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My 300th Post

My 300th Post
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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: 2008-06-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon N80, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Milestones, GouthamButterflies, Joe's Favourites 1, Dedications at Trek Nature part Four [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-13 4:26
Viewed: 3956
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 48
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Hi all,

As mentioned earlier this is my 300th post. TN has been a great learning experience to me! I have made lots of friends. I thought it would be worth dedicating this picture to a wonderful set of ppl who made my experience in TN a worthy one:

Satish, Murali, Thijs van Balen jr, Pawan, Akshay, Sudhakar, Nagaraj (Anne), Chandra Shekar, Arjun, Arun, Pankaj, Sumon, Batu(Peter), Fartash, Paula van Balen , Rene, HP, Ganesh(Gannu), Ganesh(coolnik), Amar ,Smitha Komath , Anil, Sisir, Harry Eggens, Elroyie David ,Horia Bogdan, Necip Perver, Nicolas Glenn, Joe ,Ram Thakur , Chris Jonko, Vijay Kishan V S, Ersin UYANIK, Gert Ellstrom, Mr & Mrs Loot Eksteen, Fikret Yorgancioglu, peter stoeckl, jaap polak, Heinz Koloska ,Wishnu Garuda (Sabine), Manyee Desandies, Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues , Robert Brown, Janice, Jane ,Pam ,Klaus Peter,Maite SRivero,Artur Jakorev,Michel Pilon,Dmitry Gavryushin, Radomir, Ulla, Annick, Howard........

Thanks all of you for this wonderful experience called TN!!

Coming to the picture, this is a picture of a caterpillar shot in Kalkere woodlands near Bangalore. Any help WRT ID is welcome :-)

Hope u ppl will like it

Goutham R

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Hi Goutham,
CONGRATULATIONS on reaching the 300th milestone. Only yesterday I was there. A lovely capture of this beautiful caterpillar to celebrate it. Very well composed image with sharp details and a very nice POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Goutham!

Normally, the person who celebrates an anniversary or a similar kind of happening gets a present. Instead of this you offer us a beautiful and very valuable one with this delicate and artistic picture. The caterpillar is magnificent in colour and you have put it on stage in a perfect manner.

Kind regards


hello goutham,

congratulations on posting your 300th post today, you have delighted us 300 times with your techanically superb shots, You have been a source of inspiration of photographers like me, i have learent a lot from looking at your posts, your macro shots are simply superb and this one too is at par with your high quality work,

well done,
tfs & regards

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-07-13 8:45]

Excellent photo for celebrating your 300th. Gary

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-13 9:21]

Hi Goutham. A very big congratulations to you on your 300th posting. Have you been saving this one its beautiful. Your sharp focusing has given fine detail and natural colours. a good POV/DOF. All set off in a nice frame. very well done TFS.

Hello Goutham,

First of all congratulation with the 300th and up to the next 300 (-:

Nice shot of this carterpillar. I'm so sorry that I can't help you with the ID. I like the diagonal position of the branche and the pillar. The object is razorsharp with a lot of fine details. POV, DOF and BG are good. A simple but nice frame. Thanks for sharing. Regards and TFS BOB

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-13 11:07]

Hi Goutham,

Congratulations on your 300th post!! This Caterpillar that you chose to mark the milestone with is a fine example of your wonderful photography. An excellent shot with razor sharp details and textures and wonderful colors. You make him look absolutely beautiful surrounded by the lovely leaves. Here's to the next 300.


Hi Goutham,
congratulations on posting your 300th post
excellent sharpness and detaşls

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-07-13 11:28]

Hola Goutham, buen macro, con una bonita composición, buena nitidez, luz y color. El fondo me gusta, buen desenfoque. Un saludo

Hi Gotham,
Another wonderful photo that i met today! Great subject and beautiful presantation! Also the great quality! Love those leaves made the composition impressive and some kind of art work!

I am afraid of this sundee.......but hats off to you for the 300th post.


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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-07-13 16:04]

Hi Goutham
Congratulations on 300 posts and celebrating it with a lovely composition of this caterpiller
Great shot with crystal clear detail and wonderful color
tfs jon

Congratulations Goutham. You had been an inspiration to me in learning and pursuing Macro photography as well as bird photography. I can not forget the hours we spent inside make-shift hides waiting for birds, nor the trips to Omkar Hills together.

Your pictures on TN are a delight to look at including this one.

- Murali Santhanam

Hi Goutham,
Congratulations on your triple century. I feel that we all have enjoyed each and every one of your posts. Waiting to see more through your lens.
The landmark picture is a classic Goutham macro :) TFS

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-07-13 21:56]

Hello Gautham,

congratulations on your 300th posting, a marvel in all respects. Your postings always inspired me and educated in many occasions. You've shown quality and variety consistently. Hope to see more of your valuable contribution in the future too.

Thanks for sharing.

Hi goutham,

300th picture posting on TN ''CONGRATS'' you have been consistent in producing very good macro pictures, bird pictures which has been your forte.I look forward to see your work on TN in future too :)wishing you all the very best in your endeavours.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-07-13 23:23]
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hi goutham,
congrats! this is one and only closeup image of yours, very close to my heart! (this is the way i want you to take a closeup) no words to express my joy! all the best.

Dear Goutham
Congratulations with your 300th posting on this wonderful site. A wonderful composition in strong colours! Exposure is masterly done, not a single spot is overexposed. You could not have chosen a better photo as this one. This is absolutely splendid. The colours in the image are complementing each other nicely. This is an amazingly beautiful photo and even worth a dedication to yourself. You deserve it. Happy 300th posting. Further I am grateful that both Loot and I are included in you list of members of whom you are thanking. This is much appreciated. Warmest regards
ps. We people like it!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-14 3:28]

Hello Goutham,
Congratulations on your 300th post and thank you for your dedication!! Your standard is very high and very inspiring!
This is a beautiful capture of a very fine caterpillar on a pretty branch. Details are very sharp and I like the patterns and colours. The soft background makes it stand out very nicely too.
Many thanks and all the best wishes, Ulla

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-14 4:41]

Hello Goutham, Great and congrats for this 300 milestone. Superb shot with excellent sharpness. Ganesh

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-07-14 10:56]

Hello Goutham , Congratulations with u 300 ste post , It's a beauty caterpiller , great sharpnes compositie colours pov and bg , Greetings Teunie .

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-07-14 14:54]

Hello Goutham!
Congratulations on your 300th post!!! :-))
You have honestly posted three hundred excellent photographs and have amazed me time and time again!
This one is really brilliant!
I love the composition and POV.
Very good DOF.
Excellent sharpness.

Superb work!


p.s thanks for my mention :-)

Hi Goutham
Beautiful shot. Great diagonal composition. Perfect sharpness. Fantastic caterpillar and beautiful leafs. Great OOF background Nothing to critique

Congratulations on you 300th post
I am waiting for another 300 and more
Best wishes

hi Goutham,
amazing caterpillar taken in a magnificent pose and composition
excellent quality to celebrate this milestone

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