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    Expedition: Pantanal - In memory of my Grandfather (SERIES)

    Dear fellows, I was away during the last couple of months. Many reasons contributed to that, such as a heavy workload and the death of my grandfather. After this, I took some vacation and did a trip to Pantanal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantanal), with my father, an uncle and a friend. The main purpose (to them) was fishing. To me, the main objectives were relaxing and taking pictures (although of course I also caught some beautiful peacock bass)!


    We drove about 1200 km from the city of Uberlândia, to reach the lodge in Pantanal. The last 200km were off road, passing through the last farms and, finally, entering the Pantanal area.


    I took lots of pictures and I am just starting to process them. About 95% of the images that I will post here were shot from a boat, many times moving at high speed and the subjects were on the shore. That was quite a challenge. I worked with high speeds to minimize the boat movement effect and used a 1.4TC during the brightest part of the day, to "bring" the subjects a bit closer. It was the best I could do.

    I will kick this off with some landscapes and some of the many species of hawks I found there! As soon as I get more images processed, I will add them to this thread (please look at the following pages).


    This thread is dedicated to the memory of my Grandfather, a great man that I will love forever!


    1 - Petrovina Mountain range

    Expedition: Pantanal - In memory of my Grandfather (SERIES)

    2 - A huge farm before the Pantanal. Guess what they raise?

    Expedition: Pantanal - In memory of my Grandfather (SERIES)

    3 - This is one of the lakes, formed by the Piquiri river.

    Expedition: Pantanal - In memory of my Grandfather (SERIES)

    4 - A dead tree. The cormorants love them, to dry their feather after a dive.

    Expedition: Pantanal - In memory of my Grandfather (SERIES)

    5 - Southern Crested Caracara

    Expedition: Pantanal - In memory of my Grandfather (SERIES)

    6 - Caracara

    Expedition: Pantanal - In memory of my Grandfather (SERIES)

    7 - Great Black Hawk

    Expedition: Pantanal - In memory of my Grandfather (SERIES)

    8 - Great Black Hawk in action!

    Expedition: Pantanal - In memory of my Grandfather (SERIES)

    9 - Caracara in flight

    Expedition: Pantanal - In memory of my Grandfather (SERIES)

    10 - Black-collared Hawk in flight

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    11 - Great Black Hawk

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    re: Expedition: Pantanal - In memory of my Grandfather (SERIES)

    Hello, great pictures, Otavio!
    I was away from the forum for a long, long time, today I decided to take a look what's going on around here, and what a good surprise!
    It is good to see someone showing the beauties of our country around here.

    Agora, em nosso bom português, acho que você poderia colaborar com aquela série do governo federal "sabe que lugar é este?" "não? está na hora de conhecer o Brasil"- não sei se adivinharia.

    O gado ficou muito interessante na foto, conseguiu dar feição aos bois, só faltou dar nome =D
    E parabéns pela foto das aves. De vez em quando eu tento tirar umas aqui da varanda ou quando dou um passeio, eu acho bem difícil acertar o tempo certo.
    Você tem Flickr ou algum lugar onde posta as fotos?
    Parabéns!

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    Otavio, these images are a great contribute to your grandfather.


    Bruce

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    An excellent set of images. Each one of them stands up to scrutiny in its own right, as well as contributing to the strength of the set.

    On #10, there is a dust bunny showing just above the bird.

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    Hi Otavio,
    It's nice to view your images once more and this set is especially gorgeous and a wonderful tribute to your grandfather.

    My favourites are 2,4 and 5... Hard to pick and I'm very surprised to see that I adore a photo of a dead tree... it's beautiful

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    Otavio,

    Great series, thanks for sharing them with us

    Grahame

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    All images are excellent and a great tribute to your Late Grand father

    Regards

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    Love the bird pics. Nice tribute to your grandfather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pohled View Post
    Hello, great pictures, Otavio!
    I was away from the forum for a long, long time, today I decided to take a look what's going on around here, and what a good surprise!
    It is good to see someone showing the beauties of our country around here.

    Agora, em nosso bom português, acho que você poderia colaborar com aquela série do governo federal "sabe que lugar é este?" "não? está na hora de conhecer o Brasil"- não sei se adivinharia.

    O gado ficou muito interessante na foto, conseguiu dar feição aos bois, só faltou dar nome =D
    E parabéns pela foto das aves. De vez em quando eu tento tirar umas aqui da varanda ou quando dou um passeio, eu acho bem difícil acertar o tempo certo.
    Você tem Flickr ou algum lugar onde posta as fotos?
    Parabéns!
    Hi, Jonathan. Thanks for viewing and commenting. I am glad you liked the images.

    Saudações,

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    Welcome back Otavio.

    Glad to see your stunning images.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital View Post
    Otavio, these images are a great contribute to your grandfather.


    Bruce
    Hi, Bruce. Thank you! Your comments are appreciated. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    An excellent set of images. Each one of them stands up to scrutiny in its own right, as well as contributing to the strength of the set.

    On #10, there is a dust bunny showing just above the bird.
    Donald,

    Thank you very much for your feedback. It is very much appreciated. Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christina S View Post
    Hi Otavio,
    It's nice to view your images once more and this set is especially gorgeous and a wonderful tribute to your grandfather.

    My favourites are 2,4 and 5... Hard to pick and I'm very surprised to see that I adore a photo of a dead tree... it's beautiful
    Hello, Christina! Thanks for viewing and commenting. Regarding the dead tree, I can say it is still more impressive if you could look at it there where it stands, contrasting with the green ones. Really a nice contrast...

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagecoach View Post
    Otavio,

    Great series, thanks for sharing them with us

    Grahame

    My pleasure, Grahame. I will share more from this trip as soon as I have them processed.

    Thanks for passing by...

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    I might suggest sir that...you have mastered the craft of photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavelength View Post
    All images are excellent and a great tribute to your Late Grand father

    Regards
    Hi, Nandakumar. Thanks for your reply! Cheers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgem View Post
    Love the bird pics. Nice tribute to your grandfather.
    Hi, George. I appreciate your reply. Thanks for viewing.

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    Great set. Wonderful tribute to your Grandfather. Keep the shots coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimitzbenedicto View Post
    Welcome back Otavio.

    Glad to see your stunning images.

    Thanks a lot, Victor! I am glad that you liked it! I will add more images soon. Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by chauncey View Post
    I might suggest sir that...you have mastered the craft of photography.
    Hi, Chauncey. Thank you very much for your kind words, although I still have a lot to learn! Regards,

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