Breakfast

I was strolling in my backyard trying to get some bird with my Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM. Birds were elusive on that day. What I saw was this dragonfly, but since I had not taken my macro lens with me, I quickly fixed 36mm extension tube to 400mm lens so as to make … Read moreBreakfast

Yellow-billed Babbler

The Yellow-billed Babbler also called the White-headed Babbler (Turdoides affinis) is an Old World babbler endemic to southern India and Sri Lanka. The Old World babblers are a large family of Old World passerine birds characterized by soft fluffy plumage. These are birds of tropical areas, with the greatest variety in southeast Asia. The Yellow-billed … Read moreYellow-billed Babbler

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber (Sceliphron caementarium) like all sphecids are more closely related to bees than to the vespid wasps. They are solitary insects that build nests out of mud in sheltered locations, frequently on man-made structures. These nests are not aggressively defended, and stings are rare. Mud daubers make use of spiders to … Read moreBlack and Yellow Mud Dauber

Russell’s Kukri Snake

Russell’s Kukri Snake or Variegated Kukri Snake (Oligodon taeniolatus) is a slender snake with the stereotype build of the genus Oligodon. Its colour may vary considerably which has led to the naming and often subsequent revision of many subspecies. Sri Lankan specimens are often light brown with darker or buff coloured stripes and a pearly … Read moreRussell’s Kukri Snake

Long Horned Beetle

This Long Horned Beetle was photographed using the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro lens. I blended 6 shots which had different points of focus into a single using new auto-blend feature of Adobe Photoshop CS4. At 1:1 depth of field was minuscule. By using auto-blending I was able to acheive a perfectly clean image … Read moreLong Horned Beetle

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