I clicked this picture a year and a half back and this one moment is associated with a lot of life teachings.
This juvenile tailor bird, while learning how to fly, landed in my balcony. Being an avid bird photographer, I immediately took out my camera and quietly started observing (and clicking) the little one’s repeated attempts to make it over the railing.
In between, the mother kept coming and encouraging the young one but after 30-40 mins of struggle, the little one gave up and found shelter besides a huge pot.
Minutes later, the mother appeared with a treat for the young one and after feeding him, she started coaxing the young one to try once more.
Finally, with the help of the mother, the young one flew from one balcony to the other.
The entire saga lasted for about 1.5 hours (and I skipped my meal) to click at least 200 pictures but this is the one which made my day.
Lessons which I learnt from this moment
You need to be patient to achieve big results and never be scared of failure during this path to success
If you don’t want something badly, you will give up without a fight. So have a burning desire to achieve your goal
Every now and then you need somebody to mentor you/ give you a push. Identify the right person and have full faith in them.
Delhi NCR’s pollution is increasing day by day and this is leading to a multitude of health problems among the population.
According to a report, yesterday was the most polluted day of the year and this is bound to get worse as the winters progress.
For a better and cleaner future, all of us have to make a sincere effort and it doesn’t need to be a giant leap. Even a small step towards greenery will go a long way in achieving this goal.
I saw this boot outside somebody’s’ house during my recent trip to New Zealand and was quite impressed by the idea. We also need to think out of the box to come up with more green solutions for our country and combat the rising pollution.
When I started doing bird photography, there used to so many instances when the bird used to fly away just as I was about to click it or the picture used to come out hazy. It was frustrating initially and many times I thought that I will never get a chance to click that particular bird again. But, with time I realized that patience does pay off.
This quote by Aristotle is so true “Patience is bitter but it’s fruit is sweet”. This is exactly what wildlife photography has taught me. There is a right time for everything and only after a lot of patience and hard work, does that moment arise.
So don’t lose hope and keep working towards your goal. Be patient when you are going through a rough patch, because ultimately you will come out on top. When the right moment comes, it will be magical…just like this pic!!
Photography has a different meaning in everyone’s lives. For me the love of photography started at a young age when I used to observe my uncle (who is an avid bird watcher) & my brother who used to click pictures with old camera’s which used photographic film. I feel photography was more of an art at that time, where one had to be frugal in the number of pics they clicked. Things have changed with DSLR’s coming into the market. Now one can click unlimited pics and then choose the best one.
The most exciting thing earlier was to wait for the camera roll to be developed and see the pictures and carefully catalogue them in an album. Nowadays people hardly get their pictures developed and most of them are now stored on the computer or a hard drive. I remember developing black and white pictures at school, where we had to be so precise about the exposure time and the chemicals to get the perfect picture. Now pictures can easily be modified on the hundreds of softwares available.
Even though so much has changed in photographic technology, my love & passion for photography remains the same…infact it has grown exponentially over the last few years. For me it is the ideal stress buster after a hectic day at work.
I feel the best gift one can get is a camera and that is one thing I will make sure my kids will have as soon as they are old enough to handle one.
Rose ringed parakeet enjoying his meal
This post on the occasion of World Photography day will be incomplete, if I don’t share a picture. I got up in morning, not realizing that it is world photography day. I picked up my camera and walked into my backyard where I spotted this rose ringed parakeet happily enjoying his meal. He was totally oblivious to my presence and I was able to get really close and get some great pics of the bird. Hope you enjoy it. Keep clicking!!