Lema Leaf Beetle

Lema Leaf Beetle

I saw this leaf beetle in my backyard feeding on the leaves of the Cheilocostus speciosus (Crepe Ginger). It has 4 tiny dark spots on their hard wing cases (elytra), two on each elytron. This corresponds to the description by Martin Jacoby back in 1908 The Fauna of British India V1: Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, this beetle … Read moreLema Leaf Beetle

Carrhotus Spider

Carrhotus Spider

I captured this Carrhotus Spider on a leaf at Mala near Karkala. It had rained a little while before the shoot. Water drops were still all around its silken cell. I was using Canon EOS 5D Mark IV fitted with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM with Godox Ving V860C II E-TTL Li-ion Camera … Read moreCarrhotus Spider

Epeus Spider

Epeus Spider

I found this Epeus spider in my garden. That day I was testing my Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II fitted with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. For illumination, I used Olympus TF-22 Twin Flash Head. They are very active spiders occurring usually on bushy hedges, shrubs and on tall trees. Four species … Read moreEpeus Spider

Carrhotus Spider

Carrhotus Spider

I captured this Juvenile Carrhotus Spider on a vine using Canon EOS 80D fitted with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM and Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash. Carrhotus species tend to be found in silken cells in low vegetation in the open. They are not very colourful and are sturdy, solid-looking spiders. Carrhotus … Read moreCarrhotus Spider

Macro Mode on Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

Macro Mode on Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is the only general-purpose zoom lens in the Canon line-up with a dedicated macro mode. It’s also the only zoom with hybrid IS which is specifically designed to minimize blur due to camera movement when shooting at high magnification. It is a much-neglected lens. For this shoot of 4 … Read moreMacro Mode on Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018

We in India witnessed the Super Blue Blood Moon 2018 eclipse during moon rise on the evening of January 31st, 2018. I used two lenses to capture the eclipse. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO Lens & Olympus 300mm f/4 IS PRO M.Zuiko Digital ED Lens on Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II body. … Read moreSuper Blue Blood Moon 2018

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