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23 September 2009 @ 07:34 pm
More Birds  
I know I've not posted many photographs of the big game - the reason most people go to East Africa in the first place, but I had fun shooting birds after a really long time and it was fun processing them. Here are a few more birds from the plains of the Serengeti.




Yellow-throated Sandgrouse







Black-headed Heron






D'Arnaud's Barbet






Hildebrandt's Starling






Rüppell's Long-tailed Starling






Blue-eared Starling






Superb Starling







 
 
 
Gopal Venkatesang13n on September 24th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
superb shots dude
love the stalings especially
IdahoSwedeidahoswede on September 24th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
You go ahead and post all of the birds you want. Those are just fantastic.
Zeeshan Nofilzeeshanmn on September 24th, 2009 05:11 am (UTC)
Your pictures provide a very different perspective from the regular wildebeest, zebra, lioness, etc. pictures that one usually gets to see of the Savannah. I mean, I didn't expect I would see so many birds :-).
Yathinyathin on September 24th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks! The savanna has something for everyone - the people and towns in the Ngorongoro conservation area are so colorful.
Origa: turtle & dragonflyoriga on September 24th, 2009 12:34 pm (UTC)
Wow, such exotic and gorgeous birds! Enjoyed! :)
Mel: Heronkendokamel on September 24th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
But if you spent all your time taking pictures of the big game, who would provide us with such lovely photos of colorful birds? (:
Yathinyathin on September 24th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
That notorious search engine? ;)
Margaretrivendweller on September 24th, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
I'm just sitting back a loving this, dude. You make me so happy!
Yathinyathin on September 24th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
I'm happy that it makes people happy because it was so much fun being in Africa with all that incredible wildlife.
Aparna: Birdsinspirethoughts on September 24th, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
Beautiful!

fun shooting birds after a really long time
I am glad its a camera there that is shooting! :)

ROTFL! Sorry, not at you, just at me. For some reason I read Rüppell's Long-tailed Starling as rumpelstiltskin. And I have no idea why? *giggling*

The colors are so exotic, wish I could get them in cloth. :)
Yathinyathin on September 24th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
> The colors are so exotic, wish I could get them in cloth. :)

That's exactly how clothes sourced from animal fur came into being perhaps? Or maybe even the origins of clothes are with a statement like that when a caveman's wife decided to redefine fashion by wearing fur unlike the most commonly believed reason that humans started wearing clothes to protect themselves from weather? ;-)
Aparna: Thinkinginspirethoughts on September 24th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Perhaps it is the reason for the need of fashion to kill animals and wear their skins.

But, I would rather have the colors replicated in artificial cloth than skin these animals. *smirks, then thinking hard* I can imagine the colors so clearly in my mind and the type of material too. For instance the colors on Super Starling I can imagine the yellow on a silky odhni, the black for the semi-cotton blouse and the blue colors to a semi-cotton lehanga. Or the colors of D'Arnaud's Barbet can be seen on a cream colored satin skirt with black spots, hmm...let's see a full umbrella or may be an A-line cut. Ooh! I can almost feel it.

*blinking back* Aah imagination at it's best! :D
depontideponti on September 25th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
Enjoyed each photograph very much...now the names seem the same, too :)
Smithasmittenbyu on September 30th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
wow! how beautiful! I never imagined birds in the Serengeti!
(Anonymous) on January 27th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
I believe the first bird is actually a Yellow-throated Sandgrouse
Yathinyathin on January 27th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you for letting me know! I've changed the caption. :-)