Prashantha Krishna M C

Prashantha Krishna M C
Prashantha Krishna M C

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A green bee eater..

Usually I ignore these birds but this time it is not the case.. I was searching for some other bird and this individual started calling, when I checked, it was hardly 3mts away from me.. I clicked few pics and then it flew away..

#indianbirds #birdsofinstagram #birdsofindia #birdphotography #birds_private #birdsplanet #greenery #birdsofindiansubcontinent #birds_captures #birds #birds_illife #nikond750 #nikkor200_500 #nature #naturephotography #nature_brilliance #naturelovers #nature_perfection

Prashantha Krishna M C

A green bee eater.. Usually I ignore these birds but this time it is not the case.. I was searching for some other bird and this individual started calling, when I checked, it was hardly 3mts away from me.. I clicked few pics and then it flew away.. #indianbirds #birdsofinstagram #birdsofindia #birdphotography #birds_private #birdsplanet #greenery #birdsofindiansubcontinent #birds_captures #birds #birds_illife #nikond750 #nikkor200_500 #nature #naturephotography #nature_brilliance #naturelovers #nature_perfection

A Crab spider and an Ant..

It was first sighting for me of the genus Bomis , a crab spider from Dakshina Kannada and I was trying to take photos of that really active spider.  It was trying to escape from my sight, running here and there on the leaf and while running suddenly an ant came in its pathway.. Reaction of the spider can't be predicted but ant definitely got agitated and was ready to give a bite to the intruder..

#macro #passion_in_macro #invert_macro #macro_holic #macroworld_tr #macro_brilliance #macro_perfection #macroperfection #macrophotography #macro_secrets #macro_kings #king_macro #macro_world #macro_captures_ #micro #wildindia #wildlifeofkarnataka #karnatakaspiderclub #spidersofinstagram #spidersofkarnataka #arachnidsofinstagram #arachnid #nikonindiaofficial #bbcearth #bbcwildlife #nature #natgeo #nikond750 #nikkor105mm

Prashantha Krishna M C

A Crab spider and an Ant.. It was first sighting for me of the genus Bomis , a crab spider from Dakshina Kannada and I was trying to take photos of that really active spider. It was trying to escape from my sight, running here and there on the leaf and while running suddenly an ant came in its pathway.. Reaction of the spider can't be predicted but ant definitely got agitated and was ready to give a bite to the intruder.. #macro #passion_in_macro #invert_macro #macro_holic #macroworld_tr #macro_brilliance #macro_perfection #macroperfection #macrophotography #macro_secrets #macro_kings #king_macro #macro_world #macro_captures_ #micro #wildindia #wildlifeofkarnataka #karnatakaspiderclub #spidersofinstagram #spidersofkarnataka #arachnidsofinstagram #arachnid #nikonindiaofficial #bbcearth #bbcwildlife #nature #natgeo #nikond750 #nikkor105mm

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A unique hunting method.. Many things in nature doesn't have proper explanation. This spider and its hunting technique is also one among them, where, it lacks proper explanation for how and when it developed such an unique hunting behaviour. This is one species of Bolas spider(probably Ordgarius cf. hobsoni) which is specialized in hunting moths. These spiders are also Araneidae family members but instead of constructing proper webs they use different tactics to catch the prey. At night they will be active and build a base web from where they will hang and then produce a line of silk thread for which they will attach sticky globules( as seen in first pic) which are known as Bolas, so the name Bolas spider. Apart from this, a very unique thing about this spider is, they will produce specific chemicals which acts in similar ways of pheromones which are used by female moths to attract the males. A male moth in search of a female companion gets attracted by the chemicals acting as same as pheromones produced by Bolas spider and approaches it. By hearing the approaching moth the spider becomes alert and starts swirling the silk thread with the Bolas. If the moth is unfortunate enough then it will get trapped in the sticky Bolas and that will be a lucky day for Bolas spider. There is no proper explanation about the Evolutionary inclusion of this behaviour by the spiders and also the ecology of the spider is less studied. Studies were done in only few species of Bolas spiders about the luring mechanism using pheromone like chemicals and whether it is species specific or not. So, this spider could be equall interesting for Evolutionary biologists or Spider ecologists. Swipe for the 2nd image where the spider is feasting on previously caught prey. #macro #macro_holic #natgeo #bbcearth #bbcwildlife #naturephotography #nature #nature_perfection #nature_of_our_world #nature_brilliance #natureinfocus #macroworld_tr #spidersofinstagram #arachnidsofinstagram #arachnids #spidersofkarnataka #karnatakaspiderclub #instanature #macro_perfection #nikonindiaofficial #throughyourlens #wildindia #natureepic #mysterious #naturelovers #wildlifeofkarnataka #wildlifephotogr

