Loten’s Sunbird With Eclipse Plumage

Loten’s Sunbird With Eclipse Plumage

I found this male Loten’s Sunbird Cinnyris lotenius with eclipse plumage at Bondel, Mangalore. The presence of male eclipse phases can be terribly confusing to newcomers but experienced birders generally take them for granted. Now how does the male eclipse comes about? Through moulting of course. After the breeding season the male moults its colourful … Read moreLoten’s Sunbird With Eclipse Plumage

Dark Blue Tiger Butterfly

Dark Blue Tiger Butterfly

This Dark Blue Tiger (Tirumala septentorious) butterfly was captured using Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM on Canon EOS 5DS R. I was at Sammilan Shetty Butterfly Park testing the performance of Canon EOS 5DS R. It was hand held capture at ISO 800 to 1600 as light was low. Flash was not used … Read moreDark Blue Tiger Butterfly

Kambala Time Table 2015-16

Miyar Kambala 2015

All those who are looking for Kambala Time Table of 2016-17, check here – Kambala Time Table 2016-17‎ Here is the Time table of Kambala Races which are going held in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi & Kasargod Districts during year 2015-16. These are the dates announced by District Kambala Committee. These dates are revised and confirmed … Read moreKambala Time Table 2015-16

Xenocatantops Grasshopper Nymph

Xenocatantops Grasshopper Nymph

I found this short horned grasshopper nymph belonging to Xenocatantops species in my garden feeding on leaves. They belong to subfamily Catantopinae, which is classified under family Acrididae. These grasshoppers go through a drastic makeover during their adult life. These green nymphs will change their colour to dark brown/black with pale white stripe colored adults. … Read moreXenocatantops Grasshopper Nymph

Tips to Tack Sharp Photos

Brahminy Kite at f/8

In my Earlier blog I had briefly described how to get sharper photos for closeups. Many of you have asked me to give much more detailed tips to produce sharper photos. Here are few tips to get sharper photos. Use the sharpest aperture of your lens – All camera lenses have their sharpest result at … Read moreTips to Tack Sharp Photos

Nest Building by Weaver ants

Four workers holding leaf for weaver ant nest

My garden has several nests of weaver ants(Oecophylla smaragdina). Even though I have captured their closeups and nests, after it was constructed, I wanted to witness and capture the nest building steps of this brilliant insect architect. After stalking several nests and getting bitten by their workers, I was finally able to get a good … Read moreNest Building by Weaver ants

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