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Old 14th August 2013, 23:05   #31
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Excellent set of pictures Robi. Capturing the birds in flight, with such an excellent quality is not something a newbie photographer can do...Are the macaws so friendly to let you take a DSLR close to them? Thats really fantastic to see such close shots.
Thanks. As I have mentioned before, the macaws are very intelligent birds and after spending a few hours with them they became curious and came right up to us.

Soon they were so close that we had to use our wide angle lenses and leave our telephotos aside.
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This particular guy was very keen on the lens cap.
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Another vertical portrait.
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Stunning images robimahanta. Particularly loved the low angle crocodile and the macaw flying shots. I think the quality of images here is a little low due to compression, is there some other site where you have hosted your images in full size?

Also can you please share the details of the telephoto lenses that you used?
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Day 1: The long haul flight

.... by Qatar airways and reached Sao Paulo after what seemed like an eternity.
Eternity - I can understand the feeling. I went a little further down to Buenos Aires. After landing at BA, we all passengers started clapping out of joy that the eternity came to an end.
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Reminds me of the "Rio" movie! Amazing photos.. Macaws look like the perfect photo posers..
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Some excellent, top quality pictures in here Robi. Great work and thanks for sharing them with us. Have the same question as audioholic above about the Macaws and them being so camera friendly. Also, were the jaguars too hard to find cause they are supposed to be notoriously shy.
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Those parrots in flight remind me of the movie Avatar. Super colorful
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Some excellent, top quality pictures in here Robi. Great work and thanks for sharing them with us. Have the same question as audioholic above about the Macaws and them being so camera friendly. Also, were the jaguars too hard to find cause they are supposed to be notoriously shy.
Thanks. I had processed most of the images for print and just batch re-sized it to meet the upload specifications of tbhp. Actually all the images uploaded are low resolution files with a size less than 500kb. Hence, the drop in quality. I will post a link to the photologue once I upload high resolution files to some site.

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Just out of the bush
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Up close
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Keeping an watch
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Living on the edge
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Perfect camouflage
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I guess this photologue is getting monotonous with birds and mammals. So uploading some landscape images.

A beautiful sunset, love the cloud pattern
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Searching for Jaguars on the river banks
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The moon is out
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Purple hue all around
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Robi, excellent pictures mate! I think this is the first exclusive wild life pics in Tbhp..How many hours did it take to reach brazil from Qatar?Just curious.
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Wow! Robi...the pictures are just amazing and truly NAT GEO worthy. i have been to Brazil several times and have done the Manaus trip...stayed in the Amazon for few nights...Piranha Fishing...River cruise to see the 2 rivers merge, night safari to see whatever wildlife...got a Python draped around my neck...held a Sloth for a while...and always felt it was an amazing trip. but yours is even better. its now encouraged me to explore that part of Brazil. the pictures are truly fantastic....Obrigada!!
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Great pics mate! These panthers are very shy animals, the ones in africa and india. The wildlife pics are awesome - qualify for a wildlife mag! Have a few leopard pics from kenya , will post if its ok with you,
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You know what Robi, so far I had seen samples of your photos and thought them 5 star pictures. A travelogue from you is a treat. The star system does not apply and does not do it justice. I discovered this thread a bit late..my bad.

I am a great fan of Brazilian culture and music (Jazz, pop) courtesy my late Father who like many others of his generation spent their youth listening to music from Antonio Carlos Jobim and other others composers like Eumir Deodato. I was hoping to visit Brazil (Sao Paulo) on business in 2011 but unfortunately it didn't work out.

Thanks a million for sharing! Cheers!
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Robi, excellent pictures mate! I think this is the first exclusive wild life pics in Tbhp..How many hours did it take to reach brazil from Qatar?Just curious.
Thanks. Qatar to Brazil was around 15hrs.

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Wow! Robi...the pictures are just amazing and truly NAT GEO worthy. i have been to Brazil several times and have done the Manaus trip...stayed in the Amazon for few nights...Piranha Fishing...River cruise to see the 2 rivers merge, night safari to see whatever wildlife...got a Python draped around my neck...held a Sloth for a while...and always felt it was an amazing trip. but yours is even better. its now encouraged me to explore that part of Brazil. the pictures are truly fantastic....Obrigada!!
Thanks. I will do Manaus and Amazon in the coming years once a decent itinerary is worked out. Brazil is an amazing place for nature lovers and you should definitely do Pantanal next time you are there. The best time of the year to do it is July-October.

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Great pics mate! These panthers are very shy animals, the ones in africa and india. The wildlife pics are awesome - qualify for a wildlife mag! Have a few leopard pics from kenya , will post if its ok with you,
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Thanks Amar. I had been to Kenya a few times and the sighting of a leopard in Kenya is much easier than sighting a Jaguar in Brazil. Maybe I ll pen down a photologue from my experiences in Kenya and would love to have your leopard images in that thread.

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You know what Robi, so far I had seen samples of your photos and thought them 5 star pictures. A travelogue from you is a treat. The star system does not apply and does not do it justice. I discovered this thread a bit late..my bad.

I am a great fan of Brazilian culture and music (Jazz, pop) courtesy my late Father who like many others of his generation spent their youth listening to music from Antonio Carlos Jobim and other others composers like Eumir Deodato. I was hoping to visit Brazil (Sao Paulo) on business in 2011 but unfortunately it didn't work out
Thanks R2D2, hope you photography pursuits are shaping up nicely. I presume you have got some brilliant Nikon hardware. I would definitely recommend you to do Brazil whenever you get a chance, I wish I had some more time and was able to visit the adjacent countries like Peru, Bolivia etc.

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Thanks R2D2, hope you photography pursuits are shaping up nicely. I would definitely recommend you to do Brazil whenever you get a chance, I wish I had some more time and was able to visit the adjacent countries like Peru, Bolivia etc.
Thanks Robi. I would certainly love to go to South America, starting with Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Peru. Guess its too much to dream of at this time for multiple reasons.

But if by chance Lady Luck smiles on me I had some queries. How did you guys manage to travel with a heavy kit including cameras, tripods, gimbal heads and lenses - especially the super telephotos? Were you allowed to carry the gear on board? Did you use Pelican cases? I cant imagine you would have checked it in - mishandling and loss of baggage are a nightmare for photographers and other travellers.
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Wow! You had an amazing trip Robi. Loved the shots of Macaws, did not know they are so friendly to mankind.

Toucan shots are way above perfection. So lovely.

Waiting for an up close Jaguar shot, I am sure you will delight us with your reserve.

Already 5 star! What am I doing by polling again
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