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Old 15th June 2009, 17:28   #5686
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thats a 50mm prime lens, aperture was 2.8 hence the shallow dof...i was barely half meter away. It took time, almost an hour to get that close...i feel the intensity of a shot is more when u r in the energy aura of your subject...rather than always rely on log zooms. In this cae i entered the cage of the peacocks personal space and it let me too!

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Yeah, i thought i liked it that way to be honest. And it was really late in the evening, the shot was taken at ISO 2500.


Here's one with the mouth open. It was giving out the famous loud peacock call when i took this shot, and it was just inches away from me. Awesome experience.
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Tg: awesome !

Next time record it too
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Old 16th June 2009, 01:09   #5687
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Glass house, Lalbagh. A different perspective.
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Old 16th June 2009, 03:18   #5688
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During my visit to Calcutta recently. I tried some street photography. Saw this rickshaw puller sitting on his rickshaw after a days toiling. For those who don't know about the history of the rickshaw pullers in Calcutta. By law since the British raaj, rickshaws in the city have been pulled by men themselves instead of the regular cycle rickshaws. It's part of both a heritage and human suffering. Strangely the same age old law from past 2 centuries has been upheld till date.

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Anyway, this particular man was sitting on his rickshaw near a market place. He wasn't looking for more customers but was just resting. Resting with a blank gaze at a distance with a smile on his face. Maybe lost in his own world. But, the smile said a million things. Satisfaction. Satisfaction about his life and what he has. Looked like nirvana attained for which all of us in the rat race. Sometimes so little can give the kind of satisfaction which one has been trying to search.

Hope you guys like this shot.

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Old 16th June 2009, 07:26   #5689
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Magnifique Anirban!

you get sucked into that picture. outstanding.
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wow, anirban,
truly meaningful picture.
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@Anirban: Outstanding picture. The emotions on his face, the overall color tones, the background lights bokeh.. Everything makes this picture outstanding.
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Anirban,

Great Shot. Love the details and the expression. Very sharp indeed.
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anirban,

excellent photo, it really speaks a thousand words. We should all learn something from that man.

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Old 16th June 2009, 15:05   #5694
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@Rudra
Splendid black and white. Almost surreal.

@Anirban
Excellent. Blown away. Mind blowing. I could go on and on.

@Rocky
Thanks dude.

@clevermax
Go for the prime, it rocks...a zoom wont hurt u either. But just that having a prime pushes you further, corners you, and in the end it might bring out your best when cornered!

I have not done any comparison with my 70-200 and the 50 mm, i guess i wont have to, i like both of them

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Thanks dude. Well, I guess is about being completely fearless of losing the shot, i always think what if I dont get the shot? I will come back later again! Its not the last time I am gonna try it or something. Just take it cool. The experience is really worth it and like I said the intensity of the shot changes.

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Yes this camera does a good job of low light shooting.

@jkdas
True, even I thought of that later!

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@ discobiscuit

Thanks man.

@ ASHISHPALLOD

I just tried to feel what he might have been thinking. Thanks.

@ clevermax

Thanks again. Though I'm not particularly happy with the bokeh. The poor man's 50mm 1.8 doesn't give a better bokeh when stopped down a few notches.

@ HellwratH

Thanks man. Yes had to stop down a bit to get the sharpness at the cost of lost bokeh quality.

@ anekho

Yes we should learn. Thanks.

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Bro do you bribe the birdies?? How come they pose for you with a 50mm?? I fail to understand!! I've been shooting birds for 2yrs now and sometimes a 400mm falls short from scaring them away. I am very sure you used that worm to bribe him. This is plain use of unfair means.

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Old 16th June 2009, 16:33   #5696
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NomadVagabond, that rickshaw puller shot is very nice. However, I like to know your processing steps here.
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Bro do you bribe the birdies?? How come they pose for you with a 50mm?? I fail to understand!!
He ties the camera onto a very looooong stick (tripods are not long enough) and uses the remote trigger.

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He ties the camera onto a very looooong stick (tripods are not long enough) and uses the remote trigger.

Hahahaha..that had me in splits! Well for the record, i dont have a remote trigger with me
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Hahahaha..that had me in splits! Well for the record, i dont have a remote trigger with me
May be you walk backwards to the subject then.

I once tried to click a pic of a crow with my 70-210mm, the moment I pointed the cam against the bird, it flew away as if I was really going to 'shoot' it with a gun! I was embarassed... he he.. I have no idea how you manage real cool pics of birds with a 50mm!
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He ties the camera onto a very looooong stick (tripods are not long enough) and uses the remote trigger.

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May be you walk backwards to the subject then.
Naw man those things are just figments of your imagination of you guys. He simply bribes them and nothing else.
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