A group of us went to Nandi Hills last Saturday; and though we did not sight a single raptor apart from the good old black kites, it was a very enjoyable morning indeed. Because of the “black” kites, I thought of this morning as a series of colours….
It started with this mauve and pink sunrise:
Then the sky changed to the more usual yellow shades, with the dark hill contrasting:
I decided to get the sun in the corner for that one!
White was represented by the ORIENTAL WHITE-EYE:
Green by the SMALL GREEN (WHITE-CHEEKED) BARBET, which, in this photograph, is a Leafbird! (this is the way most birds show themselves to me...)
Can you see its eye peeping out between the leaves?
The PURPLE-RUMPED SUNBIRD:
Though it's called the ASHY DRONGO (Thanks for correcting the id, A), the predominant colours were black/bronze:
More black, in the form of the silhouette of this SHIKRA, which never gave me an opportunity for a better shot:
Brown was the colour of this baby MACAQUE, that was lit up by the sunshine in its mother's arms:
Here's a GREY PANSY:
A lovelier shade of brown, and some golden yellow, were provided by this CHOCOLATE PANSY, and the WASP approaching with its pollen sacs full:
White was contributed by this tiny MOTH on a leaf:
Of course, the flowers came in a variety of colours. This red bell-like flower covered the rocky slopes:
Here's a closeup:
The pied effect was this BLACK-EYED SUSAN:
This sunburst-like flower provided a bright yellow:
This YAM FRUITING BODY was multicoloured:
Some more bright yellow from this flower, that looked like a light bulb!
here's as bright a red as it's possible to get, from the POWDER PUFF FLOWER:
A green background, with dots of orange:
Subtle greys on the LICHENS on the tree bark were so lovely:
Just the shades of green, in the pattern of some of the leaves was lovely with the backlight:
A most delicious shade of dark rich brown was cake that Garima had baked and brought:
And finally, here’s the BLUE-CAPPED ROCK THRUSH that sat patiently for us…but sat so deep in the shade that we couldn’t really get its brightness!