Olive-backed Sunbird

Let’s have a change of pace and look at some bird photography.

The following is a cropped image of a much larger photo which had a lot going on in the frame. This is also one of the first few shots of mother nature with my Canon FDn 135mm F2.8. I’m loving this lens!

Olive-backed Sunbird
Olive-backed Sunbird – shot with a Canon FDn 135mm F2.8

The olive-backed sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis), also known as the yellow-bellied sunbird, is a species of sunbird found from Southern Asia to Australia.

Common names for this bird include “tamsi” in the Philippines.

Shot with a Sony a6000, Canon FDn 135mm f2.8 @ f8, 1/500sec, ISO 200, post-processed in LightRoom.


Venturing into Photography

My wife and I were contemplating about buying our first DSLR camera while expecting our baby girl to be born. Our main motivation was to be able capture moments with our new-born baby girl, as she’ll grow up. I was no longer satisfied with the pictures from our mobile phones, especially indoors.

Did some scouting of available cameras in nearby malls. I don’t live in the Metro, so options were a bit limited. Went to Canon and Nikon shops and took notes and images on the cameras being displayed, so that I could search for their reviews online. Then I went to Sony to view their line of cameras. Saw some NEX models still being sold, but then I saw the Sony a6000.

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