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by praksam
11 Jan 2019 10:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2907
Views: 488421

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Yagnasri wrote:Exception for filing return every quarter. Not in paying tax. Only paper work is reduced. That is all.

Yagnasri garu, I believe you're an Advocate. How do I get in contact with you? My email id is sang.at.brf @ Google chacha.
Please let me know.
Thanks
by praksam
23 Nov 2016 11:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 666102

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

My relative had to get his khata transferred for one of the properties a few days back. He had to pay the bribe in new currency.
by praksam
18 Nov 2016 13:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 666102

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Surgical strike 2

Govt. To investigate title of lands on major highways in big cities.

This is Awesome news if true.

http://abpnews.abplive.in/videos/watch- ... wo-498988/
by praksam
13 Nov 2016 11:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 666102

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

majority of the posters are sitting abroad in their cushy offices and are chest thumping about this and 90% from IT. get down and walk in the streets or go to the downtown of each cities in India,where most of the brick and mortar shops are there and see the business shattered.Do you think these bus...
by praksam
30 Oct 2012 04:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Cute Baby,BhairavP and I agree that the Tamron 28-75 is a very reputed mid range Lens.


This is a 6 shot sequence.Hope you'll will like it.

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by praksam
25 Oct 2012 23:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Shaardula,Cool man. Bala,I shot these with D300s + 105 f 2.8 Micro lens.It was a bright day and the sky was clear which might have helped to get great colors.I boosted some blues and reds in Lightroom along with upping the Vibrancy slider a lil bit. I had to satisfy myself by visiting a local park :...
by praksam
24 Oct 2012 04:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

There's a Photo Exhibition at Javits center in NY. Anyone interested can register here before Oct 24th for a free entry: http://www.photoplusexpo.com/ Autumn Colors http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/photos/i-TSd6ncV/0/XL/i-TSd6ncV-XL.jpg http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/photos/i-CVX22RV/0/XL/i-CVX22RV-XL.jpg...
by praksam
03 Oct 2012 23:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Thx Vish_Mulay. I think Tamron is a very good lens.Still looking for the 28-75 though.

This looks interesting.

1,000,000,000,000 Frames/Second Photography - Ramesh Raskar
by praksam
21 Sep 2012 06:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Vish Mulay,Nice snaps.You seriously have a photographers eye.Well done. Travelling in India is something which I'd like to do in the future. IIRC,you use the Tamron 28-75 f 2.8 lens?How is it?.I am considering buying one with Nikon Mount. Here's couple from me :) http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/Other/T...
by praksam
19 Sep 2012 23:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

I get your point,Shaardula.The first photo looks more natural to you. But,my whole idea was to convert the shot to look like a studio set-up shot,wherein you shoot the flower in a dark BG.I will definetly keep the original shot as is without a change.BTW,The highlight are well controlled saar,and no...
by praksam
19 Sep 2012 22:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Thank you,Vish Mulay & Shaardula.I personally prefer one on the black BG with a square crop. I have another version which is in between :wink: http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/Other/Flowers/i-GqD289s/0/L/PinkFlower-1-L.jpg and here's a fun Image... http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/Other/Monotones/i-j7Pp...
by praksam
14 Sep 2012 19:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Thanks for your effort,Bala.It looks much better now. I took this shot last year when I had my 105mm Micro Lens.Vish Mulays lovely shots of the flowers made me go back to my archives.I recollect saying to myself when I had taken this shot,that how nice it would have been if I have this shot with a S...
by praksam
11 Sep 2012 16:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Nice shots Bala Vignesh.There is a lot of improvement from your previous posts.Nice work. As for the saturation, I do not change the color settings in PP with Nature Photos,and its recommended as well.I present them as shot,except for fixing Highlights & Shadows,Sharpening & Noise Reduction....
by praksam
10 Sep 2012 06:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Friends,Here's a shot that is my best yet.Hope you'll like it too.

