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 more

Curious Monitor

Monitor lizard fascinated by grasshopper

I have a wild Common Indian Monitor (Varanus bengalensis) in my garden. I had written on it in this blog around two years back. It has now grown up to be a gentle giant. Along with few toddy cats, dozen snakes and a resident shikra, it forms a healthy population of predators in my half … Read more

House Gecko

House Gecko

I found this Common House Gecko on the window glass pane of my house. It was foraging for insects at night on the other side of the glass thus showing me its belly. The under surface is beautifully textured and also featured its wonderful sticky foot pads. I used Canon EOS 5D Mark III fitted … Read more

Oriental Garden Lizard

Oriental Garden Lizard

That afternoon sunlight was pretty harsh. I was searching for some insects in the undergrowth of this tall tree. That is when I spotted this Oriental Garden Lizard (Calotes versicolor). It was in my garden hunting for food. This male was in non-breading colors. He was the dominant male in the garden till last 6 … Read more

Garden Lizard and Depth of Field

Depth of field is the amount of distance between the nearest and farthest objects that appear in acceptably sharp focus in a photograph. Today I wanted to show you beauty of shallow depth of field. Shallow depth of field results when only the main subject of interest is in sharp focus and throwing other elements … Read more

Elliot’s Forest Lizard

That Sunday evening I was returning back home I noticed a slender lizard peeking out from the rainwater drain of my garage entrance. I quickly parked my car and pulled out Canon EOS 1D Mark IV fitted with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM. My house has Mangalore tiled roof. I have fitted it with … Read more