Four Factors to Improve Your Macro Photography

Flesh Fly

The fascination for macro photography is similar to the obsession astronomers have with the sky; there is a vast unknown yet to be discovered. You don’t necessarily need the most expensive equipment, but you do to go looking for your subjects. Look around you and if you are not seeing anything worth having a closer … Read more

Antlion Lacewing

Antlion Lacewing

I found this adult Antlion lacewing on an aphid & mealybug ridden Gliricidia sepium branch. The term Ant lion is used to describe the Larval form of the members of this family and the adults are referred to as ‘antgriffins’ or ‘antlion lace wings’. This one belongs to Myrmelion species. I used my Canon EOS … Read more

Pholcid Spider with Eggs

Pholcus Spider with Eggs

I found this female Pholcus spider with her eggs, in a corner of my kitchen. Here I have used Canon EOS 70D with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM using 36mm Kenko extension tube. This whole setup is illuminated by Godox Ving V860C Flash fitted with LumiQuest Softbox III diffuser. I was holding the … Read more

Araneophagic behavior in Plexippus petersi

Araneophagic behavior in Plexippus petersi

Jumping spiders are a fascinating group, making up the largest family of spiders in the world. They are as diverse as birds with a range of complex behaviours which have allowed them to successfully adapt to a wide variety of habitats, globally. Their remarkably well developed eyes give them better vision than that of any … Read more

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 more