August 26, 2009


Boring Sunday Afternoon + Camera = Loads of fun

     All the People who love photography out there know what i'm talking about.

MIGHTY ANT : Warning me not to get too close


This little guy turned away just before i took the photo, did not like the lens getting too close, not wanting to scare him more and lose a chance of a nice macro, left him alone happy with the shot i got (check out the spines on his legs)

All photos were taken in my backyard... Look close and you will find an opportunity for a nice shot.... will be back with more photos, untill then happy clicking


August 14, 2009


Having Woken up pretty early on a Saturday morning to take some photos of a sunrise during my stay in Pandavapura and spending the rest of the morning doing nothing, decided to go to Melukote which is about 28 kmts from Pandavapura.

It was bright and sunny when we started but it started raining when we were half way through, but the rain did not last long, sun started smiling at us again and we (me and my 2 younger brother's Chris and Tony) continued our journey with a smile on our face.... 

First we reached Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary. Which is a at a Foot of the hill It was established mainly to protect the wolf. Other mammals found in this sanctuary are jungle cat, leopard, bonnet macaque, langur and pangolin. It is also an ornithologist's paradise, with numerous species of birds indigenous to the area. 

We could only spot some ducks, they were not used human presence i guess, they took off with a slightest sound.... Heard a Peacock cry from far but did not want to go deep in the sanctuary.... especially after know there are leopard's :)

Melukote is one of the sacred places in Karnataka. It is built on rocky hills overlooking the Cauvery valley.     

On the top of the hill is an impressive temple of Yoga Narasimha. which is at a height of 1,777 mtr. from the mean sea level is a creation of the Hoysala times. 

Temple has a with a beautiful image of a seated Yoganarasimha with Yogapatta
This is believed to be one of the seven holy centres of Narasimha Worship. A huge drum donated by Tipu Sultan and a bell Donated by the Mysore Parakalamatha are seen here. Krishnaraja Wodeyar III presented a gold crown to this temple. A Panoramic view can be had from here.

The temple infrastructure boasts of a large pond called as Kalyani
The beauty of the steps leading to water and the mantapas built all around are such that it has been captured in many Indian films.

Light was fading away drastically and the clouds ready to open up anytime, having spent our Saturday afternoon having loads of fun and with a little disappointment not been able to take more photos of a beautiful panoramic view we started our journey back home hoping it does not rain till we reach home.

Until Next time, Adios Amigos

August 10, 2009

Dawn at Pandavapura

Location - Pandavapura
Camera - Olympus FE - 370

     Pandavapura is approximately 130 km from Bangalore and 25 km from Mysore. It is a nice destination for weekend get away.  The Hill seen in the pictures below is called "Kunti Betta" also know as "French Rock"
      It is said that Pandavas during their period of exile stayed here for sometime, and Kunti, mother of the Pandavas, liked the hillock so much that it became one of her favorite haunts. The town is also named after the Pandavas because of their brief stay in this region. Pandavapura means "Town of Pandavas"

Lake which resides in between Pandavapura town and Kunti betta