Images which were used. I opened all these 11 photos in Photoshop as layers and applied mask to each photo and … Read more