Mandaragiri hills....A secluded view point ...especially for sunset vibes! Long drive zone....
The sense of how the deep dark orange red shaded ball blend with the light colored sky giving the enriched feel...
Yes I do agree...sometimes it's not the sunset actually..the hour after sunset rocks the colour blends than anytime of the day ! 😇 #sunset#sunsetvibes#tumkur#mandaragirihills#naturesurprises
Tips: Better to visit during the morning and wind up soon after sunset...as mentioned secluded..indeed it really is..no street light, no ppl..and a major zone of robbery,snatching all stuffs, therefore be extra careful when you visit n headback before it's too dark..!
My favourite 2019 photographs down to 9! 😃 This time last year I set myself the goal of seeing an owl! 🦉 Didn't expect how involved I would get with bird photography! So excited to see what this year brings! 😄
Things to look out this year!
- Prints (coming very soon!)
- Gallery exhibition
- Improved website
- Red foxes
- Birds in flight
- Baby owlets
- Other owl species: Long-eared and Pygmy (hopefully!) possibilily even Short-eared - if they stop by, and Ural!)
- More woodland landscapes
Be sure to see how these projects unveil! 😊
1. Snowy forest - March
2. Four Kestrels - July
3. Fledging Kestrel - July
4. Kinglet - July
5. Northern Goshawk - July
6. Hiding Tawny - October
7. Great Grey ontop of spruce - October
8. Great Grey inside spruce 1&2 - November
5.1.2020 A video for today, Sunday. The water is rushing through my apantle, in the garden, so here it is. The apantle, or irrigation channel, is what brings water to my garden and my neighbour's gardens. We refer to this water as the apantle, a word that comes from the indigenous language Nahuatl, still spoken here. ‘Atl’ means water and ‘pantli’ means “line”, so this irrigation channel is what keeps my garden so green and healthy. We are so lucky. It comes from its source in Cuernavaca, all the way to Jiutepec, and arrives a bit muddy and soapy but also with fish and plants, so it's perfect for watering the plants and trees. There is so much water here in Morelos; less than before, inevitably, but still we receive it, as do many a farmer and the garden nurseries on the way here. People wash their cars in it, dogs drink it, some women still wash their clothes in it, others pee in it, but for watering the garden it's perfect. #mygardentoday#onedayatatime#apantle#irrigationchannel#water#runningwater#tinklingwater#life#waterislife#natureheals#naturesurprises#naturephotography#video#mydog #frisca#waterscape
The great grey owl is the third largest owl in the world after the eagle owl and Blakiaton’s fish-owl. I also learned that the reason for their flat face is to better direct and enhance the sound waves. Their ears are also often (depending on species) asymmetrically placed and with special feathers that focus the sounds. How cool is that?🦉✨
It was around my 5 or 6th trip to this new area where I was scouting for Great Grey Owls. The biotome is very suitable for them. The trip includes a good 8km cycle and 2km hike each way with lots of gear!
As it goes with photographers or alike seeking new locations and wildlife, you may see nothing for a long time, but it is part of the game. It is a time investment. And so, on the evening I set out, I set myself no expectations so I could not be disappointed, only hope and desire to be out in nature. And so it was a huge suprise and an incredible moment to which I will never forget, when I walked past a cluster of evergreen trees, looked up and saw a huge great grey bird staging atop a young spruce tree. My heart sank and then proceeded to beat faster as I knew it was the Phantom of the North, the Great Grey Owl (Lappuggla). I checked this area every visit. The persistence paid off.
I moved a little more forward at very slow pace and then ensured to not move anymore and to be as quiet as possible. As I knew given the time of day (dusk) and the positioning that they were currently hunting in their preferred method. The owl replies predominately on sound for hunting and it was therefore very important I made no sound and put them first as always.
The light was weak but the experience was immense.
I took a handful of environmental shots (which I favour) of them in a few spots until total darkness fell and I headed back out into the night.
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