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Sumit Sen has been at 4 events

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Heidi Anne Morris66,773#birdweekend NOVEMBER ! 21st & 22nd Please post some pictures of birds (feathers not flesh) ! :)  Event starts Saturday morning (gmt) ends Sunday night *MUST BE YOUR OWN PHOTO* No limit to the amount of images. *PLEASE try NOT to post whole albums at once* This is a weekend long event open to all. There will be another event 3rd weekend in December if you miss out on this one. _(this event will run every third weekend of the month)_ *PLEASE KINDLY SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS*  Share with us *:)) it's #birdweekend on Google Plus  You can post a picture in the event or if use the tag   #birdweekend  (your pictures won't show up in the event stream unless you post them directly there - BUT - if you use the   #birdweekend tag and post public - everyone will get to enjoy them)  :)))  IT'S BIRD WEEKEND ON GOOGLE PLUS2015-11-21 10:00:0040  
Landscape Photography Show13,479*Landscape Photography Show #44: Horizon - Rules-of-Thirds* Some landscape photographs really appeal to us and others seem boring. Do you know why?  Your brain is being stimulated by composition, color, and contrast and it's all subconscious.  Your photos can be more interesting and appealing by knowing rules of composition and when to break those rules. Imagine two horizontal lines in your viewfinder that divides the space into three equal spaces.  Also imagine two vertical lines that also divide the view into thirds.  You now have a grid much like the tic-tac-toe game.  The four points where the lines intersect are called focal points.  We will have more about them later and also the vertical lines.  This event will focus on those horizontal lines. Study your landscape BEFORE you shoot.  In the viewfinder, place the horizon on one of those horizontal rule-of-thirds lines.  You will have 1/3 sky and 2/3 ground or 2/3 sky and 1/3 ground.  That composition is very pleasing to the viewer.  Having your horizon dead center is often boring and not interesting.   Horizons should be level!!  If you have sky and water, then having the horizon level is a MUST!!   If you have sky and ground, the "level" becomes more complicated.  If your horizon is very curvy with rolling hills for example, you won't have a level horizon and that's OK.  Your mind's eye knows that hills aren't level.  If your horizon is the boundary between sky and land and only a slight hill, you're mind's eye won't find it appealing when looking at the photograph of that view because the horizon isn't level.   You can trick your mind's eye by adding a vertical element to the composition that the viewer will "know" is vertical such as a tree.  You might put that vertical tree on one of those vertical rule-of-thirds lines.  Your mind knows that the tree is vertical and won't mind an unlevel horizon. Knowing when to break the rules is important too but make sure you have a good reason to break the basic rules of composition.  You might try getting added drama with 10-20% sky and 80-90% ground or vice versa.  Share your landscape photograph that displays a horizon using the horizontal rule-of-thirds.  In a comment on the photograph explain how you used this technique in your composition.  If you break the horizontal rule-of-thirds, tell us what you are trying to achieve.  Other participants will be discussing how you used this technique and asking you questions.  Please join the discussion on other photographs as well.  Feel free to leave comments and discuss on the main event as well. *General Rules:* 1) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be removed from the event. 2) *You MUST have complete EXIF data for your photo.  Within the event, select your photo and view it large.  Look for the "photo details" on the right.  It should be complete with the date the photo was taken, camera and lens information, ISO, f stop, speed etc.  Photos that don'tLPS Event #44: Horizon - Rule of Thirds2015-06-08 17:00:00578  
IBNLive887,657Join us on March 25th at 5 pm for a conversation with Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and BJP candidate from Amritsar Mr. Arun Jaitley as he speaks about the upcoming elections and his future plans in politics.  If you have question for him, submit using #askjaitley . In conversation with Arun Jaitley2014-03-25 12:30:001112  
Google India2,785,674World Photography Day celebrations in Mumbai (at Tote by the Turf) with the press and photographers. We're showing off all the amazing features Google+ Photography Features that were unveiled at I/O this year and getting a group of amateur and professional photographers together to talk about how the internet has impacted photography and where Google+ fits in.  Here's how you can join the celebrations:  Share your greatest pictures on Google+ using the hashtag #GPlusWPD Google+ celebrates World Photography Day2013-08-19 14:30:00135  