An alien creature...

This is nothing but the larvae of some species of Tiger beetle. Adult Tiger beetles are fast runners and fierce hunters but they will be colorful and beautiful too. They will lay their eggs on the mud bunds and the developed larvae will dig a burrow and stay there. Their instincts of hunting will start from that stage itself. And here, mostly they will do wait and charge kind of hunting, when a unsuspected prey arrives near their burrow they charge and capture the prey. The sickle shaped jaws and the hairy head plate makes it scary but if you take it outside the burrow, it will be just looking like any other creepy caterpillar. 

From Belthangady, Karnataka, India

#macroworld_tr #macrophoto #passion_in_macro #beautiful_insects_japan #insects_of_our_world #bbcearth #bbcwildlife #nikond750 #throughyourlens #nikonindiaofficial #nikkor105mm #macro #macroholic #macro_brilliance #macro_perfection #macro_secrets #macro_holic #nature #nature_perfection #jlr #wildlifeofkarnataka #wildlife #igmacro #macrophotographylove #insectsofindia #insect

Prashantha Krishna M C

An alien creature... This is nothing but the larvae of some species of Tiger beetle. Adult Tiger beetles are fast runners and fierce hunters but they will be colorful and beautiful too. They will lay their eggs on the mud bunds and the developed larvae will dig a burrow and stay there. Their instincts of hunting will start from that stage itself. And here, mostly they will do wait and charge kind of hunting, when a unsuspected prey arrives near their burrow they charge and capture the prey. The sickle shaped jaws and the hairy head plate makes it scary but if you take it outside the burrow, it will be just looking like any other creepy caterpillar. From Belthangady, Karnataka, India #macroworld_tr #macrophoto #passion_in_macro #beautiful_insects_japan #insects_of_our_world #bbcearth #bbcwildlife #nikond750 #throughyourlens #nikonindiaofficial #nikkor105mm #macro #macroholic #macro_brilliance #macro_perfection #macro_secrets #macro_holic #nature #nature_perfection #jlr #wildlifeofkarnataka #wildlife #igmacro #macrophotographylove #insectsofindia #insect

Resting Juvrnile Bronzeback tree snake..
From Kasaragod, Kerala

I was searching for spiders when I found this beauty in its resting place. 

#snake #snakes #snakesofindia #indiansnakes #indiansnake #snakesoftheworld #natgeo #nature #naturephotography #nature_perfection #naturelovers #natureinfocus #treesnake #nikond750 #nikonphotography #nikkor105mm #wildindia #wildlifeofkerala #wildkerala #herpetology #herps #herpsofinstagram #herpingkerala #herp_club #herpetology_india

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Resting Juvrnile Bronzeback tree snake.. From Kasaragod, Kerala I was searching for spiders when I found this beauty in its resting place. #snake #snakes #snakesofindia #indiansnakes #indiansnake #snakesoftheworld #natgeo #nature #naturephotography #nature_perfection #naturelovers #natureinfocus #treesnake #nikond750 #nikonphotography #nikkor105mm #wildindia #wildlifeofkerala #wildkerala #herpetology #herps #herpsofinstagram #herpingkerala #herp_club #herpetology_india

A stunning Crab spider..
Platythomisus sudeepi 
From Puttur, Karnataka

Thanks to Vasanthi Maa'm who showed this beauty to me.. 

