Chilika is the largest brackish Water Lagoon with estuarine character that sprawls along the east coast. It is the largest wintering ground for migratory waterfowl found anywhere on the Indian sub-continent. It is one of the hotspot of biodiversity in the country, and some rare, vulnerable and endangered species listed in the IUCN Red List of threatened Animals inhabit in the lagoon for atleast part of their life cycle. The total number of fish species are reported to be 225 (Dean and Saaltink, 1991)
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Flavia (10352) 2006-04-18 22:59
I like a lot the way you positioned the track and the light on it, also the siluete of the mountains on the background. I wanted to see how it would like in B&W so I tried a WS. I hope you enjoy.
MarekP (4750) 2006-04-19 2:25
Althoug the foreground of this photo is rather too dark, it makes the contrast of the rails very good. Perfect composition enhances perspective.
samrat_roy1 (697) 2006-04-19 7:39
nice contrast. the tracks are very distinct. nice and refreshing view. thanks for sharing.
rakeshgupta (2672) 2006-04-19 12:55
Thanks for sharing Chilika's view with us. The rail tracks and the electric wirings are giving good releif from the dark foreground. The lack is looking great, specially the hills behind it. I don't know about your mobile's zoom range, but zooming towards the hill may give beautiful results.
Thanks for sharing.
TeresaT (10806) 2006-04-19 18:18
The lines created by the rail traks create a nice visual effect.
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2006-04-20 1:44
Nice scene from train I suppose it must be moving.Shining track and blue lake look great.You could also as transportation category
tcht (7565) 2006-04-20 5:38
very good perspective. the rail's really sharp, bold and shiny which balances well the depth of the beautiful landscape behind. well seen & capture. May be 'cleaner' if u cropped out that tiny bit sticking out top left corner.
weswang (18223) 2006-04-20 17:06
Hi Radeeh, A well composed picture with beautiful natural scenery in the distance and the perspective view of the railroad in the foreground. An impressive way to use the light. The effect of the light reflected by the railroad is very impressive. A very well taken picture.
Naherty (0) 2006-04-20 17:21
Nice composition. Very nice POV and FOV and interesting contrast of light and shadows. Great landscape and excelent note. Congratulations.
Angshu (56462) 2006-04-21 3:45
How may times I've crossed the Chilka & wished I had my camera with me. At least now I have your photograph. You have handled the light very well, especially the parallel rail line
pranab (5354) 2006-04-21 3:55
my next trip to india i am sure to go to orrisa for few days(without the family) just to enjoy and photograph. it's been too long since i've been there.
the rail tracks in the foreground makes this shot balanced with exposed lake on the background.
plimrn (21344) 2006-04-21 13:00
The focal point of the railroad tracks does much to alleviate the soft light and focus of the rest of the shot. As to the wS, I think you often use B&W well to overcome the limitations of your camera. In this case, I do like the soft colors of the lake and the sky but the workshop does help to minimize the lack of focus in the red sunlit areas by the post. I do think the best strength of your camera is your people shots.
Tue (28336) 2006-04-21 18:48
The railway in front of the sea works very nicely. The colours of the photo as well as the light are very beautiful. Well done!
aznegrao (10316) 2006-04-22 7:56
Beautiful light Radeeh!
Ótima sensibilidade fotográfica, essa qualidade é essencial para obter imagens como essa. Gosto muito da qualidade geral da imagem.