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Commented on 18 Mar 2019 17:26:40

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Comment by : Raviprakash S S


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I visited one modern art/painting exhibition last weekend in an upmarket gallery. None of the painting what I saw there doesn't even come close to this etching. Beautiful seeing Ramesh.

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Commented on 18 Mar 2019 16:47:00

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Comment by : Rajkumar


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This was near Kanakpura Ganesh

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Commented on 18 Mar 2019 14:31:57

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Comment by : Jignesh_Minaxi


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this is so mesmerising....

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Commented on 18 Mar 2019 10:44:35

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Image by : ramesh_adkoli

Comment by : Ganesh H Shankar


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I would love to see a 30x30 print, Ramesh :)

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Commented on 18 Mar 2019 10:42:32

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Yes, Raj! Let us hope next species will know more :) Where was it, BTW?

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Commented on 18 Mar 2019 02:59:31

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thanks all Thanks, Ganesh for the further inputs. Went through that. Strikes me that this thought process is going through the same as what happened in Physics First god controlled everything, then Newtonian linear cause and effect, then Quantum Physics, then beyond where lines blurred between time, space and matter So also First all creatures present at one time created by God, second a linear evolution across time (Darwinian ) and now getting into a realm of blurring the lines across species we have to wait for what happens next ...maybe this is the limit for Homo sapiens may be the next species will understand better :D

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Commented on 18 Mar 2019 01:41:43

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Comment by : Ganesh H Shankar


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After being disappointed with deleted wiki link yesterday I spent some time surfing for latest stand on evolution based on natural selection, does science still thinks it is a ‘fact’? I pleasantly found this a few months old [url=https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/09/darwin-evolution-crispr-microbiome-bacteria-news/:1ucy520m]NatGeo article.[/url:1ucy520m] I think this link will stay! The summary being sideways gene passage from one species to another, unlike, mutations followed by natural selection might have contributed to evolution. How beautiful this theory is compared to Darwin’s to explain the beautiful circles, colors that we see here? Far from it I guess. However, I am happy for this being discovered. I hope that deep rooted ‘beliefs’ (treated as ‘facts’) will melt away in next century or two to give us (the next generation) a more beautiful theory which will better explain the beauty that we see.

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Commented on 17 Mar 2019 17:23:53

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Interestingly, the Wiki page I shared about unsettled status has now been deleted! There are some traces [url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution_as_fact_and_theory:eh2nb5qc]here[/url:eh2nb5qc] though.

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Commented on 17 Mar 2019 16:47:01

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Comment by : Raviprakash S S


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Such a soothing image Raj. I will remember this for very long time. Truly magical. There is Green, Next Gen, and protection!! Hope humans don't intervene

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Commented on 17 Mar 2019 16:04:36

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Comment by : Tharangini B


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This is such a satisfying and feel good image... :)

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Commented on 17 Mar 2019 02:36:18

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Where was this Raj? Just amazing and magical indeed. About your second point, I completely agree with you. I hate the Darwinian explanation that over million years due to the mutation of genes species reforms to preserve itself! What an unaesthetic explanation that is! Of late it is emphasized further by evolution biologists, I think due to the fear of [url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligent_design:uq99xqmn]intelligent design[/url:uq99xqmn] and “irreducible complexity” proponents. While “intelligent design=God’s Creation” is uninteresting, the argument of irreducible complexity do seem to have a merit. However, on a lighter note, I agree with Darwin that both biologists and protectors of God need to survive!! I think there is something more beautiful than the dumb statistical jumbling which lead to optimal survival traits in nature’s creations! Does this image look like a random statistical arrangement, arrived at in one million years? Look at the colors, lines, curves! Further, I think [url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Objections_to_evolutions:uq99xqmn]it is still not settled[/url:uq99xqmn] whether Darwin’s theory is just a ‘theory’ or a ‘fact’. Probably it is better to say, I don’t agree with the benovalent creator and I don’t agree with Darwin either. In a related note we have other scientists who are relying on [url=https://www.creativenaturephotography.net/forum/phpBB3_0_1/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=890&p=3451#p3451:uq99xqmn]beauty[/url:uq99xqmn] to unravel the nature of “Nature”! I think there is a bottomless [url=http://www.naturelyrics.com/pages/articles/nature_photography/nature_in_nature_photography.html:uq99xqmn]recursive problem[/url:uq99xqmn] where in a creation of nature wanting to understand the ‘Nature’ itself. Will that be possible, ever?! God (Nature) knows!

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Commented on 16 Mar 2019 02:58:54

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Comment by : Adithya Biloor


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Nice image here. Couple of things to note a. A bit higher shutter speed would have added I guess to better handle the whites of the egret. I see some blown out spots on the back. 2. Less contrast in the PP would have been better for my taste buds. c. Most importantly, try for different angles, perspectives instead of close ups.

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Commented on 15 Mar 2019 06:09:48

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Image by : Raviprakash S S

Comment by : Tharangini B


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Having seen this in print before seeing it on screen makes it even more awesome for me... :)

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Commented on 15 Mar 2019 06:08:28

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Comment by : Tharangini B


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This is like a fairy tale image...so impossibly beautiful...

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Commented on 15 Mar 2019 06:05:16

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Image by : Prashanth Sampagar

Comment by : Tharangini B


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This is a beautiful image Prashanth. Everytime I see such images from you, like I had mentioned earlier I always wish caterpillars in Bangalore would not have such hair loss problem..:) so I can at least try and feel what it is like to make such incredible images... :)

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Commented on 15 Mar 2019 06:02:07

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Comment by : Tharangini B


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Thanks Ravi, Nevilji and Prashanth. @Prashanth - Yes it is a lot similar to Ravi's image. I do not have any with the flower in focus since the distance between the flower and the flies was a bit more , so with the flower in focus the flies completely vanished from focus. But I do have a couple more, with slower shutter speed and faster shutter speed. I'll try to share them here as 2 more versions in a couple of days. Thanks again.

