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

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