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Old 7th September 2010, 07:23   #106
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The house made by ants looks like a fruit or flower that has sprouted from the tree itself and by the way the wild boar whose hoove marks you have shown does it wear specs, sports a moustache and wields a DSLR by any chance
That wild boar did not have any of those but had a dirty muddy look , but the Obelix out in search of them had all that
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Some nice pictures there again and some adventure too. But not able to digest how come you all walked around to find the sloth bear .
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Some nice pictures there again and some adventure too. But not able to digest how come you all walked around to find the sloth bear .
The guide was pretty sure how to approach that abandoned house, this being his daily trek path. We had no other options than to trust him.

Dont know whether sloth bear attacks without provocation. Was told he lives on Honey and termites.
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In Top Slip/ Parambikulam, you find lots of wild boars walking around, since they have poor vision, as long as you keep away from the direction of their smell, you are safe, can even go up close to them without any fear!
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We had to cross the trench to get to the forests behind. The ladies had a toughtime crossing the trench bridge made of logs.
Just last evening on the news they were showing people of a village using a single rope bridge to cross a river somewhere in Bihar. And the people were carrying children, cycles etc. across such bridges.

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Kerala had so many single palm trunk bridges across streams, backwaters etc. But most of them have given way to concrete bridges these days. They were not easy to cross during monsoons, since they would become slippery. So no wonder the ladies had a tough time.

Thanks Lalu for all the pictures of the birds. Good to see so many birds at least in the wild. Many of them are fast disappearing from the villages.

Were there no leeches along the trails you trekked?

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That wild boar did not have any of those but had a dirty muddy look , but the Obelix out in search of them had all that
Obleix is it! My bad, those marks look as if made by someone standing with feet ensconed in hawai chappals.

Are you a René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo fan?
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Thanks CRV.
Try HDR and Tone Mapping for those effects
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thank you, will check those things
Corrupting/converting another is soo satisfying, right? You're so bad, Lalu. And did the guide tell you that Parambikulam is one of the few remaining natural habitats of King Cobra?
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In Top Slip/ Parambikulam, you find lots of wild boars walking around, since they have poor vision, as long as you keep away from the direction of their smell, you are safe, can even go up close to them without any fear!
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Kerala had so many single palm trunk bridges across streams, backwaters etc. But most of them have given way to concrete bridges these days. They were not easy to cross during monsoons, since they would become slippery. So no wonder the ladies had a tough time.

Thanks Lalu for all the pictures of the birds. Good to see so many birds at least in the wild. Many of them are fast disappearing from the villages.

Were there no leeches along the trails you trekked?

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Yes the logs were slippery and small. You need to balance carefully if you are slow.

The Parambikulam forests are deciduos, hence leeches are very rare. Leeches are found in abundance in the rain forests.



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Obleix is it! My bad, those marks look as if made by someone standing with feet ensconed in hawai chappals.

Are you a René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo fan?
Once upon a time was an Obelix, now a little better. But defenitely not Asterix, some times with the hairstyles could be looking like Tintin too.

Yes I am a great fan of the asterix comic series. Like driving these day, whaen I was in my 5th standard the passion was these comics. I've once held the record of the first guy who had read all the Tintin and Asterix comics in school

The hoof mark looks like the marks left by the chapals. So a hoof and a hoof mark picture for you

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Corrupting/converting another is soo satisfying, right? You're so bad, Lalu.
Smileys exhausted. ROTFL

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And did the guide tell you that Parambikulam is one of the few remaining natural habitats of King Cobra?
No. That's good information. All we could see was one's skin.

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That hoof is one ugly sucker

PS I still indulge myself with an occassional read from both of the comics.
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Superb nature walk you had Laluks. Really liked the pictures on this thread and its really wonderful stay in the greens and enjoy the nature so close.

My 5* for this wonderful thread.

Thanks for sharing.
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Parambikulam WLS

Parrots all around. But not so beautifully green. Wild parrots are like this?
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Lalu,

An Excellent log and fully justifies the 5* given right at inception.

Good job with photos as well.

I thought I should answer (to the best of my knowledge) your querry above regarding Parrots.

The Green Parrot we see commonly is actually the Indian Ring Neck Parakeet (aka Rose Ring Parakeet), which we find almost every where where its fairly open area (not thick woods etc)

What you have photgraphed is the Malabar Parakeet (Psittacula columboides). Which is slightly larger and of different colour combination.

I am taking the liberty of posting a combined photo of both for your understanding

The following site would be helpful for you to identify most of the birds we see in India

Birds of India: Images of Indian Bird Species, avian photographs India

The pictures are from the above site as well.

Keep up the good job

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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PS I still indulge myself with an occassional read from both of the comics.
I have Tintin cds now, since I am lazy to read . In search for Asterix ones.


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Superb nature walk you had Laluks. Really liked the pictures on this thread and its really wonderful stay in the greens and enjoy the nature so close.

My 5* for this wonderful thread.

Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Indian Ranger.


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Lalu,

An Excellent log and fully justifies the 5* given right at inception.

Good job with photos as well.

I thought I should answer (to the best of my knowledge) your querry above regarding Parrots.

The Green Parrot we see commonly is actually the Indian Ring Neck Parakeet (aka Rose Ring Parakeet), which we find almost every where where its fairly open area (not thick woods etc)

What you have photgraphed is the Malabar Parakeet (Psittacula columboides). Which is slightly larger and of different colour combination.

I am taking the liberty of posting a combined photo of both for your understanding

The following site would be helpful for you to identify most of the birds we see in India

Birds of India: Images of Indian Bird Species, avian photographs India

The pictures are from the above site as well.

Keep up the good job

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

Ram
Thanks Ram.

That clears most of my doubts. All these while I was used to seeing the domesticated bright green Parrot that talks , which was almost in all houses some decades back, and with the astrlogist guys at the bus stations.

Thanks for that link. It helps a lot.

Now like v&v said, I'll shoot a bird (with my camera) and refer this site.

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I have Tintin cds now, since I am lazy to read . In search for Asterix ones.
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I have the entire Tintin and Asterix Collection with me on a CD, the comics of course Interested?
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I have the entire Tintin and Asterix Collection with me on a CD, the comics of course Interested?
Then we have some work enroute Kaas
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Hi Lalu

Your pictures are fantastic, i can see a lot of improvements in your pictures compared to your early logs. your seriously amaturish approach is getting reflected in your pictures.

there are dentists, doctors in this forum offering free consultancy, the auto meachanics, engineers, service providers offering free help/consultancy, marketeers providing analytical inputs (sales, product etc), audio gurus and tuning gurus offering their expertise, HVK offering his knowledge free to everyone, and subject matter experts share everything they know ofcourse free of cost.

i feel it is time you start teaching photography and uplift the lesser mortals like me.



i can not rate this 5 star once again.

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