The Birds of Daly College: Part 1

There is this Photo-book titled “The Birds of Daly College” created by the Students and Staff of Daly College, Indore, India. Most of the photos were taken by Kanak Bali Singh, a teacher and a friend. I had the opportunity to go through this impressive book and learned that although I had been to Daly College…

An Afternoon with a Pied Kingfisher and Nikon 1 Gear

The Equipment. A Nikon 1 V2 camera and a Nikon 1 VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens giving an equivalent focal length range of 189-810mm. An small mirrorless camera with a 1 inch sensor but with one of the best Auto-focus and subject tracking capabilities available out there. The Subject. A Pied Kingfisher (Scientific name: Ceryle rudis). Looking Hungry…

The amazing image quality of the Sigma DP2M

The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a tough brick of a camera with a fixed 45 mm lens(35mm Film equivalent) and in its heart has a Foveon Sensor of 16 Mega-pixel resolution. The camera is very simple. ISO 800 is the maximum you can use unless your output is monochrome and in that case you can do…