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Sabyasachi Patra
18-04-2013, 08:42 PM
I am pleased to announce the Image of the Month for March 2013. The Honour goes to the Abhishek Jamalabad's flying fish.

This image looks like a painting with beautiful soothing colours and has portrays a unique behaviour of a species that we don't come across often. I struggled to overcome the fact that this is a big crop. :)

Congratulations Abhishek!

Original text of the image shared by Abhishek:
Hello everyone,
I was away on an 8-day Arabian Sea scientific expedition (into international waters) and just got back a couple of days ago. Will take a while to complete some pending work before getting back to the forums, but here's one image for a starter...

Shot this Flying Fish somewhere around a hundred-odd nautical miles from the Maharashtra coast. Flying fish use their enormously modified fins like the wings of a glider to take to the air. Some flying fish have been known to achieve non-stop flights lasting up to 45 seconds!

Canon EOS 500D, Canon 100mm Macro USM
SS 1/800
Av 3.5
ISO 800
Some noise reduction done in LightRoom.
For the record, the saturation is untouched .
Large crop. Using a longer lens however, would have significantly reduced my field of vision.

Thanks, C&C welcome. More coming up after a while...

Sucheth Lingachar
19-04-2013, 10:27 AM
Congrats Abhishek....:) Beautiful image it is.... As Sabyasachi mentioned it looks like Painting....

Mrudul Godbole
20-04-2013, 01:57 PM
Congrats Abhishek. A very rare sighting, nicely captured.

Abhishek Jamalabad
20-04-2013, 06:28 PM
Thank you very much for the appreciation everyone!

Roopak Gangadharan
22-04-2013, 11:41 AM
Nice one abhishek. Congrats.


Jitendra Katre
22-04-2013, 06:50 PM
superb, nice frame and colours.

Murugan Anantharaman
23-04-2013, 12:02 PM
Lovely image and very well deserved indeed. The fish looks like a brooch :). Thanks for sharing.

Dr Ajay Kumar Singh
23-04-2013, 04:12 PM
Congratulation! and thanks for sharing such a wonderful image.

Bhargava Srivari
24-04-2013, 10:07 AM
Congratulations Abhishek. You've been posting some very impressive pictures off late.

Kaustuv Chatterjee
24-04-2013, 10:32 PM
Breath taking image...simply amazing

Chitrita Chatterjee
26-04-2013, 01:03 PM
absolutely beautiful.... thanks fr sharing... :)

Bibhav Behera
05-05-2013, 01:59 PM
Very well deserved. A beautiful image, love the colours in this. Congratulations Abhishek!