Carpenter Bee

I see these carpenter bees buzzing around on almost all my evening trips to Milkweed (Calotropis gigantea) plant if they are in bloom. I had captured them several times but I wanted to capture the bluish violet iridescent shine of the wings. I was able to see them but all my earlier attempts to capture … Read more

Chocolate Pansy

Chocolate Pansy

I found this Chocolate Pansy Butterfly on a dried coconut palm leaf stack in our backyard. That evening I was trying to photograph using my Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM with Canon EF 2X II Extender. I wanted to find out how versatile this combination is with … Read more

Male Great Eggfly

Male Great Eggfly

It was end of Jack fruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) season. Monsoon was about to start. Lot of ripe Jack fruit grown in our garden was getting wasted. So we thought of drying them in sunlight and create a sun-dried Jack fruit which can be preserved and eaten later during rainy season. First day of drying went … Read more

Metallic jumper

Metallic jumper spider (Siler semiglaucus)

On that rainy day in my car shed I found this Metallic jumper on my car bonnet. As I went close to inspect it, I noticed this jumping spider has a very unusual “hands up” posture of raising the front two legs. I recalled the discussion I read of Spider India group regarding Siler species … Read more