Fire Flying



Fire Flying


Nilanjan Das
Fire Flying
Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:04 pm
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Nilanjan Das  Joined CNP On 23 May 2008    Total Image posts 223    -   Total Image Comments 1742    -   Image Post to Comment Ratio 1:8    -   Image Comment Density 86     -     Total Forum Posts 95

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Commentby Shankar Kiragi on Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:46 pm

Nilanjanji, Fire flames and their shades are just excellent. Powerful beauty at it's display. And birds at their peak hunting work :-) Thank you for sharing.

Cheers, Shankar Kiragi

Commentby jayesh joshi on Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:26 am

Excellent image...Can feel the heat by looking at the image ! Feasting drongo`s add to overall impact of the scene....

Commentby AratiRao on Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:55 am

this image is all leaping, flying, energetic and dynamic to me. but what clinches it for me is the almost triadic color scheme. purple?!! you don't normally associate orange flames and purple... that just blew me away. the birds in front add a brilliant stroke - nature grabbing opportunity. so many stories here, untold, yet imagined.

~ Arati Rao ~

Commentby Nilanjan Das on Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:06 am

Is your monitor calibrated Arati ? The blue from the last evening light could be seen between the flames, I am not seeing any purple at all. I need to know if anyone else is seeing purple on a calibrated monitor.

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Commentby AratiRao on Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:18 am

oh hey, that might be. the plume of smoke in the left looks distinctly purple to me. my monitor might be a bit off. i need to address that. never mind. the rest of my comments stand though :)

~ Arati Rao ~

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:45 pm

I like this more than the previous similar one with a single a single bird (may be that has a slightly different mood altogether).

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Commentby Vijay Mohan Raj on Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:08 pm

I always liked forest fires especially those which were not in my jurisdiction. I have been fascinated how birds jump at every opportunity to make a meal. This image brings that out so very nicely. I must say your color images are cherished and you should post more of these. I still remember the day when during a forests fire when the birds were on a feeding frenzy, a raptor make good with a jungle myna.

A creative mind is a restless soul...

Commentby nevilzaveri on Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:38 pm

i can feel the heat 'n smell the smoke, nilanjan. love those black drongo against rich hues of fire. very well executed 'n presented.


nevil zaveri

Commentby Nilanjan Das on Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:42 pm

VMR, you have struck deep inside my thoughts :-), I often saw this image and wondered what's missing ? I truly wish I had more birds in fire or as you said a raptor chasing down to pick up one of the drongo. I must say that I was lucky to get the fire parallel to my camera for once, the heat was intense, the thermal haze was even worse and not allowing to auto focus, I managed to make a couple of ok images by overriding to manual at the right time, the entire incident was over within a few seconds. But there are possibilities of making even better frames in these kind of situations, I just have to be at the right place and pray for a few things to go right as well. What amazed me was the ability of the drongo to withstand such intense heat, I was standing at least 40-50 yards away from the fire and could barely stand the heat and the birds were feeding and flying just so close to it. So much to see and learn in nature.

Nilanjan Das Photography

Commentby S. Das on Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:14 pm

I am loving it ! So I am just leaning back and enjoying it :)

Best Wishes
Subharghya Das
Jungle Moments

Commentby vjrithwik on Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:26 pm

Nilanjan sir....what ever technical lmitations ou have stated have all over come ....I was so happy to see your photo in BBC second time consecutively last year....this is one of the best images i have ever seen and perhaps no one on earth would have a chance to replicate it given the story that is hapening. a truely deserved recognition for this photo and youo have shot it with your presence of mind. All the best for this years BBC competition...i hope you would have submitted some unique winning shots like this. I really regard the BBC awards as the oscar in wildlife photogrpahy. AL the best