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

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

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

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

Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens Hands-On Test

Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD

In February 2016, Tamron introduced a new macro lens Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model : F017). Tamron had a similarly named lens earlier and the only difference you see in the name, is the model number. However it is totally different lens from exterior as well internally. I was able … Read more