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2015-12-09 12:36:49 (212 comments; 64 reshares; 1,095 +1s)Open 

Mother and Child
A two week old taking a transcontinental flight to attend a wedding in India.
My niece's wedding, Kolkata, India
#epl3   #olympus  

Most reshares: 99

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2015-08-25 16:54:13 (114 comments; 99 reshares; 579 +1s)Open 

The Lost Temples of Deulghata
This is one of the two remaining tall brick deul style Jain temples with stucco decoration on the banks of the River Kangsabati in Purulia, West Bengal, India.  (Location: 23°22'34"N   86°7'55"E)
Built around the 11th century AD in honour of Parswanatha and Mahavira, the temples are located in a beautiful grove and remind you of forgotten times.

Most plusones: 1104

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2015-10-11 14:50:18 (0 comments; 64 reshares; 1,104 +1s)Open 

Ashy Drongo
Kasauli, India
#coolpix_P610   #nikonp610  

Latest 50 posts

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2016-01-22 16:20:39 (68 comments; 26 reshares; 422 +1s)Open 

A Hoopoe taking off. Kolkata, India.

A Hoopoe taking off. Kolkata, India.___

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2015-12-30 14:51:56 (88 comments; 44 reshares; 580 +1s)Open 

Siberian Rubythroat
A nice male seen yesterday in Kolkata, India.
Have a great New Year's Eve everyone!

Siberian Rubythroat
A nice male seen yesterday in Kolkata, India.
Have a great New Year's Eve everyone!___

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2015-12-25 05:58:55 (37 comments; 3 reshares; 139 +1s)Open 

Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings___

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2015-12-18 15:43:03 (144 comments; 37 reshares; 755 +1s)Open 

Cousins on a windowsill
Attending an Indian wedding all the way from Norway :)

Cousins on a windowsill
Attending an Indian wedding all the way from Norway :)___

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2015-12-13 16:03:11 (106 comments; 31 reshares; 602 +1s)Open 

Earrings
This pair of earrings really made a style statement at my niece's wedding. It is possible that they are an old family heirloom.
#epl3   #olympus  

Earrings
This pair of earrings really made a style statement at my niece's wedding. It is possible that they are an old family heirloom.
#epl3   #olympus  ___

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2015-12-09 12:36:49 (212 comments; 64 reshares; 1,095 +1s)Open 

Mother and Child
A two week old taking a transcontinental flight to attend a wedding in India.
My niece's wedding, Kolkata, India
#epl3   #olympus  

Mother and Child
A two week old taking a transcontinental flight to attend a wedding in India.
My niece's wedding, Kolkata, India
#epl3   #olympus  ___

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2015-11-26 11:22:55 (90 comments; 30 reshares; 520 +1s)Open 

Black-headed or Tricoloured Munia
Kolkata, India

Black-headed or Tricoloured Munia
Kolkata, India___

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2015-11-21 15:53:21 (38 comments; 3 reshares; 179 +1s)Open 

Shrooms, or do you call them mushrooms? :)
Wild mushrooms, West Bengal Himalayas, India

Shrooms, or do you call them mushrooms? :)
Wild mushrooms, West Bengal Himalayas, India___

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2015-11-19 13:55:31 (86 comments; 8 reshares; 425 +1s)Open 

The moment of indecision
Should I fly away or is this man safe?
He decided in the end that I was safe and stayed put :)
Yellow Wagtail, Kolkata, India

The moment of indecision
Should I fly away or is this man safe?
He decided in the end that I was safe and stayed put :)
Yellow Wagtail, Kolkata, India___

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2015-11-18 12:23:16 (81 comments; 20 reshares; 406 +1s)Open 

First post in a new "collection" - Birds of India
Read that collections is the way GPlus will be encouraged to progress. I have no issues with putting images by subject for the convenience of viewers, so I am slowly pulling together my bird image posts here.
This is a male Hodgson's Redstart from 10,000 feet at Zuluk, Sikkim.