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by praksam
08 Sep 2012 22:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Thx Vish Mulay Saw this hapless Juvenile skimmer becoming a prey to a Peregrine Falcon.The Juvi had injured one of its wings from the attacks by the falcon and was not able to fly and the falcon was trying to take advantage of the situation.But the juvi was fighting hard with its other wing and thes...
by praksam
06 Sep 2012 18:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Nice,Vish Mulay.The Great Ocean Road is cool. I was at India Day parade in NYC 8/19.It was good but very crowded.Could not get a good spot to take photos from :( Here are 2 shots from that day.Took with d300s + 18-200mm Lens http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/photos/i-9WPHRqN/0/XL/i-9WPHRqN-XL.jpg http://...
by praksam
02 Sep 2012 06:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Quiz: Which place is this? Clue:The green coaster is the worlds tallest coaster That would be Six Flags in Jackson, NJ. Roller coasters in the shot - El Toro & King Da Ka That's right :wink: . By using the waterpaint filter in photoshop I was able to get the below result. http://yorkerinn.smugm...
by praksam
29 Aug 2012 01:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Quiz: Which place is this? Clue:The green coaster is the worlds tallest coaster http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/photos/i-dPMNhZw/0/X2/i-dPMNhZw-X2.jpg Had to wait for quiet a while to get both the coasters in the frame.Luckily got both of em during descent. http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/photos/i-KfpXS78...
by praksam
25 Aug 2012 23:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Nice photos Vish Mulay.

Pentaiah, I took the liberty of PP your shot.Its nice except for some boost in colors.Hope you'll like it.



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by praksam
20 Aug 2012 06:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Today,after attending India Day Parade in Manhattan,We were spending some time on Times Sq and we see some 1000+ bikers riding in a group.It was crazy.It took almost 15 Minutes for the biker gang to pass through times Sq on 7th Ave.It felt like the whole city was reverberating with Noise.I was enjoy...
by praksam
06 Aug 2012 22:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Haven't posted in a while.Work and family has kept me busy and photography has taken a back seat for now :( . Here are few that I processed recently from my last outing in June. Common Tern with Sand eel http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/Other/Birds/i-mb2W9vQ/0/XL/DSC9984filtered1-XL.jpg Oyster catcher w...
by praksam
29 Jul 2012 18:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The 2012 Olympics Thread
Replies: 1904
Views: 47372

Re: The 2012 Olympics Thread

Saina Nehwal Moves to the next round.Defeated Swiss Sabrina Jaquet : 21 - 9,21- 4.
by praksam
19 Jul 2012 21:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Thanks Pradeepe and Mihir.

Vish Mulay Nice Shots. Your landscapes pictures have a feel of freshness in them.

Bala Vignesh, Nice PP work. The bird looks Sharp and the details too look good.The OOF branch adds to the photo IMO.
by praksam
12 Jul 2012 22:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Nice one's. The sun rise is worthy of a screensaver. Here's few from my Vault. http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/Other/Birds/i-Pj7BGDb/0/X2/DSC9150-2filtered-X2.jpg http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/Other/Birds/i-cDX97dT/0/XL/DSC9922filtered-XL.jpg http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/Other/Birds/i-4cJzDpJ/0/X2/DSC98...
by praksam
06 Jul 2012 22:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 105331

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

Falling Star http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424053111903857104577467200405790354.html?mod=BOL_twm_ls#articleTabs_article%3D1 One of the comments in here perfectly describes China As Rosemary Righter pointed out in Abelson's article, China exhibits the worst excesses of crony capitalism, r...
by praksam
01 Jul 2012 03:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Few more from my Neck of the woods.All were taken with Nikon D300s with Nikon 300mm F 2.8 + TC1.4e American Oystercatcher http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/Other/Birds/i-NdVhsqK/0/XL/DSC9686filtered-XL.jpg http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/Other/Birds/i-hHmwpDM/0/XL/DSC0119filtered-XL.jpg http://yorkerinn.smu...
by praksam
27 Jun 2012 19:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

