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.
Getting refreshed after a plunge
Landing into the Bathing Point with pointed beak and shrewd eyes…!
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 ….
So vigilant that nobody should hurt the bathing moments…
After a prolonged dip, it got out of the pool in power and stared the surroundings in more vigilance!
The Greater Couccal, after the full fledged bath..
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…!
When the evening was filled with the clouds of rain in this April, the kingfisher found the way to the pond to have a dip to refresh itself from the hot and humid noon..! Slight rain, the haughty wind and the gloomy air were there around the plains …and hence it was essential for the bird to quench its thirst and to refresh from the huskiness of the nature, that’s all.
In the branches of the evening and around the air of April-rains for an essential refreshment…,
The Wind in the backdrop.., a look in turn…
Refreshing the Wings..
Rain- Clouds are there ahead !!
I used my Nikon D600 to make use of the moment, that’s all about this session of the evening rains of the April..!!