Indian Queenless Ant

Indian Queenless Ant

Here is a capture of Weaver Ant (Oecophylla smaragdina) workers killing a Indian Queenless Ant, also known as Lesser Striated Bispinous Ant (Diacamma indicum). These Diacamma indicum ants are native to the Indian subcontinent. Since Diacamma species forage individually and they don’t have a queen in their colony they are also called Indian queenless ant. … Read more

Flat-head Leafhopper Nymph

Flat-head Leafhopper Nymph

I found this Flat-head Leafhopper Nymph belonging to Ledrinae Subfamily of diverse leafhopper family Cicadellidae in my garden. While photographing it jumped on to my trousers. I was not sure which was its host plant. The leafhopper also looked pretty transparent and was having a very good camouflage. To highlight that transparency, I decided to … Read more

Canon EOS-5D Mark IV Very Brief Review

Canon EOS-5D Mark IV

Last week I had a surprise gift by my good friend Jinesh Prasad, who handed me his newly purchased Canon EOS-5D Mark IV and asked me to review it. Since I was doing a Photowalk in Mangaluru two days later, I thought it will be a very good opportunity to test this oven fresh camera. … Read more

Focus Stacking a Landscape

Focus Stacking a Landscape

Here is a simple tutorial to focus stack two photos so as to increase the depth of field in that photo. The photo you see above is the result of such a Focus stacking. Since there are several detailed tutorials available online, I will keep this one as simple as possible covering only the relevant … Read more

Ten Faces of Maidenhair Fern

Shallow DOF

How do you find a fresh angle to shoot from when all been taken? That’s a common question I get asked as a photography teacher. How do those pros do it? Why are their images so different from mine? Answer to this is pretty simple; they never get it with a single shot. They use … Read more

Four Factors to Improve Your Macro Photography

Flesh Fly

The fascination for macro photography is similar to the obsession astronomers have with the sky; there is a vast unknown yet to be discovered. You don’t necessarily need the most expensive equipment, but you do to go looking for your subjects. Look around you and if you are not seeing anything worth having a closer … Read more