Friday, June 25, 2010

BEAUTY, IN ANY FORM, IS MESMERISING

Haven't had much time lately to write posts - had clicked some pictures over the last one month - some pictures that I enjoyed watching - thought I would put them up here.
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Monkeys too enjoy mangoes!
In full bloom

Approaching full moon.

More than half way...

Dusk at 36000 feet during the pre-monsoon season
Dawn is breaking

Ready to spread cheer all around
Cute little bug strolling in the beautiful little flower
Honey bee homing in......

Dripping pollen

Sunset at Ahmedabad - TV tower in the foreground.

Intricate hand crafted designs

7 comments:

Piper .. said...

wow!! Sir, your images just keep getting better and better. Loved the picture of the monkey! The full moon is simply awesome!! How on earth did you manage these pictures? Did you use a telephoto lens? How much was the exposure, Sir, if I may ask? Those are some lovely shots!! I have a suggestion for the last picture too. Sir, have you tried taking the shot from a lower level? As in, if the eye/camera level is at the level of the table, the shot might be better. I took a few similar ones and liked the effect, Sir. All in all, gorgeous pictures!!!

BK Chowla, said...

Honestly, monkey is the best.

How do we know said...

awesome awesome awesome!!

J P Joshi said...

Piper: Thank you for your generous comment. Will try the shot as you suggested. I am experimenting my way through and learning - a long way to go yet, when I look at pictures on Flickr. The moon shot was first tried on 'Auto', and then taking the camera's logic, I went onto 'shutter speed priority' and tried various speeds on both sides of the shutter speed given by the camera in auto mode. Took many photos and deleted most of them after uploading them on the computer - that is the reason I love digital cameras. This shot was taken at 1/250th of a second; f/4.3; 60 mm focal length (10x optical zoom).

BK Chowla: Thank you - I also love the monkey - I love mangoes too.

HDWK: Thank you.

L. Venkata Subramaniam said...

beautiful pictures! Pictures of the moon always fascinate me. Here you have captured the moon in a good mood :)

Piper .. said...

Thank you so much for the specifics, Sir! I will try it out. I did try a few shots this full moon. None was worth a keep :(:( After Mam told me you were addicted to flickr, I started surfing it all the more :):) I`m learning a lot from it too. There is also a site called digital photography.com. Google search it to find the exact url. It gives some great tips too.

J P Joshi said...

LVS: Thank you. I am curious to know as to how did you say that, "you have captured the moon in a good mood :)"

Piper: Thank you Piper, I too have been to this site and learnt quite a bit out there, and am still learning - there is so much to learn.