Saturday, May 28, 2011

A slice of Orange.........

A slice of Orange with a torch behind it.Taken in a
Dark room with Tamron 90mm.
The Lancer
The Lancer

Wing Spread......Long-winged planthopper.

Long winged Plant hopper

A tear Drop in Pink ...... Happy Sree Krishna jayanthi, Dear friends........

A Water Drops Macro Taken with Tamron 90mm

The Golden Hour...Happy Photography Day, Dear friends.........

A sunset Image from Calicut, Kerala.

The Startled Damsel

A Damsel Fly.....

Tall,Slim and Gravity less.......

A Table Top


Image turned upside down to see the doll.A vertical crop.
Glycerine drops on a Small white bud.

The Rainbow.....
The RainBow

Colorful Dragon Fly.......
Colorful Dragon Fly

Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di Macro

Water Drops on a Hibiscus Stigma.

A drop drops.....

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A macro of a small praying mantis from my garden........ Taken with Tamron 90mm

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Vishu Kani

The most important event in Vishu is the Vishukkani, which literally means The first thing to be seen on the Vishu day post waking up". The Vishukkani consist of a ritual arrangement of auspicious articles like raw rice, fresh lemon, golden cucumber, betel leaves, arecanut, metal mirror, the yellow flowers konna (Cassia fistula), and a holy text and coins, in a bell metal vessel called uruli in the puja room of the House. A lighted bell metal lamp called nilavilakku is also placed alongside. This arrangement is completed the previous night. On the day of Vishu, the custom is to wake up at dawn and go to the puja room with the eyes closed so that the Vishukkani is the first sight of the new season. Since the occasion marks the beginning of Malayalam New Year[citation needed], it is also considered auspicious to read verses from Hindu Holy book Ramayanam after seeing the "Vishukkani". It is also believed that the page of the Ramayanam to which you open up will have a bearing on your life in the coming year. Devotees also throng the well-known temples like Sabarimala Ayyappan Temple, Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple to have a "Vishukkani Kazhcha" on the early hours of "Vishu" day.