Magmod vs Chinese Knockoff

MagMod Knockoff Kit

Last week one of my friends sent me a Chinese knockoff version of the MagMod Professional Flash Kit. MagMod Flash Diffusers are a revolutionary flash modification system for hot-shoe flashes. These modifiers use magnets to connect to the front of the flash and thus allow you to change them in a jiffy. This Chinese counterfeit … Read moreMagmod vs Chinese Knockoff

Brief Review of Two 7artisans Lenses

7Artisans lenses 50mm f/1.1

Two weeks back I received two 7Artisans lenses an Leica M mount 50mm f/1.1 and a 35mm F/2.0 lens in Sony full frame E mount from Videolinks who are distributors of this lens in India. These two are very unusual manual lenses made by 7artisans who created this company making lenses for mirrorless. They have … Read moreBrief Review of Two 7artisans Lenses

Tiger Beetle

Tiger Beetle

I took this capture of the Tiger beetle at Mannapapu mane at Mala Village during 2017 Macro & Waterfall Workshop. There really is no other lens quite like the Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Macro lens. It is unusual for a lens this wide to be officially labelled a macro lens. Yes, this is the … Read moreTiger Beetle

Kambala Time Table 2018-19

Miyar Kambala 2015

Here is the updated Timetable of Kambala Races which are going held in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi & Kasargod Districts during the year 2018-19. These are the dates announced by District Kambala Committee. Please note dates are subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances. All Kambala races start at around 8-9AM and go on till late … Read moreKambala Time Table 2018-19

Lacewing Larva vs Aphids

Lacewing Larva vs Aphids

This plant in my garden was infested with yellow coloured aphids. These belong to Aphis nerii an aphid of the family Aphididae. Its common names include oleander aphid, milkweed aphid, sweet pepper aphid, and Nerium aphid. Last time when I saw them, they were tended by White-footed ants. You can check that story in my … Read moreLacewing Larva vs Aphids

Oriental Spiny Orb-Weaver

Oriental Spiny Orb-Weaver

I found this female Oriental Spiny Orb-Weaver spider Gastercantha cf geminata on a leaf at Kadri Park, Mangalore. Spiny orb-weavers is a common name for Gasteracantha, a genus of spiders. They are also commonly called Spiny-backed orb-weavers, due to the prominent spines on their abdomen. Spiny Orb-Weaver spiders can reach sizes of up to 30mm … Read moreOriental Spiny Orb-Weaver