Just a dry leaf drifting on clean river water..
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Archive shot from Kausani Trip last may! What a heavenly experience!
Landscape @ 70mm!! Needed it to get exactly what i needed in the frame and avoid crop!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
This is Oriental Magpie Robin in Jim Corbett (last year).. While i had uploaded the front view photos, this was in archives.. so thought of picking it up for processing.
Expecting mixed views, as this goes against normal conventions of Bird Photographs!!
what makes the photo for me is the symmetry with the twig below the bird!
Normal view :)
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Trying a larger white border for this.. let me know if it looks good!
Quite a special shot for me.. Let me know what you guys feel about it!
Also used few tips given by Suhas on sharpening on this one!
View in Large to appreciate the details!! (press L )
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Just having some fun with an old shot (taken on first day i got the DSLR delivered in Sep-09)... applying a texture and playing with levels (individually with Red , Blue, Green)
Due to shallow DOF, there is pure texture on left and the details emerge on the right.. that seems a bit interesting to me...
what do you think? (its pretty unusual shot for my photostream.. but what the heck, you gotta do something different!)
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
While discussing with Suhas, interesting topic came up on whether my so called minimal photos are actually minimal or just single subject... It certainly has negative space, but is it minimal?
What do you guys think?
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
It was wonderful sight to see the Grey Heron in flight.. and my lens did well to capture the eye of the bird in flight.. happy!
Request to see on large!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Finally got a chance to visit Bhigwan and o.. boy.. there are only less than ten flamingos this time.. and four of them showed is their perfect flights and their parade...
This is SOOC.. (just back from there and too tired to process :P).
Thanks Suhas Kulkarni for the company!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
This was clicked with point and shoot Sony DSC T7 one year back (unfortunately after great results for 5 years Camera is DEAD beyond repair now :( )
Comments / Suggestions / roses / bricks welcome!
You think this will be OK photo for the Lines and Patterns challenge?
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Taken 7-8 months back on a rainy afternoon! This is rain drop dripping down from a leaf / stem! Simple! The star-bokeh is from another drop in the background! Raynox & Home Made diffuser were doing serious a over-time back then!
Oh.. yaa.. the theme is minimal.. which means i need to write less too :D
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
suddenly philosophical today :D
About the shot.. its interesting to be challenged.. me and my wife meghana saw these beautiful butterflies floating around and i was telling her all the good reasons why i am not trying butterfly in flight!! (they float too fast, sigma lens limitations, i will not get clarity, the lens does not focus so fast etc etc...).
Then Meghana told me.. atleast give it a shot... and once challenged.. i got atleast 3 shots with decent clarity, bokeh and composition...
this one is the best among them! Do you see the pollen on the antenna?
Comments / suggestions / bricks / roses welcome!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Reprocessed! Sun rises into my eyes (Blue throat Robin - Female), originally uploaded by Yogendra174.
Why reprocess after getting 25 comments and 15 favs... because two people told me in private what i had done wrong with this photo!
Vaibhav [http://www.flickr.com/photos/vaibhavgarge/] pointed in the earlier photo:
1. The whites are slightly overexposed
2. I feel a rectangular 3:2 crop would have looked more pleasing
Pankaj [http://www.flickr.com/people/pankajz/] was more direct on flickr mail:
Oversharpen kelay. masking edges disat ahet.
Look near the beak in the two photos and you will realize!
So decided to re-process..
Only one question.. does this look better than the earlier one.. and why?
older version (over-sharpened and with imperfect masking)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Sun rises into my eyes (Blue throat Robin - Female), originally uploaded by Yogendra174.
This was one of the most cooperative bird i got to photograph (OR it got totally used to me sleeping endlessly in stinking cow-dung :).. and it paid off.
This one did beat my lense's minimum-focusing-distance (MFD).. and this shot was taken just when it went just far enough to get the focus!!
you gotta click L to see the details on the wings..
I have done insect portraits, bug first time got a chance to do a bird portrait.. that too a quite rare migratory bird :)