Hornbill Festival with a Fuji XT-2

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Fuji XT-2, Fuji XF 50-140mm 2.8 WR at 50mm, f/2.8, 1/1800s. Aperture Priority, ISO 200

I already did a post of Nagaland here from my visit last December during the period when Kohima(the capital of Nagaland, a north-eastern state of India) celebrates the Hornbill Festival.

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Fuji XT-2, Fuji XF 50-140mm 2.8 WR at 140mm, f/2.8, 1/2900s. Aperture Priority, ISO 200
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Fuji XT-2, Fuji XF 50-140mm 2.8 WR at 140mm, f/2.8, 1/2900s. Aperture Priority, ISO 200
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Fuji XT-2, Fuji XF 50-140mm 2.8 WR at 140mm, f/2.8, 1/2900s. Aperture Priority, ISO 200

The main venue of the Hornbill Festival is the  Heritage village Kisama, some 12 km south of Kohima where it is a carnival time from December 1st to December 10th every year. Kisama offers a fascinating insight into the life and culture of the various Naga tribes. The festival itself is organized with the aim to  showcase the diverse cultures and traditions of Nagaland.

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Fuji XT-2, Fuji XF 50-140mm 2.8 WR at 140mm, f/2.8, 1/2400s. Aperture Priority, ISO 200
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Fuji XT-2, Fuji XF 50-140mm 2.8 WR at 140mm, f/2.8, 1/2400s. Aperture Priority, ISO 200
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Fuji XT-2, Fuji XF 50-140mm 2.8 WR at 77mm, f/2.8, 1/2500s. Aperture Priority, ISO 200
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Fuji XT-2, Fuji XF 50-140mm 2.8 WR at 140mm at 77mm, f/2.8, 1/2500s. Aperture Priority, ISO 200
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Fuji XT-2, Fuji XF 50-140mm 2.8 WR at 140mm at 77mm, f/2.8, 1/2500s. Aperture Priority, ISO 200

All the photographs here are taken with the Fujifilm XT-2 mirrorless camera and the excellent Fujinon XF 50-140mm 2.8 WR lens. Please click on an image to view a larger size.

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Fuji XT-2, Fuji XF 50-140mm 2.8 WR at 50mm, f/2.8, 1/2000s. Aperture Priority, ISO 200
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Fuji XT-2, Fuji XF 50-140mm 2.8 WR at 50mm, f/4.0, 1/1250s. Aperture Priority, ISO 200
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Fuji XT-2, Fuji XF 50-140mm 2.8 WR at 50mm, f/4.0, 1/1250s. Aperture Priority, ISO 200
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Fuji XT-2, Fuji XF 50-140mm 2.8 WR at 50mm, f/4.0, 1/2400s. Aperture Priority, ISO 200
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Fuji XT-2, Fuji XF 50-140mm 2.8 WR at 50mm, f/2.8, 1/1100s. Aperture Priority, ISO 200

Indian citizens need to get an inner line permit to visit Nagaland. This can be obtained at Nagaland house in Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong or Dimapur. It’s a fairly simple process and all you need to bring along is an accepted photo identity card and passport-size photographs. Foreign tourists (except from Pakistan, Bangladesh and China) no longer need a Restricted Area Permit to enter.

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Fuji XT-2, Fuji XF 50-140mm 2.8 WR at 140mm, f/4.0, 1/1500s. Aperture Priority, ISO 200
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Fuji XT-2, Fuji XF 50-140mm 2.8 WR at 110mm, f/4.0, 1/950s. Aperture Priority, ISO 200

There are so much to explore in Nagaland apart from the Hornbill Festival and I sure do hope to do so in the future. So long. Cheers.

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