Oriental Mole Cricket

Oriental Mole Cricket

I was curious about the intermittent scratching sound coming behind the cupboard in my clinic. Expecting a pesky rat, I started poking around its corner. What came out was this oriental mole cricket. It was confused, sort of stunned and unhurt. Since the hospital surrounding would have looked odd for this mole cricket in a … Read moreOriental Mole Cricket

Halictine bee

Halictine bee

Honey bees are not the only bee species that are significant for human wellbeing. I found this Halictine bee resting by biting and hanging on to seed cluster of grass. Halictine bees which are also known as “sweat bees,” as they are often attracted to perspiration. They play a vital role in the pollination ecology. … Read moreHalictine bee

Long-Jawed Orb Weaver – Tetragnatha spider

Long-Jawed Orb Weaver - Tetragnatha spider

My bathroom is haven for spiders. Huntsman spider, Cellar spiders (Pholcidae), Adanson’s House Jumper are all coexist with us. They also help rid my bathroom of pesky cockroaches, ants and mosquitoes. The Newest entree to my bathroom spider menagerie is a long-jawed orb-weaver Tetragnatha species. I was surprised to find this relatively common garden dwelling … Read moreLong-Jawed Orb Weaver – Tetragnatha spider

Micronia aculeata moth

Micronia aculeata

That night coming home for dinner I spotted this moth on our kitchen floor. Being a pretty common moth around my house I assumed that I will get lot of information about this white moth. It was sitting on the vitrified floor tile which I have used in my kitchen. Dark clay color of the … Read moreMicronia aculeata moth

Dry Leaf

Dry Leaf

I found this dry skeletonized leaf of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) tree in my backyard. Trying to photograph this naturally disintegrated leaf posed a problem as I wanted to highlight the veins which are still intact. I took the leaf and arranged a light box so that I can back light the photo. Here you can … Read moreDry Leaf

Just Received Canon EF 100mm F2.8L USM Macro Lens

I just received Canon EF 100mm F2.8L USM Macro Lens from B&H. The lens looks and feels solid, heaveir than Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro. The EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is the first Image Stabilized macro lens in Canon EOS range. The new Hybrid IS system features up to 4-stop correction, compensating … Read moreJust Received Canon EF 100mm F2.8L USM Macro Lens

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