Sunday, September 16, 2007



We found this specimen of the insect world in our window sill today and out came our camera.
As it posed my mom and I went berserk clicking away.
I wonder how it will look in foliage :)

21 comments:

Karthik Murali said...

first of all great photography ..
have u found out what it was , or u better give it a pet name ..

Anuradha said...

Nice observation and capture!

I would have gone for a broomstick to chase it away....i know its a little rude.But me never had enough patience to observe insects...

drashkum said...

NICE ONE!!! WHAT CAMERA HAVE U GOT?

HEY CAN U DO ME A FAVOUR? I HAVE COMPOSED AN INSTRUMENTAL OF A SONG WHICH U HAVE SUNG FOR YUVAN. CAN U PLEASE HEAR IT FROM MY BLOG AT http://drashkum.blogspot.com AND GIVE UR VALUBLE OPINION?.

PS: PLS DONT XPECT TO HEAR A HIGH GRADE PROFESSIONAL STUFF AS I AM JUST AN AMATEUR AND THIS IS MY FIRST FULL SONG INSTRUMENTAL

SaRa said...

great pix... n kool looking insect...:)

IBH said...

hey chinmayi eppadi iruke...?nice photography....hey had to come here and comment about ur AKK show and man u are a rock star of that :)

but had this question constantly nagging my brain :)

when u ask questions like :
india voda national game : hockey ya walkie talkie angra bodhu dont u feel like laughing ur gut out in air?

i mean, nanum hubby dearum can not control our laughter when we hezrd the question....indiavin captain for 2020 world cup is it dhoni or vani....seriously please explain as to what u feel when u ask such questions?:)))))

Vasanthan said...

A very cool picture!
u might just have found a race specie of leave insect.
if it was not discovered yet. You might even get to name it yourself!

Anonymous said...

...Nice photography...

Pallavi

Chinmayi said...

karthik: no.. either its gone off or has found homage in my house
anuradha: thanks :D yeah I go for the broom too but this one looked good
draskum: nikon D80
sara: yep :)
ibh: long time no see! chumma like that.. its a good laugh and its easy to win a diamond ring .. good eh ? :D
vasanthan: am sure it hs been discovered! :D
pallavi: thanks babes

Anonymous said...

hey i haerd aahaafm...i hate ur iyer baashai

Chinmayi said...

sorry thavara naerndhu vittadhu.. am an iyengar!

Sriram said...

Was listening to Tere Bina and got reminded of ur Blog. Nice Pic of the insect. Looks like some Jurassic stuff when zoomed.
And good Darrrrrr... to anon.

Bhanu said...

Nice pictures. I like the bottom one more from a composition standpoint.

I have been putting my D70s to quite some use lately. Have an eye on the newly announced D300 but its quite expensive.

If u have time...check out some of my pics at http://bhanuphoto.blogpsot.com

Chinmayi said...

to anonymous who didnt want his comment published: thank you first. and I dont what ISO is frankly.. and reflectors yes cos I have heard that while shooting.. but yeah hopefully.. I ll learn soon :)
bhanu: D 300 eh?? hmmmmmmmmm :D just hope my mom doesnt read this ;)
sriram: :)

Karthick said...

Hi Chinmayi! Awesome creativity by you.perfect photo..first thought it was from any movie(like jurassic park/Mummy) but after seeing that it was ur fantastic photography :)..

Hey! i haven't heard till this time ur pgmme in radio, if u can give me the link, i'll hear. Many Thanks in Advance...Keep writing different & creative articles as usual Intellect/Master Mind.....

Bhanu said...

ISO setting is the 'sensitivity' setting. It is being used in same terms as the film speed..i.e. 100/200/400. The higher the film speed...it means that it can get exposed faster..or consequently you need lesser light for exposure. Usually we use 100 speed in India...and in US...we used to prefer 400 speed as the outdoors may not be that bright especially in winters. However, the higher speed comes with a sacrifice..and that is 'graining'. So, higher speed pictures are not as clear as lower speed...u can notice this when you see sports pictures...the resolution is not very high as they used high speed films.

In digital cameras...we can mimic this ISO setting to deal with various situations. I play with ISO setting quite a bit. If its evening...I increase the ISO setting to get the exposure. Normally the ISO setting can also be automatically altered by the camera to compensate for the light etc.

I guess this is a long topic and its already a long comment...but just wanted to mention this. Since you have D80...I guess these settings are all available to play with.

praveen said...

Don't u get afraid of such insects...most girls run out of that area... :D

SHEETAL AMBAR said...

Hey is that a Praying Mantis ? Sure looks like one... I used to play with them when I was young.. haha.. How I wish I could now.. Now the only insects I can find are Cockroaches unless I go to the reservoir.. Then I can see loads of different insects..

Aruthi said...

Great photography...

Chinmayi said...

karthick:slightly over dont you think from a movie and all !! :D you can listen to the shows on www.aahaafm.com
bhanu: yes definitely do :) thanks!!
praveen: and this is a short trailer on not to assume :D and yep i definitely run away from lizards and roaches.. this looks nice as you see :D
sheetal: praying mantis eh? thanks if it is so!
aruthi: thanks!

Anonymous said...

[Again, a personal note]

Guess I am late :) Bhanu has already done the job explaining ISOs.

In your camera, you can go up to 1600 [3200 with boost] as far as ISO settings go. In low light conditions, a Higher ISO rating helps you shoot a clear pic, with a fast Shutter speed thus avoiding camera shake. Otherwise, one will have to depend on a Tripod. Just try the various ISO settings and your preview display will teach you what no professor can teach :)

Yes, higher the ISO, lower the picture quality. Since you have a professional cam, you should be able to use ISO 400 comfortably.

or ...

Reflector can be anything shiny. Even an aluminum foil paper will do the job. A piece of mirror or a plate, you name it. Anyway, the point is just a bit more light, any light except flash.

You might also want to try cropping the pic. That is, you can allow the creature to cover 60% or 70% of the picture. Your current picture reflects a certain mood and if that's intentional, it's perfectly cool.

Since you are a desperate learner, I thought these might help. Hope they do. I won't be surprised if 'Cinematographer' is added under your occupation list in a few years :D

Best of luck.

Maruthu said...

ayengar..what. .our chinmayyi is common celebrity for all..chinna vatathula adchadathinga