Asemonea Spider

Asemonea Spider

I found this tiny spider under the leaves of Jamaica Cherry (Muntingia calabura) tree. The spider was hardly 2mm in size. This shy and reclusive spider tried hiding from my view by going around the leaf in circles. I was able to capture it with lot of difficulty. Here are five photos I could manage … Read more

Plexippus Jumping Spider with a Cricket

Plexippus Jumping Spider with a cricket

This female Plexippus cf. petersi jumping spider was in my courtyard preying on a cricket. As I scrammed to get my camera, the spider was trying to find a safe place for its lunch among the crevices away from this flash wielding photographer. I was using Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a Canon EF … Read more

Hyllus semicupreus

Hyllus semicupreus

As I was crouching on the ground to capture some short horned grasshoppers, a curious spider which was watching me all along wanted to have a closer look at me. It started climbed on my pants. Here is that very bold jumping spider Hyllus cf. semicupreus posing on my pants 🙂 Hyllus semicupreus is also … Read more

Adanson’s House Jumper

Adanson's House Jumper - Hasarius adansoni

I came across this dainty Adanson’s Jumping Spider, Hasarius adansoni on my car the other day, which is fast turning into a Salticd magnet, attracting quite a few interesting species like Phintella, including one which was only recently reported from the country, Siler. Adanson’s Jumping Spider was photographed using a Canon EOS 5D Mark III … Read more

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

Test Driving Canon 300mm f/2.8L II Lens

Yesterday I got my new Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II IS USM, after selling my old Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L lens. This successor is lightweight, weighing approximately 13% less than its predecessor, yet offers faster operation, improved image stabilization and superior optics. Incorporating a newly developed Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to … Read more