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Commented on 15 Mar 2019 05:53:11

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Image by : Raviprakash S S

Comment by : Tharangini B


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A very surreal image Ravi... It looks amazing.

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Commented on 15 Mar 2019 05:51:39

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Comment by : Tharangini B


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@ Nevilji - Thank you... I agree on the contrast part. I'll rework on that and use a square crop also before sharing elsewhere. Thanks for pointing it out.

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Commented on 14 Mar 2019 17:29:56

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Comment by : Raviprakash S S


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Thanks Ganesh, Nevil, Prashanth. @Ganesh - Yes, Flower was hanging on a single strand of web. It really looked like a big umbrella for the mosquito. @Prashanth - I clicked this in Sringeri last weekend. Weather already looked like peak summer. Umbrella to avoid sunlight is more apt for the scene. No doubt, rain drops would have added too.

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Commented on 14 Mar 2019 15:35:53

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Comment by : Prashanth Sampagar


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Very effective image and title, Swapnil! Monochrome would've brought more focus on the crab? TFS Regards, Prashanth

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Commented on 14 Mar 2019 15:33:30

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Lovely capture this, Tharang! Do you have an image with flower in focus? BTW, reminded me of this image by Ravi. [album:h2o3xto7]13019[/album:h2o3xto7] Regards, Prashanth

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Commented on 14 Mar 2019 15:31:59

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Comment by : Prashanth Sampagar


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Looks like a parachute to me. Few raindrops would've added to this image. Regards, Prashanth

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Commented on 14 Mar 2019 15:30:37

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Comment by : Prashanth Sampagar


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Thanks Ravi, Ganesh and Nevil! @ Ganesh, yes, I just got lucky with the position and pose. After I made this, the caterpillar moved from that position. I was trying to get the caterpillar with raindrops. But none of them came out as expected. Regards, Prashanth

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Commented on 14 Mar 2019 15:28:02

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Image by : Prashanth Sampagar

Comment by : Prashanth Sampagar


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Thanks Ravi & Nevil! @ Raj, I tried your suggestion, but failed miserably as I was not getting decent output due to my limitation with the processing skills. :(

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Commented on 13 Mar 2019 18:59:21

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Comment by : Nevil Zaveri


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Magical, indeed!, Ravi. Like a glimpse from a fairy tale! Regards.

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Commented on 13 Mar 2019 18:56:13

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Comment by : Nevil Zaveri


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This is absolutely fascinating!, Tharangini. Great decision to go B&W. Random streaks of flea n that flower makes this for me. Tfs.

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Commented on 13 Mar 2019 18:52:19

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Image by : Akash Nevil Zaveri

Comment by : Nevil Zaveri


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Lovely moment, interesting pose n the space below!, Akash.

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Commented on 13 Mar 2019 18:29:47

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Comment by : Nevil Zaveri


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Amazing semblance!, Raj. Even the light is aptly animated! Also like the contrast n hint of details in highlights.

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Commented on 13 Mar 2019 18:21:43

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Comment by : Nevil Zaveri


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Oh! yes, curves n the spine! .. Lower shutter speed works for me, here. Tfs.

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Commented on 13 Mar 2019 18:12:08

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Utterly mesmerising green n the spiral!, Ramde. Not easy for me to guess the subject .. is it inside of a curling leaf?! Tfs.

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Commented on 13 Mar 2019 17:58:39

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Comment by : Nevil Zaveri


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Simple yet always captivating pattern of birds in flight. Agree with Ganesh on square crop. I guess, little less local contrast may help subdue glow around the birds. Tfs.

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Commented on 13 Mar 2019 17:52:33

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Comment by : Nevil Zaveri


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Such a simple yet the essence of summer 'yellow'! Even the enclosing bamboo texture makes this much intriguing! @Ganesh, much thought provoking n complex beliefs wants me to believe in all of them! Regards.

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Commented on 13 Mar 2019 17:29:42

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Now that curved horizon has become very much of you!, Jayeshbhai. Like the Ying-yang of Starfish n great foreground texture. Regards.

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Commented on 13 Mar 2019 17:26:04

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Image by : ramesh_adkoli

Comment by : Nevil Zaveri


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Like the richer contrast n emboss effect, Ramesh. Should make a great print too! Regards.

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Commented on 13 Mar 2019 17:23:01

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Comment by : Nevil Zaveri


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Interestingly made-out of the crowd, Raj. A bit too tight crop for my taste, but like the way it makes the cluster too tight. Tfs.

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Commented on 13 Mar 2019 15:01:30

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Image by : Raviprakash S S

Comment by : Ganesh H Shankar


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Wonderful image, Ravi. Disconnected ( probably hanging on a strand of web ) flower nicely serves as an umbrella for another creation by nature.

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Commented on 13 Mar 2019 10:27:25

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Comment by : nirlep


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a spiral in a feather is great seeing indeed!

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Commented on 13 Mar 2019 04:23:13

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Comment by : Tharangini B


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After attending 2 print sharing sessions I am curious and excited to see how this will look in print...:)

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Commented on 12 Mar 2019 17:56:00

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Image by : Akash Nevil Zaveri

Comment by : Raviprakash S S


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Very interesting frame Akash.

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Commented on 12 Mar 2019 17:12:33

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Comment by : Raviprakash S S


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Beautiful image and title Raj.