#spidersofinstagram #spidersoftheworld #spiders #spidersofindia #macroworld_tr #macrophoto #macro_brilliance #macrophotography #macro_secrets #macroholic #insects_of_our_world #igmacro #nikond750 #nikkor105mm #godox #beautiful_insects_japan #natgeo #bbcwildlife #bbcearth #inaturalist #wildlifeofindia #wildlifeofkarnataka #nature #colorful #platythomisus #natureinfocus

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A stunning Crab spider.. Platythomisus sudeepi From Puttur, Karnataka Thanks to Vasanthi Maa'm who showed this beauty to me.. #spidersofinstagram #spidersoftheworld #spiders #spidersofindia #macroworld_tr #macrophoto #macro_brilliance #macrophotography #macro_secrets #macroholic #insects_of_our_world #igmacro #nikond750 #nikkor105mm #godox #beautiful_insects_japan #natgeo #bbcwildlife #bbcearth #inaturalist #wildlifeofindia #wildlifeofkarnataka #nature #colorful #platythomisus #natureinfocus

There are plenty of caterpillars which makes us feel disgusting, and eventually lead us to kill them since they are pests for various crops and vegetation. But the ones like this will be a treat for eyes.  Amazing colours and patterns may indicate something for predators but for me it was a jewel of the nature. 
Don't know the id,
From Kasaragod, Kerala

#color #colorful #caterpillar #macroworld_tr #macrophoto #macrophotography #macroholic #beautiful_insects_japan #beautiful #beetlediffuser #nikkor105mm #nikond750 #nikonphotography #throughmylens #godox #insects_of_our_world #insectsofinstagram #wildlifeofkerala #wildindia #nature #nature_perfection #natureinfocus #biodiversity #biodiversité

Prashantha Krishna M C

There are plenty of caterpillars which makes us feel disgusting, and eventually lead us to kill them since they are pests for various crops and vegetation. But the ones like this will be a treat for eyes. Amazing colours and patterns may indicate something for predators but for me it was a jewel of the nature. Don't know the id, From Kasaragod, Kerala #color #colorful #caterpillar #macroworld_tr #macrophoto #macrophotography #macroholic #beautiful_insects_japan #beautiful #beetlediffuser #nikkor105mm #nikond750 #nikonphotography #throughmylens #godox #insects_of_our_world #insectsofinstagram #wildlifeofkerala #wildindia #nature #nature_perfection #natureinfocus #biodiversity #biodiversité

A butterfly and some flowers..

An Eggfly from Gumpe hills,Kasaragod

#butterfly #butterflies #butterfliesofinstagram #wildlifeofkerala #butterfliesofkerala #picoftheday #nikond750 #nikkor200_500 #flowers #nature #naturephotography #wildindia #wildlifeofindia #natureinfocus

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A butterfly and some flowers.. An Eggfly from Gumpe hills,Kasaragod #butterfly #butterflies #butterfliesofinstagram #wildlifeofkerala #butterfliesofkerala #picoftheday #nikond750 #nikkor200_500 #flowers #nature #naturephotography #wildindia #wildlifeofindia #natureinfocus

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Its a no-ball in the beginning and then its a wide...Cricket craze for spider too???!! Here is an amazing looking crab spider(Thomisidae family) probably belonging to genus Massuria. The contrasting colours of the body and the texture makes it an interesting and beautiful spider, also making it well camouflaged in its habitat. #spidersofinstagram #spidersoftheworld #spiders #spidersofindia #wildindia #wildlifeofindia #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #natgeo #crabspider #crabspiders #nikkor105mm #nikond750 #macroworld_tr #macrophoto #macrophotography #macroholic #beautiful_insects_japan #natureinfocus #biodiversity #macro_brilliance #macro_secrets

cf. Vailimia sp.
A beautiful looking jumping spider with a typical appearance. 
From Mangalore, Karnataka

