In India it would be very difficult indeed to go anywhere at all without bumping into the ubiquitous crow (a little like the ravens in London). As far as Indians are concerned, survival wise, the crow is the winged rat- Living anywhere, and off most anything.

Ahmedabad is one of the few cities in India, however, where this phenomenon is startling by it's absence. Due to the unique topology, and the lifestyle of the people who've made this city their own these last few hundred years, it's the pigeons that have come to rule the roost, so to speak. These thoroughly pesky birds have completely nudged the wily, and hardy, crow out of it's ecological niche here!

Peskyness notwithstanding, there's few sights as enchanting as a bird-on-wing...


Nikon F75, 28-110mm
Kodak 400 ISO
2005, Swaminarayan Temple in Kalupur, Ahmedabad, India


faraari at: July 28, 2005 4:31 AM said...

i love the way you've freezed one bird. did you do this with the camera or was the image postprocessed?