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Old 17th November 2010, 12:18   #16
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Nice photos. Hope to see more. I liked the owl one especially. Which camera do you have ?
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Old 18th November 2010, 11:49   #17
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Amazing pictures mate. Are you a professional nature photographer? Plus you seem to know all the names or are they courtesy Mehboob?
Thanks. No, I am not a professional photographer rather just a hobbyist with a passion for nature photography esp birds. Sorry people for not updating the thread regularly..getting caught up at work.

Anway, posting pics of a fairly rare bird which I managed to see in the Rann.

Its the Houbara or the Macqueen's bustard. The pictures aren't that sharp or great but just posting it for all the birding fans out there.
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Old 18th November 2010, 14:50   #18
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robin those are some brilliant bird captures that you have posted here. No landscapes as yet ?
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Old 18th November 2010, 17:54   #19
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robin those are some brilliant bird captures that you have posted here. No landscapes as yet ?
Thanks RJ..well I was mostly carrying a telephoto lens hence shot very few landscapes. I did post a couple in my very first post. I didnt want to take the risk of changing lenses in such a dusty environment as the rann.
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The Mcqueens bustard shot is impressive. Lovely shot. Hope to see it when i visit LRK.
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Old 20th November 2010, 14:55   #21
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Hi Rob,

Really amazing pics you got here. Each and every pic is awesome. Really liked the pics wherein the bird are in flight. Just amazing mate. Waiting for more. Bring it on.
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Old 20th November 2010, 22:19   #22
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Incredible Photography...What camera do you use? Polarizer and Filters along with lenses as well??
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Old 20th November 2010, 22:26   #23
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Thanks a lot everyone.

As for the resort where I stayed, it called Desert Coursers, Zainabad. I didn't shoot many pictures there so I'll share the only pics I have of the resort.

The dining area of the resort
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The cottage where I stayed
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A pic showing how the locals walk miles across the vast open Rann..I can't imagine how they are able to find their way though.
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At night I went out with the owner of the resort searching for the Skykes's Nightjar. It was an awesome experience looking around in the vast Rann for such a small bird. Finally when we did find it, I got down from the jeep and approached the bird cautiously while Mr.Dhanraj shone a big halogen light on the bird to keep it somewhat stunned. When I finally took the picture, I was actually lying flat on the ground inches from the bird.

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The next morning I went to a nearby lake hoping to catch some water birds. It was a beautiful morning with great light and on our way to the lake I saw numerous bee eaters, wagtails etc.

Egret with side light
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Citrine wagtail
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Green Bee Eaters
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White Breasted KF
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White Breasted KF in flight
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A dragonfly
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Old 21st November 2010, 03:46   #24
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Exquisite pictures.. love all of them ...
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Fantastic pictures!
What lens ?
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Old 21st November 2010, 17:07   #26
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Fantastic pictures!
What lens ?
Used a canon 400 f5.6 L and a 24-105 f4 L

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Old 25th November 2010, 21:14   #27
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Sorry for the late post!

Just wanted to share some more pics from my Gujarat trip.

Early morning..
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Some guys will always have a difference in opinion
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The lonely tree
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Reflection!
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Purple heron take off
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Black Ibis
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Glossy Ibis
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Old 26th November 2010, 10:06   #28
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Difference in Opinion is very good, nice caption I should add . Early morning picture is also very good.
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Old 26th November 2010, 14:22   #29
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beautiful pics.. esp the one with reflections and the heron takin off.... amazin moments captured..
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Sorry for the late post!

Just wanted to share some more pics from my Gujarat trip.
Well mate, your pics grant you instant pardon!

Seriously, amazing shots. That bird in img_2302 seems to be bamboozled by its own reflection.
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