Monday, January 5, 2009

A tale of two birds

Camera Critters

We went to Uran and JNPT for this Sunday's bird walk and it was a lot of fun. Saru and I are new to bird watching (he will claim he is not new) and are loving it. It is a 3 in 1 hobby. You get to pursue birding, hiking and photography in one go. Here is a tale I weaved using some images of green bee eaters. It is very childish and I was in two minds about publishing this post, but the birds were too cute to ignore.

I don't want to talk to you. You are mean!!



I don't care either!




Let me peek and see if he is looking at me...




Look at him! He doesn't care!!




Oh....sniff....sniff....I am going to cry




I am so sorry! Please don't cry! You will ruin your mascara!




Don't worry. I use L'Oreal
because.... I am worth it!



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36 comments:

  1. That's abslolutely brilliant. I hope things are ok with you too. You two birds, I mean the birds are really cute.

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  2. hi

    lol..interesting conversation..must be an endorsement for L'Oreal

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  3. Brilliant!!!! and lucky you to catch them in your camera !!!!

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  4. natural moments.
    Thanks. We are doing great!

    Lakshmi,
    I almost didn't post it because I thought it was too childish, but the pictures were begging to tell the story.

    Hitch writer,
    Thanks. When you start hanging around a place with your camera for hours, you are bound to get lucky. In the 5 hours we spent outside, on Sunday, we got these shots.

    sloganmurugan
    Thanks

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  5. great commentary and pictures Sandy

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  6. Awww...this is so cute.

    Amazing pics (I am getting tired of saying this)

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  7. Thanks Sandy and Kala. We took about 2 dozen pictures and the birds had a different look in each one!

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  8. Cute!!! Loved the captions & those birds are beautiful!

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  9. The pictures and the captions were adorable.
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    Rohini

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  10. Way to go Vamsee! Nice way of weaving in a conversation that you and Saru might have had years ago during the courtship. These seem like a couple of very proud birds: The avian equivalent of a couple of feuding French waiters. This is nice. You can form new story-lines with pictures of these birds. Perhaps create children's story books that way! Keep them coming.

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  11. Bruce / Rohini,
    Thanks

    Bhaskar,
    Avian equivalents of feuding french waiters!!! That is funny.
    Kala called them the "Hum-Tum" style birds:)

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  12. Well Vamsee, that's new kind of post, at least among the ones that I've till now. a picture is worth a thousand words, indeed.

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  13. Vamsee,
    I like these pictures and comments on those pictures.

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  14. Ahahahahaha - I absolutely LOVE this post! I am SO glad you DID post it, because you just made my day!

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  15. Those are acouple of beautiful birds. I love the marking around the eyes. Smiles B

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  16. You have woven a lovely story from the shots.
    What camera do you use? and the range of lens?

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  17. Absolutely Adorable!! Had a good time sharing these pictures with the family. Captions normally make a picture more interesting...in this case we have to agree the pictures competing equally with the smart captions.

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  18. Amazing story telling with a series of images. The 2nd one is my pick of this series. First I saw the just the images and I read a story as they parted ways then I read your narration and I fell out of my chair laughing...Thomas

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  19. Not only are the photos wonderful but the narration was awesome. You background is spot on so you focal point must have been perfect!

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  20. Great pics and a cute story. Loved reading it.

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  21. nice series. the third pic is nice.

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  22. Hi Vamsee! New Year, Old Troubles... No, I’m not talking about the frosty weather, just the office... Another hectic week! ;)

    Great pictures, wonderful post!!

    Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter, now with new posts on Delhi! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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  23. Man - this was too imagonative! Loved it!

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  24. Such cute pictures!! It's so much fun to watch birds/animals and imagine what they are thinking. Your story was cute. :)

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  25. Just I want to say those are mindblowing snaps ...

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  26. Nothing childish abt it..wonderful imagination :)

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  27. wow, lovely - the early colors set off the birds - great post

    rgds
    vj

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  28. Thanks guys. For a post that I almost didn't publish, I didn't expect this response.

    Indrani,
    We have a Nikon D70 and used a 70-300mm VR lens.

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  29. hahaha! I for one am glad you posted this. :D

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  30. wow so cute, both the picture and the story. and how many hours did u hav to wait until the birdies let u weave that story.

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