First post in a new "collection" - Birds of India
Read that collections is the way GPlus will be encouraged to progress. I have no issues with putting images by subject for the convenience of viewers, so I am slowly pulling together my bird image posts here.
This is a male Hodgson's Redstart from 10,000 feet at Zuluk, Sikkim.___

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2015-11-17 08:14:19 (73 comments; 24 reshares; 409 +1s)Open 

A beautiful waterfall, one of the many dotting the landscape of the Himalayan state of Sikkim in India.

A beautiful waterfall, one of the many dotting the landscape of the Himalayan state of Sikkim in India.___

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2015-11-16 06:35:14 (56 comments; 10 reshares; 227 +1s)Open 

The Dance of the Siamese!
Siamese Fighter or Betta splendens 
Some post-process manipulation used.

The Dance of the Siamese!
Siamese Fighter or Betta splendens 
Some post-process manipulation used.___

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2015-11-15 08:22:52 (130 comments; 39 reshares; 709 +1s)Open 

The long walk to school
Life in our hills is tough as the infrastructure is still developing. The lady in the image is possibly a homemaker, and one of her daily tasks is to trudge miles uphill to give her child a chance to be educated and be part of the modern world.
Lingtam, Sikkim, India

The long walk to school
Life in our hills is tough as the infrastructure is still developing. The lady in the image is possibly a homemaker, and one of her daily tasks is to trudge miles uphill to give her child a chance to be educated and be part of the modern world.
Lingtam, Sikkim, India___

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2015-11-12 15:46:54 (79 comments; 34 reshares; 518 +1s)Open 

Himalyan Buzzard
Near Thambi Viewpoint, Zuluk, Sikkim
  #coolpix_P610   #nikonp610  

Himalyan Buzzard
Near Thambi Viewpoint, Zuluk, Sikkim
  #coolpix_P610   #nikonp610  ___

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2015-11-11 07:29:13 (60 comments; 9 reshares; 326 +1s)Open 

A bird in its habitat - Little Forktail 
On every trip that I go out on, I have one or two target images that I want to make. This time on the visit to the Zuluk area in Sikkim I wanted to make an image of a Little Forktail in its beautiful habitat. Little Forktails are most often found around fast running mountain streams and cascading waterfalls.
So I was happy to find this bird in an attractive lichen-filled setup near Lingtam, Sikkim last week. 
Happy Diwali!

A bird in its habitat - Little Forktail 
On every trip that I go out on, I have one or two target images that I want to make. This time on the visit to the Zuluk area in Sikkim I wanted to make an image of a Little Forktail in its beautiful habitat. Little Forktails are most often found around fast running mountain streams and cascading waterfalls.
So I was happy to find this bird in an attractive lichen-filled setup near Lingtam, Sikkim last week. 
Happy Diwali!___

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2015-11-08 07:03:24 (83 comments; 35 reshares; 567 +1s)Open 

Blue-fronted Redstart
- a male from Padamchen, Sikkim, India

Blue-fronted Redstart
- a male from Padamchen, Sikkim, India___

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2015-10-27 08:12:53 (105 comments; 15 reshares; 376 +1s)Open 

Another shot of Halley, our favourite betta splendens :)

Another shot of Halley, our favourite betta splendens :)___

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2015-10-25 13:15:31 (95 comments; 26 reshares; 502 +1s)Open 

Dry Flower Seller
Durga puja is a huge festival in Kolkata, India. While for most it is time for fun and merriment, for some others it is a vital business opportunity - one that makes all the difference in meeting basic needs.
The festival was held here earlier this week.
Kolkata, India 

