Top 10 Temples of Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is well known for its temples. There are 33,000 ancient temples are scattered all over the state and most of them are listed as largest Hindu temples in India. You’ll find some of the most spectacular temples of Tamil Nadu here.
Here’s the top 10 temples that will never stop wowing you.

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Top 10 Pro Techniques of Bird Photography

Hi everybody, Again yours karthik here. I’m serious Nature photographer specialized in Bird & Wildlife Photography. I revealed my (not only mine; all other famous photographers)  photography pro techniques for bird photography here.

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1. ShutterSpeed

Use always maximum shutterspeed to get most wanted freezed result of birds. Birds are so active, so because of that we can’t able to capture any sharp photo. Use atleast 1/2000 (or) 1/4000 shutterspeeds to get good results.

2. Auto Focus Lock

Most of the photography beginners (even professionals too) doesn’t know about this feature. This is very use to take photography of birds, recomposing the landscape and much more. So use it as where ever your situations need.

3. Focus on Eyes

Always focus on bird’s eyes to get stunning results.

4. Framing on Eye Level

Compose your frames at low level to frame the bird to get the picture more poetic than you see.

5. Use Telephoto

Birds are so sensitive. So Keep away from them and keep them playing themselves. Using minimum 300mm (or) 400mm telephoto lens to take the photos with decent distance.

6. Steady Hand (or) Tripod?

Although you have a VR Lens (Yes, I’m Nikon User), try to use Tripod (or) Monopad as where as possible to get sharp photos. But for some conditions like birds on flight couldn’t allow you to take photos with them. So handle the camera carefully without any shakes.

7. Go to Bird’s home

Birds lives with us. In our home, garden, traffic (terrifc!! 🙂 ) road sids you can see them. But for good bird photography you need to go their sanctuaries and zoo. Animals & Birds are very active with their own home like us.

8. Pay attention on Background

Always pay attention on background of the scene which you want to capture. A bad background can change the mood & visual of the photo.  And don’t always keep background as blur, sometimes we need to show the bird’s environment with them. So think about it too in your next click.

9. Use Continuous Shots

I hope you all guys know this technique. Use continuous shots to allows to take minimum 4/5 frame per second which is must for action photography. Whether you take birds, animals or sports events you must fix this setting to get best shot.

10. Avoid Sun Focusing on you

Shoot away from the sun. Usually backlits birds will not be good as front-lit birds.  Simply planning to stand in the correct spot will significantly improve the quality of your bird photography.

Hope everybody enjoyed the article! Please share the techniques around your friends and make them professional too! 😉

I would like to see more techniques from your comments!

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Top 10 Budget Cars in India 2014

1. Maruti Alto 800 – Rs. 2.38 Lakhs

Maruti Alto800
Maruti Alto800

January 14, 2016: Maruti Suzuki has announced that it will now offering driver airbag in its Alto series. The safety feature will be provided as an optional attribute from the base variant of Alto 800. The addition means that the buyers can now experience improved safety in Maruti’s entry-level hatchback. The carmaker is also offering left side rear view mirror with all variants of Alto. The announcement comes at a time when Indian Government recently said that it will make airbags mandatory in all car

Pros:

  • Gear Box
  • Environment Friendly
  • Engine
  • Mileage

Cons:

  • Build Quality
  • Comfortable Seating

2. TATA Nano – Rs.1.97 Lakhs

TATA Nano
TATA Nano

October 12, 2015: Tata Motors is releasing celebration editions of its GenX Nano, Bolt and Zest cars. With the festive season fast approaching, the automaker is releasing these editions laced with updates to attract customers, in order to move inventory. Tata has lined-up 5 models, which include Bolt, GenX Nano, Safari Storme, Zest and Indigo to offer this treatme

Pros:

  • Environment Friendly
  • Driving Position

Cons:

  • Build Quality
  • Engine
  • Comfortable Seating

3. Maruti Alto K10- Rs.3.00 Lakhs

Maruti Altok10
Maruti Altok10

January 14, 2016: Maruti Suzuki has announced that it will now offering driver airbag in its Alto series. The safety feature will be provided as an optional attribute from the base variant of Alto K10. The addition means that the buyers can now experience improved safety in Maruti’s entry-level hatchback. The carmaker is also offering left side rear view mirror with all variants of Alto. The announcement comes at a time when Indian Government recently said that it will make airbags mandatory in all cars.

