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Old 24th November 2015, 10:51   #16
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Nice gear setup. 200-500 - is it the new Nikkor that was launched this year?
Did you use any teleconverters.
Yes, the new one.

I don't like using teleconverters. They are more useful for birders. For me, the cons of using a TC with a f/5.6 lens outweigh the pros.

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Thanks. Tiger reserve? I don't think you will have a good chance of seeing the big cat in North Bengal or in Simlipal, so best option is Tadoba. Should be doable from Kolkata in 5 days.

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A photo from the next leg of the journey. Low key processing. Low shutter speed, so the fangs are in focus while the face is blurred due to movement.

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All your shots are amazing, but I find this one particularly stunning because it captures an expression that we rarely get to see on a tiger's face.
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All your shots are amazing, but I find this one particularly stunning because it captures an expression that we rarely get to see on a tiger's face.
Thanks.

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Tigress in her domain
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Some real wildlife stuff, nicely composed and great lighting.
Keep them coming !
How did the lens perform in the early dim morning light or during late evening hours? Were you able to get the focus locked with those other than the central AF point ?
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Some real wildlife stuff, nicely composed and great lighting.
Keep them coming !
How did the lens perform in the early dim morning light or during late evening hours? Were you able to get the focus locked with those other than the central AF point ?
Lack of light wasn't an issue. I used the cross type AF points as much as possible. The lens focused better with the D7100 than with the D610. It will focus even better with higher end bodies.

The one thing that irritated me with the D610: the spread of the AF points. Off center composition was a pain, unless I used the focus and recompose method.
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Great Photologue, all the photo's have come out really well. Also hat's off to your spirit for nature.
By the way you turned North instead of South. Which way were you headed?
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Great Photologue, all the photo's have come out really well. Also hat's off to your spirit for nature.
By the way you turned North instead of South. Which way were you headed?
Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan.

On the way, I spent the night at an interesting place, reminded me of those haunted havelis in the middle of nowhere. Fortunately, (or unfortunately, depending on your persective) I didn't have any beautiful, spirited visitor during the night.

Did some offroading next morning when I took my vehicle inside a sanctuary.

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Giant wood spider.
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Cheetal crossing the tar road that passes through the park. Early morning.
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Late evening, far away
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Nilgai, near Navegaon gate of Tadoba. This place used to be inhabited, before the villages were relocated outside the park. Now there is a huge grassland, frequented by herbivores.
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Tigress walking (and marking territory) on the far side of Telia lake. Dusk shot.
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Wow! Excellent travelogue, thanks for sharing Nilanjan! It is a unique combination of fascination for wildlife and automotive!
Great pictures of tigress and others as well!
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Wow! Excellent travelogue, thanks for sharing Nilanjan! It is a unique combination of fascination for wildlife and automotive!
Great pictures of tigress and others as well!
Thanks. Yeah, for me roadtrips, wildlife and photography go hand in hand. The Fortuner is a great vehicle for my kind of trips.
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Well, just (j)awesome, I should say, for that last pic of the tiger baring its jaws wide just for you to click. I guess you have a created a record of sorts with tiger photography. Keep it up, and wish you more luck with sighting the cats.
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Well, just (j)awesome, I should say, for that last pic of the tiger baring its jaws wide just for you to click. I guess you have a created a record of sorts with tiger photography. Keep it up, and wish you more luck with sighting the cats.
Thanks.

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Hey Nilanjan, quick help please.

How is the road condition from Hyderabad to Tadoba? Specifically to reach to Royal Tiger Resort near Moharli gate? Is it recommended to take NH7 all the way and then take diversion either at Adilabad or Karanji? Which one is good/ safe and fast to do in the late evening?
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Hey Nilanjan, quick help please.

How is the road condition from Hyderabad to Tadoba? Specifically to reach to Royal Tiger Resort near Moharli gate? Is it recommended to take NH7 all the way and then take diversion either at Adilabad or Karanji? Which one is good/ safe and fast to do in the late evening?
I always take a right from Karanji. One can't drive fast on that road, especially in the eve, potholes and diversions.

Resort guys might know about latest road conditions.
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Thanks Nilanjan. The NH7, Hyderabad - Adilabad - Karanji - Chandrapur - Moharli route is the most optimum and better route.

@RobiMahanta did a fantastic job on our trip to capture some nice snaps apart from our iPhone and Android phone pics. A quick photo-log post here - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post3958208
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