MAStai

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Nov 19, 2010

MAStai's recent activity

  • Submitted a challenge entry Elephant Taxi
    Elephant taxi for ride to Amber Fort, Jaipur, India.
    Placed 42nd in the challenge. Elephant taxi for ride to Amber Fort, Jaipur, India.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Elephant at Speed
    Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, Botswana
    Placed 32nd in the challenge. Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, Botswana
  • Submitted a challenge entry Frog Eye
    American Bullfrog.  A long lens often requires a fast shutter speed to mitigate camera shake that necessitates shooting wide-open.  The resultant shallow depth of field provides opportunity to frame and isolate subject--especially with foreground elements.
    Placed 10th in the challenge. American Bullfrog. A long lens often requires a fast shutter speed to mitigate camera shake that necessitates shooting wide-open. The resultant shallow depth of field provides opportunity to frame and isolate subject--especially with foreground elements.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Little Bee Eater
    Chobe National Park, Botswana
    Placed 22nd in the challenge. Chobe National Park, Botswana
  • Added 8 photos to their gallery
    MAS Santawani_260069: LEOPARD (Male--Shoulder Hgt., 0.7 m; 82 kg.  Female--Shoulder Hgt., 0.6 m; 35 kg)MAS Linyanti_200077: LITTLE BEE-EATERMAS Jacana_240164: NILE CROCODILE (Len., 5.0 m; 1000 kg; 100 yr)MAS Santawani_260082: LEOPARD (Male--Shoulder Hgt., 0.7 m; 82 kg.  Female--Shoulder Hgt., 0.6 m; 35 kg)MAS Linyanti_200246: LION (Male--Shoulder Hgt., 1.1 m; Body Len., 2.5 m;240 kg.  Female--Shoulder Hgt., 0.9 m; 180 kg)MAS Ongava_110020: LION (Male--Shoulder Hgt., 1.1 m; Body Len., 2.5 m;240 kg.  Female--Shoulder Hgt., 0.9 m; 180 kg)MAS Ongava_110154: KUDU (Male--Shoulder Hgt., 1.5 m; 270 kg)  femaleMAS Ongava_110369: WHITE RHINOCEROS (Male--Shoulder Hgt., 2.0 m; 2300 kg)
  • Submitted a challenge entry Oriental Pearl
    Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai as seen from the Bund across the Huangpu River. 
The 1,500-ft high TV tower was completed in 1994 and the tallest structure in China until 2007.
    Placed 34th in the challenge. Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai as seen from the Bund across the Huangpu River. The 1,500-ft high TV tower was completed in 1994 and the tallest structure in China until 2007.
  • Added 3 photos to their gallery
    MAS Shang2_20104: THE BUND 
River promenade flanked by buildings from the Western imperialism period
Extends along the West bank of the Huangpu RiverMAS Guilin2Shang_18057: ORIENTAL PEARL TOWER--Huangpu River
1,500-ft high TV tower completed in 1994. 
Tallest structure in China until 2007MAS Guilin2Shang_18036: SHANGHAI
Largest Chinese city by population 
Largest population within city limits in the world

