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Gramophone – Records of yesteryear:

Age old LP record player HMV (Gramophone or Phonograph) pitching Odeon LP record “The sound of music.”

Record player

Recor player1

Recor player2

A vintage collection, a few LP records still with me.

Still Life for Artists:

Age old and Traditional still life set up for students drawing and painting exercise for the visual arts departments. Also, for photographers this still life setup is a wonderful object to photograph as the varying light, colors and shadows will be a challenging task to get the correct exposure.

Still life01

Still life03

Still life02

Common Picture Wing Dragonfly:

Common Picture Wing Dragonfly (Female). Like butterflies, these have pictures on their wings, so the name ‘common picture wing’. And they look like butterflies at first sight.

Species name: Rhyothemis variegata Family: Libellulidae Order: Odonata

Common picture Dragonfly

Identifications: Eyes are brown-black in color. Thorax has a greenish golden yellow color, abdomen and legs black. Major portion of the wings are transparent, but shining. Tip of the wings have brown markings and a black spot, towards the end. On the forewings there are two brown markings towards the center, one on the edge. Hind wings have one prominent marking at the center on the edge. And towards the base there are more golden yellow and brown markings.

The pattern on the wings for female is bit different,almost similar to the male except the pattern on wings and abdomen color. Abdomen is less blackish compared to male.