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Commented on 20 Sep 2021 06:02:14

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Thanks all for your views and observations. Sacha/Sarthak, those barren branches of a tall tree were shot through the tiny leaves of a plant closer to the camera. There are green patches all over. In colour, you will get more than a hint of green...

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Commented on 12 Sep 2021 03:55:32

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No Adithya. I do not have any image with only the leaves.

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Commented on 06 Sep 2021 12:39:08

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Thanks friends for your views. Appreciate that. Yes, Nevil. It's an IR image. Ravi, you are thinking about a different image... ha ha

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Commented on 25 Dec 2020 04:11:52

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Top notch capture and presentation. Loved the handling of low key tones and details. BTW, when you left the image "Untitled", why would you give a description? Just wondering...

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Commented on 17 Dec 2020 04:55:43

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Thanks, Madhav, Ganesh and Prashanth. Yes, it is from that trip, Prashanth.

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Commented on 15 Dec 2020 04:41:20

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I'm glad you retained the hint of color, Adithya... ha ha. A fine visual.

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Commented on 15 Dec 2020 04:38:41

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Superbly presented, Adithya. From the thumbnail elephant looked like a reflection in water! Just the bottom half of the image makes for a fine visual too.

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Commented on 15 Dec 2020 04:31:53

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Thanks Raj, Deepak and Ganesh for your views. Appreciate that. We find perfection in imperfections of Nature, because Nature just IS. A bit of human induced imperfection doesn't harm is what I thought. Essentially, didn't have the heart to crop that OOF part.

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Commented on 10 Nov 2020 03:58:13

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What a camouflage, Ganesh! It is a great fit for this month's theme...

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Commented on 08 Nov 2020 09:18:58

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Oops... you let the cat out of the box, Raj! ha ha

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Commented on 07 Nov 2020 05:42:03

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At Lalbagh, Nevil

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Commented on 15 Oct 2020 04:23:06

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Incredible capture, Sitaram. I have come back to this image so many times and every time, i am struck by the wonderment of this moment. TFS. One observation on the caption: it is obvious that this title refers to bats in the current context of the pandemic. As nature lovers, we do realise that such a negative reference to bats is not in the best interest of either the animal in particular or nature in general. This is an image that will stand the test of time. Why constrain it by a caption with such a narrow perspective? Think about it...

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Commented on 10 Oct 2020 09:08:53

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Ganesh, I wanted to offer a counter viewpoint on idea of space. When we say space, we visualize vast open, empty area around an object or ourselves. But, it doesn't have to be that way. Here in this image, that moth sits amongst the clutter. For it, the tiny clearance it occupies is all that it needs. It discerns that as the space... Thoughts welcome.

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Commented on 06 Oct 2020 08:48:04

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Thanks, Ganesh, for the suggestion. Will try that...

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Commented on 05 Oct 2020 03:47:32

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Thanks, Raj. I tend to agree with you that the placement of the filaments in the frame could be better. But crop will not solve it. It calls for a retake. I will share a re-shot frame if possible in the illustration forum...

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Commented on 30 Sep 2020 13:24:29

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Thanks, Ganesh. Agree with you on the challenges of printing this one. Will need to open up the shadows selectively to suit the dynamic range of the print media. Baryta may be the best choice to render the blacks as seen.

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Commented on 27 Sep 2020 05:07:57

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Raj, IR ivory. Ha ha... Tharoorism, eh?

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Commented on 25 Sep 2020 11:24:53

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Yes, Ganesh

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Commented on 18 Sep 2020 09:33:43

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Thanks all. Vikas, this image is here because the BG is blanked out in PP...

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Commented on 18 Sep 2020 09:21:11

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Very unique image, Saurabh! Glad that it all worked out for you and we can enjoy the fruit of your labor! Keep playing...

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Commented on 13 Sep 2020 11:13:13

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Madhav, thanks for your observation and response. Raj had made an exact same observation but for a completely different reason. He felt those bunch of leaves looked like repetitive patterns and hence uniform illumination would look good. On the other hand, I liked that gradation of tones: darker than midtones to midtones to lighter tones to midtones to darker than midtones. It is like a bell curve of tones to go with the curvature of the vine...

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Commented on 11 Sep 2020 12:03:20

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Thanks Madhav. Interesting observation. Curious to know, why are you suggesting that. There's a reason for me asking. I will talk about it after hearing from you...

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Commented on 04 Sep 2020 05:50:29

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Intriguing image, Viraj! It has that outlandish, mysterious feel to it. Nicely seen and captured.

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Commented on 03 Sep 2020 09:25:14

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Ganesh, this was from a forest patch at my native. Will try the print, not sure when though. RD, idea was to bring out the texture and definition of those two twigs and the mushroom. Higher DOF would make separation of these from the background elements a challenge. As everything is wet, it would add to the distraction too...

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Commented on 03 Aug 2020 03:44:04

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Thanks all