Psyche Butterfly

Psyche Butterfly

On that dark and cloudy evening, I spotted this Psyche (Leptosia nina) butterfly resting in my garden. These psyche butterflies are pretty restless during day light hours. They nectar for a very short duration on each flower, thus hardly giving any time to capture them extremely close. Once it gets dark, these butterflies roost on … Read more

Tawny Coster Butterfly

Tawny Coster Butterfly

It was near dusk, when I spotted this delightful Tawny Coster butterfly (Acraea terpsicore) weakly fluttering over a patch of Tridax Daisy flowers (Tridax procumbens), popularly known as ‘Mexican Daisies’ or ‘Coat Buttons’. Mexican daisies belong to the Sunflower family (Asteraceae ) and are quite common, all across the plains of India. Standing around 30-60 … Read more

Modified Kambala Time Table 2014-15

Mudbath Due to Supreme Court order Kambala races were withheld in Coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. On 15th Dec 2014, The Karnataka High Court gave an interim order , allowing Kambala, traditional slush track buffalo race, in various locations of Coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi during this season. Justice S. Abdul … Read more

Art of Smoke Photography

Art of Smoke Photography

The art of smoke photography is an ethereal technique, through which exquisite strands of mysteriously swirling smoke are captured against a largely black or white colored backdrop, and it is a feat which is pretty easy to accomplish. The best time to attempt smoke photography is at night, when ambient light is at its lowest. … Read more

Halictine bee

Halictine bee

Honey bees are not the only bee species that are significant for human wellbeing. I found this Halictine bee resting by biting and hanging on to seed cluster of grass. Halictine bees which are also known as “sweat bees,” as they are often attracted to perspiration. They play a vital role in the pollination ecology. … Read more

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