"“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”
— Elliott Erwitt

This was a milestone bird for me, my 550th. This pic of the Red-billed Scimitar Babbler was shot in The Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains

· · Tootle for Mastodon · 3 · 14 · 18

Congrats on said milestone. Shooting 550 birds is a huge one (specially since they are so fidgety much of the time).


@samyukth My dad used to use a Nikon to take pictures of wildlife as well - he'd just stay very still, in one spot, until the animals would decide he was harmless and act naturally.

(He also did this with people. It's how he got good shots.)

However, he never took pictures of birds in India, as he has never been to India. This is a remarkable picture. Thank you for sharing.

@Truck Thank you. Reminds me of this lovely quote - "In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence." ~ Robert Lynd.

@samyukth the downside of only taking pictures and not describing them in words, is that you exclude part of society who are visually challenged. :)

@FiXato Ah, true that. That thought never really occurred to me - that's a perspective that I need to be a little bit more sensitive to.

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