Ganesh H Shankar
Territorial fight between darters..
Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:22 pm
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Commentby Manjunath on Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:55 pm

At first i felt the bright spot on the bottom right a bit distracting, but after watching the frame for a while, the bright spot just goes to the background and the water streaks dominate it (hope that made sense :)).. the streaks looks like so many things i have seen artifically(sparks, fireworks, water fountains etc), but they pale in comparison to this depiction in nature.. im in love with this one and a great creation as always Sir.. i would like to see another variation of this with the neck bent, so as to not give the clue of what bird/animal it is.. that i feel would make the mind wander even more :)

- Manjunath

Commentby sriram janak on Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:52 am

The water splashing really looks like fireworks. haven't seen such an image before...it's so different...
thanks for sharing

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Commentby Shivang Mehta on Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:41 am

this is super awesome Ganesh... Fireworks in Bharatpur :)


Commentby Abhisek Majumdar on Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:24 pm

Extremely dramatic image!!! Just wondering how it would look on a huge print!! TFS GaneshAnna...

Commentby Nilanjan Das on Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:48 pm

Ganshi, I downloaded the image and was trying out various crops :-). Somehow felt the bottom splash could go....what do you think ? Really looks like the impression of a Darter within fireworks. Wonderful execution.

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Commentby AratiRao on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:39 pm

Hi Ganesh,
i love the arc of the neck up to the bird's left wing. The lower right bright part i would forego, if this were my image ... keeping the image to the top 2/3rds and the left 2/3rds ... :) just me ... love the effect of the water - reminded me of this image from the winning images last year ... only yours has so much more action!


~ Arati Rao ~

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:05 pm

Nilanjan & Arati, I agree with you both on the lower part of the frame since it breaks the pattern. In fact even in the upper part I didn't like the horizontal strips. I did try cropping the bottom part but then it did not appear as good as the square composition - so decided to go with I what I got..

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Commentby Vikram Sathyanathan on Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:33 pm

Hi Ganesh, I really love the effects of water being splashed around, gives a fireworks feel. As Nilanjan pointed out I tired some crops to avoid the bottom right bright spot but it hardly represents the territorial fight. I guess you must have worked out all combinations before arriving at this image. Thanks for sharing.

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Commentby Raviprakash S S on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:11 pm

What a moment.. What a capture! Totally agree with Sriram.. it looks like fireworks.


Commentby krishnan v on Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:50 pm

Agree with Sriram, first I thought it was "fireworks". Very nicely brought out indeed ! More "standard" rendition from you for a change :-)

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