Fruit season arrived in the tropics provided the woods with the lustrous green and blushing oranges among the ripe fruits and canopying leaves….and there came a silky green guest to have the delicious and the most colorful breakfast served by the Mother Nature in the fabulous forenoon thus enjoying the essence of the taste of season in the South of Indian subcontinent .
Noontime perplexed in the seawater with the scattered sea plants floating slightly across the dense surface of the dockyard that remained aloof….where the black cormorant started brooding over the camouflage of the noontime fever of light and the distant sea line….,the ship fumed in sighs, far away from the yard….,
The reflections on the sea reminded a mirror of dreams yearning to be real…..from where the bird began …!
The Woodpecker came to the banana tree on a cloudy evening of the autumn last year..It was to make a quick search of insects among the banana leaves and the trunk. Since the time has not much light and the woods around found little bit deserted that moment, the bird spend a bit more time than the usual to finish the scan among the trunks and so I got time enough to take shots more than expected, of the bird scanning through the tree , in my canon 500D even though the lighting was not much favorable for a shoot of the kind.
It was safer to the Indian Pond Heron to launch in the woods at the time because the sun was bright, the pool was full and the surroundings were peaceful with the presence of none…! So it made a sound watch of the place for a few minutes from atop the country terrace …,and then slowly launched near the pool to have a plunge and enough drink…,and everything was caught up in my Canon 500D.
In the hot summer time of South India,the Greater Couccal which is also described as the Bird of Fortunes in the legends of India, came to the pool to have a bath in detail…The first plunge into the pool was over and the bird stood steady ahead with the eyes looking sharper ….and the feet shaking for a moment ….
After a prolonged dip, it got out of the pool in power and stared the surroundings in more vigilance!
When bathing was over, the Bird of Fortune of the Legends ,with the wet body and a cool head ,made a look ahead in search of the Mate…!
Depicted here are the postures of Indian Pond Herons during the forenoon and afternoon in my Canon 500D with its prime lens. I would like to describe these images rather portraits of the bird than mere bird-images..!