Dry Flower Seller
Durga puja is a huge festival in Kolkata, India. While for most it is time for fun and merriment, for some others it is a vital business opportunity - one that makes all the difference in meeting basic needs.
The festival was held here earlier this week.
Kolkata, India ___

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2015-10-23 16:01:10 (53 comments; 3 reshares; 269 +1s)Open 

Mourning of Muharram
The rituals associated with 10th day of Muharram in Kolkata are essentially male dominated. However, there are a handful of women who play a significant role at the end of the ritual procession. I am not versed enough to comment on their role - but it is an important one I would guess.
I thought this image brought out the solemnity and sadness associated with the day.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mourning_of_Muharram
The 10th day of Muharram will be observed tomorrow in Kolkata.

Mourning of Muharram
The rituals associated with 10th day of Muharram in Kolkata are essentially male dominated. However, there are a handful of women who play a significant role at the end of the ritual procession. I am not versed enough to comment on their role - but it is an important one I would guess.
I thought this image brought out the solemnity and sadness associated with the day.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mourning_of_Muharram
The 10th day of Muharram will be observed tomorrow in Kolkata.___

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2015-10-12 14:09:14 (42 comments; 14 reshares; 228 +1s)Open 

The World's Greenest Cab with a live roof garden!
For +Dusty Gedge 
Kolkata, India
The story can be found here: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150517/jsp/calcutta/story_20517.jsp#.Vhu91_mqpBc ,
and here:
 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-3109924/Kolkata-cabbie-keeps-cool-growing-GRASS-taxi-s-roof.html
Mobile photography

The World's Greenest Cab with a live roof garden!
For +Dusty Gedge 
Kolkata, India
The story can be found here: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150517/jsp/calcutta/story_20517.jsp#.Vhu91_mqpBc ,
and here:
 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-3109924/Kolkata-cabbie-keeps-cool-growing-GRASS-taxi-s-roof.html
Mobile photography___

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2015-10-11 14:50:18 (0 comments; 64 reshares; 1,104 +1s)Open 

Ashy Drongo
Kasauli, India
#coolpix_P610   #nikonp610  

Ashy Drongo
Kasauli, India
#coolpix_P610   #nikonp610  ___

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2015-10-08 14:08:31 (92 comments; 28 reshares; 694 +1s)Open 

Monsoons, a street candid
Kolkata, India

Monsoons, a street candid
Kolkata, India___

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2015-10-05 15:05:30 (78 comments; 16 reshares; 386 +1s)Open 

Betta Splendens or Siamese Fighter
Meet Halley, one of my male bettas. Hally is a large veiltail betta who I picked up for 15 bucks (USD 0.25) because I felt sorry for him in a 3 inch polythene packet. 
Any case, he is the l toughie of the lot and gets to start new aquariums because you are never sure when one is really ready and stable. He is in a new tank now and gets to pose for you guys!
Fish-keeping is a childhood hobby that I have revived this year :)

Betta Splendens or Siamese Fighter
Meet Halley, one of my male bettas. Hally is a large veiltail betta who I picked up for 15 bucks (USD 0.25) because I felt sorry for him in a 3 inch polythene packet. 
Any case, he is the l toughie of the lot and gets to start new aquariums because you are never sure when one is really ready and stable. He is in a new tank now and gets to pose for you guys!
Fish-keeping is a childhood hobby that I have revived this year :)___

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2015-10-04 14:18:21 (53 comments; 12 reshares; 299 +1s)Open 

The distant shot!
Street candid, Kolkata, India
This is effectively at 1440mm zoom with the Nikon Coolpix P610 #coolpix_P610   #nikonp610  

The distant shot!
Street candid, Kolkata, India
This is effectively at 1440mm zoom with the Nikon Coolpix P610 #coolpix_P610   #nikonp610  ___

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2015-10-04 13:09:36 (7 comments; 34 reshares; 657 +1s)Open 

A Verditer Flycatcher
Kasauli, India

A Verditer Flycatcher
Kasauli, India___

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2015-09-27 13:59:38 (55 comments; 21 reshares; 331 +1s)Open 

Indian Railways - connecting  65,436 kms (40,660 mi) and carrying 8.4 billion passengers annually. A real lifeline for most people in the country.

