Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pig Like Insect

Pig Like Insect, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

very tiny insect on the door frame.. and my wife Meghana calls me for photoshoot :).. (i don't remember last time someone asked me to photograph a human being :D)

this one was quite interesting.. anyone ID please!

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Morning @ Pashan Lake

Morning @ Pashan Lake, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

It was heavenly few minutes just when sun starting showing up on the horizon and the first rays met the misty lake full of ducks!

Truly magical moment!

Had a BLAST alone on Pashan Lake on Sunday morning.. no MACROs this time but lot of pics of sunrise and butterflies.. few birds too! Will post them over the week!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Head On

Head On, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

This is the side closer view.

And a closer look at the head!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Juicy Meal

Juicy Meal, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.


Definately View Large On Black

It was sheer pleasure to see the robber fly catch the moth in mid air and then take it to a nearby leaf. As the moth was bit heavy the robber fly could not take it too far away from me and i followed it for few meters couple of times (in dense grass!!) and got this!

Couple of interesting close-ups in comments as usual :)

Taken last Saturday early morning.. in my backyard again!
1. Our friend immediately starts digging into the moth.. you can also see the coiled proboscis of the moth and some kind of "eye contact" between killer and the kill!

2. That's an impressive tail

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Up Close with Butterfly

Up Close with Butterfly, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.


View Large On Black

Guess this is as sharp as it gets... Very satisfying shot as i had to follow the butterfly for 15-20 mins to get it settled and go REALLY close for this kind of shot!

Got few dew drops on the legs as well in the shallow DOF as a bonus :D

This is first time i have managed to capture the circled proboscis (that's what its called.. thanks to google:
here is an outtake where i can cover the whole butterfly at least in bokeh

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Colorful Dreams.... of Glass

Colorful Dreams.... of Glass, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Had a long shopping day on lakshmi road and could not resist taking few shots of the colorful bangles.. problem was.. picking the shot to upload.. so uploading a couple of out-takes in comments.

Natural light (rather shade!) on Sunday afternoon bringing out the colors.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Crystal, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. ~Edward Abbey

Friday, October 22, 2010


Gold, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Pure Gold from nature! Dew Drops on grass flower.. less than 1 centimeter.. beauty revealed thanks to Raynox..

Picked up the camera after almost 15-20 days and had GREAT macro session alone in the backyard of my house.

more photos coming over the week

Canon 1000d

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Careful Steps

Careful Steps, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

shot from Pashal Lake macro shoot with Anshum & Andy! Been long time!

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Sofy & Delicate

Sofy & Delicate, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

one of my first shots with Raynox.. the same day i got the delivery in US in June...
As you can see.. i haven't got ANY time to click, but fortunately have some stock left to keep uploading daily :D

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ravan Dahan (Vijaya Dashami)

Ravan Dahan (Vijaya Dashami), originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Vijaya Dashami on Sunday in front of my building in Pune.. this was a 40 feet Ravan which was burnt with firecrackers (even though there was a rain they managed to burn it!

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Sunday, October 17, 2010


Gloomy, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Today's sky was really gloomy.. especially on the Dasarra evening you don't want heavy rain and that's what we got in pune.. this shot was just few mins before it started pouring

Basil Flowers

Basil Flowers, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

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Friday, October 15, 2010


~Eye~, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

going for a a close crop this time.. happy that it has preserved the quality in spite of that!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Shell, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

different subject and processing on my rayonx macro.. hope you guys will like it!

New Life

New Life, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Simple & beautiful.. May our grand children get this earth as green as we received from our grand parents!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Delicate Purple

Delicate Purple, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

beauty is everywhere in the micro world.. seen through macro lens :)

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010


Consolidation, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

my fav subject again! i just can't stop taking photos of water drops.. and this is why.. infinite combinations!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ready to Jump

Ready to Jump, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

another interesting insect.. looks like horse to me.. not sure why!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Weed on the Wall

Weed on the Wall, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Saw this wall with the small bush growing from the cracks.. impulsive capture i must say!

I know its difficult to know that its a wall.. my bad.. but i love the way its coming out of the crack and the green moss growth on the wall!

Bricks / flowers welcome..

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Red Band Eyes

Red Band Eyes, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

found another jumping spider..this time with red band around the eyes.. arn't they cute!
Here are few more SOOC shots...

1. The original position.. it was hiding behind a large leaf

2. Eyes!

3. Top View

Monday, October 4, 2010

Rusting Industrialization

Rusting Industrialization, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Something totally different than my usual photographic subject.. wanted to take a photo for "Metal-On-Metal" subject for this week's DPChallenge, and stumbled on this rusting piece of metal equipment on Kalyan-Panvel road on the weekend trip!

Few more photos below.

I love urban decay.. get lot of rust :D

Sunday, October 3, 2010

White-throated Fantail Flycatcher

The White-throated Fantail Flycatcher has the apt name of Nachan (नाचण) or Dancer in Marathi, which is befitting as the movements of bird gives the impression of a delicate dancer.

Photo taken in Kalyan today!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Taking the path of Light

Taking the path of Light, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

I love twilight.. yesterday's sky was really nice.. and a bird in flight really made it picture perfect!..