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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