Being confined to the four corners of my home has been a routine over the past few months. And every time I get an opportunity to head out, I always carry my constant companion in the hope of capturing something startling, something new for my lurking eyes and I wasn’t disappointed with my finding once again.
Let me give you a brief introduction to how I found this green beauty: It was an average day with patches of passing clouds and a gentle cool breeze hitting my skin now and then. I had been wandering for two hours without any Reservation on what to shoot for the day with my camera in hand and a heavy backpack. Tired and a bit thirsty, I was hell bent on carrying on with my hunt. As I was nearing the end of my saturation point, I stumbled into an average sized fruit-bearing tree with two varieties of birds I had never seen. Without scaring them, I went on a clicking spree. It was confusing because both looked absolutely beautiful and I had to capture them in my lens. It was challenging as well because they were tiny and swift. I had to alter the shutter speed and ISO to get a decent picture and to some extent I did manage to get something if not ‘wow’.
After transferring my day’s finding to my laptop and showing it to my critic (my husband who felt only the bird should have been in focus which I agree), I zoomed the little green bird first scanning every intricate detail on its body. It was a delightful moment for me but I had a task, a tricky task of finding its name. After multiple failed attempts on Google, my proud moment eventually came. Not only did I find that this little one is called a white-cheeked barbet, but also a small green barbet predominant in South India. Enjoy!
You can click here for additional information on this green beauty.