The Homeowners Club

Everybody needs a place they can call home. Some of us were born into riches and have several, while the rest of us have to build ours from scratch.

This lil fella is building his home. Heaven knows how difficult it is, in this economy! So I wish him the best of luck.

His mate was around too, but she seemed skittish and I couldn’t get a lock on. They kept returning to this perch which appears to be a good vantage point. It would be nice to have some flight pics. Tall order cause they’re so fast! And I don’t want to try and get any closer. One of the good things about having the reach of 300mm is that you really don’t intrude. I’d hate to scare them away.

Its amazing how confidently I’m referring to them as him and her without knowing which is which. But hey, as far as assumptions go, I’m sure this one can be forgiven.

As always, would love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks to Jules ( for identifying these birds. They’re Red Whiskered Bulbuls (

300mm f/8 at 1/500 ISO800

300mm f/6.3 at 1/400 ISO800


300mm f/8 at 1/250 ISO250

P.S – The Canon 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM is such amazing value for money. The only thing I don’t like is the fringing at 300mm. But that’s not terribly difficult to fix in post. So if you can find a good copy for cheap, grab it! It’s no ‘L’. But with its metal mount and super fast USM focusing, it gives most consumer tele-zooms a run for their money.

These pics were clicked from 30ft away in less than ideal lighting. Hence the high ISO. Yet, the contrast, colors and sharpness was quite good. Plus its so easy to maintain focus with the USM.

7 thoughts on “The Homeowners Club

    1. Haha I know what you mean. These days cameras have gotten so complicated that you almost always end up doing something wrong! I love your style of writing. You should really get some pics to go along with it! I’m sure you’d do great!

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