For the duration of this notice, unless otherwise stated, all images have been trawled from my photographic archives... pandemic times have curtailed camera times!!!

31 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY NINE

Wings on Wednesday -

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




















Formation flying, the Kite-crobats!  Taken with the 'Nik' on sports mode and 20x zoom.

30 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY EIGHT

The Tuesday Tease
























50 words or less to describe what you see.  "All stones turned towards the gate in anticipation of a guest appearance."
This is the churchyard cemetery of Cramond Church, near Edinburgh.  Taken with the Uniden.


29 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY SEVEN

Monday's Critters - a few more flutteries for you!

The dragonfly above had decided to take a night flight.












These are Indian honey bees.












Yes, that IS a praying mantis!! A hefty specimen who took a liking for  our Manoj.



End of days.






All taken with the Uniden.

28 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX

MOONday























"To contemplate is to look at shadows."  (Victor Hugo)
Taken with the 'Nik' on auto and 15x zoom.

27 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE

Saturday Symmetry


Racing up the highway from Mumbai City back to the ashram last Monsoon... wasn't paying enough attention - could have been near the Sion Flyover.

Anyone got a better idea?  Very pretty building.

















Taken with the Uniden on monochrome.

26 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FOUR

Rose sheds a tear for memory of youth.













Taken with the 'Nik' on macro mode, exposure stopped down half a notch.

25 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THREE

Last Thursday - the day when things can go haywire, or are just plain peculiar!


























Last week you saw the naked monochrome of this fountain.  Here's the fence that got in the way... &*>  Taken with the 'Nik' on auto and extended 5x zoom.

24 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY TWO

Wings on Wednesday -

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


























These little woodpeckers (this is a male) are quite plentiful round the ashram but very flittery, so am very happy to have obtained this shot.  Taken with the 'Nik' on manual 200ISO, exposure stopped up a notch and lens extended to full 26x optical plus the 4x digital.

23 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY ONE

The Tuesday Tease
























"I can seeeeee youuuuu...."  Go on - have a go at captioning the pic in less than 50 words.
Divali lights and seed pod taken with the Uniden.

22 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY

Monday's Critters





















Radha and Kaneya, sunbaking.  Taken with the Uniden.
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21 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY NINE

SUNdays
"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky." (Rabindranath Tagore)

Taken with the Uniden.









20 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY EIGHT

Saturday Symmetry

Sorry this is rather a thumbnail but it was taken in a hurry in the rain... just wanted to show how the shanty-town shores up in the monsoonal deluge.  Quite solid mud brick, double level homes with corrugated roofs, in need of just that little bit more.


Taken with the Uniden.

19 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SEVEN

Surya namaskaram


"Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed." 
(Walt Whitman)



















Taken with the Uniden pocketcam.

18 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SIX



Monsoon Moments







Taken with the 'Nik' on varied exposures, macro, standard and sports modes, the last in monochrome.

17 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE

Wings on Wednesday -

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


























...A shameful photograph,technically speaking, everything was working against it - light, shadow, too many same colours ....but I got that take off!!!
Taken with the 'Nik' on sports auto at 10x opt. zoom.

16 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FOUR

The  Tuesday Tease


It's that day - in less than 50 words, what's this crow thinking?

"Bungy?  What Bungy???"

















Taken with the 'Nik' on auto and 16x opt. zoom.

15 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THREE

Monday's Critters
Image `  © Yamini Ali MacLean




B1 (aka "Winkie")


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This piccie hurriedly snapped on the Uniden... you don't hang around B1 too long!

14 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO

SUNday
"Photograph; a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art." (Ambrose Bierce)
Taken with the 'Nik' on  manual mode at 100ISO and 16x optical zoom.

13 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ONE

Saturday Symmetry
Sky echoing land...Nature does it best!!
Taken with the Uniden, this is a view from Cramond Shore looking across the Firth of Forth to the Burgh of Fife.

12 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY

"I like to think of thoughts as the living blossoms borne by the human tree."  (James Douglas)


























Taken with the Uniden.

11 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY NINE

In the heart of Edinburgh - to read the whole article go here.
Taken with the Uniden pocketcam.
The dichotomy between Brodie's respectable fa├žade, and his real nature inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Stevenson's father had furniture made by Brodie.
Deacon Brodie is commemorated by a pub of that name on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, on the corner between the Lawnmarket and Bank Street which leads down to The Mound, and an alleyway off the Royal Mile, which contained his family residence, still bears the name "Brodie's Close"

10 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY EIGHT

Wings on Wednesday -

YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in respect to photographing birds.
"The man who has no imagination has no wings."  (Muhammad Ali)
Taken with the 'Nik' on sports auto and full lens zoom extension.



























09 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY SEVEN

The Tuesday Tease































It's the 50 words or less challenge again. 
"Who let the YAMarazzi into this paddock?!!" Purnaja the lead buffalo displaying the latest in bovine bling...
Taken with the Uniden pocket cam.

08 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY SIX

Monday's Critters
Karma Chameleon!!

This is the 'common' variety and this particular specimen was around two feet in length.  That darkening to match the trunk was happening as I took the photograph.  I have seen them in yellow and also orangey-red colouring also.  Not many as big as this though.

Taken with the 'Nik' on standard auto everything and lens extended to about 3x optical zoom.

07 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE

SUNday























"I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church.  For you and I are sons of one religion and it is the Spirit." (Kalil Gibran).
Taken with the Uniden.

06 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FOUR

Saturday Symmetry

























Cramond's Church dates back 800 years.  The main tower and this back crypt are original, all else between has been added and rebuilt over the centuries.  Taken with the Uniden.

05 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY THREE

"By plucking her petals you do not gather the beauty of the flower." (Rabindranath Tagore)
Taken with the Uniden on macro.

04 July 2013

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By no means a brilliant photograph, this still has appeal in a romantic sort of way.  I was exercising the 'Nik' to see what it could do.  

This fountain is seen through the naked fence from my window over on the hotel side.  Thus the slight fuzziness is from the chicken wire immediately in front (5 metres), coupled with the full extension of opt and digital zoom.

03 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY ONE

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




















Through the haze gazing, on extended wing lazing, suspended and free, a kite's life for me!
Taken with the 'Nik' on 'extended lens amazing'!!!

02 July 2013

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The Tuesday Tease
























Write a caption (not more than 50 words). ... "Shall I whisper to thee sweet nothings?..."
Taken with the 'Nik' on macro and exposure stopped down a notch to compensate for midday sun.

01 July 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY NINE

Monday's Critters
























Sakhi sunbathing at Sandeepany.  Taken with the Uniden.

Don't forget to visit BOZO and my other favoured pet blogs!  Checkout Sakhi's story at Canine Chronicles and the J's  over at the memoirs as well.