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Commented on 28 Oct 2020 12:28:33

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Image by : Madhav Jois

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Like how minimalistic this is. I think a bit of contrast ( just a bit more ) might help according to me. Thanks for sharing. Thanks Vageesha A R

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Commented on 28 Oct 2020 12:19:01

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Image by : Swarup Patade

Comment by : Vageesha AR


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Nice capture and treatment in processing Swarup. The colors, green glow, and smudgy blues are creating an effect. Thanks for sharing. Thanks Vageesha A R

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Commented on 26 Oct 2020 03:43:43

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Image by : Ganesh H Shankar

Comment by : Vageesha AR


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The comparison to me is not just favoring the fly's intelligence over the code, For what fly can do cannot be reproduced by code. But fly cannot understand the code at all. This brings in the importance of consciousness again. The superior fly doesn't know it is superior. If so then is it really superior? All this makes sense or doesn't to the third element of the observer. While the fly and code do what they are programmed to do. Makes me want to visit Richard Dawkins ' The Extended Phenotype '. Thanks for sharing, Vageesha A R

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Commented on 25 Oct 2020 05:20:49

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Image by : Prashanth Sampagar

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What a strong symbolic image. The cloud seems to be a strong element as much the square on the water is. Like this very much. Thanks for sharing. Thanks Vageesha A R

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Commented on 25 Oct 2020 05:14:43

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Image by : Gaurav Vashisht

Comment by : Vageesha AR


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Very signature of your's Gaurav. I like what the foreground has done to the image here. The tree looks surreal. Very impressionistic to me. Thanks for sharing this. Thanks Vageesha A R

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Commented on 25 Oct 2020 05:10:38

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Image by : Prashanth Sampagar

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What a magical place. The narrow slice of space in focus is adding very much. The form of wood/sticks and soft grass is a nice juxtaposition. The bird finally ties it all up. Thanks for sharing. Would it help to crop and favour right and left as left seems empty now? Maybe even a vertical composition centring the pole with the bird. Do explore. Thanks Vageesha A R

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Commented on 19 Oct 2020 12:40:55

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Image by : Prashanth Sampagar

Comment by : Vageesha AR


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This image not only works as a fine visual but also as a reminder of the incredible ability of our brain . So much that it extracts and processes when so little is offered. May be a function on evolution addressing survival demands . I surely would like to equate the possibility of an elephant to a definitive elephant , more so these days but for a different reason. Thanks for sharing. Vageesha A R.

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Commented on 19 Oct 2020 12:34:58

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Image by : Vikas T R

Comment by : Vageesha AR


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Nice capture and title to go with. The dreamy bokeh along both lighter and darker areas seem to nicely contrast and add. The graduation does put a different flow in my mind, the reverse of the usual getting more specific and detail. I would have preferred the second from left fly to be in focus instead of first but this works too. If I have any learning from observing Crane flies (?) is that it is too much to ask them to stand in the same place much less pose a certain way. Thanks for sharing. Vageesha A R

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Commented on 16 Oct 2020 19:53:58

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Image by : Vageesha AR

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Thanks @Nevil . Its an Ashy woodswallow. They usually are in groups of 3 - 5 but I found this alone preening itself.

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Commented on 29 Sep 2020 20:24:41

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Image by : Vageesha AR

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Thanks Ganesh, Madhav, and Nevil for your comments. @Ganesh sir, what grabbed my attention first and then pushed me to attempt to capture the frame was this practice itself. The farmer toils on his patch and when the seeds sprout and demand his protection, he is challenged by damaging neighbors. All sorts of birds, pests, and other creatures posing threat to the promised yield. He is understandably protective and while guarding he has killed a cormorant and displayed it as a cautionary tale for any new attempters. The recycling of the threat and using the very thing as a warning stood out to me. Additionally, his absence at chair amplified the dominance, he doesn’t need to be present in person as the display is doing its job. As you rightly pointed out we shouldn’t rush to judge. A poor farmer if he is, he may be justified in his actions. We who find difficulty in identifying our needs from greed may have very little of meaning to say here according to me. On the balance question: If nature knows when to interfere and stop the destruction, to set the counter straight? Science says no proof of that. But humankind can only hope there is such a mechanism, especially in these trying times.Otherwise, the exploitation goes unabated and we will consume ourselves to extinction. All the wisdom of history and tradition, religion, and science seem to be swept aside in our race to achieve materialistic comforts. Let us hope for a silver lining here and start to treat Nature with the care it requires from now on. For our own sake, if not for hers. Vageesha A R

