Thorn Mimic Treehopper

This curious insect belongs to the group of trehoppers belonging to family Membracidae. It is also called thorn Mimic treehopper as it looks like a thorn. most treehoppers are considered as pest, but some like Leptocentrus taurus was found feeding on the noxious weed Parthenium hysterophorus in Karnataka, India, thus acting as potential biological control … Read moreThorn Mimic Treehopper

David & Goliath

That evening I was trying to take photos of birds collecting building material for their nest from this Crown Flower (Calotropis gigantea) silk. I noticed this Blue Carpenter bee (Xylocopa violacea) hovering around the flowers. Sun was Harsh and I didn’t have any macro lens around. So I fixed 36 mm Kenko extension tube to … Read moreDavid & Goliath

Scaly-breasted Munia

The Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata) also known as Nutmeg Mannikin or Spice Finch is a small passerine bird. The Scaly-breasted Munia is a small gregarious bird which feeds mainly on seeds. It frequents open woodland and cultivation. The nest is a large domed grass structure in a tree or under the eaves of a house … Read moreScaly-breasted Munia

Common Crow Butterfly

This butterfly is as common as crow. It is also not afraid as none of the birds want to taste this butterfly which is full of alkaloid imbibed during its caterpillar stage of life. Yesterday evening it had stopped raining. So taking my gears I ventured out in my garden to find any good critter … Read moreCommon Crow Butterfly

Male Loten’s Sunbird

Last Sunday I had plenty of birds to shoot. It had stopped raining and birds were busy finding nest materials. I stood beside a milk weed bush whaich had dry seed pod with silk in it. That day I got several good shots.Here is one of the Male Loten’s Sunbird(Cinnyris lotenius) from that day’s photography. … Read moreMale Loten’s Sunbird

Juvenile Common Wolf Snake

I found this 20cm long juvenile common wolf snake (Lycodon aulicus) at my hospital. I had tough time identifying it as it did not have the distinctive white bars which wolf snakes have. My good friend Sharath B.K was kind enough to identify it for me. I used Canon EOS 5D mark II with Canon … Read moreJuvenile Common Wolf Snake

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