It is a sheer privilege, as a fellow TN member, to be able to say
"CONGRATULATIONS with your 1st ANNIVERSARY"
and it is a great honour, as a friend, to have been part of this year and to say,
"May there still be many more" my friend.
As you said, a lot of water has passed under the bridge, but that has been wonderful and refreshing water. More than what you have in your photo of the desert (chuckle).
Anyway, I have to thank you for all your superb contributions you have made to this site. Your prolific work rate have seen 266 photos and 46 workshops posted to date (I only did 91 & 67 respectively in the same time so you utterly gave me carrots). Not that there was any competition, but I used my stats merely as a comparator. Further you have written an amazing 4,782 critiques (a whopping average of 13 per day) where you shared your remarkable knowledge and insights with us, which just further cement the fact that you are a valuable TN'er. Then there are still the many other forums and replies you participated in.
You have shown us a new face of your home country India and a fair share of your current place of residence Saudi Arabia. We have seen just about every little fly that came within shooting distance from you. But looking through your portfolio I just realised anew how great and far reaching your contribution was. You have shown us such a weird and wonderful collection of the fauna and flora you were in touch with over the last year.
These include: Landscapes, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and even some seascapes. You introduced us to some wonderful butterflies, dragonflies, robber flies, houseflies, flesh flies, mating flies, and probably a couple who did not survived long after the photo shoot (those are the flies I liked the best – dead flies). We’ve seen grasshoppers, spiders, rough & tough cockroaches, and an array of other interesting bugs, beetles, bees, etc. To round it all of we also had the joy to see some leopards, primates, and birds from you lens.
So, the proof is in the pudding – as this is one impressive portfolio. We say thanks and salute you.
BTW, your 'desertscape' is just great too.
Very well done and TFS.
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