More Ashy Priniae

I seem to be getting friendly with this Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis). The Scientific name is also socialis ;). Anyway this Bird was posing for my Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM with 24mm Kenko extension tube. Bird was hardly 2 meters from me. Here is another closeup of the same bird

Common Wolf Snake

Last time when I saw this Common Wolf Snake (Lycodon aulicus) it was juvenile. I saw this snake on Nag Panchami Day a day of revering snakes 😉 . I am not really sure it is the same snake or any of of its brethren. But surely it had grown up and developed a nice … Read more

Nymph Roach

I found this nymph of cockroach in the plant actively hunting for smaller insects. It is not nymph of best-known pest species are the American cockroach, (Periplaneta americana)Most probably nyph of one of the wood cockroach species. Cockroaches (or simply “roaches”) are insects of the order Blattaria. This name derives from the Latin name for … Read more

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber

I just saw this Black and Yellow Mud Dauber building nest on one of the granite pillars at my courtyard. As the reflection of twin lights on the round body of the insect was quite harsh, I wanted to try new diffuser on my Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash. I usually have Gary Fong … Read more