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    Image Title: Egret World...
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2023 8:06 pm
    Views: 397
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    Image Title: darter world...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2023 2:29 pm
    Views: 323
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    Image Title: Vulnerable?
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2022 12:59 pm
    Views: 555
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    The scaly breasted munias family returns home towards sunset.
#CNPBirdsinFlight
    Back after a long break due to travel. 
Hopefully, would continue to be regular as long as covid keeps us tied (once again) to our homes :-(
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    Image Title: Munias returning home
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:32 am
    Views: 833
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    Image Title: The couple in winter morning...
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:29 am
    Views: 625
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    Image Title: In the world of its own
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:11 pm
    Views: 539
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    C&C welcome.
    #CNPStillmotion
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    The Rosy starlings light up the sky over the temple.
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    Image Title: Gharial Scape
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:10 am
    Views: 594
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    Image Title: Kites circling
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:12 pm
    Views: 822
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    Image Title: dance on the wings-2
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:05 pm
    Views: 670
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    Some are in hurry while some are leisurely.
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    This recovered from a preview in LR as I lost these photographs before I could back them up while in travel.
Thought, at least will share what it was like to be under this madness of rosy murmurations. 
#CNPStillmotion.
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    Image Title: The Morning Rush
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:47 am
    Views: 623
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    Image Title: dance on the wings..
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:27 pm
    Views: 996
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    Image Title: Together
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:17 pm
    Views: 703
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    Love how swift the Martins are on wings, specially around sunsets.
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Trying out new things, still shooting at home only. Need to improve a lot in terms of tools and work processing too.
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    Not just this tiny insect (yes, it is not a spider), but we all caught up in the invisible webs all around us. floating masses we all are but not really free !
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    Just an odd angle to see a spider web above my head. But, the beautiful patterns were not to be missed !

#CNPLight
    Image Title: Scribbles in sky
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:54 am
    Views: 1087
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    Image Title: Caught in the web...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:26 pm
    Views: 691
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    Image Title: The light magic !
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:50 pm
    Views: 626
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    The same from the series of spider web from my balcony.
    From my balcony spider series.
    A very typical romance during the season...
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    Image Title: Rainbows...
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:22 pm
    Views: 660
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    Image Title: rainbow vibrations
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:31 pm
    Views: 645
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    Image Title: Song of the rain and mist...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:02 pm
    Views: 591
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    Just head to the deep gorges, hear the gushing wind, running clouds and thunderous waterfalls that hide behind the thick veil of clouds and mist.
That is nature's Raag Malhar. Isn't it?
    The thunder and rain...
The veil of mist !

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    Typical misty morning from Bharatpur.
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    Image Title: Raag Malhar
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:52 pm
    Views: 575
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    Image Title: thunder...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:25 pm
    Views: 660
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    Image Title: The mist and life it engulfs
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:56 pm
    Views: 661
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    Thanks for viewing.
    Irrespective of the odds and barriers placed against them, the 'wild' thrives around human habitation in urban jungles.
photographed with the cellphone, so lacks the quality we desire.
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    Don't stop dreaming. Think of the stars and reach for the moon !
Happy Buddha Poornima to all CNPians!
#CNPathome

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    Image Title: The Web Weaver at dusk
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:13 am
    Views: 691
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    Image Title: Resilience
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:42 am
    Views: 1050
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    Image Title: Reach for the Moon...
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 10:12 pm
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    Tried a wide angle lens today to get a different perspective.
As once the web is constructed, no second chance of shooting of a spider's work in progress. Will try something else tomorrow during its act.
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    That must be the contemplation the snowy was going through his mind...
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    Image Title: Building home - Work in progress ...
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 11:31 pm
    Views: 1193
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    Image Title: Website under construction...
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 12:48 am
    Views: 731
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    Image Title: To Step into Light or not?
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Sat May 02, 2020 10:29 pm
    Views: 656
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    This fella too is being a regular visitor to my window mesh after sunset. It helps to keep my bedroom, insect free :-D
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#CNPatHome
    A dragonfly visits home to relieve me of spiders.
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    The river Pushpawati that descends down in the 'Valley of Flowers'.
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    Image Title: Tale of a Tail !
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Sat May 02, 2020 10:25 pm
    Views: 696
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    Image Title: WingSpot
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:32 pm
    Views: 610
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    Image Title: The pushpawati
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:50 pm
    Views: 601
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    C&C welcome.
    C&C welcome.

