Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Rufous necked hornbill

It was a wonderful experience to shoot this high flying bird lately. Everything in photography world won't come easy, every single shot comes through different package from absolute magical shots to most disappointing shots. However, the world of photography never derives me away from it. 

It has been over a month now I am back but still the feel is fresh and promising. This click have made me come back in different mood, not so satisfying. Yet, I got him. Many a times it's not simply awesome to shoot a bird at this angle and the height. Since, one need lots of imperturbability, energy, skills and focus.

Because the way it appears on the branch, height it choose to settle and the land usually is not easily accessible to every common man, it habitually remains almost cut-off from the view of any person and the camera lens. This resulted in a unique climb for this particular birds at its own choice of branch and the height. The richness of its colorful body or highly textured body is yet another cherishable quality it possess. I found a very unique body architecture, food habits and choice for nesting place is yet another unique habits.

I have learned that spending time understanding and fortifying good parts of this bird species is very important and necessary before it vanishes from the world. There are good chance one day, it may appears like ‘Dinosaur’ to our younger generation. In this age of modernization and urbanization phases, trying all the possible ways to preserve this species of birds from its extinction is necessary.

I learned that life can be prodigious without urban amenities that we consider necessary but the life of this bird species is more important to continue. Development is what we want but nature and the quality life for all bird species and including ourselves is more important.

I would tell you, this bird species is not so people-friendly but it is beautiful to watch and see its dance in the cloud. The male appears to be bit brighter in color as compared to its female counterpart, giving its own survival in the nature. The young one can’t fly so easily high up in the sky like adults due to its body weight, any other flying bird could easily beat in their flying accords. I found this bird genuinely beautiful and rich in texture.

Finally, I would strongly recommend people around to make any plan, any developmental activities accordingly, without destroying much of nature and birds habitats. 

Rufous necked hornbill

Rufous necked hornbill in action.

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