Praveen P Mohandas
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Commentby Nevil Zaveri on Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:25 pm

absolute show-stealer! praveenji. simply dramatic rendering of starling's path creates awesome perspective. wish there were natural elements at the bottom, instead of buildings that pulls my senses back to reality ... yes, i know the situation 'n don't know how to.

tfs. regards.

Nevil Zaveri

Commentby Shivakumar L Narayan on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:39 am

If you got these starlings around in a place with natural elements or water body i suggest you have to give it your best to get some more images when they are still there. This is absolute stunner :)

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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:47 am

Good decision to stay slow, we are so used to seeing subjects in the foreground at the bottom, but here there's so much on the top. Perfect approach of a storm, must have been an experience. I am kind of perplexed how Jamnagar even after being such a densely populated place gets so much of bird activity right in the middle of the city ? Lakhota is a wonder. Have you made images of such a starling display from some areas which do not have city scape as the backdrop ? This image too looks very interesting as far as natural history is concerned. What makes the birds come so close to human settlements when it does not happen anywhere else like this in India ? Even in areas like Dhinchra, one would go crazy seeing the number of pelicans and flamingo and waders. Nature's gift to the people of Jamnagar I guess :-). Good one Praveen.

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Commentby Bibhav Behera on Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:57 am

Lovely image Praveen. Love the way the 'cloud' forms an hourglass pattern in the image. There are a few dust spots I guess that you can spot out. This would have been even more outstanding with a natural setting. Thanks for sharing. Love it.

Bibhav Behera

Commentby dinesh.ramarao on Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:11 am

Wonderful creation here Praveen. Those starlings have created joy. I am sure you have such a dispaly which donot have city in foreground, would be even better than this !
best regards,

Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:31 pm

City or no city I loved it and it tells a nice story of how the starlings have come to terms within a human settlement. Love the way those starling streaks zoom in and take you in to sharp image. Nice contrasting visual effects.

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:06 pm

Love the tonal ranges here Praveen. The twisted stroke of lines works beautifully well. How close they came to you ? Whats is the focal length used here ?

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Commentby Praveen P Mohandas on Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:57 pm

i did not find a location around Lakhota lake where we can shoot wide angle without buildings in the frame....tight frames are possible but then can't show the vastness...this was shot using 17mm with perspective correction in ps...the birds fly almost 10-15 ft above our head..i positioned myself blow the roosting tree(will be covered in bird shit by the end of the shoot) for getting this shot...will share a short video which is in making...


Commentby nirlep on Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:36 am

Hey how did I miss this one!! wow!! never seen anything like this before. The pattern you captured seems to loom ominously over the city scape. The form looks staggering and the city dwarfed in front of nature's majesty. A beautiful and telling juxtaposition.
Thanks for sharing

Commentby krishnan v on Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:55 am

Praveen, this is the best of the slow mo series ! Love the lines caused by the birds ! Very creative indeed !

Best Regards

Commentby Shankar Kiragi on Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:24 pm

Dynamism of the birds is well captured. To my taste I love to see without subjects at horizon. Greatly executed.

Cheers, Shankar Kiragi

Commentby Saurabh R. Desai on Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:00 pm

Dear Sir,

There are some places in the world visited by thousands of people for several times to portray the beauty of nature, thus Jamnagar's famous lake Lakhota is one of those places where one would love spend their evening.
I have gone to this place for more than 5 times & have seen the acrobatics of these birds for so many times, but this is image has changed my perception & the vision.
I will remember this image for a long long time, TFS...


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Commentby Prithvi K on Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:13 pm

Loved the idea of a slow shutter scape, what a beautiful pattern sir.

Commentby MANISHK on Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:01 pm

Simply marvelous, from the thumbnail itself had an inclination that was going to get some shocker. Beautifully executed and to your help Starlings took a curved route without which it wouldnt have been so magical. TFS

Commentby Soham Sarkar on Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:21 pm

That's a very wonderful image ......................thanks for sharing