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himalayas

  1. Life ... Dream

    Life ... Dream

    Life - Dream __________________ Dreams ... ... Are said to be Black and white We fill them up ... With colors Of life ... People live In the edge of Time ... Of Today and now So it is claimed Tomorrow ... Never dies But ... Others believe It never comes A mere apparition Enough for us...
  2. Himalayas - 566

    Himalayas - 566

    Himalayas - 566 colorful wee Himalayans ... ... always a delight to get a closeup shot of this wonderful songster ... ___________ Grey-hooded Warbler Phylloscopus xanthoshictos
  3. Himalayas - 565

    Himalayas - 565

    Himalayas - 565 Touch of gold ... in the golden hour ... ___________ Greater Yellownape f & m Sattal Forest Uttarakhand Himalayas India 20 November 2019
  4. Himalayas - 564

    Himalayas - 564

    Himalayas - It was a lovely evening in Himalayas ... and twilight was about to acquire a deeper shade when ... we located this beauty in an obliging mood ... __________ Cinereous Tit Parus cinereus Dwarahat Alt. 5500 ft Dist Almora Uttarakhand Himalayas India 18 October 2015
  5. Himalayas - 563

    Himalayas - 563

    Himalayas - 563 Fabulous Himalayan with resonating loud calls ... ... heard more often in morning and late evening Here ... he obliged us with that wonderful head turn ... ____________ My presence at the Forum will be off and on ... over next two weeks ... ... as the family is in...
  6. Himalayas - 562

    Himalayas - 562

    Himalayas - 562 Loved that classical Nuthatch pose ... and crampon like claws ... ... that allows them to move up and down a tree ... with such facility _______________ Chestnut-bellied Nnuthatch Dwarahat Dist. Almora Uttarakhand Himalayas 14 October 2018
  7. Himalayas - 561

    Himalayas - 561

    Himalayas - Stylish wee beauties ... Very active and agile feeders ... don't usually believe in giving a good pose ... It was a delight to one ... from one of them ... ____________ Himalayan Black-lored Tit Machlolophus xanthogenys Sattal Forest Alt. 5500 ft. Uttarakhand Himalayas...
  8. Himalayas - 560

    Himalayas - 560

    Himalayas - 560 Liked the setting here ... and the richness ... ... of color __________ Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus speciosus Sattal Forest edge Alt. 5500 ft. Uttarakhand Himalayas India 19 October 2018
  9. Himalayas - 559

    Himalayas - 559

    Embodiment of joy ... these little bundles are energy are ... ... Nature ... has put the spotlight on him ... here ___________ Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus Sattal Forest Alt. 5500 ft. Uttarakhand Himalayas India 18 October 2018
  10. Fall-Winter - 59

    Fall-Winter - 59

    Fall-Winter - This lissome beauty breeds in Himalayas ... ( subspecies M. c. melanope ) ... and comes to the plains durng winter ... This was captured in Himalayas in November ... when they start their migration ... ___________ Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea Sattal Forest...
  11. Merry Christmas ...

    Merry Christmas ...

    Rufous-bellied Niltava ... kowtows to the Son of God ... ... and sends Seasons Greetings to all ...
  12. Himalayas - 557

    Himalayas - 557

    Himalayas - 557 It was a Himalayan evening ... She ... was strolling coolly ... along the forest floor ... when she reached a patch of Sun ... kissing the floor ... ... turned And smiled ... ever so gently Spotted Dove 12 October 2018
  13. Himalayas - 555

    Himalayas - 555

    Himalayas - 555 Life : Just a thought ... ____________ It is not ... ... The execution But ... The desire Aim is ... ... Not the poetry But ... An illusion of it Recreating moment ... ... A feeling Joy ... ... And ecstasy Letting one Go on ... and on And then ... ... Illusion Merges...
  14. Himalayas - 554

    Himalayas - 554

    Himalayas - Life : A Door Ajar ... _____________ A visit ... ... To glimpse Intangible On highway ... To Infinity A walk beyond Commonplace ... ... Mundane Rigmarole And nittty-grity Of life ________________ Himalayan black beauty ... ... in white marble rocks ... __________ Spotted...
  15. Himalayas - 553

    Himalayas - 553

    Himalayas - 553 ... After having fun and fill ... it was time to leave ... but in all their kindness for a mesmerized photographer ... they decided to give one Bolshoi Theatre pose together ... ... much like a memento ... Not an easy bird to spot ... due to the type of habitat and...
  16. Himalayas - 551

    Himalayas - 551

    Himalayas - 551 Before his partner came ... he shifted to another bowl ... ... kept nearby in a much clearer area ... ... but before using the facility ... he turned around ... and prudently ... checked our activity and intention ... At close to one foot in size ... they are big sized...
  17. Himalayas - 549

    Himalayas - 549

    Himalayas - 549 Suddenly ... one of them decided to straighten up ... and sit bolt upright ... ... granting a lovely profile shot ... ... nearly flawless The pair was giving calls as well ... I am still to work on it ... _____________ Variegated Laughingthrush ( Trochalopteron...
  18. Himalayas - 546

    Himalayas - 546

    Himalayas - 546 Last of the White-crested Lt. image in this mini series ... A group captured ... having some quick evening snack at the forest edge ... Very social birds ... ... maintain a group identity ... and actively defend against inter- and intra-specific groups ... ... also...
  19. Himalayas - 545

    Himalayas - 545

    Himalayas - 545 Not scared ... ... Though Wary ... They were .. And Quite obviously They ... Did not like us I believe ... Rightly so _________ Introduced in Singapore and Malaysia ... through pet trade ... and planned introduction Well established in Singapore ( JJ mentioned...
  20. Himalayas - 544

    Himalayas - 544

    Himalayas - 544 Very vocal ... and gregarious ... parties of six to ten individual are often seen ... but the number can go up to 40 ... Have different types of calls ... that they use for communication during group foraging ... ... giving instruction to move on ... organizing...
  21. Himalayas - 543

    Himalayas - 543

    Himalayas - 543 ... Here's one that gives a complete view of the plumage ... We had started early from Delhi ... that morning ... ... with fond hope of spending the afternoon with Himalayan beauties ... ... keeping in mind the finicky weather in the mountains ... Driving 330 Km. non...
  22. Himalayas - 542

    Himalayas - 542

    Himalayas - 542 ... Now ... I have a bagful of images ... calls and video clips ... ... of this forest dweller ... So... expect a series of images ... I intend to share ... __________ My brother tested negative for covid yesterday ... ... and has been discharged from the hospital ...
  23. Himalayas - 540

    Himalayas - 540

    Himalayas - 540 These birds have a wonderful repertoire of calls and songs ... some of them resembling the laughter ... ... wonderfully stylized ... One such lovely rendering of song and call ... we were able to record ... It reminded me of a scene in a Kurosawa classic the Red Chief...
  24. Himalayas - 539

    Himalayas - 539

    On Covid Front ... My brother has been shifted to a hospital room ... from ICU ... and needs Oxygen only intermittently, now ... two more doses of Remdesivir to go in next two days ... Rest of us are OK ... ____________ Himalayas - 539 There was ... this mating pair of lovely ...
  25. Himalayas - 538

    Himalayas - 538

    Himalayas - 538 Laughingthrushes are a specialty of South-east Asia ... and Indian Subcontinent ... Himalayas being a good location generally ... to see some of them ... This one here has the habit of scurrying along the ground under low bushes ... ... this habit and their color has...
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