Which Macro Lens?

After my last article – Macro Photography Tips, I received plenty of requests to write more about Macro Photography. I thought I will write few basic tutorials on that subject. So let us start with the most common question I am asked, about macro photography – Which Macro Lens? Macro photography is close-up photography, usually … Read more

Macro Photography Tips

Last Sunday during the Photo walk I had given a short talk on Macro photography. Preparing for the talk I jotted down several tips. I thought I will compile all of them into an article which will be useful for all my viewers. So here it is in much expanded form than during the photo … Read more

Lappet Moth – Trabala Species

Trabala Caterpillar Defensive Pose

Last year I found this caterpillar of Trabala Species of Lappet moth at Mangalore. Lappet moth belongs to family of moths called Lasiocampidae. They are also known as eggars, snout moths. There are over 2000 species worldwide, and probably not all have been named or studied. Their common name snout moths comes from their unique … Read more

Review: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens which I got from B&H, reached me last week. I wanted to review this lens with both my Canon EOS 5D Mark II and newly released Canon EOS 7D. I thank my friend Parshwanath for lending me his new Canon EOS 7D to conduct this review. Till … Read more

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