Purple-Rumped Sunbird

Purple-Rumped Sunbird

I saw these sunbirds feeding on the Calatropis flowers. Both male and female were taking turns to feed a small bunch of these crown flower nectar. As it was late December evening light which was quite diffuse and low, I used a relatively slow shutter speed (1/320th of second) to capture these birds at ISO … Read more

Carpenter Bee

I see these carpenter bees buzzing around on almost all my evening trips to Milkweed (Calotropis gigantea) plant if they are in bloom. I had captured them several times but I wanted to capture the bluish violet iridescent shine of the wings. I was able to see them but all my earlier attempts to capture … Read more

David & Goliath

That evening I was trying to take photos of birds collecting building material for their nest from this Crown Flower (Calotropis gigantea) silk. I noticed this Blue Carpenter bee (Xylocopa violacea) hovering around the flowers. Sun was Harsh and I didn’t have any macro lens around. So I fixed 36 mm Kenko extension tube to … Read more