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28 March 2008 @ 08:45 pm
Unseen photographs  
I was going through my archives and I saw some interesting photographs that I had not processed before! I think I might have said something like that before as well. Strangely, some photographs I don't process immediately after a trip seem to look beautiful after such a long time. Here are two of such photographs...

A bunch of Dholes had just killed a Spotted Deer by the roadside and we took a lot of shots using wide angle and short telephoto lenses. The dogs then dragged the carcass further away from us and this was one of the first shots I could take with the longer telephoto lens.

The photograph was taken on a hot March afternoon when I was sitting in a make-shift hide next to a small puddle of water. I was mostly interested in the birds that would come to the small pool of water to have a drink and a bath and I guess the mongoose was interested in the birds as well? There were two of them. The one in the photograph is a juvenile and is much smaller than the adult. They could probably sense my presence and did seem wary to move towards the water. The adult did not bother to even come out of the bush, but this one was more bolder and took careful steps and when it was close enough and out in the open I took a photograph -- the noise of the shutter alerted the mongoose and this was the second photograph in the series when it looked right into the device that made the noise.

Origaoriga on March 29th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
Great pictures, both of them! In the second one, the mangoos has very interesting eyes... with those aclinic narrowing pupils...
Ruth: Girllaruth on March 29th, 2008 10:53 am (UTC)
Interesting shots. I haven't seen a mongoose in real life so this is the closest I've been to one ;)
depontideponti on March 29th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
During the Dhole feast, I marvelled at the change in my own attitude to the kill...it no longer seemed gory to me, as it would have done a couple of years earlier...

And that's a lovely mongoose look!

Thanks for the visits to the past.