And the winner is…

During the photography weekend MV Shreeram of Darter was explaining to the participants that it was perfectly normal to harvest only about 5 photographs from every expedition which goes back to the Cartier Bresson philosophy of the first 10,000 photos of yours being crap (except in my case it would be every 2nd 10,000 photos I guess).

But anyway on weeding through my few hundreds of photographs (with the sinking realisation that most of the photographs would have to go to the recycle bin) I finally decided on one particular photo as my favourite and here it is..

Pratincole in the Water

I am not sure why I was so struck by a little pratincole sitting on the edge of the water dipping its beak into the lake everytime there was a wave. Maybe it was the fact that in an island so full of river tern birds (there were a few hundred birds on the island) a few pratincoles were still able to survive and retain their distinct identity and do their own thing essentially.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. lav says:

    really cool picture!!!! the bird is so cute!!!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      I know. isn’t it?

  2. Nirmala says:

    I like what you say about retaining distinct identity and survive.
    I am always touched by the struggles of birds and animals in this cruel world dominated by humans. Good photo.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Yeah birds having to struggle against other birds and animals is hard enough…

  3. Lav says:

    to survive is a need…to thrive, now that is elegant!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      For everything else there is visa…ha ha ha

  4. brad says:

    in addition to the pratincole, i love the way you have captured the water in that photo – i can actually feel its iciness!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks! Maybe icy more in texture rather than temperature- it was boiling out there…

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