Beyond the Eye Sight

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Thank you all for understanding about my need to just talk on this blog.  When I started this blog I really didn’t worry about what I talked about on here.  It was my place to let it all out and to share what my life is like as an expat.  I would sit down each day without any real blog post in mind.  I would start typing and the post would grow from word to word. However, I am going to go back to the style of writing I had when I began this blog.  Meaning there is no style.  :) ..

So I decided put up some of my photos as I have always done from the recent past.   Lat two months actually i did not have time much time for roaming. But somehow i managed my time to go to Yala Sanctuary and Pollonnaruwa. Also I went to Kithulgala last week.

Changeable Hawk Eagle – Showing up the prestige of being a bird

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Date & Time: 16/01/2010 09:00 AM | Venue: Yala National Park
Camera Model: Canon EOS 1000D | F-stop: f/6.3 | Exposure Time: 1/320 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-100
Focal Length: 160mm | Max Aperture: 4.52

Rose Ringed Parakeet – Wait till I comes to you……

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Date & Time: 16/01/2010 09:10 AM | Venue: Yala National Park
Camera Model: Canon EOS 1000D | F-stop: f/5.6 | Exposure Time: 1/250 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-100
Focal Length: 300mm | Max Aperture: 4.52

White Breasted WaterhenNice pose…..

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Date & Time: 16/01/2010 08:49 AM | Venue: Yala National Park
Camera Model: Canon EOS 1000D | F-stop: f/5.6 | Exposure Time: 1/100 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-100
Focal Length: 255mm | Max Aperture: 4.86

Peahen – trying to hide her self in bush….

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Date & Time: 16/01/2010 08:30 AM | Venue: Yala National Park
Camera Model: Canon EOS 1000D | F-stop: f/5.6 | Exposure Time: 1/125 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-100
Focal Length: 300mm | Max Aperture: 5.02

Crested Serpent Eagle

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Date & Time: 16/01/2010 10:58 AM | Venue: Yala National Park
Camera Model: Canon EOS 1000D | F-stop: f/5 | Exposure Time: 1/100 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-100
Focal Length: 190mm | Max Aperture: 4.64

Green Bee Eater

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Date & Time: 16/01/2010 8:28 AM | Venue: Yala National Park
Camera Model: Canon EOS 1000D | F-stop: f/5.6 | Exposure Time: 1/200 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-100
Focal Length: 300mm | Max Aperture: 5.02

Daimler Sovereign

Daimler Sovereign was a name applied by British manufacturer Jaguar Cars to a sequence of luxury automobiles  built by it but carrying the Daimler badge between 1966 and 1983. This was parked in the Plantation Hotel @ Kithulgala, Sri Lanka.

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Date & Time: 27/02/2010 2:53 PM | Venue: Plantation Holiday Resort, Kithulgala, Sri Lanka.
Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D (REBEL T1i) | F-stop: f/4 | Exposure Time: 1/30 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-200
Focal Length: 55mm

Fresh Tomatoes

Usually sprawling plant in the nightshade family that is typically cultivated for its edible fruit. Savory in flavor (and accordingly termed a vegetable;), the fruit of most varieties ripens to a distinctive red color.

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Date & Time: 17/01/2010 2:53 PM | Venue: Chandrika Lake, Embilipitiya, Sri Lanka
Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D (REBEL T1i) | F-stop: f/5.6 | Exposure Time: 1/60 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-100
Focal Length: 55mm
| Max Aperture: 5.02

Serenity Village

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Date & Time: 27/02/2010 6:16 PM | Venue: Serenity Village, Thummodara, Sri Lanka.
Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D (REBEL T1i) | F-stop: f/5.6 | Exposure Time: 1/8 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-200
Focal Length: 55mm

Renovated Ceiling of the  “Thiwanka Pilimageya”

Bent at three places is the meaning of the word ‘thiwanka’, as such an image is housed here this Image House is said to have got its name. the Thiwanka Image House which, at its longest, measures 133 ft externally and has a breadth of 67 ft. 6 in. at the Cella, 51 ft 6 in. for the vestibule and 29 ft. 6 in. at the portico, measures internally 29 ft. 6 in. square in the vestibule and 44 ft. square for the cella, as originally designed. These dimensions, however, have been considerably reduced by a later lining to the interior of the walls. The largest cycle of painting of the 2 period is preserved in the Thiwanka Image House.

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Date & Time: 30/01/2010 12:29 PM | Venue: Thiwanka Pilimageya,  Pollonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.
Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D (REBEL T1i) | F-stop: f/4 | Exposure Time: 1/6 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-1600
Focal Length: 70mm
| Max Aperture: 4

Gal Vihara (The Rock Temple)

The Gal Vihara at Polonnaruwa  represents the pinnacle of Sinhalese rock carving. The four great Buddha statues herein with the serene facial expressions & liquid flow of the robes, all carved from the same massive slab of granite, originally formed part of King Parakrambahu’s northern monastery complex. As the sockets cut into rock behind the statues indicate, each statue would originally have been housed in its own enclosure.

Standing Buddha Statue – The seven meter tall standing Buddha statue next to the reclining Buddha statue is the most unusual of the group of four Buddha statues: his arms folded & his eyes half-closed. It’s a sorrowful expression. Dark strata in the rock sweep contour lines across the delicately carved features of his face like the slipstream from a dream.

