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Aug 27, 2009 20:03 |  #691

Rakesh, there is a good article on tigers in India in the June issue of Outdoor Photographer. The guide says that the chances of seeing tigers in Bandipur is relatively low, here are his relative ratings:

High
Bandhavgarh
Kanha
Ranthambore

Medium
Corbett
Kaziranga
Nagarhole
Pench
Periyar
Tadoba

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Bandipur
Dudhwa
Satpura
Sundarbans

Unlikely
Panna
Sariska
Simlipal

Here is the link to the full article, its worth a read:
http://www.outdoorphot​ographer.com …the-quest-for-tigers.html (external link)

I have been to India several times on business and always bring some camera gear but never long lenses; it would be great to do so to shoot wildlife sometime. I will be in Bangalore later this fall, any photo opp suggestions would be appreciated.

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Aug 28, 2009 02:52 |  #692

rakesh wrote in post #8529756 (external link)
Randy

I'm yet to be blessed by the actual tiger sighting. On my last 7 trips, every time I saw fresh pugmarks of tiger and leopard but these elusive beauties always shied away. Hope to see them soon.

Man thats hard, we spent 2 days in Ranthambor and managed to see 6 tigers, 1 on day 1 and 5 in the afternoon drive on day two, cubs with mother but they were quite old and not fluffy and cute ;) another tiger was spotted on another track and the driver (and most of the park) turned up there. Wish I had the 300 then, not a dicky 100-400 that couldnt focus for toffee. Loved India! Heres an article I wrote on Ranth. http://www.phototravel​review.com …-national-park-rajasthan/ (external link)


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Aug 28, 2009 23:33 |  #693

Neilyb wrote in post #8537021 (external link)
Man thats hard, we spent 2 days in Ranthambor and managed to see 6 tigers, 1 on day 1 and 5 in the afternoon drive on day two, cubs with mother but they were quite old and not fluffy and cute ;) another tiger was spotted on another track and the driver (and most of the park) turned up there. Wish I had the 300 then, not a dicky 100-400 that couldnt focus for toffee. Loved India! Heres an article I wrote on Ranth. http://www.phototravel​review.com …-national-park-rajasthan/ (external link)

randyk wrote in post #8535388 (external link)
Rakesh, there is a good article on tigers in India in the June issue of Outdoor Photographer. The guide says that the chances of seeing tigers in Bandipur is relatively low, here are his relative ratings:

High
Bandhavgarh
Kanha
Ranthambore

Medium
Corbett
Kaziranga
Nagarhole
Pench
Periyar
Tadoba

Low
Bandipur
Dudhwa
Satpura
Sundarbans

Unlikely
Panna
Sariska
Simlipal

Here is the link to the full article, its worth a read:
http://www.outdoorphot​ographer.com …the-quest-for-tigers.html (external link)

I have been to India several times on business and always bring some camera gear but never long lenses; it would be great to do so to shoot wildlife sometime. I will be in Bangalore later this fall, any photo opp suggestions would be appreciated.

Randy*

Dear Randy

Yes, sighting of Tiger and other predators is very high in the area you mentioned and listed in outdoor photographer. But seeing tiger in south is very special.

It is not like that I've not seen tiger in south but everytime when I saw tiger for some reason or the other I was not carrying my gear. Once I saw four tigers on highway inside Bandipur forest but the time was around midnight when I was on night patrolling.

Please let me know your exact dates of visits to Bangalore and then I can suggest you and if found possible then we may plan a trip together.


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Aug 31, 2009 11:23 |  #694

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Even when you "muss up" the image .. it's still sooooo good!

Burt Rutan is looking good....

And I agree about it being a great portrait lens.

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Sep 01, 2009 16:12 |  #695

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Not the best image as I was losing daylight fast and he was pretty far off - this is cropped in a bit. ISO 2500.
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Yep, even a landscape with it.
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Sep 01, 2009 16:16 |  #696

nice shots soaring! it looks like your new toy is going great for you.


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Sep 02, 2009 02:16 |  #697

Great shots Jeff, I bet you're very happy with the lens.


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Sep 02, 2009 08:57 |  #698

Jeff, I just checked this thread finally and see where you vacationed... Nice! I'd say the 300L worked perfectly for you, those are some great shots.


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Sep 02, 2009 11:19 |  #699

canonnoob wrote in post #8564354 (external link)
nice shots soaring! it looks like your new toy is going great for you.

andydajo wrote in post #8567419 (external link)
Great shots Jeff, I bet you're very happy with the lens.

Double Negative wrote in post #8568731 (external link)
Jeff, I just checked this thread finally and see where you vacationed... Nice! I'd say the 300L worked perfectly for you, those are some great shots.

Thank you all - yes, the lens is great and is NOT getting returned. It is sharppppppp man alive I cant believe it! :D


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Sep 04, 2009 22:14 |  #700

Couple for sale right now in the FS Section...


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Sep 07, 2009 17:39 |  #701

Glad I already have one :D


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Sep 07, 2009 20:34 |  #702

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Glad I already have one :D


And I see that you already have 100L. Great.


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Sep 12, 2009 21:18 |  #703

It's on order....


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Sep 13, 2009 02:57 |  #704

Wow, really great shots in this thread......Will have my 2nd copy of this lens in a week or so, should have never sold the first one.....Oh well, you live you learn right?


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Sep 13, 2009 16:06 |  #705

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Wow, really great shots in this thread......Will have my 2nd copy of this lens in a week or so, should have never sold the first one.....Oh well, you live you learn right?

No, not right, i buy only the best lens and i know i will not sell what i buy high end items to regret selling or buy it again, this is not learning, this is a stupid idea/thing to sell something and buy it again because finding out it was a great item that shouldn't be sold whatever reasons. ;):p


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