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Old 8th May 2013, 17:04   #16
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Lol. Was typing fast, didn't realize the faux pas I had made.


Thanks fur sharing your photos. How far did you drive on the Galibore track?


Right Deepak.

The forests stretch till MM Hills on the other side of the Cauvery. I realized that they are connected to the Eastern Ghats as well as the Western Ghats through the Nilgiris.

The place is around 10 degrees in winter, so should be very pleasant. JLR should introduce better discount schemes.
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We drove upto the parking of JLR, Galibore. We did two rounds from the main road till the JLR and then returned.

In these two rounds, we saw Fishing eagle with catch but could not shoot.
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Thanks to nilanjan and micrographics,

Awesome pics, I think you guys are gifted photographers. Expecting some more pics.

Drive safe

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Fantastic photos Nilanjan & Micrographics, this TL shows me what am missing even though I stay hardly 70 kms away from Galibore. Should make it a point to visit it one of these days.
@ Nilanjan,
Did you happen to pitch tent in Galibore and would there be a requirement to take any prior approvals for it? If yes can you please PM me the details on it.
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Thanks to nilanjan and micrographics,

Awesome pics, I think you guys are gifted photographers. Expecting some more pics.

Drive safe

Cheers
Thanks. Will post a few soon. Perhaps a few from my other trip, where I had a different lens.

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Fantastic photos Nilanjan & Micrographics, this TL shows me what am missing even though I stay hardly 70 kms away from Galibore. Should make it a point to visit it one of these days.
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Did you happen to pitch tent in Galibore and would there be a requirement to take any prior approvals for it? If yes can you please PM me the details on it.
Thanks. No, I stayed at the JLR camp. I am not sure about approvals. I didn't see any checkposts this time. You might want to check with the local DFO. I did hear that elephants come down to the water regularly during summer, and they could turn aggressive - something to keep in mind.

Some folks are getting evicted (the houses one sees on the way to JLR), so forest department might be stricter in the future.
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I didn't see any checkposts this time. You might want to check with the local DFO. I did hear that elephants come down to the water regularly during summer, and they could turn aggressive - something to keep in mind.
Thanks Nilanjan Ray will try and explore a few options. Also have heard that Doddamakali Nature camp is also closed? Would that be true?

PS: Rating your thread a well deserved ***** for the wonderful photos.
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Also have heard that Doddamakali Nature camp is also closed? Would that be true?
Yes, that is true. I once drove all the way to Doddamakali while coming back from the Nilgiris, and got to know from a local guard that the JLR camp was closed due to regular elephant trouble. I checked again last week, the camp is still closed.

A few more photos. The River Tern and Brahmani Kite photos are from a previous trip.

A Brahmani Kite flies home with a lucky late afternoon catch
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A Robin sits on a washed down tree trunk, which is stuck among the rocks
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Cormorants flying home
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River Tern: Cauvery birdscape
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This bird gave me company when I was sitting on the river bank
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Beautiful images again Nilanjan! This one is a forest wagtail. Are all of these also with the 18-105? Great skills!
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Beautiful images again Nilanjan! This one is a forest wagtail. Are all of these also with the 18-105? Great skills!
Thanks. The River Terns and the Kite were taken with the 70-300mm during an earlier trip. Rest were taken with the 18-105.
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Hi Nilanjan,

Amazing pictures with great details! You have a great penchant for nature and it shows in each of your picture posted here.

Cannot take my eyes off, went through some pictures 2/3 times.

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Default Another Sunday afternoon drive to the Cauvery jungles

I drove to those jungles again on an overcast Sunday afternoon. Till 6 pm, the sun didn't come out, but when it did for a few minutes, the light became lovely. It was drizzling on and off, so had to take shelter beneath an Arjuna tree on the riverbank.

Posting a few photos. Been experimenting with tonal contrast and quasi HDR effects, so some of the photos might appear harsh.

Evening
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A snakebird; had to carefully stalk to get somewhat close, but was still too far away
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The sun comes out for a few minutes, throwing a warm light that goes well with the dark clouds
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Soaring
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A croc on the opposite bank; cropped photo in bad light
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Bird that decided to perch on a stone and watch the sunset
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Same scenery, different colours
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Amazing shots there Nilanjan. I did see a shot of your Fortuner under a tree hut in the Image thread. Same trip?
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Amazing shots there Nilanjan. I did see a shot of your Fortuner under a tree hut in the Image thread. Same trip?
Thanks. No, the treehut shot was taken near the Nilgiris.
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Default A few photos from a recent trip

Had made a quick day trip to Galibore, this time with the D7100.

A few photos. Except the sitting River Tern and Snake Fish photos, all others were shot in bad light, and are heavily cropped. I wouldn't have got the low light flying with my earlier camera.

Lesser Fish Eagle. IS0 1600, heavily cropped. B&W toning done in PP.
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River Tern. 40% crop
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Flying Green Heron. Snap shot in bad light. A 'special bird' in these regions, as per the guide - he was very excited.
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Snake Bird. Heavily cropped - these guys are very shy
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Green Heron. Cropped.
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Ghost Tern. I was shooting landscape (1/25 sec, F8) when this fella streaked by. Around 6.30 in the evening if I remember.
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I am not a birder, and my 70-300mm is totally inadequate for birding. The high MP D7100 allows cropping - a saving grace.

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