Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Carrying My House on My Back

Carrying My House on My Back, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

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I always wish i could do this, especially when i am stuck in traffic jam :D

I love the translucent body of a snail and firmly attached shell..

Yet another front page for me.. with this photo :D

Monday, August 30, 2010

Standing Tall amongst the tiny

It was quite interesting & contrasting to see a lone tall tree in the middle of rice farm!

Taken off old pune-mumbai highway yesterday late afternoon... the whole place is GREEN.. there is no other color in the sight thanks to heavy rains over past few weeks!

HDR (from single RAW).. trying not to go overboard!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Damselfly Brakefast... Yummy??

Fly a day.. keeps damselfly healthy, flying and shiny! :D

He finished the fly within the span of 3 quick clicks on my camera.. that's fast eating!

Shot from Saturday morning macro shoot @ Pashan Lake

Yes.. I made it to the top

Yes.. I made it to the top, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

I also had "Achievement" as alternate title for this one!

Another interesting shot from yesterday's macro shoot with Anshum and Anand @ Pashan Lake.

This is a white leaf beetle... trying to climb on a flower stem...

What i like most about this one is the "cute face" almost like the ones in Disney animated movies... i am sure they took inspiration from these beetles.

Also this beetle has a plastic like transparent shell.. see few more pics of the same guy in comments below.
Few more shots of the same semi-transparent beetle
1. Just before he made it to the top

2. On white flower

3. On Green Leaf

Explored: Aug 28, 2010 #388

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wafer Thin..Side View..

Wafer Thin..Side View.., originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Damselfly..side view..

Shot from this morning macro shoot @ Pashan Lake (Pune) with Urban Prowler (http://www.flickr.com/photos/anshum_m)and Anand J (http://www.flickr.com/photos/anand-j/)

I could barely fit the full insect with complete focus into the 70mm with raynox.. Bit more space on left could have helped!!

Raynox + Pop-up-flash diffuser rocks and so does the Pashan Lake.. You can go there for birding / sunrise / sunset or now for insects!
Here is another shot of the same damselfly when he landed on a leaf instead of a flower!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Simplicity, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication: Leonardo Da Vinci

Things i wanted to include in this shot
- Simplicity (as the title says)
- Parallel Lines (Tilted)
- Negative Space
- Bright Green Color
- Water Drop at one of the corners

Explored: Aug 26, 2010 #166

Reflective Fishing

Reflective Fishing, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

From the achieves... on p&s

Macros are popular & satisfying individually.. but i need to get out of the "popular fishing net" and continue developing other parts of my photography as well!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Colorful Alert

Colorful Alert, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Dangerous looking dragonfly... shot @ with 300 mm.. no.. this is not raynox... just plane sigma 70-300mm!!


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Hay Dew Drops...Get off my way!!

We see dew-drops as beauty.. was wondering how the bugs see them... probably hurdles in their road to food?

Explored: Aug 25, 2010 #487

Any thoughts?

This short went through minimal processing.. just a bit of contrast in Picasa 3.. i think its looking decent.. what say you?
Few More

Size Zero.. Perfect Shape

Size Zero.. Perfect Shape, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Its not just the film-stars and models strive for.. you can find lot of examples of "perfect size zero" in nature...

This time its red ant (लाल डोंगळा) from konkan.. shot taken in Alibag.. with my Macro Kit.. ofcourse!

Black background is natural thanks to the flash on the subject and other grass leaves being slightly distant (well few centimeters away is also "distant" in macro")
Another out-take of the same red ant..

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Heavenly Konkan (Pano)

Heavenly Konkan (Pano), originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Pano of 11 shots.. earlier i was taking pano with landscape shots.. till i saw the "GURU" soumitra taking the pano of vertical oriented shots.. and i realize that it works best :)


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Monday, August 23, 2010

Full to the Brim

Full to the Brim, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

overflowing small water reservoir on the way to Alibag from pune.. just off express high-way.

Thanks to bumber monsoon this year

SOOC photo! (was too lazy to even change the lens to 18-55... so this one taken at 70mm!)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Clear Pearl Necklace

Clear Pearl Necklace , originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Morning Dew on Spider Net.. simple & delicate

Light thanks to rising sun and modified pop-up-flash

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Bridegroom, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Anshum wrote to me 2 days back:
"The other day i found an ant in my room and it was asking for your address. Seems there is a wedding in its family and they are looking for a photographer : )"

I thought for a while and accepted the wedding photo shoot.. for free (with an agreement that i will not kill them!).

The wedding was early in the morning to take advantage of the morning dew!

requesting your blessings for the newly wed
Couple of out-takes:
1. If i fall on this .. i am dead

2. Button Eye

Hanging in there

Hanging in there, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Both spider-web and the drops were hanging precariously on the grass twig :D

Monday, August 16, 2010

Moving Towards My Goal

Moving Towards My Goal, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Slowly.. but surely!!
here is a view of just the fly. Believe me it was VERY VERY tiny.. my first intent was to capture the drops.. which i did and then realized there is a small fly sitting near it... the drop you see was the smallest of the drops on that twig.


Wet, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Early Morning Dew Drops captured on my Rayonx with the help of the modified plastic-soda-bottle flash diffuser.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lonely Bird

Lonely, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

this was captured in Central Park, New York.. last month

Monday, August 9, 2010

S L O W ... S N A I L

S L O W ... S N A I L, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Another one from the weekend P@P outing.. this time in MACRO-MODE.

Raynox + DIY pop-up flash soft box
first time trying HDR on a Macro (to recover the details from shadows, not for the HDR effect!)

My Kit.. (for those who haven't seen it already!)

And some out-takes:


Pink, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Almost an SOOC shot from the P@P shoot during the weekend

Of course.. Raynox and my by-now-famous soda-bottle flash diffuser!

Explored: Aug 9, 2010 #138

Good Photos don't come easily

That's soumitra!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Lost in the clouds

Lost in the clouds, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.
heavenly clouds... near mulshi.. shot taken from moving car!
Explored: Aug 7, 2010 #287


Smooth, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.
Waterfall at Shere (Near Ajinkya's site) thanks to P@P photo shoot today... Wonderful half day trip today

Explored: Aug 7, 2010 #26
Front Page:
never expected this to reach the front page... seriously!! thanks a lot guys!!
From Flickr Companion

Friday, August 6, 2010


Serene, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

another one from Lavasa.. small... simple stream!

Let's make life colorful

Let's make life colorful, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.
modified pop-up-flash... Finally picked up my camera again after 10 days and got some shots.. feels better!

Explored: Aug 5, 2010 #474


~P-E-R-S-P-E-C-T-I-V-E~, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

develop it... a positive one... towards life... its important

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Flickr Page.. and useful greasemonkey scripts

Here are the scripts i have been using on old flickr photo page... which no longer work.. trying ot find alternatives... and if they are needed!!

Will keep working further on this!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Published.. water drops

this time got a update from one of the users that my photo is being used under creative-commons license for article on The best funds for your 401(k)

Here is the photo
 water drops on a leaf