Ropalidia Social Wasp

Ropalidia Social Wasp

I found two foundress Ropalidia species of paper wasps, initiating a new nest on one of the granite pillars of my courtyard. I used my Canon EOS 5DS R fitted with Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro lens, lit by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash with a DIY diffuser to capture these wasps and … Read more

Canon EOS 5DS R First Impression Review

Canon EOS 5DS R

Last Friday I picked up my new Canon EOS 5DS R DSLR camera. Monsoon had just arrived to my home town with incessant rain which made outdoor testing difficult, still I wanted to test out this new beast of a camera. Readers would do well to remember that this is a not an in depth … Read more

Signal Fly – Platystomatidae

Signal Fly - Platystomatidae

I found this signal fly resting on a leaf in my garden near the kitchen compost pit. I used Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro at 2X magnification. I used Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash for illumination. Canon MP-E 65mm Macro Lens is a manual focus lens. This … Read more

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Hands-on Review

Carpenter Bee using 500mm f/4

When the original Canon EOS 7D made it’s début, back in 2009, it offered photography enthusiasts the first ever affordable cropped sensor Camera, with hyper fast burst rates capable camera for sports and wildlife photography. Five years later, with the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II set to bring back it’s predecessor’s professional-level features and … Read more

Bark Lice

Bark Lice with Eggs

It was peak of monsoon. Rain was pouring outside The weather was hot and humid. My daughter noticed some very small white bugs all over our bed room wall. They were very very tiny less than 1 mm in size. At first I thought it was a fungus growth as the weather was humid and … Read more

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