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Eensy-weensy beauties

What started off like a normal birding trip to Hoskote, ended with me returning with a cache of eensy-weensy pics. Here's the photo story...

The sun was already out when I reached Hoskote lake...


Spot-billed Pelicans were on a fishing expedition...














A Gray heron was sitting still, waiting for a prey to make an appearance...


And a Painted stork was doing an aerial survey...


And a Little cormorant was spreading its wings for drying...





The surroundings were still overcast after the overnight rain...


The grass were covered with pearls from the overnight rain...


Tried to capture the interesting bokeh...





While I was trying to capture water droplets, I observed a Weevil...


The tiny Weevil prompted me to explore for more eensy-weensy beauties. I changed to a Macro lens to take extreme closeups. Passion fruit flower was covered in tiny droplets...






An Indian Wave Striped Ladybug caught my attention...













Captured water droplets in greater detail using the macro lens...





Could see the landscape upside down in the droplet...


A Tropical leatherleaf slug was moving tardily...








Indian Snakeweed...


Yellow waxtail damselfly...











Poison Berry...


A bee gets attracted to the poison berry flower and helps in pollination...


Maruca vitrata moth hanging on to the underside of a leaf blade thus protecting itself from predators...


A Common grass yellow butterfly was also following the same defense mechanism...


Droplets on Lantana flower...







Male Ditch Jewel dragonfly...


A bee in flight...


Acridid grasshopper...


Illeis koebelei or Yellow Ladybird Beetle...











Stick insect...


Mimosa pudica flower...


A bunch of Assassin bug nymph...











Adult Assassin bug...









Iridescent green jewel bug...













Saw this Wasp with really long ovipositor - Egg-laying tubular structure at the end of the abdomen...





 Another Assassin bug from Isyndus sp...






Immature spur-throated locust...


Lynx spider...



 Henosepilachna pusillanima beetle...















Common Tiger butterfly...


Probably a Jewel bug nymph...


Ceroplastes Scale insect...


Red pumpkin beetle...




Meanwhile, at the lake, fishing expeditions were continuing. Here's a Gray heron and Painted stork...


Gray Heron...




Black-winged Stilt...


And this Little Grebe was the last critter of the day... 



Thanks for enduring this maxi post. I hope you liked it. Do let me know your feedback in the comments section below...






49 comments:

  1. The droplets on the lantana flower are fabulous!@

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  2. Great photos. I don't tend to share mine online (it's a private hobby to me) but I'm finding I really want a longer lens but omg they are so expensive!!

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  3. That painted stork is magnificent. Thanks for stopping by and linking in with us at I'd Rather B Birdin

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  4. Nature is wonderful isn't it? I love pelicans and it has been a lovely way to start my Monday. Thank you. Visiting from #lifethisweek

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  5. Wow, these are amazing photos! I especially liked the water droplets. I always enjoy your photography #lifethisweek

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  6. Incredible shots! I just went to see migrating pelicans this last weekend and my photos look nothing like yours! So beautiful.

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  7. Some startlingly beautiful macros here. Thank you!

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  8. So many amazing images! I love all the water droplets - especially the one with the Weevil. All the macro insects are remarkable.
    Thanks!

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  9. Oh wow; these are simply stunning! I love the photo with all the water droplets over all the grass.

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  10. You're a master in makro (with a very good camera lens). Wow, what a feast for the eyes. Love your captures of the black cormorant, and the dragon flies, and moth and butterfly. Not to mention how you caught the water drops. Nature is a beautiful and magical world for the ones who look further than the surface. Many thanks for treating us at All Seasons with all this beauty! Enjoy this week:)

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  11. Really incredible photos, breathtaking!!!Thank you!

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  12. Thanks for sharing these fabulous, macro nature photos. They're all spectacular! 👌

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  13. Your nature photos are awesome, as ever!
    Enjoy your hikes!

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  14. All of these photos are stunning and interesting! I especially love the pelican with his wings in full spread and the droplets of water on the branch with the little bug. They are really amazing! thanks

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  15. Amazing. Such beauty and biodiversity, and so well captured.
    Thank you for sharing your photos - and your talent - with us at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/10/shades-of-yelllow.html

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  16. Great photographs all, especially the macro work on the insects. Well done,

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  17. Fantastic photos! You're in a league of your own.

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  18. Wow. Nature is amazing. How wonderful that you get to take such awesome pics to share with us. I am entranced by the drops of water photos.
    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week the optional prompt is 41/51 "Your Choice of Prompt" 14/10/19. Hope to see you there, Denyse.

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  19. You got in close this week. All those beautiful insects!

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  20. Macro photography at its finest and a joy to behold.

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  22. Such great tiny finds as well as the wonderful birds. Beautiful photography.

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  23. Those were some excellent shots...especially of the suspended water droplets and the finer details on the birds and insects were simply out of this world! What lens do you use, Shiju, if you don't mind me asking? How do you get the details so magnified? Very impressive, to say the least!
    Esha
    https://theskygirl.com/be-the-light-wordlesswednesday/

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    1. I used a Canon 100mm Macro lens. It allows me to get extreme closeups of tiny insects.

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  24. You have some fantastic beauty today! Love all the birds and the macros are just stunning.

    Thanks for being a part of 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World

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  26. I have never seen such beautiful, eye catching, perfect photos ever! They're breathe taking to say the least. Thank you so much for sharing. Wow, I have to go look at these again. Awesome!!!

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  27. the lake is soooo full of life! Great shots you have here indeed

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  28. Stunning! Every one of the photos are just stunning!

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  29. What amazing photography, your camera skills are awesome, such sharp pictures, the little insects with the marco feature are stunning! Thank you for sharing on #omhgww

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  30. As always, vibrant and awe-inspiring. Thanks for sharing this commentary Shiju.

    https://natashamusing.com/2019/10/the-sky-is-pink-wordlesswednesday-wednesdaywisdom/

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  31. That little cormorant looks like it is trying to be so grown up. So sweet! I also like how you captured that tiny weevil next to the water droplets. Just beautiful! Thanks for linking up!

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  32. Wow - gorgeous photos! I've never seen some of those animals before. Stunning!

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  33. gorgeous selection. love your macros.

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  34. Hello, amazing captures and photos. The insects are cool. I love the series on the Pelicans and the Herons. The Painted Stork is beautiful. The droplets are just stunning! Beautiful post and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, Enjoy your weekend.

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  36. I so enjoy seeing your bird photo since I am an avid birder. I have an enameled pin that looks very similar to the beetle in the first row second picture from the left. I always thought someone made up those colors. It appears that Mother Nature beat this artist to it.

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  37. Okay, I like birds, ducks, some animals etc, but when it comes to bugs... those just aren't for me! Please keep those on your side of the world. eeeeeeeeeeeeuuuuuuuuuuu I even yell for my hubby to come in to swat a spider that snuck into our house! YUK! Love the rest of your pics though! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Gorgeous photos except the bugs, maybe some people find them beautiful but I find them disgusting :)

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