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Old 18th January 2014, 02:13   #16
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Jaw dropping photography. Kudos to you.
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Wow.
Wildlife photography at its best!!

The first shot sets the pace outright and then it gracefully carries forward without losing an iota of interest.

The shot of a hyena (or is it a jackal?) on the road--> simply out of the world.

Good job done mate
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Those were some pretty mind-blowing shots. What kind of equipment were you using?
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Old 18th January 2014, 14:37   #19
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Its been a long time since I have clicked and has been much longer since I went to a National Park but for your photographs, the fire is burning again. A superb set of photographs would be an understatement. The first frame is like a dream shot for a site like TBHP. Loved the way you have framed the environment with the subjects. Thanks a lot for the posts.
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Thank you so much. Yes, the ambiance is just wonderful there.

Thank you so much. The hyena's were far and i have used Canon 300 f/2.8 lens with 2X TC III.
Brilliant photos Subrat! Had seen the first one on Facebook earlier.

The 300mm f/2.8 - is that your new purchase?

This park is on my 'to visit' list now
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Take a bow Subrat. The photographs you made were absolutely stunning and wouldn't be out of place in National Geographic.

I am sure you would have brought a smile in the faces of everybody who has had the privilege to view these amazing photos.

Please post more pictures.
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Old 18th January 2014, 18:36   #22
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Oh Oh Oh, Stunning pictures there... worldclass.
You got more i presume, keep them comin.
Can see excellent pictures like these only on TBHP.
Thank you so much. I was there for 3 nights. I will upload soon.

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These are amazing pictures Subrat. You have a superb skill.

Please do post more images. These are all wallpaper material.

I had been to the Tadoba Tiger Reserve and the ambiance and the tranquility inside the jungle was so beautiful. I would love to go again on such trips.

Thanks.
Thank you so much. Every jungle has its own charm. Tadoba is one forest where one can see variety of Carnivore i.e., Leopard, wild dog, sloth Bear and off course tiger.

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Stunning pictures Subrat Seet. We are planning for Gir in the second week of March, spending 3 days over there. Can we include this as a one day trip in between, where our base will be Gir, drive in the morning to Velavadar and back by evening?
First of all thank you so much.
Gir is approximately 3 hours from Velavadar.

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Did you use a tripod ? Excellent composition of the pics.
Yes, I have used tripod and bean bag while shooting from the vehicle.

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Eye popping photography.
Wonderful composition and stunning post processing work.
You are a professional photography by any chance?
Thank you so much. By profession I am a central Banker but aspire to shoot like professional photographer. Happy that you liked.

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Great clicks.
I was in Velavadar just couple of days after you, but did not see hyenas or wolfs. It was still a mesmerizing experience for me.
Thank you so much. Hyena sightings during the time of our visit was tricky. Actually, annual grass cutting was going on, so things were little disturbed. Hyena's had left their den and shifted somewhere else. I saw one Wolf on the wetland side of Velavadar. Could not get a shot as it disappeared fast.

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Brilliant travelogue. Superb click. Just one query, is this the tilt-shift effect!!
Attachment 1192070

Eagerly waiting for more.



One day trip from Gir to Velavadar is possible, but is neither recommended nor suggested. Velavadar is near to Bhavnagar. Try to stay at 'Blackbuck Lodge'. Its the best option there. If you are driving, a small suggestion, from Gir take the Coastal highway through Una to Bhavnagar & visit Alang.
No, I have not used any tilt shift effect here. Thank you so much.

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The cover picture of your TL is the best I've seen in recent times. Just stunning! Captures the story in a single frame. Awaiting some more.
Thank you so much. I will upload some more pictures.

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Wow, spectacular photography! The first pic is a killer!

Let me get back to the post and read it this time.
Thank you so much for liking.

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Wow amazing pics,
Can you let us lesser mortals know about the gear and techniques, please ?
I have used Canon 5D MK III with 300 f/2.8 L IS II USM lens with 2X TC III. Simple settings as follows:
White Balance: Auto and Cloudy
Metering: Spot and Evaluative
Always I shoot with Minus 2/3 or less exposure.
Yes, then Photoshop for color management, highlight and unsharp musk.

