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Old 13th June 2012, 14:06   #76
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Absolutely enjoyed reading through your travelogue, & pics are awesome.

ps: I Am a avid kenneth Anderson fan as well , did not know about the facebook page, but I am member of KA group in yahoo groups, Will join f.b soon.
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Posting some tiger photos from my recent Tadoba trip... More photos there in my Tadoba travelogue...

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A trip to the Nilgiris should be happening soon. It has been a while since I fraternized with elephants. Some photos from my pre-DSLR days...all photos taken in the Sigur Plateau region.

Yes, this is a wild male tusker. Don't ask how close I was to him (momentary lapse of reason)
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This fella is pretty big. I have had some interesting encounters with him while driving around in the night.
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If you look closely, you will see some Gaurs too...
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Awesome pics! It would have been great to read a separate TL of each visit. I guess either you dont like writing/typing or you are too lazy

The photographs of fortuner are good too. Looks like a well kept vehicle.

Please share details of your shooting gear.
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Awesome pics! It would have been great to read a separate TL of each visit. I guess either you dont like writing/typing or you are too lazy

The photographs of fortuner are good too. Looks like a well kept vehicle.

Please share details of your shooting gear.
Thanks. I usually shoot with a D90/70-300mm VR combo. I do have a separate travelogue for interesting trips such as the Tadoba drive. I go to the Nilgiris pretty often, so haven't bothered making separate travelogues for most of my trips.
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Your travelog on the trip to Tadoba was spectacular and the photography of very high standard. Your photos give the impression that tigers outnumber deer in Tadoba, and it is very rare to see one tiger, forget so many that you saw.

Photography could be an alternate profession for you if you so desired! Plan to drive to Tadoba next summer, but as you said, conditions may be very different. I had not heard of the place prior to reading your travelog and had to locate it on the map. Thanks for the wonderful description. Do keep updates of your very interesting travels.

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Posting some tiger photos from my recent Tadoba trip... More photos there in my Tadoba travelogue...



A trip to the Nilgiris should be happening soon. It has been a while since I fraternized with elephants. Some photos from my pre-DSLR days...all photos taken in the Sigur Plateau region.

Yes, this is a wild male tusker. Don't ask how close I was to him (momentary lapse of reason)
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If you look closely, you will see some Gaurs too...
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Looks familiar When are going to Masinagudi ?? Staying in Wild Haven ?


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Very impressive Photologue nilanjanray!

Especially, "Tigress carrying half eaten Sambar kill for her cubs" was the best one I liked! So naturally shot, felt as if I were watching it live.

You have good creativity & magical hands indeed!
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Especially, "Tigress carrying half eaten Sambar kill for her cubs" was the best one I liked! So naturally shot, felt as if I were watching it live.
Thanks Mister

That was lucky sighting in Bandhavgarh. We were following the tigress for sometime, then it went into the bush. We thought we had lost her. But she again appeared carrying the half eating kill - later we figured out that her cubs were on other side of the track.
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Looks familiar When are going to Masinagudi ?? Staying in Wild Haven ?Deepak
I was there last Saturday. Spent one night and came back. A tusker came in the evening outside the fence.
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I was there last Saturday. Spent one night and came back. A tusker came in the evening outside the fence.
What time was this ? And how long did it hang around ?? ANy photos ??

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What time was this ? And how long did it hang around ?? ANy photos ??

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Around 9 pm. It went away after a while but I could hear it moving around. No photos, I didn't bother since I have tons of elephant pics... Just enjoyed the experience while sitting beside the campfire.
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OK, so my Transcend Class 6 SDHC card conked off recently. Thankfully I didn't have any critical pictures on it.

Had bought it from Flipkart. Lasted just 5 months. And Flipkart sent a Class 6 card when I had ordered a Class 10 (I didn't notice then, assuming that Flipkart won't make such a goof up). Pity about the card though - I had some decent pictures of Nilgiris with clouds passing across a cliff, and a lone tree standing at the edge of the cliff. Of some wild boars wallowing in the mud. And of 3 brothers hanging around my treehouse - 3 male Cheetal stags. Still, nothing unique.

I have ordered a Transcend Class 10 32 GB card now from Flipkart. Anything goes wrong again, Flipkart is out of my list for electronics purchase even though I have shopped extensively from them.

Will carry 2 cards on my trips from now on.
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OK, so my Transcend Class 6 SDHC card conked off recently. Thankfully I didn't have any critical pictures on it.

I have ordered a Transcend Class 10 32 GB card now from Flipkart. Anything goes wrong again, Flipkart is out of my list for electronics purchase even though I have shopped extensively from them.

Will carry 2 cards on my trips from now on.
I do not believe Flipkart is to blame, rather it's the card mfr. You will get a replacement card from Transcend. They carry a lifetime warranty - though that's no consolation for the lost photos. You will definitely need to keep backups regardless of what brands you choose to buy.

I think you'd be better off with Sandisk or Lexar. Stick to the cards recommended by your camera manufacturer.

Avoid Transcend and Kingston. They are much cheaper but that much less reliable. It's not just the compatibility (with the camera, don't know which one you have) but the quality of these 2 brands that's in question here.

I must say I enjoy looking at the photographs - each one is superb. Thanks so much for sharing with us

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Video shot during a recent night drive (crawling on 4H 1st gear without accelerator, thanks to the torque). Was heading back towards the resort treehouse - where I was staying - around 10 PM in the night.

I am always apprehensive about running into an elephant on this trail in the night - no way to go left or right.



And no, I wasn't chasing the deer :-)...the speed appears faster than what is was.

Best watched in full screen, since the mobile camera was in vertical mode.

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Usual companions on the passenger seat
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View from driver's window. Parked here and enjoyed the stiff Nilgiri breeze.
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Sunflowers near Gundlepet
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Somewhere near the reserve forest
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Machaan beside a lake
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View from a balcony
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Below Glenmorgan
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Facing East
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Near a lake at the edge of the reserve forest. Went there in the Fortuner to make a speedy gateaway if required. Not a good idea walking back after sunset. Taking photos while watching out for elephants (and taking into account closest forest cover and the wind direction). Before I left this place around 7.15 pm, I heard lots of alarm calls. Missed the leopard - it would have seen the black beast and decided to wait till I left.
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Green Bee-eaters near my resort room.
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In the shadow of the Nilgiris. Parked on a Bund beside the lake.
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