Bhavesh and Friends

Kirigalpoththa has tagged me in his Tag and a Story post. The game is easy…
• Open your first photo folder and select the 10th photo
• Publish it and tell the story of the photo
• Link back to the person who tagged you
• Tag 5 friends and inform them.

So here is the 10th photo from my first photo folder…

Bhavesh and Friends

The photo was taken while climbing up Shivneri fort. The scene was good from the location so we decided to look around. Before we resumed, we took our photo on the steps. From left to right, the names are — Pramod, Bhavesh [me], Pramod [yes one more] and Rahul. I do not look the same now. In fact, I do not look the same every month! See my post named Bhavesh to see my latest photo.

I'm tagging the following 5…
Carmen Henesy
patricia
Elena Marin- Alexe
ARIPI DE FLUTURE
Binoy Mathew

Crow who thinks he is a Sunbird

The title must have given you an idea what this post is about, but to experience it in a photographic way, look at the crow in the below picture. Now you must be wondering what is special about it; how am I telling that it is feeling like a Sunbird. Want to know? See the second picture below.

Crow who thinks he is a Sunbird

Crow who thinks he is a Sunbird

To preserve history, they have cut the future!

There's a sad news. One of my loved ones is seriously injured. I refer to my post named Nature's Brickwork. I went to the same place — Tikona Fort again last Sunday. The powerful fig shown in that post is cut by the people who declare themselves as the guardians of the remains of the fort. When I asked one such person over there with a roar of dissatisfaction, why they cut my tree, he said the tree will ruin the historical bastion. When I saw the tragic scene, I had guessed the same logic behind it. He said that they are planning to cut all such trees in the near future. What a Catch-22! Save the history, or save the future?

I am concerned by the cut tree, but am a bit relieved that they have not noticed that removing a fig's roots is not as easy as drinking a cup of coffee. The roots are still there, and the tree will grow again. To make it more relieving, I seeded the place with some of my favorite raw trees considering the upcoming rainy season — monsoon in 2½ months.

I took a photo of the same place. Here is the comparison…

Nature's Brickwork at Tikona Fort — A Fig Tree on a Bastion
In the winter of 2006
Nature's Brickwork Destroyed at Tikona Fort — A Fig Tree on a Bastion is Cut Now
In the summer of 2010


Selo Commentarista Excelente Award

Selo Commentarista Excelente Award

Perhaps this is the easiest tag-game/award I have ever received. I've received it from ARIPI DE FLUTURE in her la masa- eating post. I just have to pass it to 10 nice blogs :)

The list is below. If you are not in the list, it really doesn't mean that I don't like your blog :) It's the random 10 I've picked from the great blogs I know. Check them out, they are really amazing!
Evry Daily Photo
Live rather than exist
The Artful Paper Doll
JOYFUL REFLECTIONS
Life Is What You Make It...
Spirithelpers
A-B-C-flowers
Connections
Hamaree Rasoi
SayCheese

to add the award to your blog's sidebar.


Newborn Plants in Veer Dam Soils

So sorry Sarah for not posting anything yesterday. I hope this post will make you happy.

This time is of reduced water levels in the backwaters of every dam in India. Veer dam is no exception to that. The reduced water level means highly fertile new soil for a short period. Seeds don't lose this opportunity. They apply their full capacity to germinate in an attempt to become trees. There are many trees in the making. Some are photographed by me.

I'm so happy to see the baby plants that will one day become the contributors for the betterment of the pristine environment the planet has developed in millions of years. In my opinion, trees are the most generous species on the planet.

Newborn plants or baby plants or germinating plants in the soils of Veer dam

Newborn plant or baby plant or germinating plant in the soils of Veer dam

Newborn plants or baby plants or germinating plants with footsteps of birds in the soils of Veer dam

Macaque Monkey of Thoseghar Waterfall

Only a few of you may have seen my post on Thoseghar Waterfall, but many of you are seeing this monkey from there! Isn't its tail a bit long? These monkeys, I don't know how come, probably by race, come in different shapes, sizes, fight-marks, madness, etc. Some are crack with their upper floor, the others are more than that :) How do you find this one?

