Maize Tassel

Maize Tassel

I found this male inflorescence of Maize (also known as tassel) in a maize field near Kalache Kambala, Mulki. Setting sun was casting just the right amount of light on this single Maize tassel. with rest of the Maize in darkness it gave a natural darker background. I was really with a rig meant for … Read more Maize Tassel

Scaly-breasted Munia

Scaly-breasted Munia

Golden rays of setting sun were piercing through the plumose flower spikes of fountain grass, Pennisetum setaceum. Scaly-breasted Munias were busy feeding on the ripened seeds. I was using my Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II IS USM with Canon EF 2X III Extender on Canon EOS 5D Mark III Camera. After few minutes of accustomizing … Read more Scaly-breasted Munia

Ant Mimicking Spider

Myrmarachne Ant Mimicking Spider

As I was photographing Camponotus Ants Tending Aphids I saw a lonely ant like insect moving around on the adjacent sugar cane leaf. On close inspection it was an arthropod having 4 pairs of legs, unlike ants who possess 3 pairs. So it was not an ant but an ant mimicking spider belonging to Myrmarachne … Read more Ant Mimicking Spider

Camponotus Ants Tending Aphids

Camponotus Ants Tending Aphids

It was raining heavily, I found these few amber colored ants climbing a sugarcane stem which had grown in our garden. They went underneath a leaf and stayed there for a long time. I was curious to find what they were doing. I turned the leaf over and I found these Camponotus Ants on the … Read more Camponotus Ants Tending Aphids

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