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Old 6th March 2009, 13:58   #4816
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@Rehaan
Considering the recent turn of events, they could even be hermaphrodites! haha!

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The third eye totally puts a new angle to the pic, i purposely kept it in the frame! Glad you caught it!

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Old 6th March 2009, 16:34   #4817
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Some BIF's from my side, Shot at Ranganathittu

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Some BIF's from my side, Shot at Ranganathittu

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I am sure Mr. Vijay Malaya will love this photo.
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Old 6th March 2009, 17:20   #4819
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Fantastic Kingfisher shot, how the heck did you get that close?
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@redrage,
That's a fantastic shot of Kingfisher. What camera & lens do you use ?
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Old 6th March 2009, 20:07   #4821
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Thanks rijvora, Samu & Sushrutha

@Samurai: I was near the steps where we get on the boat at Ranganathittu when this fellow came about 15 feet close, hovered above the water looking for fish.
@sushrutha: Using a 100-400 lens.
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Old 6th March 2009, 20:36   #4822
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Default Flower close-ups

A few weeks back when I walked into my office, a beautiful sight awaited me. The gardner had worked hard and Dahlias were in full bloom in myriad colours. I picked up my D80 and the very old trusted 35~70 AF Zoom Nikkor and sat on the ground very near the flower pots and attempted some close-up shots.

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The almost ripe Bud

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Aah, the fresh air...!

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In full Bloom

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As most know, I'm averse to PP and love to see the images on as is where is basis.. The only PP that I do is cropping to remove the riff-raff. Ok now the knives please...especially love to have from you Sharath & Tanveer..

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@Samurai: I was near the steps where we get on the boat at Ranganathittu when this fellow came about 15 feet close, hovered above the water looking for fish.
@sushrutha: Using a 100-400 lens.
You didn't say which camera and what are the specs of the lens...?

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The exposure is good, but the composition is not so.

Don't cut-off parts of the flower, unless you can do it with style, say like this:

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Try different angles... like these:

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Keep trying, don't worry about getting it wrong.

A month back I went out to the garden to try some flower shots after a long time. I shot 100 images, not one survived the QC, I had zero results at the end.
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Old 6th March 2009, 21:00   #4824
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@gd:Canon 40D and Canon 100-400...
Edit: Its an L series Lens, here some more info:
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens Review

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A bit OT: is the Canon 100~400 the 'L' series?

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Some BIF's from my side, Shot at Ranganathittu
Awesome catch, kingfishers are very difficult to capture. Good Work

My friend has a couple of Lovebirds. Very Cute and naughty. Here is one in which he was trying to catch them to put them back in their cage.
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@Redrage
Fantastic stuff man. The Kingfisher is mindblowingly awesome.
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Nice one, i like the contrasting fore ground and background subjects...one free, other captured..nice!
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Neat stuff!

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@Redrage
The BIF shots are quite good. Great timing on the kingfisher shots.
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@TG
Thank you!

@redrage
Great pictures and great timing. To be frank, the borders that you have given spoils the beauty of the shots. Many Indian photographers put such borders for their pictures, as seen in flickr. The double border lines (black and white) just kills the interestingness of pictures like this. No offence meant, but just my opinion.

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