Sriharsha Ganjam
There are a lot of Millipedes this time around, and all along I have been ignoring them, due to the "lack" of their photogenic appeal. That was till I sat down and started observing them. They are actually quite fascinating if we sit down and watch. Whether it be the synchronous harmony of their thousand odd legs carrying them around, or their amusing spiral to defend themselves when threatened, or the beautiful tracks they leave behind on the soft forest floor. And all along I was thinking they were ugly!

Turns out my mind has been unfurled and new light has been thrown on a old ignored subject.

See the Animation of this sequence on the link below. I originally intended to share the animation on CNP but the web gods are not obliging!


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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:16 pm

Really love the abstract nature of the animation. How is it done, Harsha? Mind sharing some more information?

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Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:02 pm

Hi Ganesh, I had a hole dug and placed a gopro inside the hole pointing up. A glass plate was then used to cover it up and I sprinkled some sand from the surrounding on the glass. I had visualized this unfurl sequence before hand and because I was pointing the camera up, I wanted the sun to be a part of the image. I then placed a coiled up millipede on the glass ensuring it blocked the sun in the frame, so that when it unfurled, the sun would shine through the millipede.
I did this hoping to get the legs and the track it made backlit to add some drama. But as it turns out the angle of the sun was not idea for backlighting the legs. So all I got was the backlit tracks and the unfurling, along with the sunburst.

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Commentby Raviprakash S S on Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:03 am

Wonderfully done Harsha. Love the light and sand pattern.