#macroworld_tr #macrophoto #invert_macro #macrophotography #macroholic #macro_brilliance #macroworld #macro_captures_ #king_macro #spider #spiders #spidersofinstagram #spidersoftheworld #spidersofindia #macro_perfection #macro_world #jumpingspider #jumpingspidersofinstagram #jumpingspiders #nikond750 #nikkor105mm #beetlediffuser #macrophotographylove #igmacro #picoftheday #instagood #nature #naturephotography #wildlifeofindia #wildlife

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cf. Vailimia sp. A beautiful looking jumping spider with a typical appearance. From Mangalore, Karnataka #macroworld_tr #macrophoto #invert_macro #macrophotography #macroholic #macro_brilliance #macroworld #macro_captures_ #king_macro #spider #spiders #spidersofinstagram #spidersoftheworld #spidersofindia #macro_perfection #macro_world #jumpingspider #jumpingspidersofinstagram #jumpingspiders #nikond750 #nikkor105mm #beetlediffuser #macrophotographylove #igmacro #picoftheday #instagood #nature #naturephotography #wildlifeofindia #wildlife

Portrait of Peacock..

#birdsofinstagram #bird #peacock #birds #birdphotography #birdphoto #birdphotographyindia #birdphotos #birdphotographersofindia #yourshotphotographer #yourbestbirds #photooftheday #nature #naturephotography #wildindia #talesofindia #storiesofindia #indianbirds #nikond750 #nikkor200_500

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Portrait of Peacock.. #birdsofinstagram #bird #peacock #birds #birdphotography #birdphoto #birdphotographyindia #birdphotos #birdphotographersofindia #yourshotphotographer #yourbestbirds #photooftheday #nature #naturephotography #wildindia #talesofindia #storiesofindia #indianbirds #nikond750 #nikkor200_500

Hingaara - The Nature stay (Malgudi Town)
Pyrops maculatus delesserti
 One of the endemic species of so called Lantern flies of India. 
From Agumbe

#insects #insectsofinstagram #fulgoridae #insectsofindia #insects_of_our_world #insectphotography #lanternfly #macrophotography #macro_brilliance #macrophoto #nature #naturephotography #macroholic #beautiful_insects_japan #macroworld_tr #macroworld #wildlife #wildlifeofindia #bugs #nikond750

Prashantha Krishna M C

Pyrops maculatus delesserti One of the endemic species of so called Lantern flies of India. From Agumbe #insects #insectsofinstagram #fulgoridae #insectsofindia #insects_of_our_world #insectphotography #lanternfly #macrophotography #macro_brilliance #macrophoto #nature #naturephotography #macroholic #beautiful_insects_japan #macroworld_tr #macroworld #wildlife #wildlifeofindia #bugs #nikond750

Hingaara - The Nature stay (Malgudi Town)
Eyes of a fly-1

Eventhough most of the people hate flies, few of them are really beautiful. One such fly with amazingly coloured compound eyes was seen feeding on fruit of some Areca species at Agumbe.

#macros #macroworld #macromania #macrophotography #macroworld_tr #macromood #macro_captures_ #macro_brilliance #beautifulmacro #beautiful_insects_japan #invertmacro #eyes #flies #insectsoftheworld #insects #insectsofinstagram #hymenoptera #colourful #travelindia #nikonphotography #nikkor105 #beetlediffuser #macro_perfection #macro_kings #king_insects #naturephotography #wildlifeofkarnataka