Indian Railways - connecting  65,436 kms (40,660 mi) and carrying 8.4 billion passengers annually. A real lifeline for most people in the country.___

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2015-09-23 14:57:51 (0 comments; 52 reshares; 692 +1s)Open 

Himalayan Bulbul
Kasauli, India

Himalayan Bulbul
Kasauli, India___

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2015-09-18 13:25:00 (0 comments; 27 reshares; 371 +1s)Open 

Grey Bushchat female
Kasauli, India
Comments disabled.

Grey Bushchat female
Kasauli, India
Comments disabled.___

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2015-09-15 14:59:25 (134 comments; 92 reshares; 933 +1s)Open 

Pheasant-tailed Jacana, very aptly referred to as the "Lily-trotter"
Jhlada, Purulia, West Bengal
#coolpix_p610   #nikonP610  

Pheasant-tailed Jacana, very aptly referred to as the "Lily-trotter"
Jhlada, Purulia, West Bengal
#coolpix_p610   #nikonP610  ___

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2015-09-12 13:11:12 (62 comments; 9 reshares; 201 +1s)Open 

Ajodhya Hills Jhalda, Purulia, WB, India

Ajodhya Hills Jhalda, Purulia, WB, India___

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2015-09-11 14:34:56 (70 comments; 23 reshares; 322 +1s)Open 

A touch of monsoon magic
The Ajodhya Hills in Purulia, West Bengal, India. This place would look very dry and barren in winter.

A touch of monsoon magic
The Ajodhya Hills in Purulia, West Bengal, India. This place would look very dry and barren in winter.___

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2015-09-07 13:42:33 (71 comments; 6 reshares; 213 +1s)Open 

Jhalda, Purulia, West Bengal, India
For +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins 

Jhalda, Purulia, West Bengal, India
For +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins ___

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2015-09-02 15:18:49 (110 comments; 41 reshares; 674 +1s)Open 

Welcoming us with open arms...err, wings!
Asian Openbill (stork), Purulia, India
#coolpix_P610   #nikonP610
A rare trip where I travelled without a long lens for the DSLR :)

Welcoming us with open arms...err, wings!
Asian Openbill (stork), Purulia, India
#coolpix_P610   #nikonP610
A rare trip where I travelled without a long lens for the DSLR :)___

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2015-09-01 14:02:28 (81 comments; 33 reshares; 362 +1s)Open 

Jhalda , Purulia, West Bengal, India 
A little known, but amazingly picturesque part of India.

Jhalda , Purulia, West Bengal, India 
A little known, but amazingly picturesque part of India.___

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2015-08-29 07:53:57 (140 comments; 56 reshares; 812 +1s)Open 

The Walk for Water
This homemaker is making her way to fetch water which is rarely available from a household tap in rural India. 
Do note the colour-coordinated sieve in her left hand :)
Jhalda, West Bengal, India 
#nikonP610   #coolpix_p610  

The Walk for Water
This homemaker is making her way to fetch water which is rarely available from a household tap in rural India. 
Do note the colour-coordinated sieve in her left hand :)
Jhalda, West Bengal, India 
#nikonP610   #coolpix_p610  ___

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2015-08-26 14:03:57 (62 comments; 10 reshares; 243 +1s)Open 

Kangsabati River at Deulghata
I posted an image of an ancient temple at Deulghata yesterday. The temple is at the bend of the Kangsabati  and the eagle-eyed can spot the stairs leading up from the right bank.
The Kangsabati rises from very close to this spot in the Murguma area of Jhalda in Purulia.
For +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins 

