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  • The Baobabs of Madagascar..
my interpretations of their rhythms, 
of what was and what is,( a thriving forest once..now a few survive.)
where the past and the present collide, 
in a moment of the  absolute truth of an orange sunset, 
 one feels enriched and enlarged 
with their whispers of 1000 year old wisdom.. :)
    spent a few hours at a watering hole,
and a few experimentts ....
    has the countdown begun? i shudder at this grim reality,
loss of habitats,eroding landscapes,climate changes,shrinking waterbodies,
as i watch this buffalo,walking into this "narrowing" scape,
once  a thriving wetland..teeming with life,
i thought the "narrowing" frame of land, was pretty symbolic.
    Vistas as far as the eye can see
scapes dotted with a single species,
almost wallpaper like...
    Image Title: BAOBAB RYTHMS
    Poster: neelu
    All images by : neelu
    Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:48 pm
    Views: 197
    Rating: 8
    Comments: 6
    Image Title: AT A WATERING HOLE
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:03 pm
    Views: 138
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    Comments: 2
    Image Title: A TIME TO REFLECT
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:51 am
    Views: 318
    Rating: 7
    Comments: 3
    Image Title: IMPRESSIONS .
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:01 pm
    Views: 173
    Rating: 7
    Comments: 7
    steam rising up from the hot springs of lake Bogoria,
form an ethereal curtain around the flamingoes..
leaves one spellbound, the beauty and the treachery,
 a fatal step into the boiling waters..
an odd dead bird.
    THE DAILY PATH NEVER ENDS..Masai tribal wisdom,
and this line of  swamp elephants illustrates this proverb so befittingly
as they trudge their daily path to and fro to the waterholes..
arnt we all doing the same ?thinking aloud :)
    the dust never settles,
 a struggle for power, hierarchy, supremacy and survival..
in the savanna..and scenes like these were plenty in all species..
    "with the sound of music,
with songs they have sung for a thousand years"...... :)  :)  :)
    Image Title: HOT SPRINGS..
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:48 am
    Views: 238
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    Image Title: THE PATH..
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:22 pm
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    Image Title: POWER PLAY...
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:13 pm
    Views: 132
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    Image Title: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE.....
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:32 pm
    Views: 150
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    an effort to depict their vanishing world,in an impressionistic style,
 moving away from detail and definition,
 empty spaces,depicting a grim future..
a matriarch stands mute witness, 
heart wrenching stories, of depleting numbers.
    i like doing animal portraits that show its particular character.
 the elegance of the long necked Gerenuk antelope,one waits to find that moment.. 
and CNP encourages one  to see the hues and tones and colours ,much before pressing the shutter..
as i saw it...
    one wonders at the formations of this abundance of flamingoes? theres synchronised mooves, discipline, no one breaks lines, 
so much unison, wonderful watching them move in rhythm forward and back...who decides?
    gathering together , a level of intimacy? a show of strength? a solidarity of purpose?
lessons in nature ,if only we knew where to look..
    Image Title: A VANISHING WORLD..
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:05 pm
    Views: 473
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    Comments: 13
    Image Title: ELEGANCE
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:13 pm
    Views: 168
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    Image Title: OF SYNCHRONISED MOOVES..
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:21 pm
    Views: 194
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    Image Title: SOLIDARITY .. A PORTRAIT
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:20 pm
    Views: 1035
    Rating: 9
    Comments: 13
    spent some quiet time in the grasslands, before the migration madness catches on.
one can never do justice to the magnificance and scale of the plains, but with no plans of how to shoot, 
