Category Archive for 'animals'

dealing with unwelcome guests (insects)

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

There are also many natural repellents that you can place around your home to prevent ants from coming in. If ants are coming in the cracks of doors and windows, put a cinnamon stick, coffee grinds, chili pepper, paprika, cloves, or dried peppermint leaves near the openings. You can also squeeze the juice of a […]

elephant and a dog

Friday, November 6th, 2009

This is an interesting wildlife sanctuary story, where an elephant and a dog befriend each other. Its just amazing how much concern the elephant shows when the dog gets injured once. Also about how gently it acknowledges the dog’s presence. “Just two living creatures who somehow managed to look past their immense differences. … If […]

this should be easy to draw?

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Finally I uploaded my photo from the previous Bangalore Weekend Shoot photographer’s club meet in Lalbagh… (Clicking on an image above takes you to a bigger version) I would like to invite you dear reader – can you send me a drawing of one of the above pictures…? A simple pencil sketch will do, unless […]

dog crossing road

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

[This is from my drafts, something that happened quite a while ago] While returning home in the afternoon afternoon, I was coming on the busy Tumkur Road, driving alongside a truck on the left side, when in the distance, in the distance, on the temporarily empty road, I saw a small puppy crossing the road. […]

incredible video of buffalo and lions

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Thanks to those who shared this amazing video online, I’d bookmarked it to post it here and am making a quick post as I came across the link again today…

when love takes wing…

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Thanks to my brother-in-law Anand for taking these photos… These birds are nesting in the hollow of a dead coconut tree just opposite to Vijetha’s house! Quite a distance actually, but the 10X Zoom of the Olympus C-750 helped! There were another two parrots who were visitors… Just hanging out… 😉 What I like best […]

buzzzzzzzy bee

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Slight modification of a famous quote for this photo 😉

the common bird – the crow

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

kaage Originally uploaded by common man. This is this particular common man’s favorite common bird – a crow. This fellow was flying around Sankey Lake. There are lots of them here, and one can see them bathing, and balancing on a narrow thin branch, etc Crows are really intelligent birds, capable of using tools (who […]

a little goldfish

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

A short (around 30 seconds) video taken with the mobile (Motorola V3i) while waiting in a lounge a few days ago. A curious onlooker was watching me watch the fish… so later on gave him my mobile showing the video which made him smile… he showed it to another security guard as well. Sometimes it […]

how many birds in this picture?

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

feathered conference Originally uploaded by common man. Of course its not really possible to see them with this image resolution, or without a binoculars if you were actually at that place… but just take a guess… The following image has a closeup that makes it easier to count 8)