As a photographer, quite often, you get this appreciation which is more derisive than cordial - "Amazing photograph, what camera did you use?"
The immediate and appropriate reaction for it would be to swirl your camera and knock the person down whoever dare to ask that question. Yes it's as ridiculous as asking your mother "The food's so delicious what vessel did you use?" or asking painter "Your painting's great, what paint did you use?" or an architect "The building's great, what bricks did you use?"
So I came across this person who saw the album containing my son's photographs and he liked the photographs. The very fact that he liked the photographs was satisfying enough for me, but he didn't stop it there. He felt the desperate need to appreciate my work verbally and blurted out, "ನಿನ್ ಕ್ಯಾಮೆರ ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಕೇಳ್ಬೇಕ?" (Your camera means unquestionable!).
It's worse than asking "Amazing photograph, what camera did you use?". It's as thought telling your mom "Your vessels make delicious food!" and the likes... He didn't even know what camera I actually use to shoot those pictures. He spoke as though I had no role to play in those photographs...huh! As though the camera magically composed, set the exposure, focused and shot the photograph! I was so tempted to give my camera to him and ask him to shoot but I resisted and gave him a lame smile since he was elder to me by two generations.