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

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

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

Horned Coreid Bug

Horned Coreid Bug

I found this Horned Coreid Bug, Cletomorpha species in may garden. I was using Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. Illuminated with my LumiQuest SoftBox III fitted on Godox Ving V860C II E-TTL Li-ion Camera Flash. Horned Coreid Bug, Cletomorph is a species that belongs to the family … Read moreHorned Coreid Bug

Moodabidri Kambala 2017

Moodabidri Kambala 2017

My hometown Moodabidri hosted its 15th annual Buffalo race, Kambala at Kadalakere Nisargadhama on Saturday 11th November 2017. The Kambala or the buffalo race is unique to Udupi & Mangalore districts. Last year due to the order of the Supreme Court of India, Kambala races were cancelled and this is the first Kambala race of … Read moreMoodabidri Kambala 2017

Shiradi Ghat

Kempu Hole

Shiradi Ghat is a 35kms stretch of ghat section on the NH-75 highway through the Western Ghats connecting Mangalore and Bangalore, the state capital of Karnataka. This section of the highway has refreshing scenic views to offer during monsoon. I drove through this stretch just a couple of days ago, on my way towards Bangalore … Read moreShiradi Ghat

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