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|16th January 2009, 21:59||#16|
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|16th January 2009, 22:20||#19|
Set 3 - Some wildlife
These pictures were taken during our walking around the forest in the morning. Initially, it seemed that the forest was devoid of many birds, but, a keen look around and a lot of patience paid off and soon there were a lot of signs of life all around us. The deer density was pretty high, specially the white-tailed ones.
Here are some of the birds.
A Red Robin
Yet to find out this ones name
2 woodpeckers playing hide-n-seek. It was fascinating to watch them play and fly from one tree to another, as I tip-toed after them.
The playful squirrel
..About to take the jump. I had to react very fast and unfortunately could not get the full length of the squirrel
A mother and her fawn
A Tulip-tree - do not confuse this with the tulip flower
The trusted companion
Next set will reveal one of the best waterfalls that I have ever seen in my life. The state park was named after this waterfall and it was an out of the world experience. For a few hours, I was in heaven.
|21st January 2009, 00:24||#22|
Set 4 - Waterfall
As mentioned in my previous post, this set of pics have one of the best waterfalls that I have come across.
A brief description
The actual one
There is a hike route all the way to the base of the Falls. There was a short spell of shower and the trail was extremely slippery and dangerous. Its almost a descent of around 270ft.
The trail route
The trail ends here..but not for us
Behind the Falls
Some random shot of a bunch of wild blueberries
Still to come, some more wildlife in action!!
|24th January 2009, 22:51||#23|
Set 5 - more wildlife
It looks like there is not much interest in this thread, based on the lack of comments. However, since I have started it, I will finish this with the rest of the pictures.
The return journey
The next post will be the last post in this series.
|24th January 2009, 23:02||#24|
Final Set - Sunset at Smoky Mountains
This is the final set. We timed our trip in a way so that we are among the Smoky mountains during senset. Here are the pictures.
The fading daylight
Getting ready for the shots
I guess some of you have enjoyed the pictures. Sorry for boring the rest of you. Thanks.
|27th January 2009, 17:41||#25|
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wonderful photos man! Why do you think people didnt enjoy it? You are giving a visual treat to everyone here with those pics of yours. Keep up the good work.
LOL - Do I sound like a manager?
Seriously, excellent photos. Am sure every1 loved them
|27th January 2009, 22:47||#26|
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Very nice set of pics. I must say you are maturing as a photographer by each trip. The picture of those two buds is almost surrealistic. One other point I think I should make here - absence of comments doesn't necessarily mean absence of interest. You can check the interest level from the number of views, which in your case is pretty high. Keep it up.
|27th January 2009, 23:49||#27|
Thanks Null and Suidpto-da. I get your point, but these threads need some encouragement to carry on.
Have done one more trip a couple of weeks back. This was in another forest in Kentucky. Encountered a herd of almost 100 Elks. Will post the pics of it in another thread.
|28th January 2009, 00:28||#28|
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Mind blowing pics of the trail,waterfall and pinefruit and how on earth did you manage that last pic. Words can't describe that picture !
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