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Old 21st October 2010, 08:57   #31
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@Redrage: Thanks a lot.
Some more wild dogs shots for you.
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@Chethan: Thanks..good to know you are getting an DSLR. Once you get one, I'm sure you'll get addicted and theres no turning back.

Anyway, continuing with Brahminy Kite pictures from the boat safari..

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Old 21st October 2010, 09:02   #32
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This is turning out to be the best thread around on Ranganathittu..
Nice pics .. keep posting.
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Old 21st October 2010, 10:38   #33
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Amazing photo shoot! The real difference a DSLR can bring on the table is very much evident in these photos!
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Old 21st October 2010, 13:18   #34
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Beautiful set of pics. Loved the birdie pics which you have churned out!!
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Amazing set of pictures again, hope you have more.
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Old 21st October 2010, 15:07   #36
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Thanks Mohsin, Srinivas, Goldsun( DSLR definitely gives you an edge)

This post of mine is going to be all about the Great Cormorant. Its a common bird and ain't that pretty but I like it for its green eyes and bronze sheen. When compared to the little cormorant it is definitely a looker. One more thing is that its usually unperturbed by humans and hence easier to photograph.


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Old 21st October 2010, 15:13   #37
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Nice pictures again. Hows the performance of Sigma 150-500mm in low light?
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Old 21st October 2010, 15:51   #38
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@ chethan: The performance of the Sigma 150-500 in low light is decent if you are aware of its limitations and know what settings you need to alter to get optimum performance. It does have image stabilization (optical stabilization is what Sigam calls it), so that helps as well. One more crucial factor is your camera's high ISO performance. In a nutshell, I believe it has the best 500mm performance if we consider lenses in its price range. The next best thing for Canon is the 500mm f4 IS which costs almost 10 times the Sigma!!
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Robi, Cormorant snaps rock! Nice composition, wish if I had a Bazooka and ofcourse some intelligence on the SLR finda.
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Thanks Jacs

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The Serpent Eagle in a graceful pose

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Next up: The Peregrine Falcon
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Old 22nd October 2010, 09:53   #41
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Towards the end of our boat safari we came across this beautiful peregrine falcon who obliged to pose for the cameras. It was truly an amazing sighting!
I never expected to see a peregrine falcon up close in the wild.
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Robi, you might want to post this link in the classified section where you put up your bazzoka for sale. Prospective buyers can take a first hand look at what they might be getting out of the lens. Rated 5* for the sheer clarity of the pics
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Towards the end of our boat safari we came across this beautiful peregrine falcon
robimahanta,
Ah! The Peregrine falcon...master of the skies, which touches 200mph on a dive.
No other bird or raptor can match its flying prowess or even come close to it.

Known as Shaheen in Urdu language. It can fetch anything above 4 lakhs in the international market.

Never seen one in the wild or knew of its existence in the south, a very rare breed, thanks for the visual treat and the cormorants too have come out very good.

You definitely need a L series or Prime lens.

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Robin.. Terrific snaps... 5 stars for you
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@extreme: thanks a lot..its actually a good idea but till i finalize on an upgrade i dont want to be too aggressive in selling the lens. So taking it slow and steady.

@fazal: thanks for the info on the peregrine. It was a lucky sighting. Infact the whole kabini trip was fulfilling albeit short. I would definitely love a L series telephoto prime but those things are so darn expensive besides the weight issue is another factor. Maybe a 300 f4 with tc's or the 400 f5.6, its the max i can afford right now.

@gadadhar: thanks a lot man..glad u liked the the pics.
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