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  • The mist tried hard to conceal the beauty of the thunderous waterfall, alas !
    The recent floods in assam and news of kaziranga submerged is heartbreaking :(
I wish these Rhinos and other wildlife there better cope with this and come out thriving again in the park.
    One more from the firefly series...
    Image Title: The waterfall beckons
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:10 pm
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    Image Title: Veil of mist...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:45 pm
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    Image Title: Flooded
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:46 am
    Views: 55
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    Image Title: The light trail...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:17 pm
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    the fireflies light up the trees on earth and the stars do that with the sky. 
They glance at each other from faraway galaxies whenever the oncoming clouds part for few moments.
    The Fireflies hang in chunks to the leaves. The breeze sway them around resulting in these kind of beautiful patterns...
    Your C&C welcome.
    The himalayan Ibex from the Kibber. They lined up on the edge to brace themselves from heavy snowfall.
    Image Title: The stars from the earth and sky...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:55 am
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    Image Title: The fire...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:43 am
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    Image Title: untitled.
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:20 am
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    Image Title: living on the edge...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 11:34 am
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    Thanks for looking...

    This is how you really see them until them come out in open.
    Terns are slow on the wings but very erratic and fast while diving out to fish ! Thee randomness of their acrobats makes it fun to watch them.
    Image Title: The invisible
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 1:24 pm
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    Image Title: The departing soul...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 12:22 am
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    Image Title: The hint of its presence
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 11:39 pm
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    Image Title: The fishing...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:47 am
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    I am still in hangover of the CNP meet and those wonderful 4 days spent together in like minded people's company.
Thank You, RD, Vikas, Ravi, Ganesh for pulling out this one beautifully ! 
Cheers... until we meet again !
    Thanks for viewing.
    It is always good to see the egrets and herons pausing their stance while looking out for fish to catch.
Kept the bluish tone of the cold evening just after sunset to get the feeling of the place and time.
Your C&C welcome :)
    Could not think of the title... 
Clicked in the magical settings of Bharatpur... everything was set, I just had to click ! :)
    Image Title: just before the dawn...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:48 pm
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    Image Title: web
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:25 pm
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    Image Title: The Patience
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:51 pm
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    Image Title: untitled
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:39 pm
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    This is naturally monochromatic due to mist and clouds at the fort top. 

Thanks for looking and C&C.

    Image Title: The pair...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:51 pm
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    Image Title: The pair
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    Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:12 pm
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    Image Title: A Dragon's world...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:41 am
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    Image Title: Morning Bask
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:17 am
    Views: 266
    Rating: 10
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    Normally, this is how you would come across the dragonflies and damselflies while trekking in the forest. 
Wanted to depict everything is part of trees, leaves, branches and wings standing out !
C&C welcome.
    This image of an Indian Eagle owl captured against the gathering clouds late in the evening.
Having shot this owl to my hearts content, this 'goodbye' image of this owl before I left Chennai really made me happy.
I wished if the horns (ear tufts) of this magnificent owl could be erect for this shot, but alas. 
None the less, still like this. 
On lighter note, can you guess which way is owl looking?  

Thanks for viewing...

~Samyak.
    C&C Welcome.
    C&C welcome.
    Image Title: Wings of the forest...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:35 am
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    Image Title: the ghost and the darkness
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:02 am
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    Image Title: dreamland
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:36 pm
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    Image Title: Pearl Picker...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:01 am
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    Thanks for looking,

C&C welcome.
    Even when the small birds take refuge in around human, they still have to be wary of their predators...
Such a frame from a casual temple visit...
    Thanks for looking.
    when the sun adds drama in the sky, you need a flutter to add life to it...
    Image Title: Spotted...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:42 pm
    Views: 135
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    Image Title: watching over the predators...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:24 pm
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    Image Title: Tail of a lion...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:04 pm
    Views: 110
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    Image Title: returning home...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:18 pm
    Views: 134
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    Thanks for dropping by...
    thanks for viewing...
    Chennai had unusual heavy mist on the weekend. I tried my best to represent the birds in this misty environment... 
This one is first of the series... 

Thanks for viewing...
    The elephant busy feeding itself against the setting sun. I was fascinated by the curves and geometric shapes formed by its body.

C&C welcome.
Thanks for viewing...
    Image Title: the DuckLand...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:13 pm
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    Image Title: egret in frog
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:12 pm
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    Image Title: Flamingos in mistland...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:51 am
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    Image Title: contours...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:19 pm
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    Thanks for viewing.
    thanks for viewing.
    Happy new year to all CNPians :-)
    C&C Welcome.
    Image Title: Two flowerbuds
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:31 pm
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    Image Title: motion
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:09 pm
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    Image Title: flow
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:28 pm
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    Image Title: Weaving
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:25 pm
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    -- thanks for viewing...
    One more of a slow shutter experience to capture the rhythmic movement of wings with the randomness of birds flights.
    The flamingos when start running for taking off, its  a sight to see.
The clutter of flock, the rush of the moment and slow shutter to record the chaos.

    Image Title: Framed
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:19 pm
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    Image Title: Flight
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:11 am
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    Image Title: The flamingo run
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:01 pm
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    Image Title: Start of the day...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:14 pm
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    The opportunity was there and for the fortunate me, the 6th just peeped outta its place.
Hope you will be able to find it.
    Thanks to CNP. This is something I am completely learning from CNPians. Looking at those awesome triptychs, tried my one here.
C&C Welcome.
    The rimlight and thoughtful pose of this little king.
thanks for viewing.
    This Great Indian hornbill was hiding and was difficult to see through the dense bushes between us.
I was imagining to shoot only the beak part through the narrow gap. 
Finally when it moved its head up a little for a small yawn, I got to see the full beak which perfectly fitted the gap.

