Common Grass Yellow Caterpillar

Common Grass Yellow Caterpillar

I found this caterpillar of Common Grass Yellow on Peacock Flower in my garden. This looked like the 5th Instar of the caterpillar stage. I was using a Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens, illuminated by Godox Ving V860c E-TTL Li-ion Flash with LumiQuest SoftBox III to capture … Read more

Psyche Butterfly

Psyche Butterfly

On that dark and cloudy evening, I spotted this Psyche (Leptosia nina) butterfly resting in my garden. These psyche butterflies are pretty restless during day light hours. They nectar for a very short duration on each flower, thus hardly giving any time to capture them extremely close. Once it gets dark, these butterflies roost on … Read more

Mating Grass Yellow Butterflies

Mating Grass Yellow Butterflies

Sometime ago, a mighty fine opportunity presented itself, as a particularly dreary post-monsoon day found me testing a Canon EF 180 mm f/3.5 L Macro USM lens, for a friend. The 180 mm macro was exceptionally sharp and a joy to use and I enjoyed immensely enjoyed every ioata of time spent with it. As … Read more

Chocolate Albatross

Monsoon had just begun. It was late evening. Through the incessant drizzle I noticed a small yellow brown butterfly sheltering on the bi-lobed leaves of Malabar Bauhinia(Bauhinia malabarica). On closer inspection it turned out to be a male Chocolate Albatross butterfly (Appias lyncida). I wanted to take a closeup photo but it was impossible with … Read more

Fatal Attraction

I was trying to test Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM which was courteously provided by Shivashankar with my Canon EF 1.4x II Extender when I spotted these mating Common Grass Yellows(Eurema hecabe) on a Peacock Flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) plant. On closer inspection there was this dark brown spider stuck on the head of … Read more