During our trip to Chikamaglur, I took this picture where a pigeon was sitting on the wings of the giant sized Eagle statue (the name of the resort was Eagle Eye Resorts and hence the huge Eagle). I think this photograph qualifies for this week’s photography challenge prompt: Scale. What do you think ?
During the recent Chikmaglur Trip, I managed to catch some photographs of the birds, even though there were many I couldn’t, especially the ones of the woodpecker’s and was content just watching them fly from tree to tree. It was such a pleasure to listen to them tweeting without break, morning and evening. Here are a couple of them. I don’t know their names, but if you do, please do leave me a message about the same and I will update the caption.
“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” ― Robert Lynd
I can vouch for that quote. It is so true. When I was capturing them, it was just me , my camera with the zoom lens attached, the birds and lots and lots of silence.
I am still sorting my photographs but here are two of them which I finally got done. This is the view from the verandah of our villa’s. Yes, this is what I woke up to every morning at 6 am. I was surprised how I woke up just before the alarm went off and ventured out just to enjoy the sunrise, the serenity and to listen to the birds chirping away merrily. It was truly a wonderful sight and an experience to behold. The first day I tried to bracket my shots so that I can try and make a HDR using my DPP (Digital Photo Professional) Software from Canon. This is the result.
The second day I wanted to try and experiment with my pinhole lens I had bought just before the trip. It was interesting because I had to spend more time figuring out the proper ISO and the Shutter speed without any live view available for it. And I think I sort of got around a little bit with it, even trying to explain it to a friend about how it actually works, hoping that I succeeded in what I wanted to convey 🙂 I did edit it a little bit in DPP to reduce the noise levels but that is pretty much I could manage without spoiling the actual image.
“In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson