Saturday, 15 October 2016

' Crystals ' On Petals

I managed to get a few nice shots of  'crystal' on petals. A sight to behold as the sun ray glitters off on the water droplets producing a crystal like look . Though it is only water but you can see the magic of light reflecting and producing a beautiful sparkle.  Love it!  I am sharing here some of the photos taken with my Nikon D3200 .  Amateur photographer but there is still room for improvement :)

water crystals on my Mandevilla flowers

beautiful shot

close-up taken with af-s nikkor 35mm f-1.8g lens  with raynox  dcr250 lens



Guitar Display Case

When my son left for Singapore to work, he left behind his old electric guitar . After a year in Singapore, he bought himself a new electric guitar.  Each time I entered his room to clean the place, I saw his old guitar laying on the study table collecting dust.  His dad said to get a display case to hang up his old guitar .  It will be a great idea to purchase one . We googled and found one guitar display case that would fit perfectly for our son's electric guitar.  It comes with a locking hinged plexiglas door and 2 keys and it is designed to safely hold your electric guitar. And the hardtop case features a solid wood frame with a black felt back panel and padded guitar neck hook.

We took a picture of the guitar display case for his approval .  If he approves , then Daddy will go ahead and order one for the electric guitar :)

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Neon Cuckoo Bee

Gosh! it must be my lucky day to be able to capture a close-up shot of  this Neon Cuckoo Bee (Thyreus nitidulus) with my Nikon D3200 using a Af-S DXNikkor 35mm F/1.8G coupled with Raynox dcr 250 .  This is my first time seeing a Neon Cuckoo Bee live . It was resting on one of the flower bud.   I am amazed how this shot turned out !

The cuckoo bees are stunningly beautiful . They are very tiny and has dazzling patches of jewel-like blue fur on its black body.  They are attracted to blue flowers and they are effective pollinators of flax lillies and tomatoes.  They are Australia native's bees. These Neon Cuckoo bees lead a life of deceits ! They live like cuckoo birds  - laying their eggs on the nests of other bees :)  They prey on  the nests of blue banded bee and teddy bear bees. As the name suggests, these Neon Cuckoo bee lays its egg in the nest cell of its host, in this case the Blue banded bee, and then leaves.  The unsuspecting Blue-banded bee does all the hard work of digging the nest burrow, storing provisions of nectar and pollen and sealing the cell only to have its own larvae starve as the Neon Cuckoo bee larvae make use of the food supply.

I pray for more bees to come to my lil' space so that I can take more shots and improve my photography skills :)   Love this hobby of mine.  Learning the names of bees and their scientific names at my age is awesome and entertaining :)

awesome !

this beauty is resting 

It is attracted by blue flowers

beautiful shot :)

love how it balances itself on the tip of the flower bud

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Growing Lady's Finger/Okra Is So Fun

I grew lady finger for fun ..just wanted to test out whether it will die on me. I do not have green fingers :) plants died easily under my care.  My friend told me that it is the easiest to grow of all the greens and true enough it grew well and never stop supplying me with ladies finger for two months, then it slowed down and the fingers getting smaller.  I guess I have neglected them because I travels often and have forgotten to feed them fertilizers.  The first one month, I get to enjoy big and young ones.  

The flowers are beautiful and I understand lady's fingers are of the same family as the Hibiscus. No wonder their flowers are quite similar :)   the petals are sweet yellow in color with a dark maroon shade on the inside and the stigma are like pretty. 

Want to know more about lady's finger planting and the health benefits of lady's finger, click on the link below

The photos above were taken by yours truly with the Nikon D3200

Lightweight Modular Speaker System

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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Refracted Water Drop Photography

I love taking water droplets on flowers , stems or leaves or even on wire lines.  After having read so much on refracted water drop photography online, I realised it needs a lot of skill. I would like to see what other subjects I can capture refracted in a drop of water.  It is amazing to see an image captured refracted in a drop of water hanging on a leaves or a branch. I may not be good yet but I am happy at this stage.  Sharing with you some of the pictures I took in the garden after a heavy shower .  Simply love it when I managed to get one or two ones refracted water drops :)   The first two pictures are just water droplets still hanging onto the cotton buds after the shower of rain. 

The below pictures are refracted water drop on my hibiscus plant.  Some images could be seen but not very define.

this is more defined...can see it is leaves 

this is slightly better , can see the subject in the refracted water drops

OK...I promised to take better refracted water drop pictures :)

Enjoy !

TidebuyLeather Jackets 2016 Online for Sale

There seems to be offers everywhere. It is sales time I guess.  Online shopping is a norm now with the young and old. Me included , needless to say , for me it is even better because I don't need to physically go to the mall or boutiques to  search for dresses and jackets.  I am looking for one that is simple and nice and must be withind my budget.  I did a check on Tidebuy cheap leather jackets for women on sale and found that they are  really giving great discounts. Good news for me and I quickly phoned my daughter to let her know about Tidebuy discount casual blazers for women online  for she too is looking for a fashionable jacket to match her other dresses.  A white color one can match different floral dresses and I will definitely get one that will match my other dresses. The picture below is my first choice and I told my daughter that I have picked my choice so that she will not pick the same one like mine or we will both be wearing the same jacket to the same function :p

There are many choices and each is beautifully designed to suits younger and older ladies.  Shopping online makes shopping hassle free and at the comfort of our own home.  Just a click and the online boutique is at your doorstep :)  We must make our life easier and stress free from having to watch our surrounding especially snatch thieves are on the rise.  I can vouch for online shopping anytime!