Ranthambhore trip report - (Dial up warning)

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Mod Note: Thank you for posting this. I am going to suggest that it go into the articles thread and will contact Nadreg for you in this regard. In the meantime, if you can change all the big pics into either links or thumbnails it would be much appreciated. I don't think any of us Mods have the time to do this! To stay here as a thread those large photos have to be changed.
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Hi Aishah,

I would certainly do the needful. Would it be possible for any ofhte mods to tell me what size of picture/tumbnail will be acceptable, so I can resize accordingly?

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Wonderful photographs, Kartik. Even though they still haven't finished loading.
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Sorry - I'm not the expert on how to resize to thumbnails, but I had a feeling when you do the attachments via Go Advanced, it is automatically done for you (at least that is what happened when I did the very few pics I have put on here!)

I have to say, I have Broadband but scrolling down the page is time-consuming and agony as it is! I have left a note for Nadreg to consider this for an article, but even so, thumbnails will be necessary for that.
If you change to links, you delete this part before and at the end of each url: [IMG] and [/IMG]
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All right. I had a look around at attachment and seems like max size should be 100kb and longest dimension should be 800. I will try and resize all the pics to fit the norms. Thanks Aishah.

Captn Mahajan I apologize for that. I hope by now all the pics must be loaded.

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The photos are lovely. Another thought however, is maybe prune a few of them where the subject is the same? The tiger pics are magnificent! Take out a couple and leave the best. (Hard choice though I admit!)
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wonderful!
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awesome photography.great pics.but the thing that caught my eye was the line of jeeps and canters to catch a glimpse of tiger.bit too much i guess.animals have lost their nature i guess wonderfully posing lol.and what camera and lens did use by the way?
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Thanks santos_g15,

I agree with you. The traffic jam to see those tigers was a heartbreaking sight. But somehow, the tourists have kept the wildlife and national park safer than it would have been. With the tourism income locals around the place have perspired and are careful about preserving the wildlife. Poaching have been controlled and over all the situation for the park looks better. That being said, it is very sad that wildlife is loosing to the mankind in this race for survival.

The cameras and lenses I used were: 20D, 1D mark2, 24-105 F/4 L. 100-400mm L, 120-300 f/2.8, 500mm F/4 L. Most of the time I was using 20D and 100-400mm combo.

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Cracking Report

Absolutely brilliant report, it's made my day. My first Ranthambhore safari is only four weeks away; I'm counting the days, so the timing of your report is perfect. I've got four safaris booked up so far, but now I feel I want to book two more on my last day, or maybe I should try and go to that buffer zone.

As a keen photographer I'm very interested in the kit that you wish you'd taken and what you took but didn't use. I'll be happy if I can take photos anywhere near as good as yours, or Aditya's . Did you shoot handheld, with a monopod or a bean bag?
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Excellent report and breathtaking photos. Do post this in indianaturewatch.net
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OceanTragic, thanks for the kind words.

Well, for the I wish part I would say I wish I had taken the whole L line up. But that would not work so well with my bank or my back. What I am going to take next time is:

2 bodies - I need one as a back up.
10-22mm Ultra wide lens.
100-400mm IS - Most used lens
500mm With 1.4x - For them birds

I had my 50mm f/1.8 with me but it never came out of bag. I was just not into a mood for portraits though there were opportunities. You may want to take along a 70-200 f/4 with you if your bag permits. I had my flash unit with me which I never used in the park. It was very useful in various forts I had been to though. I also had 85mm f/1.8 with me, which was used a lot while on vacation for portraits and street life but never in Ranthambhore.


Tripod would not really be an option. I am going to use Beanbag. You can wrangle some room for a monopod, but I never felt the need. Aditya's resort sells some reasonably prices bean bags which I would really recommend if you don't already have one.

Ananth: It is posted there as well. Have a look around in trip reports section. :-)

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Originally Posted by kartikp View Post Thanks santos_g15,

I agree with you. The traffic jam to see those tigers was a heartbreaking sight. But somehow, the tourists have kept the wildlife and national park safer than it would have been. With the tourism income locals around the place have perspired and are careful about preserving the wildlife. Poaching have been controlled and over all the situation for the park looks better. That being said, it is very sad that wildlife is loosing to the mankind in this race for survival.

The cameras and lenses I used were: 20D, 1D mark2, 24-105 F/4 L. 100-400mm L, 120-300 f/2.8, 500mm F/4 L. Most of the time I was using 20D and 100-400mm combo.

Cheers,
Kartik
Thanks .i have eyeing 100-400 L sereis from canaon (i presume u r talking about it) for quite sometime.not able to save enough money to buy it.lol.u HAVE GREAT SET OF LENS.did u spend a fortune on buying them.just joking.
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With 10MPS these are great pictures and a strong narrative. Thank you..
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