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 moreIndian Palm Bob

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 moreCommon Rose

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 moreTawny Coster Butterfly

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 moreWasp Moth – Euchromia polymena

Common Pierrot

Common Pierrot

I found this Common Pierrot (Castalius rosimon) butterfly on a quick weed flower (Galinsoga parviflora). I was carrying my Canon EOS 5D Mark III fitted with newly purchased Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM + Canon EF 1.4x III Extender. This rig if you remember my older blogs (prior to the purchase of Canon … Read moreCommon Pierrot

Pied Cuckoo

Pied Cuckoo

As I am writing this blog, it is drizzling outside giving a much needed relief from searing heat which started few days ago. But this is not really a monsoon rain. In the month of May-June, India awaits eagerly for the south west monsoon rain which brings much needed relief from the sweltering heat of … Read morePied Cuckoo

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