Telamonia Spider & Email Hoax

Telamonia Spider

Long before social media like Facebook & Twitter dominated spreading fake news and hoaxes, emails were the staple way to spread similar nonsense around the world and create panic among gullible. There was such an email hoax which warns of the Two-Striped Telamonia Spider, purportedly a poisonous species from India that hide under toilet seats … Read more

Portrait of a Weaver ant

Portrait of a Weaver ant

I photographed these major workers of Weaver ants (Oecophylla smaragdina) as they were running up and down this vine. Watching these ants every day, I got so fond of their behaviour. Each one of the workers seems to have different swag and an individual attitude in them. So I wanted to capture their portrait in … 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

Common Green Bottle Fly

Common Green Bottle Fly

At Sammilan Shetty Butterfly Park at Belvai, I captured this common green bottle fly feeding on flowers using Canon EOS 5DS R DSLR with Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro when I was doing Canon EOS 5DS R Review The common green bottle fly (Lucilia species) is a blow fly found in most areas of … Read more

Depth of Field in Macro Photography

Head shot of Weaver Ant

Macro photography is an area where depth of field is an extremely crucial factor. Here the weaver ant (Oecophylla smaragdina) carrying moss in its mouth is captured at f/10. Why so much of this photo is blurred in the photograph above? It’s not due to poor focusing technique. If you look carefully, you’ll see that … Read more

Ropalidia Social Wasp

Ropalidia Social Wasp

I found two foundress Ropalidia species of paper wasps, initiating a new nest on one of the granite pillars of my courtyard. I used my Canon EOS 5DS R fitted with Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro lens, lit by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash with a DIY diffuser to capture these wasps and … Read more