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Old 27th April 2011, 10:18   #16
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Awesome photos! thanks for sharing. The composition of tusker shot is too good!
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Awesome Pics Vinay, thanks for sharing. Loved the leopard shots. Does one have to wait a very long time ti spot the wildlife here?

Moar Pics please

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Old 27th April 2011, 12:47   #18
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Awesome. Lucky guys to sight Leapords.
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Amazing pictures!
You have been so lucky to have had such good sightings of the leapord. In all my years of visiting the jungles I have never seen one. It would be nice to see more pictures of the leapord.
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You are Lucky Vinay to spot the leapord. It looks picture perfect! The pictures have come out really nice. Yes, Kabini is a great place. But i feel it is becoming overcrowded which is a bad news.

Any more pics coming through?
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Beautiful shots of the leopard!!! Loved them!!!
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Very inviting pics. I guys the part of Kabini we had been to during our teambhp trip last year, was not even the tip of the iceberg. This is beautiful

As for the tiger paw, that looks huge, but for perspective, it is generally good to put a coin, pen, bottle or even ones hand next to it, to show the difference ;-)

Great pics again
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Thanks everyone. I feel Kabini is one of the best place to take wildlife pics as you have lot many good subject & even good light to take some really good pics, even for a amateur like me.

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Beautiful. I have lived around nagarhole all my life and sad to say have never seen a tiger or leopard all my life. Was lucky to be chased by a couple of elephants, saw a dhol, have seen the footprint of a gaur in my estate(that one is massive)

Love your pictures. Kabini is on my list and soon.
@Maddy42: Thanks for your words. I feel you are really lucky to stay around Nagarhole as it is a very beautiful place. Sighting a Tiger or Leopard is a matter of luck & you can see them only when they want to. I have friends who are going to jungles for last 10 yrs & yet to see the Tiger.

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Lovely pictures of the leopard. Would love to see the pictures of the leopard doing the clean up. These cats keep themselves amazingly clean even without taking bath daily .

Bring em on.
@nkrishnap: Thanks. I have more than 100+ pictures of Leopard doing cleanup. But its tough to load all. I have uploaded few of them in flickr but I am not sure whether I can post that link here.

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excellent. You are really lucky to spot those buddy...
@mjothi: Thanks for your words.

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Wonderful pics Vinay. Very lucky to spot the cub! And the peacock, just wow!
The river side view is awesome as well.
@figo_united Thanks, well infact I felt the picture of peacock was not as good as it should be. My friend has taken the pic of peacock & it has come out very beautiful, better than mine.

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Extremely sharp shots. Was it a Canon 100-400? What body?

I guess i will probably visit Kabini, post - Monsoons. Thanks for the info.
@bikxsans660: I am using a Canon 400D with 100-400mm lens. Kabini, during & after rain are best to take some beautiful pictures. Very good light.


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Awesome images of the leopard considering the situation and light..love the 4th oneI believe the 100-400 is 5.6 at 400 so the only option to get a decent SS is to bump up the ISO..then again if you are on a prosumer body then you really cant go beyond 400 ISO unless you are good at noise reduction in PP
Brilliant effort overall under the circumstances
@robimahanta: Thanks, You are right about noise. I have taken most of the pics with ISO 400. I was using a camera bean bag with exposure of -2 which gave me enough shutter speed to take the shot of the leopard. ISO 800 & 1600 have some noise which required cleanup


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Amazing pictures... no words to appreciate the beauty of it.
Post more pictures and wish u good luck to see the jungle beauty in your next visit

-Ravi
@ravib: Thanks, hope to see some more jungle beauties in my next visit. Will definitely post pics of my next visit.

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Brilliant shots there, Vinay. Loved the Tusker #2 and leopard shots particularly. And your pics have captured well the magical mood of a rainy summer day.
@pjay_in: Yes, rains gave me the best I wanted for this pics. It came out beautifully.

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Vinay,
Nice captures of the animals and habitat.
The leopard just went on posing for you.
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@fazalaliadil: Thanks Fazal Sir, The Lady Leopard was very cooperative. She was not at all disturbed with all those bazooka's & lens pointing towards her. She was sitting & enjoying the rain. Infact our gypsy got stuck in mud near to her & all those gypsy sound didn't disturbed her at all.

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Awesome photos! thanks for sharing. The composition of tusker shot is too good!
@Kvish: Thank you Sir

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Awesome Pics Vinay, thanks for sharing. Loved the leopard shots. Does one have to wait a very long time ti spot the wildlife here?

