Friday, July 16, 2010

The Bold and The Beautiful

Quite a title eh?

Now here is the picture. The bold ones are just oblivious to the beauty which is also beastly :-P


This was at the bird sanctuary at Ranganthittu on the banks of river Cauvery. Its very near to Bangalore, about 100 kms. This sanctuary is home to wide species of birds and mugger crocodiles. They co-exist and live in harmony.Birds like spoonbill, storks, ducks, ibis, heron and many others can be found.

Birds migrate to here from as far as Siberia, North America, Australia. They breed, lay eggs and move out with their little ones during August only to come back next year :-)

Here are few pictures that I could capture.

The Beautiful :-P


The Bold Couple. They are saying "Yeah? So what?"


"Aww cute couple. When would I find my mate?"


Lotta birds, wherever you set your sight on


I wanna fly!


Who is at the highest throne than me?


My babies, my nest.


The most romantic couple. Guess they were curious to know why were they being disturbed constatnly


For better or for worse,
In sickness and in health,
In good times and in bad,
In joy as well as in sorrow,
To love and to cherish :-)


I promise to love you unconditionally.
From this day forward until death do us apart...............


Or until I fly away :-P


Living in harmony

Yaaawwwwwwnnnn...enough! Go away! :-P


OK!! I am leaving.....going...and I am gone!

51 comments:

  1. what do I add here now..I have already told you what I think about these images..loved them even though you aint so happy with them :))

    each one is a classic..the bold and the beautiful one is the best :)

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  2. Neha,

    Yeah, I remember you asking me if I was seriously not happy with the images. Hmm..I thought I could have clicked better. But it was decent, with the birds flying and the boat I was in was also moving pretty fast.

    Yet, I could have got better images :-|

    :-) thank you

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  3. Been out birding, eh? Thanks for sharing your birds(eye) view!

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  4. Simply breathtaking! Its been ages since I have taste Nature's beauty. Thanks for letting me enjoy a glimpse of how wonderful nature is..

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  5. nice photography & interesting captions..I beg to differ on the co-exits & harmony stuff. Swear a croc would spare (a bird)?

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  6. Peaceful co existence- another lesson for us.

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  7. Me too I already told you about the PICS.. and you have promised to take me to the place when i visit india.. I hope you remember the promise and dont forget it :)

    Beautiful pics and loved each one of them :)

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  8. They are beautiful...each one telling its own story:-))

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  9. I thought I could have clicked better


    FAR BETTER.


    Njoyed them though. :)

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  10. Lovely pics!! Liked No. 1 and 2 and also 3 & 4!! :)

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  11. RGB,

    Yup! Yup! Thank you. Hope you enjoyed the birds view :-)

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  12. A.K,

    Thank you. You should take a look at my posts under the category 'Photograph'. You would get to see some nice pictures of nature.

    My pleasure :-)

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  13. Rahul,

    Thank you. A croc would not spare a bird. But it would not destroy the whole group!!

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  14. Holy Lama,

    Yes! Which we dont learn!

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  15. Bik,

    Yes ji, I will take you to this place for sure. I remember!
    Thank you. Glad you liked them.

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  16. Reflections,

    Yes they are. Oh yes! they were weaving stories.
    The title - got reminded of the television series and found that the title suited here :-)

    Thank you.

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  17. Makk,

    Really? Then why dont you do that and share it with me instead of just talking!

    My open challenge, if you can click half as good as this!!

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  18. Shilpa,

    Thanks much. I am glad you liked them

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  19. with the given camera its pretty decent. but yes scope there for imbrovement.free

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  20. Very nice. Was very amused with all the sharing of the vows :-) You have a very vivid imagination! Love the photos also. I'm not yawning but ok, I'm going away for now !! :-D

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  21. awesome pics...tu kya kar rahi hain corporate world mein...u shud b pursuing photography full time...i m sure u wud rock!

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  22. 1. PICK UP
    "For better or for worse,
    In sickness and in health,
    In good times and in bad,
    In joy as well as in sorrow,
    To love and to cherish :-)

    I promise to love you unconditionally.
    From this day forward until death do us apart..............."