Prashantha Krishna M C

Eyes of a fly-1 Eventhough most of the people hate flies, few of them are really beautiful. One such fly with amazingly coloured compound eyes was seen feeding on fruit of some Areca species at Agumbe. #macros #macroworld #macromania #macrophotography #macroworld_tr #macromood #macro_captures_ #macro_brilliance #beautifulmacro #beautiful_insects_japan #invertmacro #eyes #flies #insectsoftheworld #insects #insectsofinstagram #hymenoptera #colourful #travelindia #nikonphotography #nikkor105 #beetlediffuser #macro_perfection #macro_kings #king_insects #naturephotography #wildlifeofkarnataka

Riot of colours..
Oriental dwarf kingfisher aka Black backed  dwarf Kingfisher
From Mangaluru

Generally birders will call this bird as ODKF in short and interestingly this dwarf kingfisher is one of the sought after kingfishers in India(may be in SriLanka too) due to its beautiful colours. Its really difficult to spot the bird due to its peculiar nature. Unlike most of the kingfisher this wont sit near the stream for long or hunt only aquatic animals instead it stays inside dense bushes or thickets near the stream and feeds on anything that it can catch n hold in its beak. 
#bird #birdsofinstagram #birds #birdphotography #birds_captures #birdwatching #birdsofindia #indian_birds #wildlifeofkarnataka #wildlifeonearth #wildlife_photography #wildlifeofindia #naturelover #naturephotography #nikon #nikonphotography #nikkor200_500 #best_birds_of_world #best_bird_shots #bestbirdshots #bestbirdphotos #best_birds_of_ig #best_bird_shot #bird_perfection #bird_brilliance #bird_watchers_daily #bird_photography #bird_extreme #bird_captures

Prashantha Krishna M C

Riot of colours.. Oriental dwarf kingfisher aka Black backed dwarf Kingfisher From Mangaluru Generally birders will call this bird as ODKF in short and interestingly this dwarf kingfisher is one of the sought after kingfishers in India(may be in SriLanka too) due to its beautiful colours. Its really difficult to spot the bird due to its peculiar nature. Unlike most of the kingfisher this wont sit near the stream for long or hunt only aquatic animals instead it stays inside dense bushes or thickets near the stream and feeds on anything that it can catch n hold in its beak. #bird #birdsofinstagram #birds #birdphotography #birds_captures #birdwatching #birdsofindia #indian_birds #wildlifeofkarnataka #wildlifeonearth #wildlife_photography #wildlifeofindia #naturelover #naturephotography #nikon #nikonphotography #nikkor200_500 #best_birds_of_world #best_bird_shots #bestbirdshots #bestbirdphotos #best_birds_of_ig #best_bird_shot #bird_perfection #bird_brilliance #bird_watchers_daily #bird_photography #bird_extreme #bird_captures

Malabar pit viper
One of the dark morph
From Ranipuram hills, Kasaragod

#snakesofindiansubcontinent #snake #snakesofindia #snake_of_instagram #indian_snakes #herpclub #herpsofinstagram #herp #reptilesofinstagram #reptiles #reptilelover #reptile #viper #snakesofkerala #wildlifeonearth #wildlife_photography #wildlifeofinstagram #wildlifeofindia #wildlifeofkerala #naturelover #naturephotography #nature_perfection #herpetology_india #nikon #nikonphotography #nikkor105 #wildlife_kerala

Prashantha Krishna M C

Malabar pit viper One of the dark morph From Ranipuram hills, Kasaragod #snakesofindiansubcontinent #snake #snakesofindia #snake_of_instagram #indian_snakes #herpclub #herpsofinstagram #herp #reptilesofinstagram #reptiles #reptilelover #reptile #viper #snakesofkerala #wildlifeonearth #wildlife_photography #wildlifeofinstagram #wildlifeofindia #wildlifeofkerala #naturelover #naturephotography #nature_perfection #herpetology_india #nikon #nikonphotography #nikkor105 #wildlife_kerala

Common bronzeback tree snake

These snakes are really fast moving and they don't like any interventions for thier adventures but for the first time I saw a snake staying at same position for more than half an hour during day time.( I had a macro setup with flash, so I took picture with flash only, but snake was slightly far from my reach, so the picture quality..) I took few pics and left the place in search of macro subjects and when I returned back to the same spot after half an hour it was there as it is. 
From Ujire, DK, Karnataka