PUDONG 
New financial district skyline across Huangpu River, as seen from the Bund
  • Submitted a challenge entry Golden Lion Tamarin 2
    National Zoo, Washington, DC
    Placed 6th in the challenge. National Zoo, Washington, DC
  • Added 3 photos to their gallery
    MAS SalisbryPln_190605: Macaroni Penguin ( height 28 in.)MAS Agra_098: TAJ MAHAL
--Tomb of Mumtaz Mahal, favorite wife of Shah Jahan 
--She died at age 39 while giving birth to their 14th child 
--Built 1631-1653  after the ruler went into deep mourningMAS Agra_088: TAJ MAHAL
--marble dome nearly 115 ft high
--upper structure inlayed with Arabic calligraphy, herringbone and other geometric forms 
--frames and archways inlayed with precious and semi-precious stones creating images of stylized geometric vines, flowers and fruits
  • Submitted a challenge entry Just Passing By
    Departing Camp Denali on the Park Road, we passed this grizzly and stopped to view.  It obligingly ambled by, providing opportunity for this un-cropped photo.  Denali National Park, Alaska.
    Placed 14th in the challenge. Departing Camp Denali on the Park Road, we passed this grizzly and stopped to view. It obligingly ambled by, providing opportunity for this un-cropped photo. Denali National Park, Alaska.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Capture!
    Brown bears patiently await spawning salmon leap the 6-foot drop of Brooks Falls.  This bear's patience is rewarded here at the moment of capture of an unfortunate salmon at Katmai National Park, Alaska.
    Placed 3rd in the challenge. Brown bears patiently await spawning salmon leap the 6-foot drop of Brooks Falls. This bear's patience is rewarded here at the moment of capture of an unfortunate salmon at Katmai National Park, Alaska.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Seal with Snow
    Crabeater Seal with king penguins in background on South Georgia Island
    Placed 14th in the challenge. Crabeater Seal with king penguins in background on South Georgia Island
  • Submitted a challenge entry 150,000 Penguins
    King Penguin population approx. 150,000 -- largest rookery in world.  Saint Andrews Bay , South Georgia Island
    Placed 7th in the challenge. King Penguin population approx. 150,000 -- largest rookery in world. Saint Andrews Bay , South Georgia Island
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
    324-MAS Ban1_174: TIGER
--largest living cat
--up to 680 lb & 10 ft long
--endangered, population ~3900
  • Submitted a challenge entry Thirsthy Tiger
    Spotter located tiger about 15 minutes by elephant from road.  As we neared, the big cat stirred and wandered to a stream.  We followed and approached with in 30 feet--on elephant back--while the cat , ignoring our presence, satisfied its thirst.   Bandhavgarh National Park, India.
    Placed 36th in the challenge. Spotter located tiger about 15 minutes by elephant from road. As we neared, the big cat stirred and wandered to a stream. We followed and approached with in 30 feet--on elephant back--while the cat , ignoring our presence, satisfied its thirst. Bandhavgarh National Park, India.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Lepoard on Prowl
    Santawani Concession in the southeast corner of the Okavango Delta, Botswana
    Placed 25th in the challenge. Santawani Concession in the southeast corner of the Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Submitted a challenge entry Denali Mourning
    Denali emerged on the mourning of our departure after hiding under a blanket of clouds for three days.
    Placed 62nd in the challenge. Denali emerged on the mourning of our departure after hiding under a blanket of clouds for three days.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Lechwe at Sunset
    We were returning from a canoe outing in the Okavango Delta of Botswana when a herd of high-bounding lechwe appeared in the distance.  I had just enough time to get the camera to my eye as the fleet antelope got in range.  The autofocus was going crazy trying to figure out my subject with nearby trees and fellow travelers intervening.  Dennis in the foreground captured a spectacular image of a lechwe in full leap.  I was happy to get this on in reasonable focus.
    Placed 167th in the challenge. We were returning from a canoe outing in the Okavango Delta of Botswana when a herd of high-bounding lechwe appeared in the distance. I had just enough time to get the camera to my eye as the fleet antelope got in range. The autofocus was going crazy trying to figure out my subject with nearby trees and fellow travelers intervening. Dennis in the foreground captured a spectacular image of a lechwe in full leap. I was happy to get this on in reasonable focus.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Lion in Early Morning
    https://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=15502
    Placed 25th in the challenge. https://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=15502
  • Submitted a challenge entry Little Lady of Szentendre
    Szentendre is a riverside town in Hungary dating from the 4th century.  Quaint but touristy, it invited a picture--but without the tourists.  When I saw this little lady deep in thought (or, maybe just watching her step), she was the perfect subject.
    Placed 17th in the challenge. Szentendre is a riverside town in Hungary dating from the 4th century. Quaint but touristy, it invited a picture--but without the tourists. When I saw this little lady deep in thought (or, maybe just watching her step), she was the perfect subject.
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