And oh yes, I had published a decent monkey also, in the past!

Macaque Monkey of Thoseghar Waterfall

Begdewadi Ganpati Temple [Huge Statue]

On the old Bombay-Pune highway, in Begdewadi, a huge statue of Lord Ganpati has been created on a hill-top. The size of the statue can be realized by comparing with the people standing below. This photo was taken by my wife Megha sitting behind me on our motorbike when we were heading towards Bedse Caves. I didn't realize when she took the shot! She's such a master of photography that the photo taken from the speeding motorbike is so very much clear!! Please see her blogs on art, nature and fun. She's out of this world :)
Begdewadi Ganpati Temple [Huge Statue]

I'm showing the exact location of the statue as follows on a Google Map…

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More photos of Lord Ganpati can be seen on my past posts named…
Dagdusheth Ganpati
Dholya Ganpati Temple
Kade Varcha Ganpati [कडे वरचा गणपति]

Dinosaur Chick at Sinhagad Paaytha

We saw a dinosaur chick! When we were returning from a short mid-climb from Sinhagad, we saw a dinosaur chick on the trail!! We were quite astonished by our discovery in the forest area of Sinhagad, and could not believe our eyes!!! See for yourself…

Dinosaur Chick at Sinhagad Paaytha

Just kidding; I mean, just chicking! It was a rooster chick :)

National Geographic Top 35 Photos of 2009

National Geographic Top 35 Photos of 2009 - Photograph by Bas Uterwijk
Photograph by Bas Uterwijk

National Geographic Top 35 Photos of 2009 - Photograph by Arsenault Rock
Photograph by Arsenault Rock

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Photograph by Adrienne Austin

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Photograph by Ben Marans

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Photograph by Bonnie Marsh

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Photograph by Catherine Khalar

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Photograph by Cecelia Martine

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Photograph by Chin Chee Cheah

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Photograph by Chris Mayne

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Photograph by Chris Van Wyk

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Photograph by David Robertson

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Photograph by Dennis Dillow

National Geographic Top 35 Photos of 2009 - Photograph by Gary Melnysy
Photograph by Gary Melnysy

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Photograph by Jack R Johanson

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Photograph by Jamitra Singh Bisht

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Photograph by Jaka Jese

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Photograph by James Hardy

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Photograph by Javier Bohorquez

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Photograph by Jeff Davids

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Photograph by Jules Hersman

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Photograph by Julie Mavros

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Photograph by Karen Rand

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Photograph by Karl-Johan Vasstrand

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Photograph by Karolos Trivizas

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Photograph by Kevin McNeal

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Photograph by Kevin Pieper

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Photograph by Leslie Schreck

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Photograph by Matthias Miller

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Photograph by Melinda Podor

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Photograph by Mona Dienhart

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Photograph by Neil Heims

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Photograph by Sami Vaskola

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Photograph by Steve Zimmermann

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Photograph by Yoong Wah Alex Wong

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Photograph by Yoppy Pieter

Note: I received these photos in an email forward. None of the photos in this post are taken by me. The copyright of the photos remain with the original photographers.

Common Rose Butterfly [Atrophaneura Aristolochiae, Pachliopta Aristolochiae, Swallowtail Butterfly] Feeding on Marigolds

I shot this on way to the Ganpati Temple of Moreshwar in Morgaon driving from Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Common Rose Butterfly [Atrophaneura Aristolochiae, Pachliopta Aristolochiae, Swallowtail Butterfly] Feeding on Marigolds

Bhavesh

Perhaps this is my first post in which I'm showing just myself and nothing else :) Oh! Wait!! There's dry grass, there are trees, there are rocks, there's a gray sky, there's a beautiful landscape out there!!! Nature is always around me. Or rather I should say, I'm always there where nature is :)

How do you like the photos?

Photography credits to my wife :)

Bhavesh

Bhavesh

Bhavesh

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