Sunset at Surathkal

Sunset at Surathkal

This sunset at Surathkal Beach was captured using ultra-wide angle Laowa 12mm f/2.8 lens on my Canon EOS 5D Mark 4. This was created using Photo-merge to HDR in Lightroom done using 3 captures (1/4, 1/20 & 1/100th-second shutter speed) all taken at f/11 at ISO 100. The camera was mounted on my Sirui Tripod. … Read moreSunset at Surathkal

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Compact Hands-On Review

Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Two weeks back I purchased the new Canon EOS 6D Mark II, as soon as it got released in India. Since many were insisting me to write a review, as they had appreciated my previous reviews of various Canon cameras, I had to compile this review within the short time constraint I had. A bout … Read moreCanon EOS 6D Mark II Compact Hands-On Review

Kudla Kalamela 2017

Kudla Kalamela 2017

The much awaited Kudla Kalamela 2017 was back with more participation and more attraction. It was held on the 15th of April 2017 and 16th of April 2017. Promoted by Karavali Chitra Kala Chavadi and media powered by Beauty Wall Spot, the event presented around 200 promising artists from Karnataka and neighbouring Kerala with more … Read moreKudla Kalamela 2017

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret (Non Breeding plumage)

I found these cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis) on a dry tree branch at Gurupura. They were all huddled together over a marshy land there. I wanted to create a dramatic contrast with dark background and a rim light for these white birds. It was 4PM with bright light all around. I had Canon EOS 5D … Read moreCattle Egret

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Very Brief Review

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Last week I had opportunity to try the new Canon EOS-1D X II. No, I did not purchase it, nor was it gifted by Canon 😉 I was fortunate enough to have friends who are kind enough to loan it to me to get it tested. I thank Roshan Rao for courteously providing me his … Read moreCanon EOS-1D X Mark II Very Brief Review

Loten’s Sunbird With Eclipse Plumage

Loten’s Sunbird With Eclipse Plumage

I found this male Loten’s Sunbird Cinnyris lotenius with eclipse plumage at Bondel, Mangalore. The presence of male eclipse phases can be terribly confusing to newcomers but experienced birders generally take them for granted. Now how does the male eclipse comes about? Through moulting of course. After the breeding season the male moults its colourful … Read moreLoten’s Sunbird With Eclipse Plumage

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