#snake #snakes #snake_of_instagram #snakesofkarnataka #indian_snakes #snakesofindia #snakesofindiansubcontinent #reptilesofinstagram #reptiles #herp #herpsofinstagram #herpclub #wildlifeofkarnataka #wildlifeonearth #treesnake #dendrelaphis #naturephotography #naturelover #nikonphotography #nikon #nikkor105

Prashantha Krishna M C

Common bronzeback tree snake These snakes are really fast moving and they don't like any interventions for thier adventures but for the first time I saw a snake staying at same position for more than half an hour during day time.( I had a macro setup with flash, so I took picture with flash only, but snake was slightly far from my reach, so the picture quality..) I took few pics and left the place in search of macro subjects and when I returned back to the same spot after half an hour it was there as it is. From Ujire, DK, Karnataka #snake #snakes #snake_of_instagram #snakesofkarnataka #indian_snakes #snakesofindia #snakesofindiansubcontinent #reptilesofinstagram #reptiles #herp #herpsofinstagram #herpclub #wildlifeofkarnataka #wildlifeonearth #treesnake #dendrelaphis #naturephotography #naturelover #nikonphotography #nikon #nikkor105

A flower and a bee.. When people hear about a bee most of the time they think about the bees which yield honey. But there are many other type of bees which are as important as our common honey bees in terms of pollination. Here, there is a bee probably of Nomia species, belonging to family Halictidae. The members of this family are generally known as sweat bees as they can be attracted to sweat. The bee is busy in collecting pollen grains from the Melastoma plant. Mostly the flower could be of Melastoma malabathricum which is a common plant in western ghats and other places. Few interesting things are there about this plant, one of which is, it is considered as an invasive weed in US, introduced from Asian countries.  One more thing is its a hyperaccumulator plant ,that means compared to other plant species, this has developed more tendency to extract Aluminium(few other hyperaccumulator plants extract other toxic metals) from the soil and store it in its shoot.  Also I heard that the fruits of this plant are edible even though I never tried it since whenver I open the fruit I will see some caterpillars or larvaes coming out..
From Mangaluru, Karnataka.

#macros #macroworld #macrophotography #macroworld_tr #macro #macromood #macromania #insects #insectsofinstagram #insectsoftheworld #insect #bee #beetlediffuser #wildlifeofkarnataka #naturephotography #naturelover #nature #nature_perfection #naturelovers #bees #beesofinstagram #flowers #melastoma #naturelovers

Prashantha Krishna M C

A flower and a bee.. When people hear about a bee most of the time they think about the bees which yield honey. But there are many other type of bees which are as important as our common honey bees in terms of pollination. Here, there is a bee probably of Nomia species, belonging to family Halictidae. The members of this family are generally known as sweat bees as they can be attracted to sweat. The bee is busy in collecting pollen grains from the Melastoma plant. Mostly the flower could be of Melastoma malabathricum which is a common plant in western ghats and other places. Few interesting things are there about this plant, one of which is, it is considered as an invasive weed in US, introduced from Asian countries. One more thing is its a hyperaccumulator plant ,that means compared to other plant species, this has developed more tendency to extract Aluminium(few other hyperaccumulator plants extract other toxic metals) from the soil and store it in its shoot. Also I heard that the fruits of this plant are edible even though I never tried it since whenver I open the fruit I will see some caterpillars or larvaes coming out.. From Mangaluru, Karnataka. #macros #macroworld #macrophotography #macroworld_tr #macro #macromood #macromania #insects #insectsofinstagram #insectsoftheworld #insect #bee #beetlediffuser #wildlifeofkarnataka #naturephotography #naturelover #nature #nature_perfection #naturelovers #bees #beesofinstagram #flowers #melastoma #naturelovers