Pros:

  • Gear Box
  • Environment Friendly
  • Engine
  • Mileage

Cons:

  • Build Quality
  • Comfortable Seating

4. Hyundai Eon – Rs.2.85 Lakhs

Hyundai Eon
Hyundai Eon

July 21, 2015 : Hyundai is offering upto Rs 26,000 off on the EON in their Monsoon Splash Offer. The petrol variant gets up to Rs 23,500 off while the CNG variant gets discount upto Rs 26,000. The offer is valid till the end of July. Earlier in May, 2014 Hyundai India launched Eon Magna+ at Rs 3.83 lac (Ex-showroom,New Delhi) which had dual tone interiors in beige and brown color scheme along with addition of music system with USB and AUX connectivity. Engine of the car is Dual VTVT, 1.0-litre three-cylinder that produces maximum power output of 68bhp and peak torque of 94Nm at 3500 rpm.

Pros:

  • Gear Box
  • Environment Friendly
  • Engine
  • Driving Position

Cons:

  • Build Quality
  • Comfortable Seating

5. Maruti Eeco – Rs.3.00 Lakhs

Maruti EECO
Maruti EECO

March 20, 2013: Maruti Suzuki India in keeping with the current market trend has released a limited edition Eeco dubbed as Maruti Eeco Smiles at a starting price of Rs. 3.32 lakh (Ex-showroom, Mumbai) . This limited edition model does not feature mechanical changes but boasts of plenty cosmetic ones. The new Eeco Smiles comes with wheel covers, mud flaps and ‘Smiles’ stickers on the side profiles and the rear. Inside the cabin it now sports a new double DIN music system with USB, new doormats and dual tone seat covers. All these extra features have added Rs. 9,490 to the price of the car. The car houses a 1.2-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum power output of 73bhp along with 101Nm of peak torque, while returning an impressive mileage of around 15kmpl. The vehicle is also available with the CNG kit option, which promises to return a mileage of 20km/kg.

Pros:

  • Environment Friendly
  • Engine
  • Comfortable Seating

Cons:

  • Build Quality

6. TATA Indica – Rs.3.90 Lakhs

TATA Indica
TATA Indica

November 17, 2014:  Tata Indica eV2, the fuel efficient hatch with CR4 diesel is now available with benefits upto Rs 40,000. The car delivers a fuel economy of 25kmpl. Inside the cabin, the car gets attractive spacious dual tone interiors. Last year, the company also introduced a CNG model of Indica. Indica emax delivers an excellent fuel economy of 23.7km/kg, and it offers an additional range of 230Kms in CNG over 600km in petrol. It features an advanced F-Shift gearbox and a new dual path suspension that further enhances the handling and driveability. It is available in 6 cities across India including Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Tripura.

Pros:

  • Environment Friendly
  • Engine
  • Mileage

Cons:

  • Build Quality

7. Nissan Micro – Rs.4.90 Lakhs

Nissan Micra
Nissan Micra

March 14,2016 :The next generation Nissan Micra has been spied testing. The test-mule featured heavily camouflaged panels and the snapped prototype bore great resemblance to the Japanese automaker’s Sway concept. By the looks of it, it can be said that the next-generation Micra features an aggressive stance with elements like a rear spoiler, sloping roofline, angular treatment for the rear -end, and prominent design lines along the side of the car. We can expect that the next generation Nissan Micra will break away from the design approach incorporated by the outgoing model of the same hatchback.

Pros:

  • Environment Friendly
  • Engine
  • Build Quality

Cons:

  • Comfortable Seating
  • Mileage

8. Chevrolet Beat – Rs.3.9 Lakhs

chevrolet Beat
chevrolet Beat

February 03, 2016: Chevrolet India has unveiled its anticipated hatchback Beat ACTIV alongside the compact sedan Beat Essentia. The updated Chevrolet Beat incorporates refreshed cabin interiors that are derived from the current generation the car. Both the hatchback and sedan are expected to make it to the production by the end of 2016 or in 2017. Chevrolet’s plans to bring in more products like the next gen Trailblazer and the MPV spin.

