Not frequenting Flickr much these days. Do forgive me if I don't reciprocate visits and comments. Flickr demands a lot.

You cannot step into the same river twice. Photography helps you do that somewhat. You freeze a moment in time and go back to it living it whenever you want. That is a major attraction of photography for me.

I am experimenting with various subjects and styles as of now. I am not too sure whether I need to develop a style of my own at all. Variety, surprise and unpredictability are the keywords for me at least in the Flickr world. Very unlike me otherwise!

I like humour. I am not too versatile but some people do like my brand of humor and I persist. I like all sorts of humour except that which is caustic. Light-hearted, 'well-intentioned' humour which elicits a laugh or at least a smile is very welcome. Do let me know when I cross the limits I have laid out.

Now, about the rules. I have read numerous books, tutorials on photography, composition, color theory and what have you. I am familiar with most of the guidelines they throw at you. While I can critique a photo very well if I set my mind to it, I don't always follow guidelines and rules. I rely more on instinct and whatever I have internalised. Of course, I welcome the viewers to chuck all these at my photos. It is just that when I shoot, it is the mood of moment.

I am reasonably regular in my response to comments and mail. Welcome to my world, pull up a chair, take a look at my albums and let me have your thoughts.

Impatient? Take a quick look at some random images my stream. Click here for pot luck.

If you want only the 'best', Click here for my 'interesting photos' as defined by Flickr. Objective from my point of view. If that link does not work, try this.

You can look at all my photos together in this page.

Photos of Pandiyan (4)

  • Still my concentration is elsewhere.... by Pandiyan
  • Wide web world by Pandiyan
  • Keeping it alive... by Pandiyan
  • CafeCoffeeDay-Pandiyan-scan by Ravages

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    frogmuseum2 says:

    "Pandiyan's photostream is one of those "must see, must visit, must fave" collections. Erudite, witty, friendly -- a truly one-of-a-kind gentleman! And his nature photos! (how I love the crows...)! He entertains, enlightens, encourages, makes you think.

    A very wonderful friend he is. He will take you on astonishing adventures, and you will meet his remarkable family as well. Grab a pot of coffee. You're gonna be here for a long time! Bravo, Pandiyan!"

    May 18th, 2006

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    Ravages says:

    "Not that anybody will give too much weightage to my opinion, but I think Pandiyan here is one of the best photographers. And wouldjya believe it, he is in good ol' Madras!

    Lots of inspiration and jealousy is what I feel, everytime I go through his photostream
    I find I haven't made much sense the last time around. Nor have I conveyed how much I respect and am awed by Pandiyan's photos. There are few things I find difficult to do on Flickr. Ignoring Pandiyan is one of them"

    May 3rd, 2006

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    wir-click-wir says:

    "I am always delighted to visit Pandiyan's photostream. He has an excellent eye, a great sense of humor, and you can tell he really cares about his subjects by his extensive knowledge and information he shares. A lot of his photos' captions are more like articles!

    Pandiyan is a great photojournalist and an important member of the Flickr community, and I always look forward to his new work."

    May 6th, 2006

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    Gale Franey says:

    "Pandiyan’s photos speak volumes about the earth and its many fragile species. Behind these photos, you will find a deeply intelligent man, a warm and caring person who is fun loving and sharp witted. Pandiyan is one of my favorite Flickr friends. I have the warmest regard for him and the greatest respect for his photography."

    March 14th, 2006

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    Ewa's Oceans says:

    "Witty. Wise. Friendly.
    Great photographer and great teacher - I enjoy being his student here every day :-)
    Pandiyan is BETTER than National Geographic !
    So - don't waste your time reading this, just go to his photostream and see, what's there ...
    If you are looking for excellent photos, you are in the right place.
    If you are looking for more, than only excellent photos, you are in the right place as well :-)"

    March 8th, 2006

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    Supriya O says:

    "Pandiyan's pictures cover a wide variety of subjects and do them equal justice. There is always something to learn from them.
    Besides being a brilliant photographer and an entertaining story-teller, he comes across as a good human being. I have always found his comments warm and encouraging. He has a superb sense of humour to match his photographic talent.
    Its indeed a pleasure to count him as a Flickr friend."

    January 15th, 2006

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    Thermodynamix says:

    "I have never written a testimonial on flickr before .. but i know for sure that pandiyan is the ideal person to start with ... great photos - particularly showcasing the amazingly diverse wildlife in india. in addition, he also has a remarkable enthusiasm to regulary follow up on comments made to his photos as well as check photos that his contacts post, and make very good constructive comments about those.

    keep those crocodile photos coming ... i totally enjoy viewing your photostream"

    January 12th, 2006

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    Skyburst says:

    "Pandiyan has an eye that captures the essence of his country that I think is unique . I often feel the urge to step into one of Pandiyans photographs to experiance what I am seeing first hand, to live in his pictures.
    Big skies, small details and brilliant, oft informative and quite often amusing commentary on the people, places, wildlife and scenic splendor that he captures. He lives in a beautiful Country and captures it the same way, beautifully, with wonderful attention to the smallest details."

    I owe Pandiyan a debt of gratitude for making me come forward into the Flickr mainstream, with his encouraging comments on my photographs.
    I count Pandiyan as my friend and consider myself fortunate to have met him here at Flickr, so give yourselves a treat and dive headlong into his stream you will be stunned by the diversity of subjects and dazzling images, he is a true gentleman with a wicked sense of humour who is an important flickr asset."

    December 5th, 2005

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    Calovi says:

    "A talent in Flickr. I admire his work especially about nature and his lovely macros. His versatility is outstanding, his humor flows through some of his photos.

    He has a great sense of humanity; he is extremely generous and his comments are always encouraging us."

    November 4th, 2005

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    prickly carriage says:

    "oo oo oo - my turn! :-)

    Pandiyan sire.

    A photographer with the eye for the most exotic animals, and beautiful sceneries and skies. Always trying something new.

    Not only a great photographer, but a great family man as well, as one can see through his photographs and his caring and fun personality!

    A great supporter of other's photography :-) Although he thinks of me as a kid (:-P), he certainly has gained a fan here! Love visiting his stream, and viewing his photographs and learning from his techniques and the information he provides.

    If you want to see professional-like photos, learn new things about different places and animals, and gain a good friend, then definitely visit his stream!

    Cheers to you Pandiyan.


    November 4th, 2005

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    shivanayak says:

    "My first testimony on Flickr, happy to write about Pandiyan.

    His wide range in photography with description, are most admirable. My best wishes for his more contribution in this area."

    October 31st, 2005

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    dynamic eye says:

    "Pandiyan is an excellent photographer. The diversity of his images range from the eternal beauty of nature to the changing habits and behavior of humankind. Pandiyan is also a very generous commentor on others' work and his comments are more than just the routine cliche type."

    September 23rd, 2005

Pandiyan V
January 2005
Chennai, India
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