Oct 13 2013

Some interesting facts

Posted by Knonie
  • Cats have five toes on each front paw, but only four toes on each back paw.
  • An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
  • Chickens can live up to eight years.
  • The aphid’s reproductive cycle is so rapid that females are born pregnant.
  • An eggshell may look solid, but it actually has about 8,000 pores that are large enough for oxygen to flow in and carbon dioxide to flow out.
  • The average star in the sky has at least one planet.
  • Apollo 11 had only 20 seconds of fuel left when it landed.

Ants and Aphids ©Knonie


Apr 14 2012

A cute cat playing in the grass

Posted by Knonie

I found this very cute cat playing in the grass in the neighbourhood this evening. Here are few of the shots I took.

Cat, Photo ©Knonie
Cat, Photo ©Knonie
Cat, Photo ©Knonie
Cat, Photo ©Knonie
Cat, Photo ©Knonie


Jan 5 2012

Photo-shoot of a cute little stray kitten

Posted by Knonie

A stray kitten came to our home and that time my elder brother’s kids started playing with it. Although I assume it has never seen a camera but the shots I took are worth sharing.

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Dec 22 2011

A lost tomcat outdoors

Posted by Knonie

This tomcat seems like some ex-pet who has run away. Now it lives free in our area… What a life… Free from attachments…

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Dec 6 2011

How to fight distractions, and some other lessons a Cat taught

Posted by Knonie
Portrait of a Stray Cat. Photo © Knonie

Portrait of a Stray Cat. Photo © Knonie

“In India, I was living in a little hut, about six feet by seven feet. It had a canvas flap instead of a door. I was sitting on my bed meditating, and a cat wandered in and plopped down on my lap. I took the cat and tossed it out the door. Ten seconds later it was back on my lap. We got into a sort of dance, this cat and I. I tossed it out because I was trying to meditate, to get enlightened. But the cat kept returning. I was getting more and more irritated, more and more annoyed with the persistence of the cat. Finally, after about a half-hour of this coming in and tossing out, I had to surrender. There was nothing else to do. There was no way to block off the door. I sat there, the cat came back in and it got on my lap. But I did not do anything. I just let go. Thirty seconds later the cat got up and walked out.”

– Joseph Goldstein


Sep 29 2011

Little slender and scaly lizard

Posted by Knonie

I found this slender lizard sort of creature among grass and shrubs. That looked a bit like a baby Chameleon. It even let me take its photos from close. On further researching it on net, I found it that it’s categorized under sub-order Iguana, under Scaled-Reptiles order called “Squamata” of Reptiles. It’s known as Peruvian lizard, lizard of the beaches, or Microlophus peruvianus. Although the habitat doesn’t match much, but visually it’s quite similar to that species.
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Lizard, Photo © Knonie.
Lizard, Photo © Knonie.
Lizard, Photo © Knonie.


Sep 19 2011

The Baby-Frog Moments…

Posted by Knonie

Baby Frogs are fun. I saw one outside my place one evening so I brought it indoors to take its photos. While working further on Photos using Photoshop, here’s how I present my time with that baby frog.

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Baby Frog, Photo ©Knonie
Baby Frog, Photo ©Knonie
Baby Frog, Photo ©Knonie
Baby Frog, Photo ©Knonie


Sep 13 2011

Chameleon Closeups

Posted by Knonie

A found this chameleon in a shrub near a residential area with a reddish head extended above, as if looking for some flying prey. Using my regular 18-55mm lens, I took some shots. On seeing me getting so close to it, keeping my camera at a distance of about 1 foot from it, it became a bit frightened and started to climb down the shrub so that it could run away. Check the photos of that scaly lizard…

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Chameleon closeup, Photo ©Knonie
Chameleon closeup, Photo ©Knonie
Chameleon closeup, Photo ©Knonie
Chameleon closeup, Photo ©Knonie
Chameleon closeup, Photo ©Knonie


Jul 18 2011

More photos of an amazing colored grasshopper

Posted by Knonie

Continuing from the photos shared earlier of the Grasshopper, [watch here if you missed], here are the latest photos I took a while back today. That grasshopper has grown from nymph locust to adult stage, changed its color a bit and has developed wings. Now it has become a fully grown grasshopper.

Enjoy the beauty… Click images to open larger versions…

Colorful Grasshopper on Sunflower
Colorful Grasshopper on Sunflower
Colorful Grasshopper on Sunflower

Location: Rawalpindi, Pakistan.


Jul 17 2011

A very beautiful grasshopper you’ve never seen before…

Posted by Knonie

On a recent evening, I came out of my house and caught a glimpse of something interesting sitting on a Sunflower plant. I was full of wonder to see that beautiful colored grasshopper, something I’ve never seen before. I captured some photos so I could share the beauty of that creature with others. Next evening I was even more surprised to find out that this grasshopper was still at that plant, and some observation revealed that there’s another one of the same species present in another plant not very far. So I also took its photos. These are actually 2 grasshoppers, one on a sunflower plant, while the other on twigs.

[Click photos to open a larger version because they are really cool]

Beautiful colored Grasshopper
Beautiful colored Grasshopper
Beautiful colored Grasshopper
Beautiful colored Grasshopper
Beautiful colored Grasshopper
Beautiful colored Grasshopper
Beautiful colored Grasshopper

Location: Rawalpindi, Pakistan.


Mar 10 2011

Kittens, Inspired by “Kittens”- A video

Posted by Knonie

Ever wonder what kittens are actually thinking?
Wonder no more. When an adorable 6-year-old inserts her own literal narrative to the photos in a children’s book titled Kittens, the result is quite hilarious.


Sep 19 2010

Strange Facts, Trivia and Information

Posted by Knonie

Blood flows in human arteries at 3 feet per second.

No two cornflakes look the same.

The billionth digit of pi is 9.

The cockroach’s favorite food is the glue on the back of stamps.

The shoes that Charlie Chaplin ate in “The Gold Rush” were made out of licorice.

Men sweat about 40% more than women.

If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

In every deck of cards the King of Hearts is sticking his sword through his head. That’s why he’s often called the Suicide King.

A giraffe can clean its ear with its 21-inch tongue.

The Anaconda, one of the world’s largest snakes, gives live birth to its young instead of laying eggs.

There are 221,184 ways to order a Burger King whopper.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

All Starbucks competitors combined do less than half the business of Starbucks.

Millipedes don’t have a thousand legs. They can have from a few dozen to several hundred, but never a thousand.

The city of Istanbul straddles two separate continents, Europe and Asia.

The word “samba” means to rub navels together.

The word “sir” is used 164 times in “A Few Good Men”.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza everyday.

It takes about nine minutes for a snowflake to fall to Earth from a height of 1,000 feet.

There are 2 million sweat glands in the average human body.

Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there.

If the head of a cockroach is removed carefully, so as to prevent it from bleeding to death, the cockroach can survive for several weeks. When it dies, it is from starvation.

A group of hares is called a Husk.

A group of goats is called a Trip.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades: King David, Clubs: Alexander the Great, Hearts: Charlemagne, and Diamonds: Julius Caesar.