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Old 6th October 2010, 18:31   #76
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Awesome narration jacs. We were all straining our eyes to catch a big one there. But great shots i must say. Butterflies have always fascinated me. Keep up the good work. I keep refreshing my page every half an hour just to catch an update.
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Awesome capture and thanks for exercising our eyes, I kept searching for TIGERS (not disappointed when I saw the last capture) Awesome!!!

Keep writing, we are glued to this thread.

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Hey Jacs

Those butterfly pictures are simply out of the world.
i find it amazing that you could capture them as i have always found butterflies not keeping one place.

i am yet to read the whole thread. i have bookmarked it for reading tomorrow.
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Hey Jacs,

Mindblowing is my favorite word i use when i am really happy about something.

The pictures of the butterflies are FANTASTIC

and i have started loving your son Joshu- Very cute little kid, will grow up to be a very nice gentleman for sure.

Keep posting, i am following your thread.
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Wow, looks great, so many. Well, we couldnt catch them as we were straining to see something more bigger . Looking forward to the complete set .
One would never expect that many, a handycam would have done more justice here capturing the movements. It was an unforgetable experience.



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Awesome narration jacs. We were all straining our eyes to catch a big one there. But great shots i must say. Butterflies have always fascinated me. Keep up the good work. I keep refreshing my page every half an hour just to catch an update.
May be my elephants hiding in bushes snap would be the culprit in making all of you expect something big!



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Awesome capture and thanks for exercising our eyes, I kept searching for TIGERS (not disappointed when I saw the last capture) Awesome!!!

Keep writing, we are glued to this thread.

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Thanks NFS, no reason to disappointed. This is Blue-Tiger, not Bengal Tiger



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Hey Jacs

Those butterfly pictures are simply out of the world.
i find it amazing that you could capture them as i have always found butterflies not keeping one place.

i am yet to read the whole thread. i have bookmarked it for reading tomorrow.
Thanks Star, they were fluttering all the time but chances of butterflies in each frame was much more since they were in huge numbers!



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Hey Jacs,

Mindblowing is my favorite word i use when i am really happy about something.

The pictures of the butterflies are FANTASTIC

and i have started loving your son Joshu- Very cute little kid, will grow up to be a very nice gentleman for sure.

Keep posting, i am following your thread.
Thanks nandan, Joshu is a great fan of nature and still remembers each and every animals he saw. Whenever we talk about the Guars we spotted, he make the strange sound of Guar . Anyways shall let him know Nandan uncle's love and wishes...

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Sharp pictures.
Waiting for more details on Camera and lenses.

I need to follow this path as soon as possible. I've a plan for the Ooty train,once the rain settles.Now I know where to take a break/halt/stay.
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Sharp pictures.
Waiting for more details on Camera and lenses.

I need to follow this path as soon as possible. I've a plan for the Ooty train,once the rain settles.Now I know where to take a break/halt/stay.
All snaps were taken on my 4 year old trusted Fuji S5600, its a prosumer cam hence fixed lens. But you know what? After returning from this trip, sold it and got a Canon DSLR for the below reasons but no doubt it was a superb cam. The guy who bought it is taking it to Germany, let it get an international exposure

1) Photography in day light is just amzing but low light conditions are very challenging with S5600
2) Wildlife and birding needs super zoom ranges. Optical zoom till 10X is not bad but no crisp reach beyond that
3) Slow focusing in zoom and low light
5) 5.1MP not enough for larger size printouts and wallpapers

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Eagarly waiting for your next post. Every day, I open this thread to check if there were any new posts from you. We are all waiting.
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Eagarly waiting for your next post. Every day, I open this thread to check if there were any new posts from you. We are all waiting.
Here you go...


With satisfied mind, I walked back to the resort. Sun was hitting hard but I couldn’t resist clicking few more snaps.


Resort as seen from the field
Three days in "The Wilderness" - My best Wildlife trip so far-116.jpg


A beautiful wild flower
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Never knew touch me not attracted bees
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Few more clicks of the fluttering beauties
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If you recollect, I mentioned about the spider weaving its web in hurry. Never knew why so hurry until I saw this. Seems like the spider’s astrologists predicted the day of feast!
Three days in "The Wilderness" - My best Wildlife trip so far-121.jpg



This dry sponge flower is funny to observe. When wind whistles, it just disperses its seeds on sponge parachutes. Joshu played with them.
Three days in "The Wilderness" - My best Wildlife trip so far-122.jpg



Now it’s time for another quiz. Off course early bird prizes are still valid!
What seed is this?

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(to be continued…)
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Now it’s time for another quiz. Off course early bird prizes are still valid!
What seed is this?

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I'm sure this is not a seed. It is a centipede of some kind. I do not know its name.
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Hi Jacs

Just now spent more than one hour reading all the 5 pages of this very good travelogue. Except for the "on arrival experience", you seems to had a great trip.

To avoid such an "on arrival experience" i follow the "payment at the time of consumption" policy, no pre-booking of holiday plans etc. This also helps me to plan as per the last minute changes in the priorities, locations, choices etc. Ofocurse i might have to pay a small premium, but it is okay.

Wonderful photographs. the variety of animals spotted by you are simply amazing.

Your son Joshua (he is very cute) must have simply enjoyed the "animal world". The pictures will help him remember these experiences once he grows up. Please show him the pictures every now and then to keep the memory strong. Also train him to explain his trip to jungle to his friends and teachers with the help of these pictures.

thanks for sharing, enjoyed reading. Keep writing.

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Not a seed, it is kind of a insect which rolls into a ball once you touch it. Remains like this till it feels the threat is gone. Google gyan - Named Pill bug (not sure if it is correct)

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Not a seed, it is kind of a insect which rolls into a ball once you touch it. Remains like this till it feels the threat is gone. Google gyan - Named Pill bug (not sure if it is correct)

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Addy & NFS,

Hot hot hot! You guys are too close to the answer . It's a Pill millipede (Posting some snaps to show you the action).




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Hi Jacs

Just now spent more than one hour reading all the 5 pages of this very good travelogue. Except for the "on arrival experience", you seems to had a great trip.

To avoid such an "on arrival experience" i follow the "payment at the time of consumption" policy, no pre-booking of holiday plans etc. This also helps me to plan as per the last minute changes in the priorities, locations, choices etc. Ofocurse i might have to pay a small premium, but it is okay.

Wonderful photographs. the variety of animals spotted by you are simply amazing.

Your son Joshua (he is very cute) must have simply enjoyed the "animal world". The pictures will help him remember these experiences once he grows up. Please show him the pictures every now and then to keep the memory strong. Also train him to explain his trip to jungle to his friends and teachers with the help of these pictures.

thanks for sharing, enjoyed reading. Keep writing.
Thanks Star, yes we do show Joshu these snaps now and then. Infact he will be in my lap most of the time when I browsethrough TBHP .
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Guys, its a Pill Millipede as seen from Wiki (Pill millipede - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).

I decided to give some learning session to my son and took this millipede near our verandah. It was still ball like.
Three days in "The Wilderness" - My best Wildlife trip so far-124.jpg


We decided to stay calm with no foot steps and after about 5 minutes just a small movement to check if someone is around.
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After about 8 minutes, little more lavish checking of surroundings
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And now
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I'm safe now
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Let me walk a little and see
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And finally, i am going
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The whole process took about 10 minutes from where we left it in the ground .



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Amazing stuff.
You are keeping too much stuff in your sleeves. :applause:

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All the pics justifies the thread title.
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