Your C&C and interpretations welcome.
    Image Title: six
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:18 pm
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    Image Title: flow
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:29 am
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    Image Title: The king and his kingdom
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:15 am
    Views: 293
    Rating: 8
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    Image Title: yawn...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:48 pm
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    As the light goes down, hundreds of these fireflies would lit up the surroundings. 
One such try to get it in its habitat.
    the time when the sun goes down, and the moon rises slowly in the sky, is the time to get back to home.

    would love to hear your thoughts on this.
    Image Title: The randomness of flight
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:54 am
    Views: 168
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    Image Title: return to home
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 1:11 am
    Views: 133
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    Image Title: from within the rock, life surfaces...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:07 am
    Views: 301
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    Image Title: Solitude
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:39 pm
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    The adventure within the man is to conquer its own fears.

Not sure if this image fits the forum here but I would leave that to you/mods to decide.
    My experimentation with slower shutter on birds continues here. Most of the times, I had tried it moving the camera along the flight of the bird to slower down their movement. 
In this case, the birds were stationary and I panned my camera in order to get a flowing stream like effect on the birds.
Egrets have added the white stream, grass for green and brown grass and civilization behind adding different colors. 
One bird flew during this exposure in BG and that had added that extra white there which kind of distract a little.
Hope you like this.
C&C Welcome.
    The flying flock of birds is my recent obsession for trying out slower shutter speed. The kind of images captured depends on the flying patterns, kind of birds, their wing movements, and their relative positions from each other. Add to it, if the sky is graceful, the clouds formation. Here is one such try where the outcome was representable IMO.
Thanks for your time and inputs :-)
    Image Title: Freedom...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:19 am
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    Image Title: adventure
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    Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:41 pm
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    Image Title: Color Streams
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:59 pm
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    Image Title: Crossed
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:43 am
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    a grass blue basking in the morning light.
    The Wreathed Hornbill pair returning to their roosting site in the evening. They would fly in pairs and come to the roosting tree pair by pair.
Location : Pakke tiger reserve, arunachal pradesh.
    The lone woodpecker popping out in a bare tree made me make this image. 
taken a pakke tiger reserve.

    Image Title: A Butterfly world
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:04 am
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    Image Title: return to home
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:04 pm
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    Image Title: the woodpecker world
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:46 am
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    Image Title: fly at top
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    Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:02 pm
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    Not sure whether the inclusion of the other electrical wire is working out here or not. Your thoughts please.
    C&C Welcome.
    This shot is always there at the back of my mind whenever I get to see egret flocks in little low light to try slow shutter experiments.
C&C Welcome to get this better and improved.

    Image Title: Rising in Love...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:38 pm
    Views: 135
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    Image Title: the dew drops
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:16 am
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    Image Title: Stillness and Chaos
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:11 pm
    Views: 387
    Rating: 9
    Comments: 8
    Image Title: sun shine through
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:14 pm
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    The snail was resting in this leaf in the morning.
    as the rising clouds engulfed the hills, the drama of sun and clouds happened. The sun tried hard to pierce through the clouds to reach the earth.
Heres one such scene from the drama.
    This snail was resting in morning light. What I liked is the exact leaf pattern in background complimenting the one snail was resting.
I thought, out of focus background adds to it and hence shot this one. hope you like it.
    This drama in sky unfolded in sky when the sunset colors spread their hues over the dark clouds. 
The tall tree is what I needed to add to this drama.
Thanks for looking.
C&C Welcome.
    Image Title: home of a snail...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:40 pm
    Views: 180
    Rating: 7
    Comments: 5
    Image Title: lonely tree...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:02 am
    Views: 145
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    Image Title: living at edge...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:33 pm
    Views: 246
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    Comments: 13
    Image Title: Standing Tall amidst fire
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:02 pm
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    This picture is made last sunday when I visited Kaas. Using a wide angle for macros was really challenging and I loved it.
Thanks to Ganesh for a wonderful blog and images on kaas, which inspired me a lot.

    The river terns at Ranganthittu Bird sanctuary were busy calling out in the evening for each other. 
I feel sad for these as in the mating seasons all the photograohers go and disturb them, the boatman even told us that he shoos away the female incubating eggs so that the photographers/ornithologists (?) can see the eggs. I had to shout at him and asked to take the boat away from that rock. I hope the people get their common sense back and behave well when in nature.
    This picture was made at Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary. The morning sun rising just above lake, I have got the painted stork at perfect position. 
Spent quite a time to get its pose well against the sun, and finally this was it. Converted to BnW.
This image has also reached in semi-final of Voila Wildlife photographer of the year competition for 2011. Hope you ppl like it.
    Image Title: The flowers of kaas
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:17 am
    Views: 149
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    Image Title: Conversation
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:56 am
    Views: 146
    Rating: 7
    Comments: 2
    Image Title: The River Tern Calling
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:00 am
    Views: 203
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    Image Title: Enlightened Painted Stork
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:25 pm
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    The shallow DOF effect of a damselfly holding to twig.
    Just after the sunset, a flock of egrets kept coming into Ranganthittu bird sanctuary. 
After entering the sanctuary, they will make a round around before finally settling down near/at their nests.
I thought of going with slow shutter to capture the movements of egrets which were forming a nice pattern over the other still birds at the lake.
    Image Title: Look into the eye
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:01 pm
    Views: 128
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    Image Title: final round of the day...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:38 pm
    Views: 177
    Rating: 7
    Comments: 2


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