Ant Farmer

Ant Sucking HoneyDew from Aphid

Who would consider ants farmers? Farmer is not a vocation naturally assigned to these tiny insects. The fact is that they herd and care for aphids to keep a much-loved food in constant supply. Aphids and ants on plants are as interdependent as Idli & sambar. I saw this Camponotus Ant on the underside of … Read moreAnt Farmer

Two Ants on a Rattlepod

Two Ants on a Rattlepod

I found this Golden backed Ant (Camponotus sericeus) and a tiny pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis) on a fresh pod of Rattlepod (Crotalaria pallida) in my backyard. I was using my favorite macro rig consists of Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM illuminated by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light … Read moreTwo Ants on a Rattlepod

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 A Brief Review

Pond Heron

I purchased this new bridge camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 around 45 days back. I had an extensive look at the features, benefits and pit falls of this highly capable bridge camera. After clicking over 3500 pictures, I have gained enough experience on this camera. As the web is full of extensive reviews of this little … Read morePanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 A Brief Review

Female Plain Tiger

Female Plain Tiger Under Side View

I had written long back on Plain tiger (Danaus chrysippus) butterfly. At that time I was using Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM with 36mm of extension tube to photograph this Plain Tiger butterfly. Soon after the Scarlet Skimmer dragonfly photograph session which I published last week, I spotted a female plain tiger butterfly nearby. … Read moreFemale Plain Tiger

Thorn Mimic Treehopper

This curious insect belongs to the group of trehoppers belonging to family Membracidae. It is also called thorn Mimic treehopper as it looks like a thorn. most treehoppers are considered as pest, but some like Leptocentrus taurus was found feeding on the noxious weed Parthenium hysterophorus in Karnataka, India, thus acting as potential biological control … Read moreThorn Mimic Treehopper

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