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Jolly Buoy : View from South

Jolly Buoy : View from South
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-04
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Olympus Sp 510uz
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-09 4:28
Viewed: 3471
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Jolly Buoy islet from Mahatma Gandhi National Marine Park at Port Blair is one place where like a temple one would like to do "parikrama" or "Circumambulation" to have the ultimate feel of this island. I tried to cover it aerially from all possible angles for you. Hope you like it too :)

The massive "fringing coral reef" very much evident in this photograph is seen encircling the island from the North end down till Southern tip and trailing to the entire foreground (and much beyond, not seen here).
Diving in Andamans is a unique lifetime experience, for the warm waters of the Andaman Sea are home to one of the richest coral reef ecosystems in the world. Many of the islands are surrounded by fringing reefs, often several hundred meters wide and separated from the shore by a lagoon of similar width. There are also more steeply undulating hills of raven volcanic lava, which makes for some unusual diving. There are plenty of steeply sloping and shallow reefs suitable for snorkelling. Large pelagic are plentiful in these waters, as are a variety of sharks. Large schools of hammerhead often patrol the waters away from the reefs and Grey, Whitetip, Nurse and leopard sharks are found closer inshore. Silvertip and Ocean Whitetips also sometimes appear out of the deep blue beyond. Enormous manta Rays are also often seen.

Coral reefs found here are of the fringing type, often several hundred meters wide and separated from the shore by a lagoon of similar width. A barrier reef to the west has also been reported but its precise coordinates are yet unknown. The coral diversity until a few years back was among the highest in Indian reefs, with 133 species under 57 genera. So far,39 genera with 179 species have been officially recorded.

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Hello Subhash,
This is a fine capture. I like your composition. Beautiful island.
Very well done

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-09 5:18]

Hi Subash,
Lovely seascape again.Seawater seems very clear.Well caught and composed.
Thanks for posting.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-01-09 5:43]

Hi Ranjan,
Excellent view to show this beautiful island, good composition and lighting. Looks like the entire island is prime forest. Good to explore there. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-09 6:17]

Hello Subhash,
This is one of the best views in your Andaman Island series from the air. The POV, the coral reefs, the different colours of the water and the composition all contribute to a great image showing this pristine island and the surrounding waters.
Best regards,

hello Subhash

another beautiful Landscape/Seascape aerial photo,
shot with fine POV, on this image i love the appropriate
vertical framing you gived that also gives a fine DOF,
wonderful luminosity and colour tones, TFS


Namaste Subhash,
it's a wonderful place, I would like to be there right now ;-)
It's so cold here in Germany - so this place is like paradise for me ... thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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