For the duration of this notice, unless otherwise stated, all images have been trawled from my photographic archives... 2020 was not my most prolific camera year, so have some catching up to do!!!

30 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY EIGHT

MOONday




























The lens saw something the naked eye did not - that colour amazed me when I downloaded it!  Atmospherics I suppose, but sooooo beautiful. Happy Last Sunday to you.
Taken with the 'Nik' on 20x zoom and auto everything else.

29 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY SEVEN

Saturday Symmetry
























Taken with the 'Nik' on B&W manual 400ISO.

28 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY SIX

"The earth laughs in flowers." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


























Taken with the Uniden.

27 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE

Last Thursday - the day for looking through a distorted lens.



























WLPGd this one in about every way possible!  Taken with the 'Nik' on 16x zoom. There was nothing of any value to the original, but this looks quite trendy!!

26 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FOUR

Wings on Wednesday -

YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in respect to photographing birds.





















"No one is free.  Even the birds are chained to the sky." (Bob Dylan).
Taken with the 'Nik' on 26x zoom sports mode.

25 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY THREE

The Tuesday Tease


Time to tell the tale in 50 words or less.

"...phew, only 15,999 to go..."

(Sri Krishna had to entertain 16,008 wives!)

Taken with the Uniden during Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations 2012

Can you thing of any caption to help Him in His Lila (dance)?

24 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY TWO

Monday's Critters - a bouquet of bugs!!

 The moth above is only an inch long!








the one to the right about the same size...
resembles a delta wing bomber doesn't it?!

"Flight Amber Sienna Alpha ready for take off"

Another ready for the runway - tiger moth??!













...and then a mega-fly.  Nearly an inch long and enormous golden eyes.  Not your average house pest this one.

All taken with the Uniden.

23 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY ONE

SUNday

"If I can put one rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God."
(G K Chesterton)















Taken from a speeding bus through a less than clear window.  Coming into the haze of Mumbai as the day set.  

Taken with the Uniden with no modifications - it was truly this colour!

22 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY

Saturday Symmetry
























Stairs simply ARE symmetry, wouldn't you agree?  Taken with the Uniden.
this 17th century flight of stone steps is at Cramond, North of Edinburgh, Scotland.  The 'grafitti' you see  is nearly as old and is you look closely you will observe the Commandments!!

21 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY NINE

After the rain - only this was in Australia following a spring shower!


























Taken with the Uniden pocket camera on macro mode.

20 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY EIGHT

Then the rain came! First of the 2013 monsoon.





















Not the clearest photograph I have ever taken, but it gives the atmosphere! 
Taken with the 'Nik' on monochrome, 10x opt. zoom and 200ISO manual.

19 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SEVEN

Wings on Wednesday -

YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in respect to photographing birds.


































Woo-hoo!  Taken with the 'Nik' on max zoom (26x optical and 4x digital) otherwise auto everything and then WLPGd into B&W with red filter for the drama...

18 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUDNRED AND TWENTY SIX

The Tuesday Tease



Time for another shot at telling the story in 50 words or less.

"wonder what happens if I open this clip...?"

Over to you folks!!












Taken with the 'Nik' on auto everything.

17 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE

Monday's Critters




Kaneya the Conqueror!

Looking sooky.

Taken with the Uniden.













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16 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FOUR

SUNday
E'er we move towards the setting sun, step by step becoming one.
Taken with the Uniden at pace!  Blinked and the moment had passed...

15 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THREE

Saturday Symmetry


















The Hotel Taj Mahal, Mumbai.
Taken with the 'Nik' on B&W mode, 100ISO, exposure stopped down two notches and standard focal length.

14 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY TWO

Brilliant 'Bird of Paradise' flowers - (Strelitzia, my OZ Garden)


"My neighbour asked me if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could - as long as he didn't take it out of my garden!"
(Eric Morecambe)









One of my favourite comedians and one of my favourite flowers.  

Taken with the Minolta.

13 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ONE

A hillside at Woko, NSW, Australia.                                                    



"...Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity.  Some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of a man with imagination, Nature is imagination itself."
(William Blake)





One of personal favourites in all my collection.  Taken with the Minolta pocketcam.

12 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY


Wings on Wednesday -
YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in respect to photographing birds.


























Woo-hoooooo!  This marks the end of four months since "TAKE" took flight... and here is one of the more comical attempts at capturing the moment of launch of a black kite.  Sigh.  Late again.
Taken with the 'Nik' on auto exposure and extended to the full 26x optical plus 4x digital zoom, hence the graininess.  
(Have got to anticipate the launch before it actually happens!)

11 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND NINETEEN

The Tuesday Tease























Have a go!  Fifty (or fewer) words to relay a message from Nandi.  "Seriously, when they said I'd be at the top, I didn't think they meant of a pole!" (This small brass bull sits at around 9' from the ground at the entrance to the mandir (temple).  
Taken with the 'Nik' on manual, 100ISO and 5x zoom.

10 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN

Monday's Critters
























Things to do, places to be... this young thug was on a mission!  Taken with the 'Nik' on sports mode.  Zoom was only about 5x.

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09 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN

SUNdays


"Three things cannot be long hidden;
the sun
the moon
and the Truth."
(Buddha)







Taken with the 'Nik' on standard auto.

08 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN

Saturday Symmetry
























A colourful awning lends itself perfectly to this Saturday theme!
Taken with the 'Nik' on auto everything.

07 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN

"All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey." (John Dryden)





























You've seen the buds in glorious colour, now view the full blown blossom of the little rose by the door in simple monochrome.  Taken with the 'Nik' on macro mode, B&W, stopped down two points on the exposure.

06 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN

"Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are." (Alfred Austin)


























Sydney Botanic Gardens - the Japanese Exhibit.  Taken with the Minolta pocketcam.

05 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN


Wings on Wednesday -
YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in respect to photographing birds.


























Rebuttal.  Milvus Migrans Govinda - the Indian Black Kite variant which is actually a golden brown.  Jan/Feb are the 'frisky' months... this female is protecting herself by resting by an 'armed guard'!  the male had several attempts but then thought better of it.
Taken with the 'Nik' on auto all and 8x zoom.

04 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND TWELVE

The Tuesday Tease
























You know the drill by now - 50 words or less in the comments boxes please, prompted by what you see here.  "If I stay absolutely still and drape my leaves like this they'll think I'm a bird..."  An Australian Ghost Gum drapes its beauty on Sandeepany's grounds... but do you see what I see?  
Taken with the 'Nik' on auto focus and exposure, with lens at 16x optical zoom.

03 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN

Monday's Critters
























Didn't think I'd let the month go by without an insect or two did you? &*>
The Australian Garden Orb Spider builds enormous and stunningly beautiful "doily" webs in which to trap prey such as this cicada.  Taken with the Minolta handycam, macro mode.

02 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND TEN

SUNdays





















Just one last peek!  Taken with the Uniden.

01 June 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND NINE

Saturday Symmetry
























Keeping mango-moochers out... and other filchers.  The ashram is in a pretty safe postion, but still.  The mangos ARE very good!  Taken with the 'Nik' on B & W mode using 200ISO and a slight + exposure adjustment.