Kangsabati River at Deulghata
I posted an image of an ancient temple at Deulghata yesterday. The temple is at the bend of the Kangsabati  and the eagle-eyed can spot the stairs leading up from the right bank.
The Kangsabati rises from very close to this spot in the Murguma area of Jhalda in Purulia.
For +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins ___

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2015-08-25 16:54:13 (114 comments; 99 reshares; 579 +1s)Open 

The Lost Temples of Deulghata
This is one of the two remaining tall brick deul style Jain temples with stucco decoration on the banks of the River Kangsabati in Purulia, West Bengal, India.  (Location: 23°22'34"N   86°7'55"E)
Built around the 11th century AD in honour of Parswanatha and Mahavira, the temples are located in a beautiful grove and remind you of forgotten times.

The Lost Temples of Deulghata
This is one of the two remaining tall brick deul style Jain temples with stucco decoration on the banks of the River Kangsabati in Purulia, West Bengal, India.  (Location: 23°22'34"N   86°7'55"E)
Built around the 11th century AD in honour of Parswanatha and Mahavira, the temples are located in a beautiful grove and remind you of forgotten times.___

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2015-08-18 12:21:52 (106 comments; 28 reshares; 456 +1s)Open 

Grey Treepie
Kasauli, India

Grey Treepie
Kasauli, India___

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2015-08-15 12:36:57 (44 comments; 5 reshares; 85 +1s)Open 

Our son, Arjun, works on making movies. This short film (10 mins) is for India's 69th Independence Day, which is today.
https://youtu.be/ovOF2AmkwtY
His earlier participation in a short film was in the much acclaimed Sujoy Ghosh thriller 'Ahalya' which is also on YouTube.
Happy Independence Day!

Our son, Arjun, works on making movies. This short film (10 mins) is for India's 69th Independence Day, which is today.
https://youtu.be/ovOF2AmkwtY
His earlier participation in a short film was in the much acclaimed Sujoy Ghosh thriller 'Ahalya' which is also on YouTube.
Happy Independence Day!___

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2015-08-10 09:51:43 (0 comments; 20 reshares; 318 +1s)Open 

Grey-headed Woodpecker female

Grey-headed Woodpecker female___

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2015-08-05 11:30:45 (120 comments; 57 reshares; 548 +1s)Open 

A Great Tit, up close and personal :)
Kasauli, India.

A Great Tit, up close and personal :)
Kasauli, India.___

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2015-08-01 12:35:45 (0 comments; 28 reshares; 298 +1s)Open 

Blue Whistling Thrush sunning itself
Kasauli, India
Comments disabled. Thanks for looking :)

Blue Whistling Thrush sunning itself
Kasauli, India
Comments disabled. Thanks for looking :)___

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2015-07-31 12:44:47 (0 comments; 14 reshares; 233 +1s)Open 

Nepal Grey Langur
Kasauli, India
Note: Comments disabled. Will be back with more time in hand soon :)

Nepal Grey Langur
Kasauli, India
Note: Comments disabled. Will be back with more time in hand soon :)___

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2015-07-25 16:35:01 (92 comments; 11 reshares; 230 +1s)Open 

Singalila Range from Sandakphu
A comment here yesterday alerted me about the downsides of one-dimensional posts on GPlus. I suspect I am not catering to those who want to see non-wildlife images as much as I should.
So, here is one from November last year. This is a stitched panorama.

Singalila Range from Sandakphu
A comment here yesterday alerted me about the downsides of one-dimensional posts on GPlus. I suspect I am not catering to those who want to see non-wildlife images as much as I should.
So, here is one from November last year. This is a stitched panorama.___

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2015-07-24 14:26:39 (108 comments; 26 reshares; 712 +1s)Open 

The Fishmonger and his Wife!
Simple lives and simple needs melting together into smiles that are honest and beautiful.
This is a man I know for a few years now, but this is the first time I came across his wife at the fish market. He asked that I take a shot of his wife, and one of the two of them together. I was with my Olympus #epl3  and took a couple of quick frames. I hope to meet him next week with a print which will bring the smile back.

