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    Thanks Mrudul. Cannot recall what the...

    Thanks Mrudul.

    Cannot recall what the background was. These butterflies fly at ground level . So the background must be some dry vegetation and shadows at some distance.
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    Grass Jewel

    One of our smallest butterflies. Grass Jewel.

    Got behind a SLR and a decent lens after a long time. Hope to contribute here regularly , now that this kit is here.

    d5100 & 105 vr.
    1/400 at f8 ...
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    The route system in Nagzira is not circular. You...

    The route system in Nagzira is not circular. You take the same way back. The nano guys actually got bored of the tiger sighting after 10 minutes and went ahead! By the time they came back, a group of...
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    Nano at Nagzira

    Shot this at Nagzira WLS earlier this week.

    People prefer to take their own vehicles ,however unsuitable they are , inside the sanctuary . This is mainly because one can stuff as many humans as...
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    Very interesting. Never seen one myself. Is it a...

    Very interesting. Never seen one myself. Is it a Giant Redeye cat ?
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    Wonderful capture. Nice to note how the...

    Wonderful capture. Nice to note how the dragonflies are keeping their legs folded in flight.
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    Robber fly

    Hi All!

    Posting something after a long long time.

    Robber flies are the top guns of the insect world.
    They are predators who catch other flying insects in flight.
    The thorny legs grip the...
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    Hi Anil, What you have here is a lemon pansy...

    Hi Anil,

    What you have here is a lemon pansy .

    Nice fresh specimen.

    Regards

    Vikram
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    looks like a fivebar swordtail. Arunachal...

    looks like a fivebar swordtail.

    Arunachal is the place to be for butterflies!
    If you are interested, there is a butterflyindia meet happening around Roing around Oct- Nov. That's practically...
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    Some Dragontail.. I dont have my books around to...

    Some Dragontail.. I dont have my books around to confirm right now.. Arunachal is such a wonderful place for butterfly watching!
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    I am quite curious about this behavior. Seen it...

    I am quite curious about this behavior. Seen it couple of time but dont have it on film. The bee is clasping the twig with it's jaws. All the legs are in the air..they stay like that for hours . ...
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    Lovely image. Nice to see a sparrow on...

    Lovely image. Nice to see a sparrow on indiawilds. Especially with the world sparrow day being round the corner on the 20th this month.
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    Nice Image Sushant . When and where is this ?...

    Nice Image Sushant . When and where is this ? Could you check up if this is Angled ?
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    Ants are tricky to photograph. You were lucky to...

    Ants are tricky to photograph. You were lucky to have one pose for you.
    :001_smile:

    Use flash compensation around -1.5 for macros . Try using a flash diffuser .Just wrap some tissue paper...
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    I guess this image will have to be kept as it is....

    I guess this image will have to be kept as it is. Light was harsh. Dynamic range is always a struggle with the tiny sensor of my Lumix Fz28 . The benefits of having a small system are so many that I...
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    Water snow flat

    Water snow flat butterfly clicked at Mahabaleshwar.

    Need some help with the PP . How do I recover details from the right wings which are in shadows?

    I am using primitive technology -...
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    Hawk moth catterpilar. Next time you find one in...

    Hawk moth catterpilar. Next time you find one in the garden, rear it indoors . Good fun.

    The details , esp the chubby folds and the purple false eye is what I find most interesting. How would a...
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    Birds of India: Great Knot 'LW' tagging record -...

    Birds of India: Great Knot 'LW' tagging record - India
    Kolkatabirds have a few reports of banded birds seen .

    Maybe your record could be reported to them with an image of the band and a small...
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    These are really hard to meter and compose due to...

    These are really hard to meter and compose due to large size and thin bodies.. They also have a tendency to always land at the most inappropriate places from a lighting point of view. Nice image...
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    Grey Pansy

    Grey Pansy from Tamhini, near Pune.
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    Besides flowers, butterflies feed on a variety of...

    Besides flowers, butterflies feed on a variety of stuff , much of it quite disgusting from a human point of view.
    Animal dung , Bird droppings, rotting fruits , dead fish and crabs , tree sap...
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    Indian Sunbeam

    Clicked this at Tamhini near Pune yesterday .
    This one is a very fast flyer and quite difficult to photograph . But we had help from some very unexpected quarters. The butterfly was attracted to...
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    Demoiselle Cranes

    I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy the company of a few thousand of these wonderful birds during a "village safari" around Jodhpur last week.
    A completely unexpected encounter at a road side pond!
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    Common jay ? Do you have an image with wings...

    Common jay ?
    Do you have an image with wings closed?
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    images of common birds needed.

    Hello Everyone,

    I have taken up a project of introducing bird watching and nature observation to a group of 10-12 yrs old school boys in Pune. I plan to hold audio visual presentations followed by...
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