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Tigers and Indian wildlife
Posted By: PePe, 01-22-2011, 08:02 AM

This year got into a great start ! I spent the first two weeks of January shooting wild tigers and other wildlife in India, mainly in the Ranthambhore and Bharatpur National Parks.
Tiger is the king of the heap there, and it is the one everybody is after. Being an elusive animal, it is anything but an easy target. It may take really a lot of time and effort to get to see them. A good guide is essential.
This was also the first serious outing for my new K 5, which performed flawlessly. Now I have some 3000 shots to process...

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01-22-2011, 08:48 AM   #2
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Nice. Lucky you. Too many people; too poor hygiene; too hot; too far for me.
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I love the light on the first one PePe. Would love to see these creatures in the wild. Thanks for sharing them.
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Great shots but the first one's stunning!!
The low sunlight shines perfectly on the tiger!
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Too many people; too poor hygiene; too hot; too far for me.
Yes, there is a lot of that. Towns and cities in developing countries can be outright obnoxious by our standards. But the nature in some of these places is a different story

The sighting of the first shot was a spectacular one. Some 10 minutes before sunset a tiger came wading over a shallow lake, walked past our jeep, and continued into the forrest.

I had a K 7 and a K 5 with me. AF performance of the K 5 was definitely a positive surprise. It coped surprisingly well even with some difficult conditions.
Already the K 7 was clearly a step forward in terms of AF performance, but the K 5 is definitely in a leaque of its own!

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Great series.

The second tiger shot is stunning.


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Agree with Tom - that 2nd shot is superb (look at the water soaked fur above the legs and the intense stare on the tiger's face).

Though it does look a little desaturated to me and maybe a little (more ?) PP to bring out the colours and sharpen the face would make this a killer shot (sorry couldn't resist) !
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the sun in 2 hit him perfectly, what an experience you had. I did not know about bears in India, will have to do some research. thanks and looking for more shots when you get them processed. Bob

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Beautiful shots! I like the first Tiger shot the best.
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WOW, members Peter PP and PePe on the same thread, whats next?
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I did not know about bears in India
Me neither
I was told it is a sloth bear, a smallish bear with a funny white snout. Like many other bears, it is a nocturnal animal. We were lucky to spot it just before sunset.
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I like the last series you posted PePe. The two deer are stunning.
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Nice tiger shot, you gotta love the tigers.
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Great shots - really amazing....
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Very nice pics... I have been toying with the idea of going to India, It is just a shot hop for me here. Hmmmmmmmm
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