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Old 24th July 2009, 12:49   #1
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Dear All,
In continuation to the previous photographs, are more photographs from camera 3 which was reserved to shoot only Habitat. Photographs from camera 2 are pending which I will add later on. This assortment of photographs from our hotel at Mandya-Bandipur-Madumalai-Masinagudi-Ooty-Nagarahole are for your viewing pleasure and my continued thanks to you all for your unprecedented response and appreciation.
At Nagarahole, as the day progressed we encountered wildlife and also rains, the forest in rain was heaven on earth, the weather awesome, which also meant lesser animal sighting, bad light for photography, danger of getting cameras wet, Gypsy getting stuck (which it did thrice).
The forest canopy at some parts of the forest was so dark, this too we managed to photograph, the drive through the forest was a dream come through....Rain or Shine.
Leaving the hotel at Mandya, for Bandipur via Banglore, Mysore.
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At Bandipur, a worrying factor for us when this matriarch took a hurried left turn towards our stationary car.
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Baby bath at Bandipur 2, remember in my first post through my zoom.. the baby elephant being scrubbed, on the extreme left in the water? This photograph is through normal lens.
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At Masinagudi, where the three tuskers were expected to come, but no show. The bamboo are about 60 feet tall and the two dark openings is where the elephants come from, this will give you a scale of the Bamboo forest in the back drop.
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Leaving Ooty for Madumalai after our 7 am breakfast.
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A day earlier in Madumalai, the meandering road goes to Ooty.
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View of Ooty from Madumalai.
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In Nagarahole, Royal Stag.
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Told you, it was the rutting season!
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....in continuation

A giant teak tree felled by a tusker a night before, completely stripped of the bark to consume, this we suspect to be the work of the tusker which was by our forest bungalow, (trying to push down a tree, the night we landed at Nagarahole) this tree felled the same night in the core area is just about 3 kilometers from our bungalow.

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A waterhole sorrounded by 80 foot bamboo.
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Sheer coincidence or some jinx, all six photograph of the bear, mother and cub shot from this camera too did not focus. Exactly like what happened to my cameera with zoom lens.
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Getting into the core area ahead (Dark).
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Standing under a 80 footer, teak.
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The dense forest canopy does not allow much light under it.
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An opening in the midst of a dense forest.
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....in continuation.
another tree felled about 2 kilometers ahead.
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Fresh water (red) flowing in and creating a waterhole till next rains.
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Catching my breath, after pushing the Gypsy.
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Gypsy, with top back on.
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Waiting goes on in Machan 1.
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Equipment.
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Left view from our position in, Machan.
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Ali saab, your photos are a rare treat for eyes.. The one under that 80 footer teak, from where it was clicked (can't imagine someone sitting on the tree top for that shot)
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At Bandipur, a worrying factor for us when this matriarch took a hurried left turn towards our stationary car.
What happened after that? How did you all manage?

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Ali saab, your photos are a rare treat for eyes.. The one under that 80 footer teak, from where it was clicked (can't imagine someone sitting on the tree top for that shot)
I think it was taken from the Machan!
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The one under that 80 footer teak, from where it was clicked (can't imagine someone sitting on the tree top for that shot)
you have posted words from my mouth.

@alisaab,
amazing pics.
some more please.
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Ali saab, your photos are a rare treat for eyes.. The one under that 80 footer teak, from where it was clicked (can't imagine someone sitting on the tree top for that shot)
Gagadhar,
Yes it was shot from a machan # 2, which was beside the tree. Thank you for your appreciation.
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Fazalbhai wonderful pics. The colors are so vivid and vibrant. The snaps of the dense forest really take us deep into the forest. Some mettle you and your friends are made of and the passion to save the forest shows through, for this trip and the many others that you have undertaken are definitely not walks in parks.

Keep em coming sir.
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What happened after that? How did you all manage?


I think it was taken from the Machan!
Pulsar56,
Nearly stopped breathing, and kept very quiet and still.
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....in continuation.
Right view from Machan,
Wide angle.
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Front view from Machan, wide angle.
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Same view in rain , zoomed.
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Following are the beautiful drives within the core area's, we must have covered over 60 kilometers in these interior roads from 6am -6pm.
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@alisaab,
fifth pic in last post,
sky is bright and the trees are too dark for colours and details.
what settings with p&s camera should be done so that trees and colours come out bright or ps is the only option.
i faced this problem during visit to malshej ghat.

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....in continuation.


Dear Mods,
please merge this thread with the original, Hyd- Bandipur- Madumalai- Nagarahole.
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The Coorg side entry into the forest.
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Visitors the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, getting in the boat.
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View of the sanctuary from the boat.
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When the saints go marching.
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Grey Alert.
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@alisaab,
fifth pic in last post, sky is bright and the trees are too dark for colours and details.
what settings with p&s camera should be done so that trees and colours come out bright or ps is the only option.
i faced this problem during visit to malshej ghat.
Ashish,
This particular pic you are referring to was deliberately taken this way to emphasize the dark forest.
Cameras that are more advanced than a point and shoot have "spot metering" which means if you shoot in that mode the camera would focus on the forest and accordingly set the shutter speed or apperture.
In a point and shoot camera you do not have this option, but you can cheat the camera: compose the shot, with least sky in it (which is bright) now half press the shutter release button, do not release the shutter release button and continue to keep it half pressed, re compose by moving the camera upwards depending on how much sky you want, then press the button all the way down to capture the scene.
What has happened by the following action is, The metering system in your camera has read the light availability in the forest area and since it is dark there, it will accordingly open up the apperture and give you a correct exposure of the forest where you can see detail, but this will result in a over exposed sky.
Matrix metering in advanced cameras takes care of this because it takes light readings from 5 points in the screen and takes an average of the 5 points and opens up the shutter accordingly.
Hope it has helped you? You can try this technique at home in a room, focus on a window with light coming in and shoot, the rest of the room interiors will turn out dark and try the next shot with the cheating technique, focus on the room interiors with the shutter release button half pressed, recompose on the window without releasing the button and shoot.Shoot without flash for this technique.
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Beautiful pictures and beautiful nature.

OT: (Should everything in our country be named after people from a family? disgusting).
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In a point and shoot camera you do not have this option, but you can cheat the camera: compose the shot, with least sky in it (which is bright) now half press the shutter release button, do not release the shutter release button and continue to keep it half pressed, re compose by moving the camera upwards depending on how much sky you want, then press the button all the way down to capture the scene.
I got it, sir.

I will practice this technique.

Thanks for your input.
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