Nikon 200-500 field test - Thattekad

Focal length of 500mm, is like a sweet spot for most wildlife, more specifically, bird photographers. With APS-C sensor cameras ( DX in Nikon, EF-S in Canon ), considering the cropping/magnification factor ( 1.5 in Nikon and 1.6 in Canon ), one has a few options. The 300f/4, coupled with a 1.4 teleconverter, the telephoto zoom lenses like the 100-400 from Canon and the 80-400 from Nikon, the awesome 400 f/5....

December 4, 2015 · 8 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Memories from Thattekad - II

_You can read the Part-I here._Morning, next day, as planned, we went in search of the Trogon and the Frogmouth. Malabar Trogon is one of the most beautiful and colorful birds of south India.This bird is a resident here, in the evergreen forests of Thattekad.The Sri Lanka or the Ceylon Frogmouth is a resident here too.These are the two most important birds that most people come to see in Thattekad....

June 11, 2012 · 5 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Memories from Thattekad - I

Salim Ali bird sanctuary at Thattekad, more popularly known as Thattekad bird sanctuary, is a birder’s paradise. Had not heard of this place until a friend of mine mentioned it to me. Yeah, Yeah, should have known, but really didn’t know of it,at best,am an amateur birder yet :). Very shortly after that, another friend of mine, Sumeeth, happened to visit the place and provided me with the details regarding the place of stay and stuff....

May 31, 2012 · 5 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy