I found this katydid perched on a leaf of Chromolaena odorata in my garden. I used Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens. This was illuminated by Godox Ving V860c E-TTL Li-ion Camera with LumiQuest SoftBox III. Insects in the family Tettigoniidae are commonly called katydids or bush crickets. … Read more

Tips to Tack Sharp Photos

Brahminy Kite at f/8

In my Earlier blog I had briefly described how to get sharper photos for closeups. Many of you have asked me to give much more detailed tips to produce sharper photos. Here are few tips to get sharper photos. Use the sharpest aperture of your lens – All camera lenses have their sharpest result at … Read more

Indian Palm Bob

Indian Palm Bob with 300mm + 2X

This Indian Palm Bob was captured during my review of Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens Review which was published earlier here. I was testing the close-up performance of my Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II IS USM + Canon EF 2X III Extender against Tamron SP 150-600mm using this butterfly as my model. … Read more

Common Rose

Common Rose (Pachliopta aristolochiae) on Stachytarpheta mutabilis

All these photographs of Common Rose were captured at Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park at Belvai where I did field test of Canon EOS 7D mark II using Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM. During the same capture I also conducted an interview to find what inspired Sammilan to invest so much energy and effort … Read more

Tawny Coster Butterfly

Tawny Coster Butterfly

It was near dusk, when I spotted this delightful Tawny Coster butterfly (Acraea terpsicore) weakly fluttering over a patch of Tridax Daisy flowers (Tridax procumbens), popularly known as ‘Mexican Daisies’ or ‘Coat Buttons’. Mexican daisies belong to the Sunflower family (Asteraceae ) and are quite common, all across the plains of India. Standing around 30-60 … Read more

Wasp Moth – Euchromia polymena

Wasp Moth - Euchromia polymena

I photographed this day flying moth when I was doing review of Panasonic Lumix FZ-200 Camera at Gurupur. This Euchromia polymena moth is also called a wasp moth as it looks like a dangerous wasp. It utilizes this act of mimicry to put off potential predators who are familiar with the wasp’s sting. This colorful … Read more