August 27, 2010

August 25, 2010

August 19, 2010


This is the first time I'm trying my hands on adding texture's, What do you think of the result? 

August 18, 2010


Bengal Tiger seen in Mysore Zoo

Tiger is the National animal of India, and India has the highest number of wild tigers in the world but not many Tigers are left in the wild now, there are only 1411 tigers left.  Its an ENDANGERED species with a high rish of disappearing from the wild altogether.

A touchy Ad of Save Tiger Campaign (Must See)

August 15, 2010

1st Year Birthday

Its been a year since I started this blog, Just cant belive it, seems like yesterday... Here are some of the stats.

Total Number of Posts (including this one) - 110
Total Number of Photo's - 309
Total Number of Comments - 2823
RSS Subscribers - 98
Followers - 100
Fans on Facebook - 79
Google Page Rank - 3 with alexa ranking of 302K (yes, the alexa ranking is improving day by day)

12,913 page loads with 8413 unique visitor's in the year 2010 compared to 4384 page loads and 3086 unique visitor's in the year 2009
Average of 8 unique visitor's per day from organic searches, most of it coming from google images. Total of 40,500 impressions of photo's from my blog. The photo which has most number of impression in Google and other search engine is Peacock with 1900 impressions, Mother Mary in Saree comes second.

St Mary's Basilica is the most visited post, most of the visitor's land here from organic search, the following 3 photo's from the same post are in the most downloaded photo's from my blog in no particular order.

These are pretty impressive stats for me considering from where I started and the credit goes to all my visitor's, I started this blog to share the photo's, get feed back, make new friends who share the same hobby, learn from them but i was pretty new to all this and i was not sure what I was doing or how to go about all this... everything was very new to me. I still remember the days i used to keep checking my blog every few hours for any comments/reactions and there used to be none, I felt like giving up ( I guess its the phase every new blog and blogger has to go through).

After couple of weeks i discovered this wonderful meme My World Tuesday and i started participating here regularly. I used to travel to different place's during weekends just to get photo's and information for My World Post. Thanks to the Skywatch and My World team, participating here has helped me discover other part of the world and culture and also rediscover my own world, there was no turning back from here.  Today I Particiapte in several other meme's, also post at "Soaring Through The World In Pictures" "N-zine" "The Lounge" "Masth Mysore"

The journey so far has been wondeful, all the above stats is because of YOU and I take this opertunity to thank Sylvia, Carolyn Ford, Kala, Anne(Norway), Regina, J Bar, Carver, Ewoke, Bhupesh, Kcalpesh, Manang Kim, Hootin Anni, Tom(Fishing Guy), Joyce(Light and Voice), January, Ann, Noel, Eileen, Rebecca, Luna Miranda, Chandana, Tricia, Jom, Denise, Sandy, Jill, Heather, Indrani, Hilary, Tammie Lee, Lisa, Photo cache, Mary T, all my followers and every single visitor to my blog. It would not have been possible to reach here without you all, many of you have been an inspiration, many of you have been kind enough to share your knowledge and skills in photography.

Looking forward to make more friends and to celebrate many more birthdays with you all.

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August 9, 2010

Lalbagh Flower Show

Click here to view photos from 2011 Republic Day Flower Show
Biannual flower shows are organized every year in January and August on the occasion of the Indian Republic Day and Independence Day celebrations respectively. The event takes palce in Lalbagh Botonical Garden, Bangalore. I'll post more photo's and information of Lalbagh in the future post now let me share few photo's from the flower show.

A theme is picked for every the flower show and the flowers are arranged accordingly. This years Independence Day flower show theme was Gateway of India, 1000's of roses were used to make this gigantic structure in the form of Gateway of India.

Rain Drop