i think intuition takes over as a scene presents itself..and experimental fervour takes over..
    Washed ashore,in death ,
This little shell speaks, of patterns of a lost life..
A richly woven  tapestry of vibrant colours, 
Secrets of..
The deep,the blue,the sea, the wind, crashing waves, the surf, 
The earth , the sky,
Walking in and out of this musical orchestra of colours, 
A visual symbol of my life,... I hear..
Joy,ecstacy,excitement,dreams,fantasies and beyond…
The precious gift of 
Life..
    a powerful primal language of touch
in the silence i heard, trust, bonding, belonging, healing, 
a give and take..
and writing with light, the emotions i felt..
    An autumn repose
a burst of color
the end is near
seranaded by cascading  water
a bough sings its Swan song.
    Image Title: SAVANNA SYMPHONIES
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:55 pm
    Views: 641
    Rating: 10
    Comments: 7
    Image Title: JOI DE VIVRE..the joy of living
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:16 am
    Views: 501
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    Comments: 19
    Image Title: A LANGUAGE OF TOUCH
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:00 pm
    Views: 352
    Rating: 7.5
    Comments: 5
    Image Title: A SWAN SONG.
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:01 pm
    Views: 290
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    Comments: 8
    an early morning in a Sri lankan forest,
and im amongst a huddled  group of toque macaques.
 truck after truck of logging wood pass by,
a wave of collective guilt washes over me...
    A family of concentric circles..and my mind races..analogies??
a raindrop hitting the surface in a pond, ripples out in concentric rings..
with time layers of knowledge and experiences,ripple out in circles, make me who i am and the world there is,
a point from which stories and more stories emanate..adding  multiple layers of meaning, as i grow..
i reminesce about Russian matryoshka dolls i played with....a doll within a doll within a doll within...a doll..
a voluptuous  flow outwards  from the unconcious to the concious.....
    The Sands of time..
windswept contours, sunlit ripples,
fading light casts strong shadows,welcoming the night,
an eagle reminisces,
a day ends...the Thar Dessert.
    wispy moments frozen ,in the bat of an eyelid......
    Image Title: HOPE and DESPAIR
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:43 am
    Views: 757
    Rating: 7
    Comments: 10
    Image Title: CIRCLES OF LIFE
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:05 pm
    Views: 412
    Rating: 8
    Comments: 14
    Image Title: DESSERT SCAPES
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:27 pm
    Views: 185
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    Image Title: FLIGHTS OF FANCY
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:51 pm
    Views: 283
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    my fascination for primates, and a portrait..
    simple scenes...a baby shies away from our gaze..
in the comfort of mothers arms..
even as the setting sun,lends him a ear..
    LIFES LESSONS LEARNT IN THE SAID AND THE UNSAID....JUST FOLLOWING...!!!
    Dry Riverbeds, dustladen air,dead and broken trees having given up on life.. ..and 
 dawn sneaks in ...
to a warm welcoming dance..
simple scenes in Corbett...
    Image Title: A PORTRAIT
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:42 pm
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    Image Title: COMFORT....
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:08 pm
    Views: 2500
    Rating: 8.5
    Comments: 23
    Image Title: THE FOLLOWING...
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:49 pm
    Views: 201
    Rating: 7.5
    Comments: 3
    Image Title: AT DAWN...
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:28 am
    Views: 468
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    THE COLOURS OF CORBETT...THRU MY EYES...
    The Great Hornbill...graces the hour....One late evening in Corbett.. AS I CLICK...some words just flow  with the moment.... :) couldnt help posting it to share my sentiments with this image...
The Gift of Day has ended,
and the dark night is welcomed
by the Hour of Departure...
I hear the Whisper of Wings
alone in the shadows of the night...
I reach out and touch your feathers
wipe the tears from your wings
i embrace all   your fears...
As you fly over miles
on turbulent winds...
To Roost in my Soul,..... THE NIGHT IS FORGIVING...
    im reminded of the famous  sanskrit poem " Meghadoota" by Kalidasa...

