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March 19, 2011

Is there anything Super about Super Moon ?

Much discussion have been floating around the so-called "super moon" that will take place tonight (March 19). Actually the phenomenon of super moon occurs once in 14 yrs or so, but this time it also turns out to be on a full moon day. The discussion has been actuated by aftermath of the Tsunamis that hit Japan around last week and the rumored natural causes around the super moon.

Is it really super. Decided to venture out and take a look at the same. Though scientifically it is indeed couple of 100 kms closer, not sure if it would not make much of a difference to a casual observer. Also the time / location of observing and the optical illusion around it (Building or know objects in the close foreground , and the moon on the far back ground at horizon) make lot of difference to the perception. As I was at the terrace , not much of interesting subject to shoot along with the moon. May be next time should head out to the lake or something !

So what do u think, Is there any thing super about super moon ? Super moon or not, it was indeed enjoyable spending some night time, out with the moon !

P.S : Drop by my Photo Site. Have updated the home page with awesome mega slide show, that fills ur browser automatically(Pure CSS / JS / HTML, yeah ditched the Flash!!! -  Thanks 2 FastlineMedia for sharing the amazing library). Do share ur thoughts on the same :)

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Super Moon, Mar 19, 2011
Bangalore, India

November 14, 2010

The Flight

Vedanthangal sanctuary (@ Kanchipuram district, 90 kms of Chennai) , serves as a nesting home for many species of birds. The vegetation, the lake, the swampy land and the peaceful ambiance attracts and sustains the birds each year.  The birds nest here mainly from the months of November to February. Depending on the time of visit one could see groups of painted storks. The below shot is with the aid of my 18-270mm Tamron. After about 15 mins of chasing ;-) , managed to get this shot. Wish I had a 400mm, may be next time I make a visit, I should atleast rent one of those bazookas !!!

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Vedanthangal Sanctuary
Kanchipuram Dist, Chennai, India

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