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Old 10th May 2011, 00:30   #1
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Default Bandipur & Kabini over weekends : Photologue

Just wanted to share some pictures from my recent Bandipur & Kabini trip.
Both the trips were over the weekends with 2 nights each at Jungle Lodges Resort, Bandipur and Kabini respectively.
Instead of rambling on with text, I'll let the pictures do the talking. I would love to answer any query you guys have though.

Route: Salem-Gobi-Sathyamangalam-Chamarajanagar-Gundulpet-Bandipur and for Kabini..its Gundulpet-Begur-Sargur-Kabini

Camera: Canon DSLR with Telephoto lens

So lets start with the birds (my favourite subject)

Peacock dance
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Indian Roller (state bird of Karnataka)
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Serpent Eagle (extreme close up)
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Hoopoe (I love this bird)
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Changeable Hawk Eagle
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Common Hawk Cuckoo (Brain fever bird)
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Juvenile Painted Stork
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Juvenile Spoonbill
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Thick Knee (stone curlew)
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Spot Billed Pelican in flight
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Last set of birds..

Crested Serpent Eagle
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Streak Throated Woodpecker
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Hoopoe
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White Bellied Woodpecker (one of Asia's largest)
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Yellow Crowned Woodpecker
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Jungle Fowl
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Peacock
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Old 10th May 2011, 01:00   #2
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Default Re: Bandipur & Kabini over weekends : Photologue

Time for the mammals..

Sambar
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Langur
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Spotted Deer
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Barking Deer
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Gaur
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Time for the big one!
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Lastly the cats.

I wasn't lucky with the cats as all the sightings I had were either too short (hardly got any time to focus) or it was too far away (resulting in a heavy crop thereby degrading the quality of the picture)

The tigress (unfortunately she decided to leave as soon as we saw her)
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The resting leopard (way too far away for a decent shot)
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Another leopard (rushed into the thicket..never to be seen again)
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Thanks for viewing.

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Old 10th May 2011, 11:48   #4
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Beautiful, infact saying just beautiful will not be right appreciation for these excellent images.
All the pictures are sharp & really nicely taken.

Which body & lens
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excellent photos. Which model of Canon do you use and what are the lenses?

i use nikon d3000 with nikkor18-55, nikkor55-200 and the sigma18-200
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Awesome set of pictures robi!!! Pictures of the birds are just too good. I loved the picture of the Yellow Crowned Woodpecker with the chip of wood also shown, the most. Great capture.
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Beautiful photos and the locales look lush and beautiful too. Great detail and looks like they were posing for the photos
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robi when I ventured into this thread , I knew it would be a class apart when it comes to images. Brilliant work with the camera man.

That said, these cats(leopards) are shy creatures and every-time I have been there at the JLR in Kabini have seen them only on tree tops.
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Wow awesome pictures !! Some of your pictures are outstanding !! So fresh and crisp !! Thanks for sharing
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Hi Robi ,

Absolutely brilliant photography! Some of the shots almost have a 3D effect!
Are you a pro?

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Great pics! I liked the spotted deer pics the most!
Thanks for sharing.

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Brilliant pics and a classy piece of work with your camera.
I guess this thread has ended way to quickly, or am i wrong?

Just by the way, Bandipur is known for elephant sighting on the road.
did you spot one?

Post more pics if you do have.
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Default Re: Bandipur & Kabini over weekends : Photologue

Thanks a lot everyone. I am glad you liked the pictures

@Rjstyle: Thanks mate..love your pictures from the non-auto image thread
@Mohsin: Well I did see elephants on the road in Bandipur..esp on a drive towards Mudumalai. Regarding the short thread, I prefer to post only a few of the better pics than post every picture I shot (I don't want to use the t-bhp server as a backup device for my images )
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Excellent images, just loved them. What gear you were using, looks at-least 400-500mm from bird shots.
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Robi,
Quality photography, great saturation and sharpness.
Your lens reach is amazing especially it shows in the bird photographs, share the gear info.

Special mention to your fantastic sighting, considering that big cat sighting here, is not as easy as in the central Indian forests.
Regards,

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