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Commented on 29 Sep 2020 19:25:03

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Image by : Shabeer Thurakkal

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A very good capture @ Shabber Thurakkal . I like the texture and protruding golden eyes contrasting the seamless sheet of earthly vegetation, the conspicuous black tipped mounds too. Please consider cropping in a bit tighter . This way the distracting dark sections at both top right and top left may be addressed . This might make the image more efficient in terms to where it leads our eyes .Just a thought. Please discard the suggestion if it doesn't suit to your framing taste. Thanks for sharing Vageesha A R.

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Commented on 22 Sep 2020 16:37:21

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Image by : SAURABH CHAUDHARI

Comment by : Vageesha AR


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Love it . The firefly proxying the spaceship works just great . Imprssive conceptualisation and execution . Can stare at it with below soundtrack in background for a long time . Thanks for sharing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KckEf9K ... mmer-Topic

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Commented on 21 Sep 2020 19:03:28

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Image by : prathameshvg

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Amazing capture Prathamesh . If I am correct these are bioluminescent fungi spores that are released during night. Was this in Maharastran Western Ghats ? How long was this exposure and were they numerous ? An incredible natural history moment for sure . Thanks for sharing.

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Commented on 09 Sep 2020 10:29:17

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Image by : Tapan Sheth

Comment by : Vageesha AR


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Very different image tapan . Like the golden rod of sun. What species of primate is that ?

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Commented on 09 Sep 2020 10:27:24

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Image by : Rajkumar

Comment by : Vageesha AR


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This a such a evoking frame . The land is bathed in light . Love how the layers and contrast have come together . The setting reminds of a primeval nature . Masterful treatment in pos too .TFS.

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Commented on 09 Sep 2020 10:24:40

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Image by : dinesh.ramarao

Comment by : Vageesha AR


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I am sure the BW has addded much. The winged life is trapped for posterity but without life (?). But the relic stays on and tells a story . Thanks for sharing.

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Commented on 09 Sep 2020 10:22:21

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Image by : meetardeshna

Comment by : Vageesha AR


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Excellent frame . Simple seeing at its best . Like the opposing elements too , the clear and known versus relatively unknown and hidden

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Commented on 09 Sep 2020 10:20:25

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Image by : Vageesha AR

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Yes Ganesh sir , The lower bar not being there would have been desirable .I tried cropping that bt found the aspect ratio too unnatural then . Too much of bird in the frame . Solution might be to artificially remove it and present with disclosure.

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Commented on 09 Sep 2020 10:17:47

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Image by : dhruvausster

Comment by : Vageesha AR


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Nice seeing . Its just not a metaphorical knot but a literal one too . Water might be not as hard as rock below.But its strength derived in its continuous flow which can erode and sculpt rocks to its shape and knot it to its place. TFS.

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Commented on 09 Sep 2020 10:15:49

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Image by : Raviprakash S S

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I like the juxtaposition of the web and the boxes in the glass pane background. Seems like an interesting contrast . The spiders posture too adds . TFS

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Commented on 09 Sep 2020 10:14:10

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Image by : jayesh joshi

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Like the indisntinct boundries here . The streaks and their bents make it for me . TFS

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Commented on 28 Aug 2020 15:09:07

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Image by : Vageesha AR

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Thanks Raviprakash for your words . @Rajkuamar . I think you are right . Getting rid of the title . Makes room for viewer interpretation too , I guess .

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Commented on 25 Aug 2020 19:08:16

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Image by : Tapan Sheth

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Well seen Tapan. I would prefer the butterfly to be more isolated from background . May be a shallower DOF might add here . Just a thought . Thanks for sharing.

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Commented on 25 Aug 2020 19:05:34

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Image by : Prashanth Sampagar

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What a frame Prashanth !. Excellent. The creature is in its element and the green haze transports us into its world. Keep them coming , thanks for sharing.

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Commented on 25 Aug 2020 18:46:40

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Image by : swapnil19

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Love the colours in vegetation . From almost monochrome to dry and hints of green. The gaints are nicely retiring into mist . Apt title. TFS.