Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Butterflies are free!

“I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies.”


Charles Dickens, Bleak House
 

 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Female Ruby throated Hummingbird, 7/23/13.

Today, I happened to capture the female Ruby Throated Hummingbird. She has a white neck. The Ruby throat is on the male.







Monday, July 22, 2013

Male Ruby throated Hummingbird, 7/22/13


Caught this beautiful Hummingbird, in my backyard. This is a male Ruby throated Hummingbird which is the most common species in Eastern USA. Still, low light conditions remains an issue, while photographing without flash. ISO 3200, 500mm, 1/1250 secs and F/6.3.




Sunday, July 21, 2013

 Close, as pages in a book


We'll be close as pages in a book
My love and I
So close, we can share a single look
Share every sigh

So close that before I hear your laugh
My laugh breaks through
And when a tear starts to appear
My eyes grow misty too

Our dreams won't come tumbling to the ground
We'll hold them fast
Darling as the strongest book is bound
We're bound to last

Your life is my life
And while life beats away in my heart
We'll be close as pages in a book
Never to part

Your life is my life
And while life beats away in my heart
We'll be close as pages in a book
Never to part

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vclNhOqhPzo 
"Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)"

Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like
On a-Jupiter and Mars
In other words, hold my hand
In other words, baby, kiss me

Fill my heart with song
And let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore
In other words, please be true
In other words, I love you


Fill my heart with song
Let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore
In other words, please be true
In other words, in other words
I love you
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtFBRJFN3p8 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Tum hi Ho. My fav. song from Aashiqi 2

video

My first Hummingbird in flight shot!

Yippee! I got my first Hummingbird in flight shot. Absolutely delighted!


Monday, July 15, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Khoobsurat Kabootar

A beautiful pigeon, that I had the privilege to meet in Puerto Rico.

http://365project.org/cjainmd/365/2013-07-14


Saturday, July 13, 2013

In love with Hummingbirds!

Hummingbirds are so colorful and beautiful. They are as small as your finger and when you see them from a distance, you can mistake them for an insect. They are a little larger than butterflies and are so swift that it is a challenge to photograph them. I have two Hummingbird feeders in my backyard and they are frequented by a couple of Hummingbirds. The syrup in the feeder requires replenishment every 4-5 days. And with some time, you get friendly with the Hummingbirds and they allow you to get closer for some detailed shots!