Calm after the Storm Serenity During the cherry peak of the spring cherry blossoms, this place comes to live; people gather round to see Sakura, to picnic under the trees on the floorboards to the left of the picture, and there are continuous festivals. There’s just continuous buzz around. After living here for 7 years you kind of get used to it, although you ...

One Can Tango Too Tango Baby! On my way home from grocery shopping today I was passing by this place where lots of pigeons hangout, and seeing them I thought I’d take a few photos so grabbed the camera as soon as I was home and headed out rightaway. One there, I started shooting a few ‘portraits’, but almost immediately lots of them gathered ...

Instead of Erabadu; Pink Trumpet unfolds petals for New Year Erabudu is the flower of the Avurudu season but you will hardly be able to find erabadu these days. Instead, rosy trumpet (tabebuia) flowers bloom, marking the onset of the New Year season. (photos by Susantha Udagedara)  This is the famous sakura flower season in Japan with thousands of cherry trees in full bloom. The cherry trees shed their leaves in ...

The Four Seasons This was a photo almost a year in the making; when I took the first of the four photos back in August, it occurred to me that I could in fact not take one, but four, depicting each of the four seasons. The fall went without a problem and a cool looking picture in the bag. Winter was what was ...

Dreamland The Perfect Spring Day Believe it or not, this is more or less right in front of my apartment; yes I’m that lucky. This small stream and the road alongside it runs for more than a kilometer long and there are Sakura trees (cherry blossoms ) just like this the whole length. Unfortunately because of work I couldn’t take a ...

A day to remember [Green Bee-eater]Location : Wilpattu National Park - Sri LankaDate(s): 15th-17th March 2013Camera Model Name : Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL | Tv(Shutter Speed) : 1/200Sec. | Av(Aperture Value) : F5.6 | Metering Modes : Evaluative metering | Exposure Compensation : -1 | ISO Speed : 400 | Lens : EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM | Focal Length : 190mm

Dream On Dreamy Night Few months ago I took out a friend to dinner for her birthday. All that’s fine, but there’s got to be something in it for me as well, right? So, two birds with one stone and all, I picked Yokohama, close to the Minatomirai station which is without fail an excellent place for photography. After a wonderful dinner ...

Spotted [Sri Lankan leopard / Panthera pardus kotiya]Note: The Sri Lankan leopard is a leopard subspecies native to Sri Lanka. Classified as Endangered by IUCN - wikiLocation : Wilpattu National Park - Sri LankaDate(s): 15th-17th March 2013Camera Model Name : Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL | Tv(Shutter Speed) : 1/800Sec. | Av(Aperture Value) : F7.1 | Metering Modes : Evaluative metering ...

Chronic Kidney Disease: Cause Hard Water + Heavy Metals + RoundUp A research article by Jayasumana et al (2014) proposes the cause for Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown etiology (CKDu) are chemical complexes formed by Glycphosate (RoundUp) when it combines with hard water and heavy metals in fertilizer.I would not rule out dioxins as a another contributory cause to CKDu.Bullet points from the article.Prevalence 15% [2] affecting a total population of ...

Should I run now? [Sri Lankan axis deer/ Ceylon spotted deer /Axis axis ceylonensis]Location : Wilpattu National Park - Sri LankaDate(s): 15th-17th March 2013 Camera Model Name : Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL | Tv(Shutter Speed) : 1/1000Sec. | Av(Aperture Value) : F11 | Metering Modes : Evaluative metering | Exposure Compensation : -1 | ISO Speed : 800 | Lens : EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM | Focal Length : 300mm

Grandeur The Mighty Grand Canyon This probably is the best photo from my recent visit to the US. I probably have mentioned this before, but let me say it again; The Grand Canyon was always at the top of my bucket list and the opportunity to cross it off the list was something truly wonderful. I had known about it ever ...

Attempt to snatch baby elephant from wild Cries all night from the jungle alerted villagers..!!  Hearing a baby elephant’s cries from the forest all Tuesday night, villagers called wildlife officials who thwarted an attempt to snatch the baby from the wild and sell it into captivity in private hands. The officers had been expecting to find the elephant injured from an accident but instead found it tightly ...

Largest day gecko the first on 2014 endemic new species list A gecko has become the first creature in 2014 to join the impressive list of endemic species of Sri Lanka. The new species, discovered in Rammalakanda forest, has been named Rammale day gecko (Rammale diva huna), classified scientifically as Cnemaspis rammalensis. New species: Active during the day Unlike the common house gecko that is found hunting insects near lamps in ...

The Proud Peacock It is said that at the time of creation of the universe, when the primordial poison was churned out of the Sea of Milk and transmuted into the amrita of immortality, it was a peacock that absorbed the negative effects. Thus the bird is thought of as a protector, though its flesh is consequently considered by some to be ...

Dusk The Washington Monument and the White House Christmas TreeFiled under: Nature, Night, Outdoor, Uncategorized, USA, Winter Tagged: Christmas, Christmas Tree, HDR, Travel, USA, Washington DC, Washington Monument, White House

The Truly Grand Canyon Behold the grandeur of mighty Canyon! Ever since I was a kid I was always fascinated how amazingly and beautiful our planet is. And the more I learned about these places – both human made and natural – the more I wanted to see them. But like many other children’s fantasies, I never really thought I’d actually get to see ...

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