Ranthambhore is one of the very best Tiger reserves in India and there is no doubt about this. However, it is also apparently the most corrupt Tiger reserve completely controlled by a handful of so called Tiger experts having stakes in some of the Hotels and running a cartel of Gypsys. It is not uncommon […]Read more "Ranthambhore full day safaris, May 2017: Day-1"
I have been using the Nikon 200-500 F5.6 E since its launch in India a few years back. The fact that I use it along with my other telephoto primes like the 600 F4.0 and the 400 F2.8 speaks a lot about how this lens can keep up with some of the greatest and best […]Read more "Tiger safaris and birding with the Nikon 200-500 F5.6"
I am seeing a lot better pictures on image sharing websites, forums and photo sharing groups on Facebook since a year or 2 back, simply because of the launch of cheaper good performing lenses like the Nikon 200-500 and the Sigma/Tamron 150-600. Optically these lenses are fabulous and will fulfill the needs of a majority […]Read more "Choosing the right super Telephoto lens."
This was going to be our second trip to the Greater Rann of Kutch, hence forth referred to as GRK, in 2 years. Last time around, it was a well planned one but this one was almost impromptu and so we decided to drive down to Nakhat Rana, in a hope to see some passage […]Read more "Greater Rann of Kutch: A Birder’s Paradise"
Amboli, the Cherrapunji of Maharashtra is easily the wettest places I have been to and this coming from a man who has grown up in Mumbai and is no stranger to rains, is a serious statement. My last trip to Amboli was a few years back, when I don’t remember a single moment of time when I […]Read more "OMD EM-5 II goes to Amboli and Goa"
The Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is known for its amazing and plentiful wild Bengal Tiger sightings and just like mine, it is the favorite Tiger Reserve of many nature lovers and photographers all over the world. Bandhavgarh is special to me, as I have had my best tiger sighting opportunities here, compared to anywhere else. There […]Read more "Bandhavgarh, My favorite Tiger Reserve"
My first serious outing with the EM-5 II was during my family vacation at Singapore. I carried the EM-5 II along with the P7-14, O9-18, P20, P45 and the P100-300, a backup Panasonic Lumix GX-7, my 52mm filter set and a Sirui T-1204X CF tripod plus Tiltall BH-07 ball head, all in a Lowepro Hatchback 22L. […]Read more "Olympus EM-5 II review from Singapore"