AdityaM, I shoot in Raw Mode.Import the files in LR3 and check the WB,Check the Histogram,Adjust Highlights & Shadows if required,Sharpen and use Noise Reduction and thats it.Once all these are done,I export it to smugmug a/c in jpeg format.I do not use photoshop.Secondly, I do not increase/decr...
by praksam
26 Jun 2012 18:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Girish I have shot the above using Nikon D300s +Nikon 300mm f 2.8 AF-S + TC 14e II.
by praksam
26 Jun 2012 16:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Thanks Praksammian, for the kind words.. Which species is the bird on the first two images?? Looks mighty similar to River Terns.. Bala Vignesh, These are Common Terns.They are cousins of River Terns as they belong to the same species of " Sterna ". The only difference is the color of the...
by praksam
25 Jun 2012 21:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Nice set of metal Birds, Bala Vignesh. Vish Mulay,Sydney looks like an happening place. A friend of mine who recently visited sydney told me that its a Place defenitely worth a visit. I was at a local beach over the weekend and took some shots. http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/Other/Birds/i-g6whRK4/0/L/...
by praksam
16 Jun 2012 01:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

AdityaM, I have been using Nikon D300s + Nikon 300mm F2.8 AF-S I ( Non-VR) Jamawal, I have shot these using 496RC2 Ballhead with 680B Monopod.Its a little tough to be shooting with a monopod,but not impossible. Here's 3 more In the 1st photo I would have prefered more room to the left of the frame,b...
by praksam
15 Jun 2012 22:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Bala Vignesh wrote:Damn.. The yawning heron looks lovely, praksam sir... Aren't Egret's supposed to be in their mating plumage?? It is spring there..


Yes Bala Vignesh,It definitely is start of the breeding season.This egret is in its breeding plumage. Great egrets breed anytime between spring and summer.
by praksam
15 Jun 2012 21:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

After watching the adventure of the Shore Birds ( Godwit) all that the Heron did was take a big Yawn. http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/Other/Birds/i-Qtb5kSQ/0/X2/DSC9151filtered-X2.jpg Then there was this gooseling, who was playing Hide'n seek with its freind Furby the bird and was busy trying to find i...
by praksam
10 Jun 2012 06:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Bala Vignesh, Those photos are nice boss, and especially with a 55-250mm lens.I liked the 5th photo of the Stork with splashing waters. Today while I was out, I happened to see a Shore Bird couple making up. Enjoy Maadi :wink: http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/Other/Birds/i-pdfbvpV/0/M/DSC9269-M.jpg http...
by praksam
07 Jun 2012 00:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Nice Landscapes Vish Mulay. Armenon, Nice capture of the Reptile. It's Over exposed a tad.You can fix it in post processing and also sharpen it a lil more so that the details are enhanced. Portrait of a Juvenile Night Heron http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/Other/Birds/i-wdQDcSw/0/X3/20120520-untitled-14...
by praksam
06 Jun 2012 23:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 703
Views: 50807

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

Just happened to see this Documentary about Asiatic Lions. Must appreciate the efforts NatGeo puts in and brings out the best. Worth a watch. Narrated by David Attenborough.

by praksam
23 May 2012 06:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Thanks Guys. Here is the original shot of that photo.As you can see that the sunlight was directly from the front and the image was overexposed,I was left with no alternative except to save it in PP. I did some adjustments with the Highlights & Shadows. I also played around with split toning and...
by praksam
21 May 2012 05:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Thanks Austin and Mort Walker. Vish Mulay,beautiful Panoramic Landscapes Boss. Makes me want to retire in NZ :) Meanwhile I am still enjoying the 300/2.8 Here are few Herons... http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/Other/Birds/i-cSxVCjp/0/X2/untitled-102-of-195-X2.jpg http://yorkerinn.smugmug.com/Other/Birds...
by praksam
14 May 2012 19:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Prakasm saar, great shots. Thanks Armenon Bhai. Prakasm pics clearly shows the diff between a pro telephoto lens (starting 50K) and a non-pro lens (10-15K range) . we can never get such bright pics of birds in trees with consumer zooms unless light conditions are very ideal Singha Bhai, Your analys...

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