|WHITE THROATED KINGFISHER|
|ROSE RINGED PARAKETS|
Now days my latest activity is photographing birds,trees and butterflies seen near my house.If you observe properly you will see there are many birds,trees and insects in your immediate surrounding area which you tend to ignore in your everyday life.Near my house I see bats, butterflies,parakets,koyal,sparrows (their population is dwindling in Mumbai) kabar etc.Trees like jamun,eucalyptus,peltophorum,badam,banyan and many more.
Early morning the koyal wakes me up at 4 am followed by the parakets.Sometimes I see a kingfisher and other times hear the shrill call of the kite.When I go for my walk the peltophorum showers its flowers on me or the champa (plumeria alba) flowers fragrance awakens my olfactory nerves.
The joy all this give me is immence.
You to can do it. What is necessary initially is a little patience and observation and then automatically you will start noticing these beautical elements in your surrounding.
With the smart phones which we all carry you can photograph these and try to study them in detail later.Show them to your family and it becomes a good topic of conversation and who knows you may even develop a new hobby like birding,photography or plant study,gardening.If not just forget all and enjoy the moment.