Tag Archive | photography

“A flower blossoms for its own joy” – Oscar Wilde

Blooming Jacaranda

 Botanists refer as Jacaranda Mimosifolia

A tree, native to Central America

Spread its roots near and far,

 And line the streets everywhere.

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When summer comes

Jacaranda blooms to hide her leaves

With magnificent purple panicles

Showing off her wealth to the world,

That I am here….

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A great moment for the photographer!

There are times that you have to be at the right time at the right place!

Here is a photo captured by an Aus-Lankan while touring in Sri Lanka. One of the infants of the monkey is enjoying a drink from his mum while the other is having a cuddle.

Daljit Raj Chelliah a keen photographer captured this moment at the top of the cave- temple hills of Dambulla (தம்புளை) located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka.

The cave temple is archeologically conspicuous land mark of Sri Lanka  whose inhabitants dates back to the third Century BC.  During 10 -12 CE Dambulla was ruled by the Viceroy of Raja-Raja Cholan of Tamil Nadu.

 

dambulla rock temple

Family time! (Photo credit: Daljit Raj Chelliah)

Lovely bunch of coconuts as treat (WPC : Treat)

The photo was taken few years ago at Hikkaduwa beach in Sri Lanka.  On a hot summer day king coconut water is heavenly. The coconut water is  sweet and healthy and a wonderful re-hydrant.

King Coconut is native to Sri Lanka and referred as  “Sev -izhanheer” in Tamil and Thembilli in Sinhala.

King coconut water - A Heavenly Thirst Quencher

King coconut water – A Heavenly Thirst Quencher

At this  juncture, lets reminisce an old song “I got a  lovely bunch of coconuts” composed in 1944 by Fred Heatherton. The re-make of the song in 1950, sung by the vocalist Merv Griffin with the Freddy Martin and his Orchestra  was in top 10 hit in the USA and sold 3 million copies. Hope you will enjoy the number as I did.

This entry In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Treat.”

Eventually Everything Connects (WPC: Connected)

Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects.

The quality of the connections is the quality per se.
-Charles Eames –

Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the quality per se. -Charles Eames - (credit : brainy Quotes)

Eventually everything connects including the tiny beads to make beautiful neck laces (Stree- Stall at Fort Cochin , Kerala, India)

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Street vendor with her beads at Fort Cochin, Kerala, India

The above entry is in response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Connected.”

Chasing a busy bee in different angles ( WPC: “From Every angle”)

Birds Eyeview

“Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open” -Dalai Lama-

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“Cock your hat, Angles are attitudes” – Frank Sinatra –

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” Imaginary time is a new dimension, at right angles to ordinary, real time.” – Stephen Hawkins

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Side view of a bee, carrying pollen on his foot

Is it why that the Beauty is said to  be in the eye of the beholder?

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “From Every Angle.”

Quotes credit to :  Brainy quotes

Vivid Kathakkali Dancers in Kerala (WPC: Vivid)

The photos were taken at a Kathakkali dance performance at Fort Cochin in the Indian State of Kerala. Vibrant natural colours used as facial makeup. Prior to the performance elaborate makeup for the  dancers were done in front of the audience. Bravo to the makeup artists.

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A Kathakkali dancer at Kerala, India (Facial make-up is done with natural colours)

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Kathakkali Dancers: a male dancer dressed as female consort

Kathakkali dancer with a circular (white) extension to his face (Kerala, India)

Kathakkali dancer with a circular (white) extension to his face (Kerala, India)

This entry is in response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Vivid.”

FLOWERS (WPC: EPHEMERAL )

 ” The grass withers and flower fades.  

It is seasonal lasts for a very short time” 

Aeroville- Pondicherry, India (Feb 2015)

Desert Roses : Aeroville- Pondicherry, India (Feb 2015)

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ephemeral.”