Just Received Canon EF 100mm F2.8L USM Macro Lens

I just received Canon EF 100mm F2.8L USM Macro Lens from B&H. The lens looks and feels solid, heaveir than Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro. The EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is the first Image Stabilized macro lens in Canon EOS range. The new Hybrid IS system features up to 4-stop correction, compensating … Read more

Camponotus Ant Tending Aphids

I found this Camponotus Ant (thanks Alex for pointing out the correct ID for the ant) on hibiscus branch which was tending aphids. I used Rayflash ring flash adapter attached to Canon Speedlite 580EX II which gave a far smoother light for the ant. The effect was far better than Canon MT-24EX macro twin light … Read more

Carpenter Bees

The newly acquired Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens has proved great while taking fast flying insects like these carpenter bees. They don’t stop at any flower, zooming from one to another Rattleweed plants (Crotalaria retusa). Carpenter bees are known to rob nectar by slitting the sides of flowers with deep corollas. Their … Read more