Oct 13, 2017

pottery bazar at Shilparamam

Shilparamam's pottery market's items...

Ganpati in pataga

Radha Krishna

Camel and Giraffe


Boar and Pitcher

Stool and Tortoise

Giraffe, Brindavan and Pitcher

Piggy Bank

Stacks of Tea Cups

Laughing Buddha and incense dispenser

more Tea Cups.. floral motif

some more Tea Cups.. striped pattern

smiling face

Pickle Jars

Drishti Gombe

Conical Tea Cups


Sep 2, 2017

dragon-fly variant?

This lovely insect was seen at Shilparamam on Sept-2. It was resting on a blade of grass. It was difficult to shoot without disturbing it. It took several seconds before I could get my mobile from the bag. I took 7 blind shots - 2 were blurred and 5 were fine. The close movement disturbed the insect and it took off. Though it looks like a dragonfly, its flying style was like a butterfly. It fluttered around the spot several minutes and settled down. Now the position was better for a shoot. As I moved the camera closer, it took off again. I did not want to bother it any more..


Jun 25, 2017

Mister Bright

Mister Bright, our four-legged friend. We have been seeing him since a little pup. He loves the construction site opposite our apartment. He goes around the site as though he's a supervisor :)

He's not scared of heights.. I caught him on the first floor, standing barely inches away from the edge. He looks down on human and vehicular traffic seriously.

 He settles down, takes a deep breath.

He was sitting still for several minutes.. occasionally turning his neck to look at birds, people or vehicles.

He's rarely seen with other dogs. He prefers human company.  In fact a pack of 6 well built dogs living nearby is his enemy. He's very cautious, never takes chance with the pack. So he stays closer to people he trusts or in the safety of an apartment opposite the construction site.

Several months ago, we fed him a pack of biscuits near our apartment gate. We left while he was still munching. By the time we reached our flat in second floor, he too had reached the end of the aisle. I'd to chase him away leat some resident complains about a 'wild beast' prowling around in the building.