Cactus Fly

Cactus Fly - Telostylus sp.

I found this Cactus Fly belonging to Telostylus species. This single fly was a tough one to capture as it used to disappear behind leaves as soon as its big eyes spotted my camera. I had to wait for it to reappear and disappear again. We both were playing hide and seek in the process. … Read moreCactus Fly

Ant Farmer

Ant Sucking HoneyDew from Aphid

Who would consider ants farmers? Farmer is not a vocation naturally assigned to these tiny insects. The fact is that they herd and care for aphids to keep a much-loved food in constant supply. Aphids and ants on plants are as interdependent as Idli & sambar. I saw this Camponotus Ant on the underside of … Read moreAnt Farmer

Banana Stalk Fly

Banana Stalk Fly (Telostylinus lineolatus)

I found this Banana Stalk Fly on our Sugar apple (Annona squamosa) tree in my garden. I was attracted by the flock of insects and butterflies to the rotten Sugar apple. This lonely fly was difficult to capture as it used to disappear behind branches as soon as its big eyes spot my camera. I … Read moreBanana Stalk Fly

Mating Mormons

Mating Common Mormons

Monsoon rain was lashing heavily that day. That morning when there was a brief respite from the rain, I went home to grab a quick cup of coffee, I saw these Common Mormon (Papilio polytes) mating on the citrus plant. Leaving the coffee aside I grabbed my camera and rushed to get these photos. The … Read moreMating Mormons

Which Macro Lens?

After my last article – Macro Photography Tips, I received plenty of requests to write more about Macro Photography. I thought I will write few basic tutorials on that subject. So let us start with the most common question I am asked, about macro photography – Which Macro Lens? Macro photography is close-up photography, usually … Read moreWhich Macro Lens?

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