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Old 16th January 2009, 21:59   #16
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@vnabhi: This car is a Mazda6 - 2.3L, 168bhp. More pics of the car coming up.
Was this the 2.3L iTouring? I think it has a 156bhp engine.
The s Touring has a 212bhp engine.
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Old 16th January 2009, 22:01   #17
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I may be wrong with the bhp figures. I think it was the iTouring. I guess the sTouring is a V6. This definitely was not a V6.
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Old 16th January 2009, 22:06   #18
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Looks like it,Saurabh.156bhp isn't bad,either.Do you have the 3s or 3i ?
Waiting for the rest of the pics..
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Old 16th January 2009, 22:20   #19
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Default 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
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Yet to find out this ones name
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Woodpecker
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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.
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The playful squirrel
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..About to take the jump. I had to react very fast and unfortunately could not get the full length of the squirrel
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Wild Turkey
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A mother and her fawn
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A Tulip-tree - do not confuse this with the tulip flower
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The trusted companion
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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.
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Old 16th January 2009, 22:50   #20
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Amazing pics! What cam were you using?
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Old 16th January 2009, 23:54   #21
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Thanks Nitin. I am using a Nikon D80 with a couple of lenses.

To answer your previous question, mine is a 3 iSport.
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Old 21st January 2009, 00:24   #22
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Default 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
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The actual one
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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.
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The trail route
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Getting closer
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The trail ends here..but not for us
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Behind the Falls
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Some random shot of a bunch of wild blueberries
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Still to come, some more wildlife in action!!
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Old 24th January 2009, 22:51   #23
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Default 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 Observation..
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The Take-Off..
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The Landing
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Pine fruit
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The return journey
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The next post will be the last post in this series.
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Old 24th January 2009, 23:02   #24
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Default 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.

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The fading daylight
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Getting ready for the shots
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I guess some of you have enjoyed the pictures. Sorry for boring the rest of you. Thanks.
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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
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Saurabh
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.
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Old 27th January 2009, 23:49   #27
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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.
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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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Thanks RJK. The last pic was taken while playing around with the zoom and the length the lens travelled while the shutter opened and closed.
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Amazing work, Saurabh! Do start another thread for the KY trip!
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