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Date & Time: 30/01/2010 11:33 AM | Venue: Gal Vihara (The Rock Temple), Pollonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.
Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D (REBEL T1i) | F-stop: f/4 | Exposure Time: 1/60 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-200
Focal Length: 55mm
| Max Aperture: 4

Seated Buddha Statue -Seated Buddha is framed by Sanchi-style arch, with tiny bodhisattavas looking down on him from their celestial dwellings-perhaps showing a touch of Mahayana Buddhist influence, with its belief in Bodhisattvas.

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Date & Time: 30/01/2010 11:30 AM | Venue: Gal Vihara (The Rock Temple), Pollonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.
Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D (REBEL T1i) | F-stop: f/5 | Exposure Time: 1/100 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-125
Focal Length: 74mm
| Max Aperture: 4

Raja Sabha Mandapaya (Nissanga Malla Audience Hall)

The council chamber of king Nissankamalla is also located close to the Island Park and to the west of the Parakrama-Samudra. It has been built in three receding tiers. It still preserves on its stone pillars inscriptions denoting the positions taken up by its members when the council was in session. The colossal figure of a lion in the round which served as the throne of the king has been removed to the Colombo museum from this building.

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Date & Time: 30/01/2010 10:45 AM | Venue: Raja Sabha Mandapa,  Pollonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.
Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D (REBEL T1i) | F-stop: f/8 | Exposure Time: 1/100 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-100
Focal Length: 32mm

Gal Vihara – Near Temple

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Date & Time: 30/01/2010 11:34 AM | Venue: Gal Vihara (The Rock Temple),  Pollonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.
Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D (REBEL T1i) | F-stop: f/4 | Exposure Time: 1/80 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-125
Focal Length: 65mm

Sri Lanka Legge’s Flowerpecker

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Date & Time: 29/01/2010 4:26 PM | Venue: Pollonnaruwa
Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D (REBEL T1i) | F-stop: f/5.6 | Exposure Time: 1/80 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-200
Focal Length: 250mm |
Max Aperture: 5.02

All alone….

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Date & Time: 29/01/2010 4:41 PM | Venue: Pollonnaruwa
Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D (REBEL T1i) | F-stop: f/5.6 | Exposure Time: 1/80 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-100
Focal Length: 55mm

Scarecrow….

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Date & Time: 29/01/2010 4:29 PM | Venue: Pollonnaruwa
Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D (REBEL T1i) | F-stop: f/5.6 | Exposure Time: 1/320 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-200
Focal Length: 250mm

The real tree house

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Date & Time: 29/01/2010 4:24 PM | Venue: Pollonnaruwa
Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D (REBEL T1i) | F-stop: f/5.6 | Exposure Time: 1/250 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-250
Focal Length: 250mm

Sharpness @ its best

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Date & Time: 29/01/2010 4:21 PM | Venue: Pollonnaruwa
Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D (REBEL T1i) | F-stop: f/5.6 | Exposure Time: 1/80 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-100
Focal Length: 48mm

Colorfulness @ its best….

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Date & Time: 29/01/2010 4:19 PM | Venue: Pollonnaruwa
Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D (REBEL T1i) | F-stop: f/5.6 | Exposure Time: 1/125 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-100
Focal Length: 55mm

Getting some rest….

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Date & Time: 29/01/2010 3:44 PM | Venue: Pollonnaruwa
Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D (REBEL T1i) | F-stop: f/9 | Exposure Time: 1/200 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-400
Focal Length: 55mm

Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium Entrance

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Date & Time: 29/01/2010 9:59 PM | Venue: Dambulla
Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D (REBEL T1i) | F-stop: f/10 | Exposure Time: 1/200 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-100
Focal Length: 32mm |
Max Aperture: 4.27

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Caught to My Eyes……

I bid farewell to year 2009 by going on a trip.. :D … What wonderful year it was. And also, I was able to capture some nice sceneries of Mother Nature… Thought of sharing some of these snaps with you guys since those were nice memories.

Mother and Daughter……

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Date & Time: 30/12/2009 10:44 AM | Venue: Udawalawa National Park South Wing – Sri Lanka
Camera Model: Canon EOS 1000D | F-stop: f/13 | Exposure Time: 1/400 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-200
Focal Length: 20mm | Max Aperture: 3.61

Here I come…..

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Date & Time: 30/12/2009 11:33 AM | Venue: Udawalawa National Park West Wing – Sri Lanka
Camera Model: Canon EOS 1000D | F-stop: f/10 | Exposure Time: 1/500 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-160
Focal Length: 200mm | Max Aperture: 5.02

Respecting…….

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Date & Time: 30/12/2009 09:55 AM | Venue: Udawalawa National Park 500m from the entrance – Sri Lanka
Camera Model: Canon EOS 1000D | F-stop: f/11 | Exposure Time: 1/640 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-1600
Focal Length: 200mm | Max Aperture: 5.02

Taking a break after long day……

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Date & Time: 31/12/2009 12:07 PM | Venue: Kalamatiya Harbour – Sri Lanka
Camera Model: Canon EOS 1000D | F-stop: f/10 | Exposure Time: 1/400 sec. | ISO Speed: ISO-200
Focal Length: 110mm | Max Aperture: 5.02

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Lonely

I have taken this photo @ udawalawa national park. (1 KM inside from the main entrance)”

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