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Aravind Madhyastha
Doubble Decker
Took this photo of copulating Millipedes at Kalakkad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve. Like to know your comments
Details: Nikon D80, Sigma 105mm Macro, Manual Exposure, Spot Metering, f/11, 1/60 Sec, iso 100. Used built-in flash as light source
Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:35 am
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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:07 pm

Lovely image Arvind, very well seen. I like the patterns and colors you have portrayed here. A few minor adjustments may better this image further in my view - retaining the proportion of the body at top and bottom, leveled legs instead of slight and exclusion of little bit green on the right top. Also stopping down a bit would have improved the dof further. Nevertheless, a nicely crafted image. Thanks for sharing.

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Commentby Kaushik Balakumar on Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:54 pm

Oh beautiful ! How on earth did u spot this creature. Have never seen this kind of a millipede.
U've brought out the texture very well. I might go in for a slight crop on top & bottom. May be a f/16 wud've rendered the legs sharp thought out...
Just my thoughts :)

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Commentby Shivakumar L Narayan on Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:55 pm

Beautifully seen image. Definitely a winner image for me. Considering the fact that you are shooting very close you could have gone for F16 or around that. Probably a slight CCW rotation on this will make it even better.
Neverthe less a fantastic visualisation here. TFS

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Commentby Shankar Kiragi on Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:42 pm

Great seeing here. Loved the pattern and slender legs. TFS

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Commentby Sudhir Shivaram on Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:09 pm

Something different and nice. I was confused whan I saw the thumbnail. I could not figure out what it was. Yes, agree with Shivakumar, a bit of CCW roration and using a larger f number (f16 oe 22) may have been nice. The details are well shown here.

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Commentby Pramod Viswanath on Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:40 pm

This is nice seeing Aravind. I like the way you have framed the image, however I would suggest few changes. If you get another opportunity to better this image, you can try making the image based on the laws of symmetry. Though a slight CCW rotation might get you closer it would still lack the punch. I agree with Ganesh as well about including the greens on the top. Nevertheless a fantastic attempt and great seeing here.

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Commentby Nirav Bhatt on Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:22 pm

very beautifully composed


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