at sattal, uttarakhand, india may 2019
f/7.1: shutter speed 1/2000: iso 1600 @ 600mm with canon eos 80d and tamron 150-600.
we were hell bent upon framing the brown dipper. on to the trail we marched. a decoy here, a decoy there, but no sightings. viraj played a nice waiting game near the stream which we were following in search of the bird. he managed a record shot but the dipper gave him the slip leaving him unsatisfied. back at the birders den, we had a brief chat with mr. thapa who passed on some valuable tips.
next day post lunch we began the quest again for the holy grail. harish's guiding honour was at stake. so off to chaffi we went in search of this "elusive pimpernel". the hunt was on.
boulders to the front, boulders behind, we got on the river bed and kept the search on. and then viola! we spotted it afar. as we moved closer it would fly away. the game was on.
after a few more, now i see it now i don't moments, we spotted it again on the opposite side of the stream. we moved stealthily aided by the massive boulders.
the dipper was busy, dipping and fishing in the water. like silent assassins we scrambled, crouched and snaked our way close hidden behind huge boulders.
the universe conspired and we were rewarded for our tenacity and unrelenting efforts.
Snowy owl during sunrise.
back in january i was lucky enough to take an awesome trip with @rinamiele and @seanlophotography to a secluded place where the snowy owls migrate. such an amazing experience watching these beautiful creatures do their thing.
shot with #sonya7rii edited in #lightroom 1/160
sony fe 100-400 + 1.4x teleconverter
The yellow-throated toucan has a far-carrying yelp of a call. described in spanish as sounding like “díos te dé” meaning “god give you...” in english. it’s an unforgettable sound that makes you stop and listen.
live life with passion,
see the beauty in all things
and share it with the world
João-botina-do-brejo (phacellodomus ferrugineigula)⠀
quer registrar essa ave livre na natureza? entre em contato conosco por direct e agende sua passarinhada conosco.
1 hour ago
Guess where i am visiting this weekend?
no prize for correct answers, other than the satisfaction you were right!
if you have any questions about anything i feature in my shots, or the falklands in general, please ask! 🤗💞🇫🇰
#falklands #falklandislands #nofilter #islandlife #birds #ig_birdwatchers#naturephotography #ig_discover_birdslife #bns_birds #birdwatching#photooftheday #picoftheday #travel#nature_perfection #splendid_animals #wildlife#wildlife_perfection #nuts_about_birds#eye_spy_birds #your_best_birds #birding_lounge #bird_brilliance #nature#explore_wildlife #birds_adored#telegraphtravel#quiz#penguin
It was a cold, wet, dark and dreary morning in the midst of november, after the sun shined for days, after the color bursts of autumn fell silently to to the ground but before the sky let go the pristine snow and before the colors of christmas took center stage. this is when i decide to make my comeback.
as life's concerns and other interests led me in other directions for a time being, they also circled me back around to this place in my life where, as i return, it feels like i never left. i knew at the time that i would be busy with other things for a bit but didn't realize it would be so long before i rounded back here, back home. oh, and did i ever go back.
i feel my name, cajun_lovechild, really fits and suits me. however, with that name i didn't feel i had the presence here that i had before, oh so long ago in another day and time. therefore, i’m rebranding myself back to a name i had previously... drumroll please, @a.brilliant.distraction, quite similar to “abrilliantdistraction”, the name i used and loved before, the name with much depth and a multitude of meanings. 😱😍🙃 i am so looking forward to getting back to sharing my photos and words. i’ve seeing missed your work and sharing my thoughts on your stuff so much so that it almost makes me giddy.
i didn't mean to be gone for as long as i have been but the time away has given me fresh eyes and some fresh ideas, and with that and a handful of full 64g sim cards of new pics minus one that with many treasures that i lost up at lake tipsoo very recently but with what i’ll share, i hope i can peak y'alls interest.
as i begin this journey down this familiar trail i feel as though i am venturing into an unexplored, almost unknown expanse, or maybe i am just seeing these familiar surroundings in a new light.
please, welcome me back to this strange new world that i have already known and loved. you’ve been missed ig.
Couple of tadorn de belon in an amazingly blue belgian sky #ornithology#topeuropephoto#bestbirdshots#couplegoals#shotwithlove#belgium#ecology#outdoors#birdsofinstagram#wildplanet#bevisuallyinspired#welltravelled#travelgram#bluesky#birdstagram#nuts_about_birds#planetbirds#best_birds_of_world#birdlovers#audubon#voyagevoyage#ig_today#eye_spy_birds#birding#nuts_about_birds#feather_perfection#ig_birdwatchers#birdfreaks#exclusive_birds#bns_birds#roamtocreate