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 August 2013

TAKE TWO HUNDRED

Saturday Symmetry - Hari OM!! 200 - a little over six months of My Take.  Woohoo!



















So a little celebratory decoration to mark the occasion.  Thanks to all supporters and visitors thus far.  I hope you will continue to share and enjoy this rather erratic photographic adventure with Wild YAM!

30 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE

...the last rose of summer?



























Even during monsoon, our little rose bush by the front door has been managing to bloom.
Taken with the 'Nik' on macro and B&W mode.

29 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY EIGHT

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


























A dieffenbachia variety which I have WLPGd; cyanotype then played around with light and tone.  Not quite negative, but getting there!

28 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY SEVEN

Wings on Wednesday -

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



























Sunset in late summer as the first monsoon clouds gathered. Taken with the 'Nik' on auto sports and at full 26x optical zoom.

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Hari Om everyone!  Welcome to the 'Wings on Wednesday'  linky, a mid-week spot for those folks who have 'wings' piccies!  

This is YAM's very own bird specific theme, so please, if you do link up, all I ask is that you stick to the following:
1)   Your link should be directly to a bird picture/s ONLY and does not have to be 'professional'. Please be aware that other subjects will have their links deleted.  General postings can link at Tuesday's Me-Now-Views over at My Meno!
2)   Your blog should be non-commercial.  Whilst I respect your right to earn money, this is for hobbyists to network.  Please know that I will remove any overtly commercial connection.
3)   Please put a link-back/shout out to MY TAKE as a matter of courtesy.  Thank you!  

In that regard, I would like to say HI and Thanks to NC Sue for putting up a great Linkys page.

Even if you never tried photographing a bird ever before, give it a go!  Let's have fun and your comments will also be appreciated.

This link will remain open until midnight Friday, Mumbai time. 



27 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY SIX

The Tuesday Tease
























"Princess Dudhrani of the Kolwan Brahmins was caught chowing down on giggle-weed out in the back paddocks.  She was less than pleased to see the YAMarazzi present!"

Go on have a go - 50 or less words caption for the picture in the comments box please &*>
Taken with the Uniden.

26 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY FIVE

Monday's Critters

























A yearling Langur Monkey enjoying a summer's evening after raiding the mango trees!
Taken with the 'Nik' on auto and 5x optical zoom.

25 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY FOUR

MOONday




















What - last Sunday of the month already??  Taken with the 'Nik' on auto and 20x optical zoom.

24 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY THREE

Saturday Symmetry























It has to be said, Edinburgh is a place which oozes symmetry at every corner and this New Town architecture just sings with it!  Taken with the Uniden.

23 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY TWO





A neighbour's garden in Australia.  French Lavendar.  Can you smell it?  I can, it lingers long in memory!




















Taken with the Uniden on macro mode.

22 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY ONE

Newhaven Harbour, Edinburgh, Scotland


























Taken with the Uniden.

21 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY

Wings on Wednesday -

YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in respect to photographing birds.
"Okay, they said just drop into a dive..."

"...then spread the wings....  WHEEEEEEEEEEE!!!"

LAUNCHPAD:
Parts two and three - last week we saw the fledgling looking a tad pensive as it perched on the thin branch.  Here he goes for broke.














Not only was this young Black Kite successful, but YAM finally got some half way decent shots of a take-off!

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



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Hari Om everyone!  Welcome to the 'Wings on Wednesday'  linky, a mid-week spot for those folks who have 'wings' piccies!  

This is YAM's very own bird specific theme, so please, if you do link up, all I ask is that you stick to the following:
1)   Your link should be directly to a bird picture/s ONLY and does not have to be 'professional'. Please be aware that other subjects will have their links deleted.  General postings can link at Tuesday's Me-Now-Views over at My Meno!
2)   Your blog should be non-commercial.  Whilst I respect your right to earn money, this is for hobbyists to network.  Please know that I will remove any overtly commercial connection.
3)   Please put a link-back/shout out to MY TAKE as a matter of courtesy.  Thank you!  

In that regard, I would like to say HI and Thanks to NC Sue for putting up a great Linkys page.

Even if you never tried photographing a bird ever before, give it a go!  Let's have fun and your comments will also be appreciated.

This link will remain open until midnight Friday, Mumbai time. 




20 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY NINE

The Tuesday Tease


Caption time!

"Dude, how long does it take to make chapattis anyway??!"




Taken with the Uniden in Kolwan village.

19 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY EIGHT

Monday's Critters


Just a random three from the Uniden library.

Top two from my Aussie garden; this little spinner was barely bigger than a 10c coin (...dime, maybe, in US terms, or 20p in UK)...

The Purple-rumped Sunbird is a hummingbird and this is the male enjoying nectar up at Kolwan.

18 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SEVEN

SUNdays
























Just before monsoon hit, when the sunrise could still be seen.  Taken with the 'Nik' on auto and 5x optical zoom.

17 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SIX

Saturday Symmetry



















The IIT campus at Powai.  Taken with the 'Nik' on auto everything but it was one of the first photos made with it and the fully extended 26x opt and 4x digi zoom without any support make this a less than sharp image. Still nice shapes for my symmetry theme though...  It's all learning!

