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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

rocket launch !

 Ever seen a rocket launch from close quarters ?


This one was bang on target – Akshay Rangarajan  @ Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam  Battar maryathai 25.4.2022 @ night 12.30 !! 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Sales - perspective

 Perspective of a Seller @  7:59 pm – time to close down and take stock of day’s sale !!

Nikon D7500 F6.3; S1/100- ISO 2000 – no flash !!

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Kingfisher !


Amidst city’s cacophony, concrete structures, airconditioners, hangling clothes – one could easily miss such beauties !! – grouped as  *Coraciiformes*  -   colourful birds including the kingfishers, the bee-eaters, and more.


Storks ! நாரை விடு தூது

Storks are large, long-legged, long-necked wading birds with long, stout bills.

பழம்படு பனையின் கிழங்கு பிளந்தன்ன

பவளக் கூர்வாய்ச் செங்கால் நாராய்

- நாரை விடு தூது - சத்திமுத்தப் புலவர்.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

beau calf !!


I love this beauty !  .. .. and .. .. her ‘sangu’ dollar.


 எம்பிரானையே கை கூப்பித் தொழாய் மட நெஞ்சமே !!

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Oh Butterfly !!

 Thikku Theriyatha kattil’ (in a forest lost in directions) was also the name of a hit movie released in 1972 starring Muthuraman and Lakshmi … a song 

‘பூப்பூவா பறந்து போகும் பட்டுப்பூச்சி அக்கா - நீ

பளபளன்னு போட்டிருப்பது யாரு கொடுத்த சொக்கா’  

– a child asking the butterfuly as to who gave it such a beautiful shirt ! – was a grand hit of yesteryears.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Nature's palette !!

 பொன்மாலைப்பொழுது !  .. வான மகள் நாணும் போது .. ..

City life is all about !! - somersault !!

 City life is all about !!

நகரத்து வாழ்க்கை என்ன என்றால் :  -  குரங்கு அவதாரம் எடுத்து, தெருக்களில் ட்ராபிக்கில்  குட்டிக்கரணம் போட்டு, வேடிக்கை காட்டி - எப்படியாவது சிரித்து - தம் சேர்ந்தோருடன் மகிழ்ச்சியாக இருப்பதே !!

Thursday, April 7, 2022

bottle brush !

 Callistemon species have commonly been referred to as bottlebrushes because of their cylindrical, brush like flowers resembling a traditional bottle brush.

flycatcher !!

 Muscicapa – possibly one of the old flycatchers !!

insect on a flower !

 Nature has its wonders !  .. .. there are so many species – all surviving with some green cover.  Here is one found on a sangu pushpam (Clitoria Ternatea) 

Hymenoptera is a large order of insects, comprising the sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants.

Cat on the wall n staring!

 Everybody wants to be a cat

Because a cat's the only cat

Who knows where it's at  .. ..  Walt disney records

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Semparuthi Poovu

Hibiscus (semparuthi) - flowers are large, conspicuous, trumpet-shaped, with five or more petals, mostly seen in pink, magenta ….. .. here is a white one !


Saturday, April 2, 2022

HIndu High School staff

 Pre-script .. a photo taken during Sree Ramanavami 1 purappadu this evening at Thiruvallikkeni. 

Triplicanites would know the person with shirt – Sri Govindan, too well, for his enthusiastic flag-waving during thiruther.  He worked in Hindu High School as Office assistant, and seeing this might bring lot of memories of Hindu High school students. 

MAPs at work !

    Concentration is his forte and his pictures & videos speak volumes