Natural Light Macro – Southern Heliodor Damselfly

Natural Light Macro - Southern Heliodor Damselfly

One of the questions I get very frequently from beginner macro photography enthusiast is, why should I get flash for photography and is it possible to shoot macro with natural light. The best light for outdoor macro photography is a bright, overcast sky where the thin cloud diffuses sunlight and acts like a giant softbox. … Read moreNatural Light Macro – Southern Heliodor Damselfly

Pod Sucking Bug – Riptortus linearis

Pod Sucking Bug - Riptortus linearis

I found this Pod sucking bug Riptortus linearis on Peacock Flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) leaves in my garden. This bug is a major pest of Soybean. They are also known to feed and breed on seed pods of peacock flowers. I was using Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. … Read morePod Sucking Bug – Riptortus linearis

Firefly Larva

Firefly Larva

I found this beautiful firefly larva on the doorway of my house. Fireflies are found on every continent except Antarctica. Fireflies, also commonly called lightning bugs, use their bioluminescent abdomens to attract mates. The pattern of flashes is unique to each species, as is the colour of their glow. I captured this firefly larva using … Read moreFirefly Larva

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

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