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06 January 2006 @ 07:02 pm
The Wishing Lake  
Khechopari roughly means wishing lake in the local language and to the people there, this place is very sacred. I had to start at 5am for a two hour (30 KM) drive to the lake. After an uneventful drive, we arrived at the place. The entrance had a couple of shops and a monastry. It looked pretty ordinary, and from my experience of temples and adjoining lakes in southern India, I thought this would be just another place. But...

The path seemed interesting. Deathly silence. If there's one place you could "hear" silence... this is it.

First glimpse of the sacred Lake

Finally the lake. Common Mergansers sleeping.

Path to the lake

Sacred Lake

Temple near the edge of the lake

Blue whistling thrush. One of the most accomplished singers in the bird world. Brilliant tunes and even better voice.

Tree Sparrow

Where's the birdy?

IdahoSwedeidahoswede on January 6th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC)
Just incredible, thank you.
ZuZusuzan_s on January 6th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
Breathtaking! Thanks for sharing.
Amit Gandhiamitng on January 6th, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC)
Wow! You sure are maturing into one hell of a photographer..
goofy_duck2004: Swangoofy_duck2004 on January 6th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)

What is the green bird in the last picture called?
Yathinyathin on January 6th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
> What is the green bird in the last picture called?

It's a Green-backed Tit. Here are some more pics of this bird:

thejutheju on January 6th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
WOW!! is all i could say.
Chandrahasa Reddy Nchandrahasa on January 6th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
Simply amazing... Thanks for sharing
suhassuhas on January 6th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC)
There is something special about the symmetry in the second pic.
Premnath Kudvapremkudva on January 7th, 2006 03:56 am (UTC)
Thanks it was great.
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Yathinyathin on January 8th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC)
Hmmm ... I use 1280 x 1024, no wonder I don't notice the horizontal scrolling. However, since I don't want to mess up other peoples' friends pages, I put all large images ( horizontally > 600 px ) behind a cut.

Also, I feel that an image lesser than 800 x 532 usually misses out a lot of detail. :)
Preethifiveonehalf on January 8th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
Absolutely stunning! Though I have not been to the place I believe you have brought out its 'essence' in the photos