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Old 3rd February 2013, 22:09   #16
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. I am no Guru but I think "monopod" should be a good answer to your requirements.
Yes! Even I thought so too, later on. A monopod would have gotten me more sharper pictures, especially considering that light was dull and the lens was a heavy one. However carefully you press the shutter button, some amount of vertical camera shake does make it's way into the picture when you hand-hold the lens. At the end of 3 days, my left arm muscles were more stronger from picking up and lowering the 1.7kg lens many times during the day!
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Great work WAGG7!

Reminded me of my trip in Dccember 2010.
We rented a bicycle and a guide and spent just about a couple of hours.

A few of the pics can be seen at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kasi67/...7625668557658/
(Only some are from Keoldeo rest are from Bird park, Kuala Lumpur)

I used a point&shoot (Panny FZ-7) with a long zoom, but the problem was that the lens was slow. With all the winter morning haze and slow lens, one is severely constrained.

I also agree that monopod is a good idea. Add a fast lens (if it is rented it is fantastic, considering that a long focal fast lens could could cost as much as a small car) and it would improve. Shooting in RAW and careful post processing can also help squeeze out more detail. I am sure you know that.

Keep shooting and posting!
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I am not a bird enthusiast, preferring to shoot the big game. But your amazing pictures have made me rethink and Bharatpur has come into my radar. Soon a visit should happen.
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I am not a bird enthusiast, preferring to shoot the big game. But your amazing pictures have made me rethink and Bharatpur has come into my radar. Soon a visit should happen.
WAG7 that's some great shots. Its one of my favourite birding spots. Been visiting there 2-3 times a year. Already 3 visits this year. The best part is one can plan a day trip from Delhi.

GD bhai , its worth visiting like Sariska. Let me know , will join you for the trip.
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Shooting in RAW and careful post processing can also help squeeze out more detail.
Thanks. I know some post processing, though I am still new to this area. I still have to learn a lot in post processing

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I am not a bird enthusiast, preferring to shoot the big game. But your amazing pictures have made me rethink and Bharatpur has come into my radar. Soon a visit should happen.
You should definitely go to Bharatpur! It's definitely worth every penny spent. Even a 1 day visit will be enough for getting some fantastic photos.

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The best part is one can plan a day trip from Delhi.
GD bhai , its worth visiting like Sariska. Let me know , will join you for the trip.
Yes, you said it. The best part is it is possible to do a day trip from Delhi. Have you and GD sir planned a trip to Sariska? Do put in your pics after you return, I would love to see them!
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Yes, you said it. The best part is it is possible to do a day trip from Delhi. Have you and GD sir planned a trip to Sariska? Do put in your pics after you return, I would love to see them!
No not yet. I went recently. Will upload some pics on this thread soon.
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I went on 10th to Sariska and though had no sighting of the Big Cats, did see some interesting scenes. Will write my travelogue & post pictures soon.

(http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...r-cubs-26.html)

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Have you and GD sir planned a trip to Sariska? Do put in your pics after you return, I would love to see them!
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Good trip. It's a pity that light condition was really poor for most of the time. The Siberian Crane is incidentally not "extinct". According to IUCN Red List it is "critically endangered" with population trend "decreasing". It is so not because of anything that we have done or not done in India. It is because of some dams that they have created in China. Here is the link to the IUCN Red List page on Siberian Cranes.
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/106002786/0
However, it is true that they have stopped coming to India.

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No not yet. I went recently. Will upload some pics on this thread soon.
I have uploaded photos . The link is

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ml#post3041935
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Awesome work here, W.A.G 7. These pictures are simply breathtaking. Brilliant stuff. I wanna go there myself!
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Please suggest a good route for bharatpur to gurgaon! Got totally bashed from alwar to bharatpur ! So need a saner return route
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Take Bharatpur - Mathura state highway , on entering NH2 take a U turn towards Agra and about 3kms left turn & drive 10 kms to get on to Yamuna exp way.
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We are planning a short trip to Bharatpur. We intend to leave on Saturday 19th July early morning and start from Bharatpur again on Monday, early morning. I have a few queries:

1) I have decided upon the following route: Ghaziabad, Greater Noida Expressway, Yamuna Expressway, Mathura and then Bharatpur. Is the last stretch of road OK?

2) Is this a good time to go considering it is monsoon (or whatever)? The idea is to experience the sanctuary in monsoon. Just relaxing in the Ashok resort and enjoying the surroundings. Is there a risk of waterlogging en route or in Bharatpur?

3) Nuisances on road, that I should be wary of, like short tempered locals, traffic police harassment (mine's a UP14 plate) and the like?

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We are planning a short trip to Bharatpur. We intend to leave on Saturday 19th July early morning and start from Bharatpur again on Monday, early morning. I have a few queries:

1) I have decided upon the following route: Ghaziabad, Greater Noida Expressway, Yamuna Expressway, Mathura and then Bharatpur. Is the last stretch of road OK? Is OK

2) Is this a good time to go considering it is monsoon (or whatever)? The idea is to experience the sanctuary in monsoon. Just relaxing in the Ashok resort and enjoying the surroundings. Is there a risk of waterlogging en route or in Bharatpur? Nice Weather, confirmed

3) Nuisances on road, that I should be wary of, like short tempered locals, traffic police harassment (mine's a UP14 plate) and the like? Nope
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Will be there at kadamb kunj myself, friday to sunday.
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Will be there at kadamb kunj myself, friday to sunday.
Thanks Mayank! Very useful and precise indeed. I have not yet booked an accommodation, but have shortlisted the Ashok. Will look around though.

Are you following the same route?

Little OT: I am closely following Tuki-san's open heart procedure! Impressive work there!

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