The Fishmonger and his Wife!
Simple lives and simple needs melting together into smiles that are honest and beautiful.
This is a man I know for a few years now, but this is the first time I came across his wife at the fish market. He asked that I take a shot of his wife, and one of the two of them together. I was with my Olympus #epl3  and took a couple of quick frames. I hope to meet him next week with a print which will bring the smile back.___

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2015-07-23 07:39:14 (52 comments; 10 reshares; 236 +1s)Open 

The Hilsa - a fish that over 300 million (30 crores) people swear by!
Tenualosa ilisha (Hilsa shad) is a species of fish in the herring family which is widespread in the Indian Ocean. Bengali speaking people worldwide are the biggest consumers of Hilsa, which can grow up to 60cm (2 feet) in length and weigh nearly 3 kg. The fish schools in coastal waters and ascends up the rivers for as much as 1,000 km during the South West monsoons. Most are caught for the trade at this time and the insatiable demand is leading to serious over-fishing. Prices are also on the rise and this 1.5 kg (3.3 pounds) specimen will sell for close to Rs 2,000 (USD 31)  in the Kolkata market today.
For those who are unaware of the qualities of the Hilsa, a word of caution - it is a very bony fish and unless you are a well trained hilsa-eater it is safest to try boneless 'Smoked hilsa' :)
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The Hilsa - a fish that over 300 million (30 crores) people swear by!
Tenualosa ilisha (Hilsa shad) is a species of fish in the herring family which is widespread in the Indian Ocean. Bengali speaking people worldwide are the biggest consumers of Hilsa, which can grow up to 60cm (2 feet) in length and weigh nearly 3 kg. The fish schools in coastal waters and ascends up the rivers for as much as 1,000 km during the South West monsoons. Most are caught for the trade at this time and the insatiable demand is leading to serious over-fishing. Prices are also on the rise and this 1.5 kg (3.3 pounds) specimen will sell for close to Rs 2,000 (USD 31)  in the Kolkata market today.
For those who are unaware of the qualities of the Hilsa, a word of caution - it is a very bony fish and unless you are a well trained hilsa-eater it is safest to try boneless 'Smoked hilsa' :)
#hilsa   #tenualosa   #ilisha   #kolkata  ___

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2015-07-22 08:53:38 (64 comments; 12 reshares; 257 +1s)Open 

Japanese threadfin bream (Nemipterus japonicus)
Home studio photography during the rainy season :)
#fish   #westbengal   #India   #bayofbengal  

Japanese threadfin bream (Nemipterus japonicus)
Home studio photography during the rainy season :)
#fish   #westbengal   #India   #bayofbengal  ___

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2015-07-20 05:03:18 (105 comments; 33 reshares; 541 +1s)Open 

Grey-hooded Warbler
This one is for +Monabi Mitra for being such a super hostess last night :)
Kasauli, India

Grey-hooded Warbler
This one is for +Monabi Mitra for being such a super hostess last night :)
Kasauli, India___

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2015-07-14 05:44:43 (91 comments; 40 reshares; 574 +1s)Open 

Red-billed Blue Magpie
Kasauli, India

Red-billed Blue Magpie
Kasauli, India___

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2015-07-11 14:54:55 (110 comments; 26 reshares; 464 +1s)Open 

The Ragpicker!
Here is another image I shot yesterday. This one I had time to frame as she walked up slowly looking around for anything of value that she could sell.
Note: I posted this elsewhere and many sympathized with her, so called, hard life . I am not here to judge, but personally I find dignity in all work. It is the lazy that I have sympathy for. 
Kolkata, India

The Ragpicker!
Here is another image I shot yesterday. This one I had time to frame as she walked up slowly looking around for anything of value that she could sell.
Note: I posted this elsewhere and many sympathized with her, so called, hard life . I am not here to judge, but personally I find dignity in all work. It is the lazy that I have sympathy for. 
Kolkata, India___

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