16 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE

"Let your life dance lightly on the edges of Time, like dew on the tip of a leaf." (R. Tagore)


























Taken with the Uniden on my porch in Australia.

15 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FOUR

...check bottom left!

























With the tide out, many folk were on the causeway to the Mosque in the Sea, Mumbai.  Meanwhile, in the shade, let the sleeping dogs lie!!

Taken with the 'Nik' on manual auto focus at 100ISO.

I have entered this in the meme The Thursday Challenge.

14 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY THREE

Wings on Wednesday -

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















LAUNCHPAD:
Part one of three... this young bird may have been on it's training flight.  Come back next Wednesday to see how that went!

Taken with the 'Nik' on sports auto and 16x optical zoom.
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Hari Om everyone!  A special event - I have decided to put a linky gadget on this mid-week spot as they seem to be popular and lots of folks have 'wings' piccies!  The 'Wings on Wednesday" is my very own theme, so please, if you do link up, all I ask is that you stick to the following:
1)   Your link should be directly to a bird picture/s and does not have to be 'professional'. This is specific please, so be aware that other subjects will have their links deleted.  General postings can link at Tuesday's Me-Now-Views over at My Meno!
2)   Your blog should be non-commercial.  Whilst I respect your right to earn money, this is for hobbyists to network.  Please know that I will remove any overtly commercial connection.
3)   Please put a link-back/shout out to MY TAKE.  Thank you!  

In that regard, I would like to say HI and Thanks to NC Sue for putting up a great Linkys page.

This link will remain open until midnight Friday, Mumbai time. 

Let's have fun  - your comments will also be appreciated.


13 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY TWO

The Tuesday Tease
image copyright to Yamini Ali MacLean 2013

"Look out everyone, the two-legs have devised an way to get us on the spit when we try to land!"

Have a go at captioning the picture in the comments box!



Taken with the 'Nik' when it was still on training buttons!

12 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY ONE

Monday's Critters
image copyright to Yamini Ali MacLean 2013

image copyright to Yamini Ali MacLean 2013
Kaneya the Conqueror awaits the arrival of biscuits.

..."over here chaps!"...

Taken furtively on the Uniden.  (This dear little camera which has been in almost constant use for nearly six years, is starting to play up and is not the sharpest tool - but still far too handy to let go!)


Please do visit BOZO and also pop over HERE to read more on the J's.

11 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY

SUNdays












Taken with the Uniden from a rattling bus.  The noise and discomfort were nothing in the face of such beauty.

10 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY NINE

Saturday Symmentry
























Newhaven Harbour, Edinburgh, Scotland.  Taken with the Uniden, using in-fill flash.

09 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY EIGHT

"The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone."  (Goethe)


























Australian Rock Orchids.  Taken with the Uniden pocketcam, macro mode.

08 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SEVEN

"...and when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain there would be no rainbow." 
(G K Chesterton)

























Monsoon pours on.  Taken with the 'Nik' on manual auto focus at 800ISO.

07 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SIX

Wings on Wednesday -

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





















The Bharadwaj (bronze-winged or common coucal) is a regular round these parts and quite the character.  Made several decent shots of this one which you will see in due course.  Taken with the 'Nik' on auto everything and this was at 10x optical zoom.

06 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE

The Tuesday Tease
...sorry it's so small, but was taken on the Minolta at low resolution and enlarging caused blurring.

What's the lioness saying?

"Honey, if all you can do all day is roar at the guests, you can find yourself another hostess!"



This is the partner statue to TAKE THIRTY (back in March archives).

Over to you viewers - give it a caption in the comments box!

05 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FOUR

Monday's Critters
























The monsoon took a break for almost a whole day and lots of critters came out to play...
this was the first time in my two years here that I had seen two squirrels together - and HOW!  They were quite literally 'gambolling' along the fence and in out of the creeper.  
The female faces camera and the male is clearly evidenced at the tale end - but also by the more reddish fur on the face.  I got several shots with the 'Nik' on varying lengths of zoom; this one I had to boost in WLPG, thus losing some of the clarity, but it was a moment of pure joy for which I was willing to sacrifice photographic pride!!

To enjoy a more cheeky snap  of the happy couple, pop over here.  Don't forget to visit BOZO and why not check out my newly refreshed 'filing' system over on the right, where all my fave blogs have been put into categories to suit my viewing public.  &*>


04 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THREE

SUNdays























The Uniden may not be the smartest snapper of photographs in the world, but Lord is it handy when you need it most...

03 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY TWO

Saturday Symmetry
"Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric?  Think first about the foundations of humility.  The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation."  St Augustine.



























Taken at max zoom on the little Uniden pocketcam, from a moving vehicle.

02 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY ONE

"The Amen of Nature is always a flower." (Oliver Wendell Holmes)


































Giant frangipani.  Taken with the Uniden.

01 August 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY

May the Lord bless us and keep us in our final weeks at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya...


























The 'dome' of the Jagadishwara Mandir is, of course, the Sivalingam.  The three parallel marks remind the vedantin of Viveka, Vairagya and Samadhi-shatsampatti; Discrimination, Detachment and the Six Keys to Clear Living.
Taken with the 'Nik' on auto everything and zoomed 5x optical.