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Gaur:( Largest species of wild cattle!)

Gaur:( Largest species of wild cattle!)
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D3100, Sigma 50 -500mm f4/6.3 DG EX APO HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-12 23:21
Viewed: 4103
Points: 6
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Hi all,

Last month , me and my friends were driving through an array of tea estates near a place called Valparai, south India, and next to a forest we found these Gaurs ( also called Indian Bison for tourism purpose only) had strayed into the tea estate. With lot of courage and an urge to get good shots, we stepped out of the car and moved slowly to about 30-40 feet of these Giants and I was able to get this shot of a wild animal amongst man made tea gardens.

PS: Looking back , It was stupid on my part to go by foot close to these animals , they are larger than an African Buffalo and can cause great damage to EGO and body. I was lucky to have decent picture and intact bones :-)

Goutham Ramesh

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Hello Goutham,

an nice picture from this wild cows of gaur.
He looks friendly.
Good pov and sharpness.
fine colors.


An incredible view of an incredible beast Goutham! All the important elements in this frame are superbly balanced! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hello Goutham
you greatly captured the biggest wild cattle species in tea garden from great POV. eyes contact, focus, and composition very nice.
I have also visited your great portfolio including more than 400 posts. all of them great. there are many marvellous butterflies and other animals. your web page also superb. I wrote to several ones, but some of them didnt arrive, maybe since wrong code.
thanks for showing us all beautiful shots.
best wishes

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