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Jaw dropping photography. Kudos to you.
Thank you so much.

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Wow.
Wildlife photography at its best!!

The first shot sets the pace outright and then it gracefully carries forward without losing an iota of interest.

The shot of a hyena (or is it a jackal?) on the road--> simply out of the world.

Good job done mate
Thank you so much. It is the stripped Hyena. Middle of the road is a jungle cat also.

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Those were some pretty mind-blowing shots. What kind of equipment were you using?
Thank you so much. I have mention the equipments used above.

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Its been a long time since I have clicked and has been much longer since I went to a National Park but for your photographs, the fire is burning again. A superb set of photographs would be an understatement. The first frame is like a dream shot for a site like TBHP. Loved the way you have framed the environment with the subjects. Thanks a lot for the posts.
Thank you so much. Nothing can be more soul satisfying than a visit to a National park.

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Brilliant photos Subrat! Had seen the first one on Facebook earlier.

The 300mm f/2.8 - is that your new purchase?

This park is on my 'to visit' list now
Thank you Nilanjan Sir. I bought 300 f/2.8 in May 2012. New addition is the 5D MK III in November 2013. The noise handling capacity is just superb in this camera body compared to my earlier 7D.

Do visit this park, you will enjoy for sure.

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Take a bow Subrat. The photographs you made were absolutely stunning and wouldn't be out of place in National Geographic.

I am sure you would have brought a smile in the faces of everybody who has had the privilege to view these amazing photos.

Please post more pictures.
Thank you so much. Accepted and a bow to you too. I am very happy that all of you liked the post. The fine result is all because of your encouragements over the time.
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Old 18th January 2014, 20:04   #23
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Subrat, Your 1st pic is absolutely stunning. did you have to wait for the shot or was it spur of the moment. Either way, the whole picture set has turned to be some lovely wildlife photography.. Did you use a prime lens here?
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Awesome clicks to say the least!
Sorry if i missed it anywhere, but the vehicle in the very 1st picture looks like a toyota FJ40. Was this an official safari vehicle? Haven't seen anything similar in any Indian jungle/national park.
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Old 19th January 2014, 12:22   #25
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Subrat, Your 1st pic is absolutely stunning. did you have to wait for the shot or was it spur of the moment. Either way, the whole picture set has turned to be some lovely wildlife photography.. Did you use a prime lens here?
Thank you so much. I just entered the park after 12 hours of driving from Mumbai. We saw a group of Blackbuck grazing. Suddenly, I saw they are moving and coming to cross the road. With my little study/research before the trip was that if one moves then entire group follows. They just fly while crossing the road. I was lucky to be at the right time at the right place. Everything was perfect i.e., angle, light and the quality of winter light. Yes, I have used prime lens Canon 300 f/2.8 with 2X TC III.

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Awesome clicks to say the least!
Sorry if i missed it anywhere, but the vehicle in the very 1st picture looks like a toyota FJ40. Was this an official safari vehicle? Haven't seen anything similar in any Indian jungle/national park.
Thank you so much. Yes, the vehicle is from one private resort called Blackbuck lodge.
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I should say, Amazing pics. You have got a good gear and you amaze us with your snaps mate. Wildlife photography at its best.

The first snap was epic. Even getting the hyenas in such a manner should have been either luck or a tough job.

Keep them coming. Drive safe.


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Excellent pictures. Clearly shows the dedication and time spent in the wild. Thumps up.
An inspiring photologue.
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Yes, I have used prime lens Canon 300 f/2.8 with 2X TC III.

Thank you so much. Yes, the vehicle is from one private resort called Blackbuck lodge.
That's one heck of a fast lens. Brilliant snaps, kudos

Any other stay options nearby, that you looked at? Blackbuck lodge looks pricey.
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Mind blowing pictures. People will run out of superlatives on this thread. Rated 5 well deserved stars. Are you a professional photographer?
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Awesome photographs Mate !

You definitely seem to be a professional photographer. If not, then you have natural skills. I'd suggest you pursue this seriously.
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