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Old 23rd March 2011, 10:27   #136
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This is how you shoot the Tigress at Point blank range:
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Dr. shoot at point blank range with 300 mm prime by collarwali.

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Ghoshda, i just returned from Kanha via Nagpur. Could not include Pench due to lack of time. We will pull you with us when we plan it next time.
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Thrilling amazing Tiger stories here. World Class photography!!
The time has come to start packing my bags !!
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I'm sure this is that Royal Bengal Tigress who responds to the name - Mrs. Ghosh. Right?
Not yet sir. But I am hopeful that she will respond by that call in the future.

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GD Sahab,
Ha ha, its only you who can put it that way.
Get ready for an wedding invite to Nagpur then, as serious wildlife photographers do not lend their cap to girls, casually.

"Collarwali Up close:"

BTW which Collarwali is Dr. referring to? Since both have it.
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I knew this post of mine would open the flood gates.
Photographing either of them is a dream sir.

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Ha ha ha ha..loving it.. Coming to caps/hats, on this recent trip to Sariska, while going into the jungle I discovered that my wife had picked up my Dudhwa hat and using it. A minor disagreement, frowns, long faces etc., all happened that lasted for full 2 minutes.

Well, C 4 had to accept with the tail tucked firmly between the legs...

Being "ladkewaale" would we be getting the to & fro airfare with a chauffer driven limo to be carted around Nagpur? I promise not to slink away to Pench on the wedding night..ooops..day..!

BTW, does this tigress christened Ghosh - 2, share the same passion for wildlife as Ghosh - 1.
haha... that was interesting.
GD sahab: She shares the same passion and sometimes I am amazed by her energy and enthusiasm levels. She's a good wildlife shooter herself and helps me when she's with me by handling my other (camera) body and sometimes videographing the moments.

In the process she has managed to photograph me shooting tigers like this:
Pench Tiger Reserve - New season starts with a Bang !!!-img_0797.jpg

And when she was shooting the above, she was also taking a video of the entire encounter on her handheld video device.



Bablu shoots these cheeky shots of us together sometimes - Bless him for the same
Pench Tiger Reserve - New season starts with a Bang !!!-dscn5007.jpg

It takes two to tango !!
Pench Tiger Reserve - New season starts with a Bang !!!-img_8813.jpg


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Dr. shoot at point blank range with 300 mm prime by collarwali.
hmm.....

How's that :
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Ghoshda, i just returned from Kanha via Nagpur. Could not include Pench due to lack of time. We will pull you with us when we plan it next time.
Sure dude. How was the Kanha experience ?

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Thrilling amazing Tiger stories here. World Class photography!!
The time has come to start packing my bags !!
Pack em sir...... pack em well and for a long - long trip.
Any plans for Pench this summer ?

Dr. A Ghosh

Enjoy today's installment in the meanwhile.

The eye of Badi maa:
Pench Tiger Reserve - New season starts with a Bang !!!-eye-tiger.jpg


I will be off to Pench for 6 drives beginning tomorrow morning again.
Keep your fingers crossed again.

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Old 25th March 2011, 20:17   #140
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Sure dude. How was the Kanha experience ?
Excellent. Did sight a tiger. Not as lucky as you are dada!!! But the park is so nice that tiger is only an excuse to go there.

Eye of Badi maa is top class!!

Come back with with some more scintillating stuff. We are all waiting!!!
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Dr. Ghosh,
Eye of the Badi Maa is superb and Choti Maa too.

This season I am expecting the floodgates of Collar wali and her cubs to hit the forum, especially from your end.

Hope to catch you soon again.
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Default It needs patience

Anybody who is even remotely thinking of planning a trip to Pench - this is the time boss.

Guess what I got this evening ?

We waited for 3 hours at Malkundam lake and were rewarded with sighting of the entire family at 6pm - cubs playing around in the elephant grass under the watchful eyes of the mother. Light was not that great and only got record shots. Will need some processing before I try to post them tonight.

Having a party of Maggi noodles at Lallans'

bottomline: It takes a lot of patience to spot tigers.

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The pics will need a lot of work. Will post them once I get back to base. Got to catch some sleep now. If I am successful in being the first one to enter the park tomorrow, then I will head straight to the same spot where I got them today - for there is a kill and the first vehicle may get some interesting movement in the open.

Keeping the fingers crossed.
Its goodnight from Pench but I am not feeling sleepy at all.

Need a Tigress or two in my dreams now
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Collarwali gave me a miss this morning - cunning lady; and a sighting this evening - lucky me
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Nirmalya da's pic is a very famous photograph which has not only seen the cover of sanctuary but also been published on a lot of forums worldwide including on the cover of a recent book by oxford.

Here it is:
This photograph is a sheer joy to watch. Seems they are posing in a studio. Just amazing work from the photographer and the subjects
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Ghosh 1 calling Ghosh 2.... This Tigress needs to be tranquilised and put a collar. Tracking would be lot easier.

Doc, you are venturing into a very dangerous territory. One itself is un-manageable and you are looking for two? tch, tch.

Is a certain would-be Mrs. Ghosh reading this post? Udi baba, chole gachche...

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[quote=gd1418;2293890]This Tigress needs to be tranquilised and put a collar.

Doc, you are venturing into a very dangerous territory.

One itself is un-manageable and you are looking for two?
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Collarwali gave me a miss this morning - cunning lady
Now this is a very confusing situation I am in, Collarwali meant a tigress in Pench until now.
Which is the one Dr. referring to????
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Ghosh 1 calling Ghosh 2.... This Tigress needs to be tranquilised and put a collar. Tracking would be lot easier.

Doc, you are venturing into a very dangerous territory. One itself is un-manageable and you are looking for two? tch, tch.

Is a certain would-be Mrs. Ghosh reading this post? Udi baba, chole gachche...
what was that GD sahab - udi baba....... ?
Would be maybe is reading.

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This photograph is a sheer joy to watch. Seems they are posing in a studio. Just amazing work from the photographer and the subjects
yes sir.
Btw where is the writeup of your tadoba experience? Do that soon and for sure include your son's inputs. How's he by the way? Tell him i was enquiring.

[quote=fazalaliadil;2294111][quote=gd1418;2293890]This Tigress needs to be tranquilised and put a collar.

Doc, you are venturing into a very dangerous territory.

One itself is un-manageable and you are looking for two?
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Now this is a very confusing situation I am in, Collarwali meant a tigress in Pench until now.
Which is the one Dr. referring to????
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Hold on. Hold on sir. Collarwali still means a tigress in Pench. Period.

Dr. A Ghosh

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report of today morning drive :

Painted Storks, Eurasian Spoonbill, Collarwali and a female cub.

Last drive today evening and then back to drudgery. Will be back on wednesday morning though
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Hold on. Hold on sir. Collarwali still means a tigress in Pench. Period
Hahaha. GD Sahab and I are so so glad that you will soon be back to drudgery. Regards,
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A sigh of relief. Study shows rise in Tiger population.
BBC News - India wild tiger census shows population rise
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