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    Image Title: The nightcrawler...
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:27 pm
    Views: 585
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    Image Title: The dancing light...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:18 am
    Views: 777
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    Image Title: The wind rider...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:16 am
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    Spiderman is arriving to save this world... hopefully it would get better soon ;-)

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    Continuing this series to show how the 'Spiders are hanging onto thin webs' into the growing city and gushing wind, both.
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    Thankfully, the spider reappeared for me to spend some quality time in lockdown with it.
    Image Title: ...and the savior is here!
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:48 am
    Views: 698
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    Image Title: The Friendly Neighbourhood Hero -2
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:43 pm
    Views: 855
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    Image Title: The Friendly Neighbourhood Hero
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:09 pm
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    That is me watching the rat race around me and wondering 'is this what we are living for?'
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    The homely spider series continues...
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    Thankfully, a friendly neighborhood made an appearance today. 
Hopefully, it keeps coming back to make this lockdown worthwhile at home.
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    Image Title: The rat race or solitude?
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:59 pm
    Views: 578
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    Image Title: Peek a boo...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:32 pm
    Views: 740
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    Image Title: Dry leaves that got eyes?
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:55 am
    Views: 636
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    The dark clouds have engulfed our times but there would be sunshine at the end of it. Hold on tight!
Stay safe.
    The snowstorm is here... but dig in little deep and hold on!
This shall pass...
    Is the bird really free when it soars in blue skies Or its mind cluttered by the thoughts of survival?
    Image Title: Light in the dark
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:49 pm
    Views: 759
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    Image Title: SnowStorm
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:29 am
    Views: 761
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    Image Title: The free bird...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:44 pm
    Views: 630
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    It is all a little hazy but it would clear soon.
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    The red fox trying to dig out its reserves in a very heavy snowfall.
Just hang in there... this shall pass!
    In the white desert, the life seems only a mirage !
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    Image Title: Lifes there...
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:06 pm
    Views: 724
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    Image Title: Dig out the reserves...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:01 pm
    Views: 612
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    Image Title: Mirage of life
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:40 pm
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    When the intense snowfall decides to paint everything in sight, no color is spared !
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    Loved making some images of these amazing creatures that hang onto their webs fighting with the gushing wind continuously.
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Hope to be regular and catch up with the forum soon :-)
    Image Title: White washed...
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:10 pm
    Views: 758
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    Image Title: Do the leaf have eyes?
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:15 pm
    Views: 1036
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    Image Title: The windsurfer
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:25 pm
    Views: 640
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    Hope the veil of mist would vanish in thin air as we would be blessed by the light !
Hang in there...Wishing the best light to all CNPians in coming year. Happy new year !
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River pushpawati in the magical 'Valley of Flowers'.
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    The Romance of the mountains and the clouds.

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    Image Title: The veil of mist
    Poster: Samyak
    All images by : Samyak
    Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:58 pm
    Views: 725
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    Image Title: Mirage
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:51 pm
    Views: 673
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    Image Title: Romance...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:38 am
    Views: 728
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    Image Title: Take off...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:21 pm
    Views: 771
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    Image Title: Fly home...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:33 pm
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    Image Title: WingSpot
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:24 pm
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    This Golden Eagle takes a leap in impending snow and mist going 'business as usual' for its routine in search of food.
    Though the River completely freezes on the surface, the water keeps flowing below it. Sometimes, it just breaks away like an animal trapped underwater to come to surface gasping for breath. Those braided streams onto the frozen river reminded me of that.

Thank you Vikas for inviting.
    Image Title: The call of the forest
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:52 pm
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    Image Title: where eagle dares...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:48 pm
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    Image Title: The Frozen Spiti River
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:17 pm
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    This theme is just engrossing... and finally I got an image that I can post ! :-D
    Continuing the series of Himalayan Landscapes shaped by the constant erosion due to wind, river and snow and sun. 
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    from the highlands of Himalayas...
    Image Title: The little grass eyes...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:48 pm
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    Image Title: Forces of Nature...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:37 pm
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    Image Title: Forces of Nature...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:55 am
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    Though, the trans-himalayan region looks all barren but one can't miss the forceful way of the streams that cut through these mountains adding life to this barren landscape.
    Image Title: Forces of Nature...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:53 pm
    Views: 770
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    Image Title: Misty Dream
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 7:16 pm
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    Image Title: Forces of Nature...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:06 pm
    Views: 640
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    If camouflage is an art, this is the greatest artist !

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    Image Title: Forces of Nature...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:04 pm
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    Image Title: Flying
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:30 am
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    Image Title: Only snow, no Leopard?
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:02 pm
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    Greater Flamingo during sunrise near Pune.

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    made this at CNP meet at Simha Farms...

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    Image Title: Together...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:43 pm
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    Image Title: Mirage...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:03 pm
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    Image Title: Wings...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:19 pm
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    a typical sunrise in the countryside during winter.
    Just a typical sunset from Bharatpur in winter...
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    Image Title: Still or Moving?
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:55 pm
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    Image Title: Lazy Winter Mornings
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:21 pm
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    Image Title: Winter Sunset
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:31 pm
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    A chinkara looks on in the Grasslands...

