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Photo Feature: Magical Karnataka
By Oliver Sutari

February 5, 2013

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” ~Rachel Carson

Apart from doing counselling work and giving motivational talks, I have a passion for photography. I was hooked the moment I first took a picture some 30 years ago!

My family and I moved to Manipal about five years ago. Being so close to nature is a blessing; the joy I get out of being in South Kanara is hard to describe.

Karnataka is truly magical and every once in a while nature throws surprises at you to remind you of her beauty. On most occasions, frustratingly, I have found myself without a camera. During those moments, I recall what one photographer has said, “The best camera in the world is the one you have when you need it the most.”

On rare occasions, thankfully, my camera is with me. Some pictures are so rare that even getting one picture in a lifetime makes photography to a hobbyist worth the time, money and effort.

Although I enjoy taking pictures of various subjects, I find macro-photography incredibly challenging and equally satisfying.  Macro-photography, simply put, means taking close-up pictures. The beautiful details God has put into creatures is beyond belief, and this only a close-up picture can reveal.

For those who are technical, I use a Sony A-850, which is a 24.6 megapixel digital SLR camera, and I have a Minolta 28-70mm F2.8 lens, plus a Minolta 100mm F2.8 1:1 macro lens. Viewing a full-size pictures on the computer taken with the macro lens is an awesome experience.  As you keep enlarging the picture, you pick up details that are beyond human imagination. However, the pictures posted in this article have been downsized considerably because of technical restrictions and, therefore, cannot be enlarged much without causing annoying pixelation.

While most of the pictures are from Karnataka, I have also taken the liberty of including some others, including fish from my aquarium. For reflection, I have added a quote on each picture.

I can only hope that the readers of Daijiworld enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.


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Dexter Britto, Mangalore/AucklandSunday, February 10, 2013
Mind-blowing photos with great quotes.Amazing !
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dinesh shetty, Nitte/DubaiSaturday, February 09, 2013
Thanks to Beautiful pictures. Mr Oliver...We cant beleive some Awesome pictures of around manipal...Keep taking more and more pictures.Rally God Blessed Place"South canara".
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Jaimini P.B., Manipal,SharjahSaturday, February 09, 2013
Dear Mr.Oliver..Photo Speaks..Congrats..(pls excuse me for being late to congratulate you). Last photo,Wood Cutter,End Point Manipal is a stunning one...
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CHARLES SALDANHA, MALAD-MALWANISaturday, February 09, 2013
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Francis Fernandes, Shankarapura/Udupi,DubaiSaturday, February 09, 2013
Some beautiful pictures of Karnataka, that too around Udupi district for the viewers, with mind searching comments. Thanks for the job well done. Keep clicking. All the best in your future work.
Francis Fernandes.
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patrick olivera, trasi-kundapuraThursday, February 07, 2013
dear oliver, just wonderful, a full picture of nature. wish to see more and more photographs from you.
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Tomas Richard, UdupiThursday, February 07, 2013
Wonderful pictures..Thank you Mr sutari...We are lucky to born in Coastal Karnataka...wonderful place to live...
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Joyal D'souza, ShirvaThursday, February 07, 2013
Amazing photography, too wonderful Quotes. Thank you for capturing natural wonders in Mangalore.
My heartily compliments.
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Duane Henry, Udupi/BahrainThursday, February 07, 2013
Dear Uncle Oliver, super beautiful pictures with lovely messages. Missing Dusky. Will surely meet him during my next vacation.
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ad, mangloorWednesday, February 06, 2013
Mr. Oliveri,you made my day. Natures wonder is wonderful and amazingly beautiful. We are blessed in DK where else one can live to enjoy the stunning nature. thanks
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Magical Karnataka, Francis X V Passanha, ManipalWednesday, February 06, 2013
Great pictures Mr. Oliver. You have got me interested in photography. I will definitely bother you for that.
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nice, asmithWednesday, February 06, 2013
very nice pictures,wonderful n the msgs with them
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Jennet Prescilla, Mangalore MuscatWednesday, February 06, 2013
Dear Mr. Sutari, Beautiful pictures of nature and equally poignent are the messages printed on them. Thank you very much for sharing these with us.
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R.Bhandarkar., MWednesday, February 06, 2013
Just a Reflection Of 'Self Inquiry'
For a Camera Never Lies!
Well Caught-Sir!
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William, ManipalWednesday, February 06, 2013
Beautifully Awesome!
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Francis J. Saldanha, Moodubelle / BahrainWednesday, February 06, 2013
Lovely and very meaningful quotes!!!
Thank you.
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S N Bangs, ThannirubhaviWednesday, February 06, 2013
Great Pictures.Keep it up
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J Dsouza, MangaloreWednesday, February 06, 2013
Wow, just wow! Awesome photography. I agree with you, downsizing these pics does no justice to your wonderful talent. And the quotes added to them are the icing on the cake. Right from the composition to the editing, you've nailed them. Thank you for such marvelous images. Just loved the macro. Tip: Check out the Raynox DCR-250, it'll help you even more. You've got a God given talent & you're nurturing it well. All the best in your future endeavors.
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Matilda Rego, Bantwal/BangaloreWednesday, February 06, 2013
Very gud pics Awesome photography...!
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Ric, MangaloreTuesday, February 05, 2013
Nice job sir
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Prasad, Mangalore/W.AfricaTuesday, February 05, 2013
Sir you shocked me. Beautiful pics with the great quotes, whoa!!! God Bless You
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Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / BahrainTuesday, February 05, 2013
Apart from being a Counselor and Motivator, you are a genius too, Oliver. I simply loved the delicate pictures and the matching quotes. Above all, the technical details of cameras for a novice like me in photography. May God bless you.
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Vijay, BangaloreTuesday, February 05, 2013
Very good pics.
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Tony Crasta, Mangalore/SydneyTuesday, February 05, 2013
Beautiful photography, and the accompanying quotes! Thank you Oliver.
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Leslin, Surathkal, MangaloreTuesday, February 05, 2013
Beautiful pictures, sir. I did indeed immensely enjoy seeing them. Awesome photography. :)
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