    2. DROP
    "Or"
    I think I see another 'beautiful-female' here.

    3. ESCAPEEEEEEEEEEE!
    "until I fly away :-P"

    4. CONCLUSION
    pick up - drop - escape.

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  23. You have taken fantastic shots! I loved all of them. Feel like visiting this place one day!

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  24. my favourite is the where would i find my mate one:D it really seemed to say that:)
    its not just the birds , the greenery and the water makes the pics , bliss:) can probably sit there all day.

    you captured the atmosphere beautifully:)

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  25. wow ya...evvalavu super pictures...nalla irukku..:) Loved it!

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  26. soin,

    Thank you. I was in motion as well as the birds. This was the best I could do with the camera. And yeah, I was not happy with the pictures. I want to do much better. Thanks for your honest opinion.

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  27. lostworld,

    Thank you. :-) The vow sharing idea just popped up. Those birds seemed that way. :-D Come back soon :-D

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  28. G3,

    Thank you. Kya karun? :-( Corporate world mein "kuppai kottitu irukkaen"

    :-P

    I would want to pursue photography. Hmm, its expensive! Let me try.
    Thanks a lot for your encouragement.

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  29. Gautam,

    Hahahaha. Pick up..Drop..Escape..

    I liked your tagging of these punches with the vows :D

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  30. Megha,

    Thank you very much. You should visit Mysore. There are lot of places in and around to see.

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  31. WD,

    Yeah! That was sort of lonely there. The place was bliss...nature is a bliss, is it not?

    Thanks a lot, glad you liked them.

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  32. Madhu,

    Thanks ma. Glad you liked them :-)

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  33. All pictures are excellent added essence with your comments. If I remember, this is not near to Bangalore. Exactly 12 to 15 Kms from Mysore city. I visited this place number of times with my family members.

    Your pictures and captions to each one of them are superb. Keep it up.

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  34. Nice photos.Gather you had a nice trip

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  35. ohh whattt pictures :D
    the birds flying away is the awesomest :)
    nice captions too :)

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  36. Beautiful pictures.May be human being should learn a lesson or two from them

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  37. Naidu sir,

    Thanks, glad you liked them. Yes you are right, it is part of Mysore, 19 kms away from it.

    Very lucky you are to have visited it many times. Thanks.

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  38. chitra,

    Yes. This was few weeks back. Thank you

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  39. Rajlakshmi,

    Thank you. I am so glad you liked them a lot. They were a treat to the eye really!

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  40. Chowla sir,

    Thank you. We have lots to learn from them :-) But would we?

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  41. Lovely images and funny captions! :)

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  42. Destiny's child,

    Thank you. Glad you liked them.

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  43. Hi,
    I have checked your pics and its awesome! You are really good with photography.. I suck prety much in clicking pics.. Wanna share some tips!

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  44. A.K,

    Thank you very much. Glad you liked them all. I do try my best at clicking pictures, I have a lot to learn.

    I dont have professional knowledge to give technical tips. But I could give you suggestions.

    Have an eye for beauty. Beauty is all around us, we just have to observe. They might be simple and raw, yet there is some beauty. A decent point and shoot or a cell phone camera is also sufficient.

    Just have an eye, work on the angle and if you have digi cam, play around with zoom. Thats all :-)

    Thanks a lot again.

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  45. The birds just gave you awesome shots! Is it just you , or do they do the same with everyone? Some are too good that they almost seem like stolen pics! :P

    And, why didn't you get more thrilling snaps of the 'beauty'? As in, the 'croc hunter' style.. :D

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  46. et,

    Oh yes, they did!! I am indebted to them. Aww, I did not figure that out, if they were sweet only with me or with others as well.

    You see, I am charmer, hence I think it was only with me. :-P

    Err..thank you. Stolen pics eh? I take that as compliment.

    The beauty? Aw, I did not want to disturb it!! Sweet things they were, I let them take their nap :-D

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