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    Very interesting find. I have never seen or heard...

    Very interesting find. I have never seen or heard about this particular kind, but yes, it does look like a parasitic fungus. I don't know much more about it than what Prajwal has already said.
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    Yes Sabyasachi, there was quite a lot of...

    Yes Sabyasachi, there was quite a lot of intervening vegetation, and I was fortunate to get this individual through a clearing. Most of the other individuals were at very close range from me but...
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    Thanks Mrudul. I forgot to mention the location &...

    Thanks Mrudul. I forgot to mention the location & date - North Goa, Jan 2020.
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    Grey-fronted Green Pigeon

    A female grey-fronted green pigeon I photographed from my balcony - one of a flock of about 30. This species was split from what was previously known as the Pompadour green pigeon.


    Canon 760D,...
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    Phidiana militaris

    Phidiana militaris, a kind of nudibranch common in Indian waters and on seashores. It is often found near colonies of Zoanthus (a relative of corals), as seen here. This one was about 2cm long, but...
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    Beautiful scene. The backlight is just right....

    Beautiful scene. The backlight is just right. Kudos!
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    Any reason you didn't choose a slower shutter...

    Any reason you didn't choose a slower shutter speed? I also feel opening the whites more might be nice.
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    Sunset on the Intertidal

    3rd October, Vagator Beach, North Goa.

    A typical October sunset on the west coast with orange-red skies. The red light becomes prominent just as the sun goes down, and then lingers on for quite...
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    Saw-scaled Viper

    Echis carinatus carinatus, the small subspecies which is widespread in India and lives in relatively moist regions. This specimen was about 1 ft long.
    In this photo, you can see the prominent keels...
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    Tutari flowering as dusk

    Rhamphicarpa is a flowering herb common in fields and open grounds. Its flowers open only between dusk and dawn, as they are pollinated exclusively by nocturnal moths. The plant is called 'Tutari' in...
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    Metallic flea beetles mating

    This was a tough scene to photograph. It was wet and very windy, with low light. Moreover, this was at a low angle just above the surface of water, so I could not take any solid support from below. I...
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    Good details. Again, nice use of shallow...

    Good details. Again, nice use of shallow selective DoF. Another option (if possible) would have been to get the eyes & antennae parallel to the sensor - that would give another perspective with the...
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    Lovely. Very nice use of shallow DoF. Did you try...

    Lovely. Very nice use of shallow DoF. Did you try this at any other aperture values as well?
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    Lovely find. Surprised you got such low DoF at...

    Lovely find. Surprised you got such low DoF at f14... is it an effect created by the Raynox? I think this could be a glowworm larva rather than an adult female, but I'm not sure.
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    Saw-scaled Viper

    Saw-scaled viper Echis carinatus carinatus. Found two of these at a plateau in my neighbourhood in North Goa yesterday, and another one today.

    The saw-scaled viper is unfortunately a notorious...
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    Indian Sundew - record shot

    As requested, here is a record shot of the sundew with the entire plant visible. This specimen was only 2-3 cm tall. This was clicked at the very wide aperture of f4, but it was clicked from a...
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    Indian Sundew

    The Indian Sundew (Drosera indica) is a tiny plant that traps and feeds on insects. The dew-like drops consist of a sticky mucilage secreted by the plant, and once an insect gets stuck, the plant...
  18. That's a tough question to answer. What's your...

    That's a tough question to answer. What's your budget? What do you wish to shoot? What conditions are you planning to use it in? What camera do you use?
  19. Sabyasachi - I think it is close to 80% of a...

    Sabyasachi - I think it is close to 80% of a crop, at least. I played around quite a bit with the darks & lights, and then re-adjusted temperature & saturation to true levels. I chose not to push the...
  20. Noctiluca (bioluminescent plankton)

    Noctiluca scintillans photgraphed at the surface of a tide pool | Goa

    This is the tiny protist organism responsible for most instances of blue bioluminescence in sea water near the coasts. While...
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    Nice experiment with the space. The black area is...

    Nice experiment with the space. The black area is negative space in this image, but this looks like a great image to add text to. :) I think increasing the saturation might bring out truer colours in...
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    Would be very interested in knowing more about this lens from anyone trying it out. Looks ideal for someone trying to find middle ground between the 1:1 lineup and the MP-E 65.
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    Nice shot. Lamarckii tends to often be very shy...

    Nice shot. Lamarckii tends to often be very shy compared to the more common boscii, so getting a clean shot is not as easy.

    Mrudul - Those are the crabs antennae, angled backwards.
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    Nice one. You have some really good frames of...

    Nice one. You have some really good frames of this kind, keep posting. :)
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    Very interesting composition. I wonder if...

    Very interesting composition. I wonder if recovering the highlights from the lower portion will give the image a more uniform yellow border.
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