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Old 22nd August 2008, 21:41   #46
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Since we are talking about peacocks, let me mention what happened today. I was at my desk and a colleague calls and says there are peacocks next to the window. So I rushed near the window with my backup camera (E-500 + 40-150mm) which I keep at work.

Usually you can't get any closer than 100ft to a wild peacock before it flies away. Thanks to the mirror glass, it couldn't see us. So I was able to shoot it from very close, but through the mirror finish glass. So the image quality did suffer.

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This peacock was admiring itself in the mirror not realising some humans are doing the same on the other side.

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This one looks as if it is watching us in the cage.

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Now I ventured out to get a clear shot (without glass in between), but before I could get within 100ft, it sensed me and flew away. I managed to get blurry bird in flight shot. It is a slow lens after all.

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Old 23rd August 2008, 01:51   #47
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Samurai: The last picture of the peacock scurrying and flying away is a master piece. That is one award winning photograph !!
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Old 23rd August 2008, 19:37   #48
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Awesome snaps Samurai!!

Like the first close-up of the peacock's head.
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Old 13th November 2008, 00:36   #49
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Just an hour ago I was watching a programme called Snake Wranglers in National Geographic. It was about a bunch of reseachers who wanted to prove that Pit Vipers do feed during day.

As I was watching at the end, it sudden stuck me that the pit viper I reported in this thread was basically waiting for the prey. It lays motionless in a coiled fashion whole day. The moment some prey (lizard, frogs) pass in front, they unleash in lightening speed, and catch hold of the prey.



The pit vipers on Nat-Geo programme lay just like this and then snap out like a speeding bullet. Good thing I maintained 3ft distance while shooting this photo.

Tomorrow Jeep is going back to the Mahindra service center for after run-in adjustments and stock radiator replacement. After that I can do the next trip to Agumbe.

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Old 13th November 2008, 07:37   #50
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Close call, eh, Samurai?

So, do you expect the heating problem to be solved with this work tomorrow?
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I was wondering, if even 3 ft was a safe distance to maintain. You should have been at least 6 to 7 feet away. So we get to see agumbe photos this weekend.
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And how is the engine now, is it maintaining its cool?
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