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Old 1st June 2017, 17:22   #16
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Thad, I'm not sure which part of the city your wife visited.
I'm not sure either! Even though I had the address and she showed me the place on Google maps. I don't know the city at all. It was towards the North is about as accurate as I can be without asking her again.
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Wildlife in Bangalore: A Question!

Mt wife just spent a couple of weeks there on family duties. She loved the climate, and caught the right weeks to be away from Chennai. But one thing she noticed was a lack of crows...
Your wife is spot on with her observation , we stay in Jayanagar and there are very few crows even though the area has some pretty good green cover and yes , luckily waste collection happens everyday.
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Beautiful pics. You have some serious skills brother! Loved the nest and reflections.

If you don't mind, may I know the location of these pics? Thanks!
Thanks. These were taken in and around Sarjapur Road, e.g. Kaikondrohalli Lake, Kodathi Village etc.

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Wow! Your travelogues are always accompanied by exceptional wildlife photos. This time you proved that without even going to any National Parks or Sanctuaries, a true eye for Wildlife can bring the same charm from anywhere. A big thumbs up!
Thanks. I don't usually shoot birds, prefer mammals, but one has to do with what is available :-)

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Thank you! Very refreshing to see pics of bird life in Bengaluru lakes. I grew up swimming in Putenahalli lake, and Sarakki lake. It broke my heart to see Bengaluru lakes on fire, and toxic fumes being shown on international TV in the last week. These are some great snaps of amazing bird life that deserves to be saved. Keep the passion going, and spread the joy!
Thanks. Bellandur Lake has gone to the dogs. I believe there were many proposals to convert that waste into energy, but not sure what happened.

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Very nice, Nilanjan. Some animals and birds are so adaptable that they have managed to survive (nay, thrive) in this crowded concrete jungle of ours. That Planet Earth II episode on cities is an eye opener on just how many of these beautiful creatures have managed this transition to perfection. Love that Moorhen/Snake/Fish shot. I'd like to hear the story behind that one.
I have been pleasantly surprised to see so many starlings, ibis etc. No story re the moorhen, just a lucky moment. I do have shots of just the snake and fish, but those are just snapshots. Can anyone id the snake? Some water snake?

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Excellent photos! Please keep updating this thread for our viewing pleasure. May I know what equipment you use?
Nikon gear. All these shots were taken with the 200-500mm.

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Lovely clicks. You just gave me some new ideas for my instagram clicks.

Thanks for sharing.
Thanks. What ideas? :-)

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Great photography skills, you sure have an eye for catching those spectacular moments.
I felt very relaxed after looking at these pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you. You felt relaxed? Now that is new comment re my photos. This lady might stir your pulses a little more. No, she is not from Bangalore.

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Wildlife in Bangalore: A Question!

Mt wife just spent a couple of weeks there on family duties. She loved the climate, and caught the right weeks to be away from Chennai. But one thing she noticed was a lack of crows. Do you people really not have a city full of crows? Then why do we? Is it because there is less rubbish on the streets there?
There are crows as well as ravens where I stay.

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I'm not sure either! Even though I had the address and she showed me the place on Google maps. I don't know the city at all. It was towards the North is about as accurate as I can be without asking her again.
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Your wife is spot on with her observation , we stay in Jayanagar and there are very few crows even though the area has some pretty good green cover and yes , luckily waste collection happens everyday.
I am glad to hear that crows do not shun the whole city! She was staying at a place called Babusapalaya.
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You sir, are awesome. They lady who is not from Bangalore sure had my pulse skipping a few beats. "The cat who swallowed the canary" phrase can now be changed to "The snake who swallowed the fish". Excellent shooting sir.
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Those are some fabulous shots. Especially the one where you have captured the moorehen and the snake with the fish in the mouth. Talk about timing. your edits are top notch too.
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I have been pleasantly surprised to see so many starlings, ibis etc. No story re the moorhen, just a lucky moment. I do have shots of just the snake and fish, but those are just snapshots. Can anyone id the snake? Some water snake?
I am not an ardent wildlifer, but that snake looks like a Common Checkered Keelback, a non venomous water snake.
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You sir, are awesome. They lady who is not from Bangalore sure had my pulse skipping a few beats. "The cat who swallowed the canary" phrase can now be changed to "The snake who swallowed the fish". Excellent shooting sir.
Lol. Thanks.

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Those are some fabulous shots. Especially the one where you have captured the moorehen and the snake with the fish in the mouth. Talk about timing. your edits are top notch too.
Thank you.

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I am not an ardent wildlifer, but that snake looks like a Common Checkered Keelback, a non venomous water snake.
Thanks for the id. I am not familiar with snakes, apart from cobras, Russell's viper, banded krait and python.
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Thank you. You felt relaxed? Now that is new comment re my photos. This lady might stir your pulses a little more. No, she is not from Bangalore.
Actually Venkat_figo might not be wrong. If you look at your own photos over the years, you would find that you have moved from taking wildlife photos to creating mood. Almost all photos, including the big cats have that quality
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Actually Venkat_figo might not be wrong. If you look at your own photos over the years, you would find that you have moved from taking wildlife photos to creating mood. Almost all photos, including the big cats have that quality
Thanks, I will take that as a compliment :-)

Time for a few non-Bangalore ones then, before I get back to sharing photos of local residents.

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Beautiful. Very much art of photography!
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These are some stunning shots nilanjanray! As a layman, I must say that your pictures are visual delights and have soothing effect on the eyes as well as on the soul behind them. Keep up these great artworks through your lenses.

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Very much so.

Do you have the idea and concept for some of those shots, like the silhouettes, before going out to find the subject, or do you get the idea of making that picture when you see the subject?

My question is probably not very clear. I'm just wondering how the "creative workflow" works.
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Really great pics! Which lens did you use for these?
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There are wild creatures living in each city. Perhaps a hundred feet away......
Great shot of the moorhen, the snake & the fish! Mind-boggling to imagine the effort that went into the shot!
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