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    The effortless water that find its way through every hardship
And, the firm roots and greens that find life in the rocks  !
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    One more from Fireflies series...
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    Image Title: Mirage in Grasslands
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:41 pm
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    Image Title: The two worlds
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:02 am
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    Image Title: The fiery dance
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:59 am
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    Image Title: Flow
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:21 pm
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    Image Title: Untitled
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 5:38 pm
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    Image Title: Solitary
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:46 pm
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    The monsoon is a time for romance between the Flirting clouds and high mountains of western ghats !
We can just drench ourselves in this beautiful drama.
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    In color, the subject and surroundings are nice contrast and stand out. But, as I took the color out from the equation, they became one !
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    Image Title: Romance...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 12:49 pm
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    Image Title: reflections
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 12:36 am
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    Image Title: be the one with your surroundings...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 9:30 pm
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    The freedom one feels in the towering presence of mountains and the oneness with nature is unparalleled.

    The mist tried hard to conceal the beauty of the thunderous waterfall, alas !
    Image Title: Freedom in the mountains
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:09 pm
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    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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    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...
    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.
    Image Title: Flooded
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:46 am
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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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    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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    The Fireflies hang in chunks to the leaves. The breeze sway them around resulting in these kind of beautiful patterns...
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    The himalayan Ibex from the Kibber. They lined up on the edge to brace themselves from heavy snowfall.
    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
    Views: 744
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    Thanks for looking...

    This is how you really see them until them come out in open.
    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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    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.
    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 !
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    Image Title: The fishing...
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    Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:47 am
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    Image Title: just before the dawn...
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    Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:48 pm
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    Image Title: web
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    Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:25 pm
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    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: The Patience
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    Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:51 pm
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    Image Title: untitled
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    Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:39 pm
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    Image Title: The pair...
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    Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:51 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
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    Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:12 pm
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    Image Title: A Dragon's world...
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    Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:41 am
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    Image Title: Morning Bask
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    Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:17 am
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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.
    Image Title: Wings of the forest...
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    Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:35 am
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    Image Title: the ghost and the darkness
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    Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:02 am
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    Image Title: dreamland
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    Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:36 pm
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    C&C welcome.
    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...
    Image Title: Pearl Picker...
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    Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:01 am
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    Image Title: Spotted...
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    Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:42 pm
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    Image Title: watching over the predators...
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    Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:24 pm
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    Thanks for looking.
    when the sun adds drama in the sky, you need a flutter to add life to it...
    Thanks for dropping by...
    Image Title: Tail of a lion...
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    Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:04 pm
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    Image Title: returning home...
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    Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:18 pm
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    Image Title: the DuckLand...
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    Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:13 pm
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    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: egret in frog
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    Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:12 pm
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    Image Title: Flamingos in mistland...
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    Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:51 am
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    Image Title: contours...
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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 :-)
    Image Title: Two flowerbuds
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    Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:31 pm
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    Image Title: motion
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    Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:09 pm
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    Image Title: flow
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    Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:28 pm
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    C&C Welcome.
    -- thanks for viewing...
    One more of a slow shutter experience to capture the rhythmic movement of wings with the randomness of birds flights.
    Image Title: Weaving
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    Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:25 pm
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    Image Title: Framed
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    Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:19 pm
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    Image Title: Flight
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    Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:11 am
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    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.

    The opportunity was there and for the fortunate me, the 6th just peeped outta its place.
Hope you will be able to find it.
    Image Title: The flamingo run
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    Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:01 pm
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    Image Title: Start of the day...
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    Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:14 pm
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    Image Title: six
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    Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:18 pm
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    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: flow
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    Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:29 am
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    Image Title: The king and his kingdom
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    Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:15 am
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    Image Title: yawn...
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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.

    Image Title: The randomness of flight
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    Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:54 am
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    Image Title: return to home
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    Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 1:11 am
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    Image Title: from within the rock, life surfaces...
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    Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:07 am
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    would love to hear your thoughts on this.

    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.
    Image Title: Solitude
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    Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:39 pm
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    Image Title: Freedom...
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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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    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 :-)
    a grass blue basking in the morning light.
    Image Title: Color Streams
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    Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:59 pm
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    Image Title: Crossed
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    Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:43 am
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    Image Title: A Butterfly world
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    Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:04 am
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    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: return to home
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    Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:04 pm
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    Image Title: the woodpecker world
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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...
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    Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:38 pm
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    Image Title: the dew drops
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    Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:16 am
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    Image Title: Stillness and Chaos
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    Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:11 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.
    Image Title: sun shine through
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    Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:14 pm
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    Image Title: home of a snail...
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    Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:40 pm
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    Image Title: lonely tree...
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    Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:02 am
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    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.
    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.
    Image Title: living at edge...
    Poster: Samyak
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    Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:33 pm
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    Image Title: Standing Tall amidst fire
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    Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:02 pm
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    Image Title: The flowers of kaas
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    Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:17 am
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    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: Conversation
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    Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:56 am
    Views: 723
    Rating: 7
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    Image Title: The River Tern Calling
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    Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:00 am
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    Image Title: Enlightened Painted Stork
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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
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    Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:01 pm
    Views: 721
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    Image Title: final round of the day...
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    Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:38 pm
    Views: 785
    Rating: 7
    Comments: 2


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