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Jan 12th, 2008, 01:16 AM
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I have heard very good things about the Panasonic DMC-FZ18 and the successors to this model (FZ30 and FZ50). I passed on recommendations for this camera for this and other forums to a friend who bought one and was very happy.
As per other posts, best is to handle all cameras on your shortlist.
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Jan 12th, 2008, 10:01 PM
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Thanks Kavey will, check that model... how much does it cost.... hey come on guys... it took me lots of time to upload the more than 40 photos... pls post only good reviews here(how do you post a smiley with a wink)....on fodors...

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Jan 13th, 2008, 04:18 AM
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Hi Sonali

I am supposed to be working on my photos, but could not resist looking at the tigers! Had a look at your last link, and some fantastic photos. Obviously, standing up in a vehicle is not a problem with tigers!!

I will have my photos up soon, all taken with a Panasonic FZ18, which I got after a Panasonic FZ30, which is no longer sold here.

For the money, about AUD$750, I am really happy with it. A lot of the bigger cameras with lenses are just ridiculously expensive and really just way to heavy!

I shall have a look at the other links soon to make sure I haven't missed any other photos!

I would also like to do the smiley face, but I am clearly not computer smart!

Kind regards

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Jan 13th, 2008, 04:39 AM
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Thanks for the great photos! I hope our luck is at least half as good as yours.
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Jan 13th, 2008, 05:58 AM
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Hi KayeN, bet you are having a very good time, btw do you think the rollercoaster male will survive long, from your past photos he is beautiful.... one of the duba boys just passed away recently..... felt really sad hearing about it....

In India the government intervenes... for the tigers... as they are rare.... In bandhavgarh there is a point called charger point dedicated to the dominant male tiger who survived for around 19 years... he dominated all the females till he was 13-15, then sadly his own son who is around 13 at present and who is the north-end dominant male ( photos : the last day at bandhavgarh ) took over from him....looks like his reign is also coming to an end as the south end male who is around 8( photos : my new album ) has already taken over some of his territories and he has not responded...

Charger turned blind once he was around 16-17 and the government put up an enclosure where he was protected and fed till he died....

Marija, I am sure you will see tigers in bandhavgarh (It's actually unlucky not to see a tiger in bandhavgarh, rather than being lucky seeing one, due to the high density) also you are going at a better time, because as the dry season progresses the sightings become better, due to lack of water, less vegetation and fewer cooler spots... very few guests have left without a good sighting,try to take himanshu as your guide.... all are great, but I found him excellent, if you want mail me and I will send you the e-mail add of the manager at mahua... you can request him in advance, also the tipping is not individually done at mahua... you put the whole tip in the box and it is shared....remember you inquired about the tipping policy.... and the road from khajurao is long, a mother and daughter team who came said it took them 7 hours to reach mahua, so leave early as once you arrive the manager will show you the property, then an elaborate lunch will be served and then you will be briefed about the bandhavgarh eco-system for maybe 15 to 20 minutes. IMO reach before atleast 12:30 in the afternoon, also outside the park you can stop to buy some nice sovienier books,calendar etc.. in english

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Jan 13th, 2008, 01:34 PM
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Thanks, Sonali. We'll ask our driver from Khajuraho to leave as soon as it is light enough. We have two weeks before we leave.
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Jan 13th, 2008, 06:08 PM
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Marija.... you can leave at around 6, by 6:15, 6:30 the light improves dramatically ( pack your breakfast, and try not to stop on the way ).... maybe even if you reach at around 1:15 you should be fine....just tell them that you would like to leave mahua for the park latest by quarter to three once you arrive, btw they are extremely helpful.....

As for the luck I wish you all my luck for a superb vacation....

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Jan 13th, 2008, 06:21 PM
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Fantastic photos, the way they are captured in the various beautiful environments.

How much zoom do you have now?

Do the tigers pretty much ignore the vehicles as lions ignore them?
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Jan 13th, 2008, 06:43 PM
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Lynn... I am really the most uneducated person when it comes to cameras... I just have this canon digital, the two, three things I know about it is how to zoom in and zoom out, review the photos, and put the camera back on photography mode..... really embarrased.....
so I requested himanshu my naturlist to share photos with me regarding his sightings over a period of time...and many pictures in the album many tigers bandhavgarh, belong to him as I specified earlier in the post.... Wow when I look at his photos I realise what a terrible photographer I am......

Yes pretty much the same as lions, the tigers... ignore the vehicles they actually must be wondering what a funny creature the human race is that, day after day they come and view his/her private life and are still not bored.....

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Jan 17th, 2008, 11:00 PM
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Firstly i would like to upload maps of the bandhavgarh area and the tala range... when I tried to do that I got this answer that you have to upload in jpeg or some format.... my maps are on the widows media player.... how do I do this....

Also there was also a wonderful old documentary on discovery yesterday regarding the Sita the tigress and charger the dominant male ( I saw him for the first time yesterday and he is bigger than both the north end and south end male )... he is the father of most of the tigresses and tigers at bandhavgarh today... lovely documentary....Sonali

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