The Woodpecker in the Banana Trunk

The Woodpecker in the Banana Trunk

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. Woodpk7WoodpkWoodpk5Woodpk1

A safer launch in the woods…Indian Pond Heron

A safer launch in the woods…Indian Pond Heron

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.IMG_6586

 

 

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A Way to the Pond when the Rains around ….!!

A Way to the Pond when the Rains around ….!!

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.

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In the branches of the evening and around the air of April-rains for an essential refreshment…,

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The Wind in the backdrop.., a look in turn…

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Refreshing the Wings..

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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..!!

‘The Cock -Tail’-Postures!!!

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‘The charming Call’ after the rains of the last day !!

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The Turning Ahead..

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A Frilled up Move ..!

The day was a bit cloudy and there was rain in the day before. There I got these cocktail postures from the neighboring walls of the tropical village in my native Indian rustic scenes.The bird was on the walls to walk and watch around..on the way it had taken some time to get  relaxed and refreshed ! Thus I got the chance to have these pictures of these outstanding ‘male -gestures’ of feathers and the charming head in deep colors !! (all were shot in my CanonEOS500D )

Just before the Monsoon arrives…,

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The Egret Pair Awaiting the Monsoon in the Southern Coast of India

In the southern coast of India here, at the outset of the tropics, monsoon arrives by the middle of May ; the clouds began to sprout across the sky during the time…;on such a time,  just before the early noon, I have witnessed this Egret pair on the banana leaves, near a cattle shed in the countryside and took it in my Canon 500D just before the clouds fading the bright lights of the early noontime that welcomes the arrival of the monsoon;

Velvet Lights In the Evening And The Greater Couccal…!!

Velvet Lights In the Evening And The Greater Couccal…!!

In the evening of the midsummer , the evening lights had produced a velvet effect among the leaves in the brimming branches beside the walls and the Greater Couccal , otherwise called as the bird of good omens or the bird of fortune in Central and South India, stepped into the wall in that twilight…the angular posture and the lights in green glitters I can’t forget that I took in my Canon 500D with the prime lens of 400mm of the Canon breed !!

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Greater Couccal or The Bird of Good Omens in the twilight, a capture in the last midsummer in my Canon 500D with its 400 mm prime lens

The Thurst And After…

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The Thirsty Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda)

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Scanning Amidst The Banana Leaves

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The Treepie Posing

The summer was at its peak ;hence the noon was hot…and so the thirsty Treepie (Rufous Treepie-IndianTreepie) landed the branch near the pool among the woods when the sun started sliding down from the topmost sky. After taking two or three dips into the pool, it flew into the banana tree and spent there for getting into the focus for the camera.

After having some busy scans among the banana leaves, left the spot for awhile…and reached back when the sun got less hot…and now found a place amidst the young palms of coconut, balancing the body with the feet among the leaves for a few moments in less light….and then left away from the woods..!!

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The Treepie Balancing In Between The Palm-leaves