Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Ratha Saptami Rangoli

ರಥ ಸಪ್ತಮಿಯಾ ಮರುದಿನ ಮುಂಜಾನೆ ಹಾಲು ತರೋಕ್ಕೆ ನಡೆದುಕೊಂಡು ಹೋಗುವಾಗ ಒಬ್ಬರ ಮನೆಯ ಬಾಗಿಲ ಮುಂದೆ ಈ ರಂಗೋಲಿಯನ್ನು ಕಂಡಿದ್ದು. ಎಷ್ಟು ಸುಂದರವಾಗಿ ಚಿತ್ರವನ್ನ ಬಿಡಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

overhead shots of a vacant housing layout

Here are a few overhead shots taken with DJI Mini 2 at a newly formed housing layout close to IIIT, Dharwad. The layout has a garden area with a road around it. Whoever planned this has a superb imagination.




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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

overhead shots

A few shots from the floating camera in DJI Mini 2.



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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

squirrel picking African Tulip tree bark

There's a squirrel family around our apartment building. I've seen them scamper up and down trees. One morning we had kept a tray of green-gram for sunning, the grains were scattered on the sit-out floor. I knew it was a squirrel's work. Despite sighting them often, I'd never caught them photographed them.

Jan 6, 2024, 9-05 AM. I was standing the balcony waving bye to Pushp on her way to work. I heard a shrill cry of a squirrel barely 8' away on the African Tulip tree. The squirrel was squeaking and waving it's bushy tail, looks like it was alarmed at the sight of a human so close by. I remained motionless, watching it for a minute or so, then it calmed down. I went in, grabbed my Canon 550D aimed the extended lens at the squirrel and got a few shots. Below are few clear ones with the squirrel in different positions.

The cute little creature's is always curious. Eye's watching my movements and it's nose sniffing furiously.

It was biting off something from the bark and swallowing it. So this our little friend's breakfast time.

Squirrels are acrobats, they run on the branches, no matter how slender. They jump across branches without any hesitation. They possess amazing control and sense of balance. Wonderful creatures.

Squirrels were regular visitors to a friend's place. Once he discovered that a squirrel had bored a hole through a stack of bedsheets to make a nest for it's babies. With the ruined bedsheets he also discovered how destructive squirrels are which lead to this quote: squirrels are cute looking rodents.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Bulbul pair relaxing on coconut tree

Jan 3, 2024. Though a sunny day, it was cold inside the house. May be it was cold in a shaded place. i happened to notice a pair of Bulbul on a coconut tree. The bulbuls look like they are trying to keep each warm.

As I took pictures, one of the bulbuls looked in my direction. I feel it heard the camera's beep or may be it sensed that they are being watched.

After a few minutes they separated, maybe it's time to head home, where ever it was. Another thing, notice how slime the bulbul looks while standing.

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