Pros:

  • Mileage
  • Environment Friendly
  • Engine
  • Build Quality

Cons:

  • Higher End Pricing little bit higher (and its touch Sedan Range Cars)
  • Comfortable Seating

9. Hyundai i10 – Rs.3.76 Lakhs

Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10

July 21, 2015 : Hyundai is offering a massive discount of Rs 42,500 on the i10 in their Monsoon Splash Offer. The petrol variant gets up to Rs 37,500 off and the CNG variant gets upto Rs 42,500 off. The offer is valid till the end of July. This discount makes the price of i10 rather competitive and may help the company gain an edge over its rivals. Despite launching the Grand i10, the company continues to sell the earlier generation of i10 along side the Grand.

Pros:

  • Gear Box
  • Environment Friendly
  • Engine

Cons:

  • Build Quality
  • Comfortable Seating

10.  Maruti Wagon R – Rs.3.49 Lakhs

Maruti WagonR
Maruti WagonR

November 7, 2015 : Maruti WagonR has been launched at a pricetag of INR 4.76 lacs (Ex-showroom, New Delhi). Earlier, the car was spied with an AMT gearbox. The manufacturer is preparing more AMT-based option with their budget cars. Before that, the company launched a limited edition model of the WagonR called the WagonR Avance. The Avance will be based on the Lxi and the Lxi CNG variants of the wagonR and will incorporate new features like 2-din stereo with Bluetooth, dual tone dashboard, beige inserts and rear-seat power windows. The exteriors get new body graphics, roof-rails in gunmetal color, rear spoiler along with keyless entry and central locking/security alarm. The Avance Edition has been priced at Rs. 4,29,944 lacs, ex-showroom for the Lxi Variant and the Lxi CNG variant has been priced at Rs 4,83,973 lacs, ex-showroom.

Pros:

    • Mileage
    • Gear Box
    • Environment Friendly
    • Engine

 

Cons:

  • Build Quality
  • Comfortable Seating

* All prices mentioned here for their Starting Range

 

Top 10 Freedom Fighters in Tamilnadu

Freedom fighters in tamilnadu

1. Chinnaswami Subramanya Bharathiyar

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Bharathi

 Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathiyar was born to Chinnasami Subramanya Iyer and Lakhsmiammaal as “Subbayya” on December 11, 1881 in the Tamilnadu village of Ettayapuram. He was educated at a local high school called “The M.D.T. Hindu College” in Tirunelveli. From a very young age he learnt music and at 11th, he learnt songs. It was here that he was conferred the title of “Bharathi” (one blessed by Saraswati, the goddess of learning).

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Top 10 Tamil Actress in 2011

1. Anushka

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Sweety Shetty (born 7 November 1981), better known by her stage name Anushka Shetty is an Indian film actress and model who works predominantly in Telugu and Tamil films.

She made her acting debut through the 2005 Telugu film Super. She went on to star in a number of Telugu films such as Vikramarkudu (2006), Arundhati (2009), Vedam (2010), Rudramadevi (2015), Size Zero (2015) and Baahubali: The Beginning (2015). After starring in a series of high-budget productions, she established herself as one of the leading actresses in Telugu cinema.She received critical acclaim for her portrayal of the titular character in Arundhati (2009), and as Saroja in Vedam (2010), which fetched her two Filmfare, one Nandi and two CineMAA Awards. In the 2010s, Anushka also achieved success in Tamil cinema with the action films Singam (2010),its sequel Singam II (2013) and Yennai Arindhaal (2015). All three of them were big commercial successes, while her performances in Vaanam (2011), Deiva Thirumagal (2011) and Inji Iduppazhagi (2015) won her critical praise.

 

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Top 10 Fastest Animals in World

1. Cheetah :

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The cheetah, also known as the hunting leopard, is a big cat that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. The only extant member of the genus Acinonyx, it is placed in the subfamily Felinae

Scientific name: Acinonyx jubatus
Speed: 110 – 120 km/h (In Short Bursts, Running)
Conservation status: Vulnerable (Population decreasing)
Mass: 21 – 72 kg (Adult)
Trophic level: Carnivorous
Height: 66 – 94 cm (Adult, At Shoulder)

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