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Friday, July 31, 2009


Filthy tortoise living in a pit in my garden.

Turtu was zooming in and out its neck out of its shell as I zoomed in and out my lens..hehe

The Cross, the Cross
Goes deeper in than we know,
Deeper into life;
Right into the marrow
And through the bone.
Along the back of the baby tortoise
The scales are locked in an arch like a bridge,
Scale-lapping, like a lobster's sections
Or a bee's.

Then crossways down his sides
Tiger-stripes and wasp-bands.

Five, and five again, and five again,
And round the edges twenty-five little ones,
The sections of the baby tortoise shell.

Four, and a keystone;
Four, and a keystone;
Four, and a keystone;
Then twenty-four, and a tiny little keystone.

It needed Pythagoras to see life playing with counters on the living back
Of the baby tortoise;
Life establishing the first eternal mathematical tablet,
Not in stone, like the Judean Lord, or bronze, but in life-clouded, life-rosy tortoise shell.

The first little mathematical gentleman
Stepping, wee mite, in his loose trousers
Under all the eternal dome of mathematical law.

Fives, and tens,
Threes and fours and twelves,
All the volte face of decimals,
The whirligig of dozens and the pinnacle of seven.

Turn him on his back,
The kicking little beetle,
And there again, on his shell-tender, earth-touching belly,
The long cleavage of division, upright of the eternal cross
And on either side count five,
On each side, two above, on each side, two below
The dark bar horizontal.

The Cross!
It goes right through him, the sprottling insect,
Through his cross-wise cloven psyche,
Through his five-fold complex-nature.

So turn him over on his toes again;
Four pin-point toes, and a problematical thumb-piece,
Four rowing limbs, and one wedge-balancing head,
Four and one makes five, which is the clue to all mathematics.

The Lord wrote it all down on the little slate
Of the baby tortoise.
Outward and visible indication of the plan within,
The complex, manifold involvednes,s of an individual creature
Plotted out
On this small bird, this rudiment,
This little dome, this pediment
Of all creation,
This slow one.

Within my house of patterned horn
I sleep in such a bed
As men may keep before they're born
And after when they're dead.

Sticks and stones may break their bones,
And words may make them bleed;
There is not one of them who owns
An armour to his need.

Tougher than hide or lozenged bark,
Snow-storm and thunder proof,
And quick with sun, and thick with dark,
Is this my darling roof.

Men's troubled dreams of death and birth
Puls mother-o'-pearl to black;
I bear the rainbow bubble Earth
Square on my scornful back.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Snake in my garden

Blood bath: nearing its end...

The last gasp...

ShhHHHsshHHHH!!!! quiet....That's my closest encounter with a half-alive snake.

The snake was accidently sliced through in between by a grass cutter. Bleeding to death, it was gasping for air vehemently.

Trying to move around in pain, finally it was separated from the rest of its body. Poor snake, may its soul rest in peace.

the snake
slithers around
not a sound

creeps upon
his prey
attacks then
runs away

he might be
pretty look at
outside hes a snake
inside hes a rat

beware of him
he bites
and does it within
his rights

the snake
will smother
even kill
his own mother

snakes are
full of greed
upon your soul
he will feed

the snake is
a self-adoring creature
is not a feature

snakes are

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bat returns

This hanging Bat was disturbed by my activities below, near the tree's base and stared at me for quite a long time. This gave me ample time to capture it in my camera. The look in its eyes said : " Why bothering me?"

They sleep this do you sleep???
BhewwwOOOOOhAHaa!!! scary enough right??

Huge Banyan tree full of Bats "hanging-out" during day time. Seemed like all the bats of the entire city had cluttered onto this single tree.

No baby, dont eat my camera's lens, that's not edible!!

Ever used your wings to walk/creep?

I positioned the camera in front the bat's face and it started following the camera. I had keep up with the bat and move backward to capture the "expressions' of the creature!

It became violent for a mean while, tried to bite the lens of the camera!! It even hit against the camera's lens for a couple of times.

The grass was wet, watered with dew-drops which made it even more difficult for me to keep the camera at ground level

This baby bat fell down on the porch after gettin injured. I kept this creature in a box for the night and released it the next morning, and this was its reaction!!

    By day the bat is cousin to the mouse.
    He likes the attic of an aging house.

    His fingers make a hat about his head.
    His pulse beat is so slow we think him dead.

    He loops in crazy figures half the night
    Among the trees that face the corner light.

    But when he brushes up against a screen,
    We are afraid of what our eyes have seen:

    For something is amiss or out of place
    When mice with wings can wear a human face.

The Bat's skin was flooded with tiny insects and ants.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Squirrel squabble

Feeding bread crumbs to the squirrels...

Whisky, frisky,
Hippity hop;
Up he goes
To the tree top!

Whirly, twirly,
Round and round,
Down he scampers
To the ground.

Furly, curly
What a tail!
Tall as a feather
Broad as a sail!

Where's his supper?
In the shell,
Snappity, crackity,
Out it fell.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Beetle is back

Busy Beetle Hey, busy beetle,

Don't roam on my rug!
A rug is no place
For a wandering bug.
Crawl into my hand,
And I'll give you a ride.
There! You can do All your roaming outside.

Lovely tiny little beetle in my garden.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Railway crossing-How India moves ?

This sight was just just shocking, the way people were loaded on this local train just like overloaded trucks and tractors plying on the highways. Even luggage is not stacked in such a way! Well this could be a perfect shot for Fevicol's advertisement! Just the thought of people sleeping atop the moving train under the burning sun in the month of June gave me shivers throughout the journey.

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Tips for great Pictures!!

Look your subject in the eye

Direct eye contact can be as engaging in a picture as it is in real life. When taking a picture of someone, hold the camera at the person's eye level to unleash the power of those magnetic gazes and mesmerizing smiles. For children, that means stooping to their level. And your subject need not always stare at the camera. All by itself that eye level angle will create a personal and inviting feeling that pulls you into the picture.

Use a plain background

A plain background shows off the subject you are photographing. When you look through the camera viewfinder, force yourself to study the area surrounding your subject. Make sure no poles grow from the head of your favorite niece and that no cars seem to dangle from her ears.

Use flash outdoors

Bright sun can create unattractive deep facial shadows. Eliminate the shadows by using your flash to lighten the face. When taking people pictures on sunny days, turn your flash on. You may have a choice of fill-flash mode or full-flash mode. If the person is within five feet, use the fill-flash mode; beyond five feet, the full-power mode may be required. With a digital camera, use the picture display panel to review the results.
The flash will brighten up people's faces and make them stand out. Also take a picture without the flash, because the soft light of overcast days sometimes gives quite pleasing results by itself.

Auto focus problems

Sometimes the object for focus is too small compared to its background, for example you are trying to focus onto a single thin and tiny leaf, the camera may not be able to auto-focus on it. So place fist or any other object nearby the leaf and allow the camera to auto-focus at that position. Thereafter remove the object and click your shot!! I took snapped those red-ants on the orchids in a similar way.