Painterly Butterfly

Suffused Double-banded Judy with Topaz Glow & Impression

To create the above image I used two filters from Topaz labs – Topaz Glow 2 and the Topaz Impression 2. I used the first image used in my last blog – Suffused Double-banded Judy I combined two filters for the look. I wanted to enhance the look of the butterfly without distorting the feel. … Read more

Suffused Double-banded Judy

I found this Suffused Double-banded Judy butterfly, Abisara bifasciata suffusa, on a leaf covered with the fruit-bat dropping in my backyard. I was using a Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens, illuminated by Godox Ving V860c E-TTL Li-ion Camera with LumiQuest SoftBox III to capture this butterfly. This … Read more

Purusha & Prikrithi

Purusha & Prikrithi

Fallen Indian Almond leaf (Terminalia catappa) with a green leaf of Blood lily (Scadoxus species) growing underneath the tree. Captured using Fujifilm X-T10 with Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R Lens, at ISO 200, Aperture f/2.0, 1/160 sec using natural light. PP done with Lightroom & Photoshop.

Spot Eyed Hoverfly

I found this spot eyed hoverfly (Eristalinus species) in my garden resting on a leaf of Caribbean cherry plant (Muntingia species). I photographed this hoverfly using a Canon EOS 80D with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens, illuminated by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash with DIY diffuser. Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies, … 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

Short Horned Grasshopper

Short Horned Grasshopper

This is a nymph of a variety of short horned grasshopper (Family Acrididae). The Acrididae are the predominant family of grasshoppers, comprising some 10,000 of the 11,000 species of the entire suborder Caelifera. The Acrididae are best known because all locusts (swarming grasshoppers) are of the Acrididae. The subfamily Oedipodinae is sometimes classified as a … Read more