"begin your journey Oh Meghdoota, by sprinkling rain on this parched earth,
the fragrance of wet earth will spread happiness all around"

and i found it symbolic that a Dove , was racing these advancing monsoon clouds..carrying a Message from the Monsoons.. :)  :)
    THIS IMAGE NAMED ITSELF...

ive been fascinated by the colletive care a herd bestows on a liitle one..
and this scene stole my heart..a tusker and a little one.?
    Image Title: DREAMING ON...
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:06 am
    Views: 205
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    Comments: 4
    Image Title: INTO THE NIGHT...
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:05 am
    Views: 170
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    Image Title: THE CLOUD MESSENGER..
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:59 pm
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    Image Title: AN EMBRACE...
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:52 pm
    Views: 543
    Rating: 7.5
    Comments: 13
    Private conversations of the grasslands... :)
    COLOURS OF NATURE..in the grasslands..Corbett in summer ..is a feast for the eyes...besides the Elephants..
the blue hills...warm white skies and brown grass..swaying in the wind.
my depiction with blurrs...
    one more,  from that memorable hour,

the mini dust storm,pebbled dry river beds, the purposefull march, the matriarch, and the herds' faith,
conspired to hold us spellbound..
    Corbett with its vast scapes tantalises and teases..a small dust storm seems magical in its colours and hues....
    Image Title: TETE--A - TETE.
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:17 pm
    Views: 274
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    Image Title: A SUMMER SOUJOURN..
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 9:53 pm
    Views: 233
    Rating: 9
    Comments: 10
    Image Title: DUSTSTORMS AND FAITH...
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 11:14 pm
    Views: 167
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    Image Title: DUST STORMS N CORBETT...
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 10:09 pm
    Views: 224
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    Comments: 12
    still enjoying my experiments in depicting motion....
    and just some spaces....
untitled..just to let imagination flow....
    cant help my obsession with Gaja..and here is another perspective,
at the risk of being repetitive..i still have posted this version,
with the feedback coming in,its a huge learning....!!!!
square crop? does it work or not? 
Borders.? i see some large thick borders on a lot of images..and
wonder what really decides whether a border should or shouldnt be there..
would be great to have some veiws ??
    My impressions of the forest...
while i was soul searching 
and feeling blue....
shortlived  "blues" though..
 as the power of an enchanting forest takes over..
k.gudi..
    Image Title: SWISH...
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:22 pm
    Views: 262
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    Image Title: UNTITLED
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    Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:00 pm
    Views: 160
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    Image Title: GAJA..
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:23 am
    Views: 1561
    Rating: 8
    Comments: 14
    Image Title: SONG SUNG BLUE......
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:15 am
    Views: 358
    Rating: 8
    Comments: 10
    and experimenting with colours..and exposures...
yet another kingfisher..but a different take...
    my fascination with movement continues..
as i watch this flock stay together in flight..
some lead from upfront
some take their time
some moveup and take new positions
and the guardian angels..hover around
till...
 Together ..they make the journey
like all of us at
 CNP??? :)
    endless lines vanishing into the horizon of bare expanses,
miles to go and miles to come
the daily trudge, across the rann
for water...
domestic animals, :)  but i liked the way the lines vanish into nothingness
and thought i could post this in this forum..
and the title "MIlES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP"
 is a reflection of how i feel about my life
so much more each day.....to discover, unfurl, awaken, absorb, learn and soak......
and the line of verbs is unending....... :)
    amber and corn hues on vast expanses of bare land.. and a neelgai breaking into a joyfull run...
and i heard the percussion music of  drumming hoofbeats..
in the stillness of the rann..scapes...
    Image Title: OF COLOURS..
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:28 am
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    Image Title: TOGETHER....
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:44 pm
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    Image Title: MILES TO GO BEFORE ....
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:10 am
    Views: 380
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    Image Title: DESSERT RYTHMS....
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:37 pm
    Views: 578
    Rating: 8
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    MIMICRY..thats the first thought that crossed my mind , as this pretty vine snake stayed motionless..against the leaf..
and i decided to present in black and white.to highlight the relationship..bonds in nature i guess..
    Bare brown endless expanses and pink skies ,colour palettes from another realm,
and the dust trails....left me spellbound...
    and i decided to go bold with some splashes of colour,
as the windswept grass this early morning at Kodachadri hills..
spoke in whispers...
    i decided to give this portrait , some monotones with a rusty copperish hue..
i again dont know if it fits in this forum here..?
    Image Title: MIMICRY....
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:49 pm
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    Image Title: TRAIL BLAZERS.....
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:56 am
    Views: 516
    Rating: 8
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    Image Title: Painted whispers...
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    Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:22 am
    Views: 195
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    Image Title: PORTRAIT OF A TAHR
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:43 pm
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    one more from my series..of deliberate experiments with slow shutter speeds..and elephants,
  a young turk, mock charges, and the rush,agression and stopping short a few feet away, 
again another  perspective of these great pachyderms..
before the "elephant time on CNP, this month, closes......!!!!!

comments.feedback, critique????
    Focussing on a bird on a tree..this Giant.. walks into my frame..quietly and stealthily a few feet away....i was struck by the "SINGULARITY"...and in a split second.. decided a slow exposure....a different perspective....

its "elephant time" on CNP this month....!!!!

feedback and suggestions wanted...im Learning.. :)
    walking throung rainforests in the western ghats...
wonderstruck by the canopy overhead..and the sunlight reveals the intricacy of this family of leaves young and old..displaying elaborate boundaries with reversal progressive ever fine recursive details..and an intriguing Fractal and self similar property ..and i think back of my own family structure...drawing parallels....

and i chose to present this stark image...wonder if it should have been softer...blurred.?thoughts please..???
    fascinating to watch Kites ..swoop down in a feeding frenzy on dried silkworm..and fly away into the air..with the silkworm trailing pretty lines.behind....as the sun filtered in through clouds..
    Image Title: AGGRESSION...
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:42 pm
    Views: 208
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    Image Title: HE WALKED INTO MY FRAME...
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:25 pm
    Views: 1617
    Rating: 8.67
    Comments: 22
    Image Title: MYRIAD SHADES OF LIFE...YOUNG AND OLD..
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:32 am
    Views: 295
    Rating: 8.5
    Comments: 8
    Image Title: KITE and the SILK WORM....
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:18 pm
    Views: 1571
    Rating: 8
    Comments: 5
    But OH...." I talk of things impossible, and cast beyond the moon"',
as a child i spent hours gazing at the moon,
i SAW..unicorns in pink, elephants with wings, butterflies swimming....
this image of the 4 horned ibex...for me had a sense of "deja Vu", a flashback in time
many moons ago...
ILLUSIONS..
    Image Title: SHADOWS ON THE MOON
    Poster: neelu
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    Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:14 pm
    Views: 233
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    Comments: 5


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