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It was close to the festival of lights when a sudden spurt of life brought a large number of these insects to congregate beside a soft lit lamp. They were flapping away incessently while one was walking.
Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:45 pm
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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:12 pm

Very unique image indeed Ravi ! Love those magical blurs of wings. Good there is a fly showing up at the center adding some reality into the image. May be cropping a few pixels off the bottom (may be a very few at the top too) will strengthen the composition. I would also dodge the dark short strip near left bottom corner a bit.

Congrats on this one ! Looks very nice without a border, with one it will look even better.

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Commentby Ravi Maganti on Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:36 pm

Ganesh,

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! within a day - i'm in love with this forum! It provides huge learning. Thanks a lot for your perspectives - i will set some of your thoughts in motion before for my next post.

Ravi

Commentby Pramod Viswanath on Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:15 pm

Extremely nice perspective here Ravi. Loved the motion blur blending so well with the orange colors!

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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:16 pm

Lovely feel.

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Commentby Vijay Mohan Raj on Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:05 pm

Ravi what an image, so well seen and executed. The colour tone is so magical and as you said this is most often seen congregation but never photographed. I would agree on the cropping some on top and bottom

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Commentby Shivakumar L Narayan on Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:52 pm

Common subject and very uncommon perspective. Really liked the presentation here. The image really depicts the sense of chaos in the place. A slightly wider perspective would be even better i pressume.

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Commentby Shankar Kiragi on Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:11 am

Ravi, Very well seen and captured here. Congrats !

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Commentby Gowri S on Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:04 pm

What an image! Who would have thought that the blurred out wings of these insects would have given such a beautiful feel to this image! Lovely! Very nicely done.