Moar Pics please
@motorpsycho: Thanks, spotting leopard or tiger is pure matter of luck. For me, we followed the tiger/leopard alarm for 2 days & were unlucky. Only third day, I was successful to spot this lady. But normal wildlife, you can easily spot. I would suggest, just go & enjoy the jungle. Wildlife will come & meet you whenever they are free


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Awesome. Lucky guys to sight Leapords.
@Subrat Seet: Thanks

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Amazing pictures!
You have been so lucky to have had such good sightings of the leapord. In all my years of visiting the jungles I have never seen one. It would be nice to see more pictures of the leapord.
Regards
@Coooolcat21: Thanks, well most of pics of leopard are same with her doing her cleanup. I have posted few of them in flickr, but not sure I can post tat link here.

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You are Lucky Vinay to spot the leapord. It looks picture perfect! The pictures have come out really nice. Yes, Kabini is a great place. But i feel it is becoming overcrowded which is a bad news.

Any more pics coming through?
@Fauji: Thanks, You are absolutely right. Kabini is getting crowded especially this time. But one thing is: the number of vehicle going inside for safari are limited & that too for 4 hrs a day (2 hrs in morning & 2 hrs in evening). So, it is not as commercial as it is at other place.
Recently, I came across so many pictures of road kill in Bandipur & Kabini. I think, the road through jungles actually creates more disturbance to the wildlife. Just my thoughts.

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Beautiful shots of the leopard!!! Loved them!!!
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Very inviting pics. I guys the part of Kabini we had been to during our teambhp trip last year, was not even the tip of the iceberg. This is beautiful

As for the tiger paw, that looks huge, but for perspective, it is generally good to put a coin, pen, bottle or even ones hand next to it, to show the difference ;-)

Great pics again
@thedreamcatcher: Thanks, I was carrying a 100-400mm lens and as you know you cannot get down from your safari vehicle inside jungle. I thought of putting my lens cap next to it but my naturalist didn't allowed me to do that. Also, we were following an alarm call of Sambar Deer that time, so had to rush.
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Old 28th April 2011, 15:45   #24
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Vinayji - that was a great set of photos. Generally leopards seem more friendly to you - your previous TL also had leopard photos if am right.
Since you regularly go to Kabini, it would be great if you had a running travelogue on Kabini with regular updates
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Awesome pics brother.

BTW does anyone else think that this poor guy's tail has been played around with? or the shape's entirely natural?
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Old 29th April 2011, 02:16   #26
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Awesome pics Vinay. In our trips to Kabini Jungle lodges, we have not seen the pug mark or the leopard. Tons of alarm calls though . You must consider yourself lucky. I have a friend who has been to Kabini 6 times - still not seen the elusive tiger.
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Awesome pictures and talks a lot about your love for the wild life. It seems Tusker#3 at Tiger Tank waterhole has a bad tooth (tusk) or may be the ivory poachers.
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the last but 2 snap of the leopard is just magnificient. The feel of the snap is perfect. thanks.
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Awesome pics Vinay. In our trips to Kabini Jungle lodges, we have not seen the pug mark or the leopard. Tons of alarm calls though . You must consider yourself lucky. I have a friend who has been to Kabini 6 times - still not seen the elusive tiger.
@Prasadee: Thanks, yes I am lucky but this time my luck turned on only after 4 safaris. The night before our safari, it was raining very badly, so we got that tiger pug-mark.

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Vinayji - that was a great set of photos. Generally leopards seem more friendly to you - your previous TL also had leopard photos if am right.
Since you regularly go to Kabini, it would be great if you had a running travelogue on Kabini with regular updates
@mallumowgli: Thanks, well I am not as lucky as few other photographers of bangalore. Next time, I will make sure not to start a new travelogue and will update the existing one.

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Awesome pics brother.

BTW does anyone else think that this poor guy's tail has been played around with? or the shape's entirely natural?
@Jayabusa: I noticed only when you mentioned. Thanks. I will check with known people in JLR to know the reason of that. This guy was alone and was tensed, and charged on our vehicle.

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Awesome pictures and talks a lot about your love for the wild life. It seems Tusker#3 at Tiger Tank waterhole has a bad tooth (tusk) or may be the ivory poachers.
@Cj3bDog: Thanks for the comments. I was told that Tusker#3 broke his tusk in a fight.
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the last but 2 snap of the leopard is just magnificient. The feel of the snap is perfect. thanks.
@manolin: Thanks for your words.
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Vinay - Great snaps, Feeling sorry for not joining. Lets go tiger hunting soon
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