Thursday, April 15, 2010

Zen Moment

Two days ago I took a series of photographs of this bird. Trying to capture as close-up as possible with my simple camera(Sony cyber-shot) , I approached slowly, taking a step at a time and clicking away, fully aware that any second I could be deemed dangerous and the bird might take flight. I was able to get pretty close and sit right by the pole just a couple of feet away in the pier. We studied each other until it was time for me to leave. I was thrilled to share quiet zen moment together on a beautiful day. I wondered what kind of adventure resulted in only one leg for this bird -- because he surely was not standing on one leg rather had only one leg.

Speaking of sharing, a friend sent me a link to a two minute video of the day on every painting in MoMA on Flavorwire.com - a wonderful way to check out the paintings!

8 comments:

Prabha N. said...

Mindblowing!

meera said...

Prabha, Thank you!

arvin said...

I love your photo, as well as the Moma link. one representing a very static moment, the other making leaps and bounds through time and genre.

meera said...

Thanks Arvin -- thats a wonderful observation!

nikhilkardale said...

Great shot. Reading by your description I feel that the bird trusted you, which is rare. Its amazing how birds and animals pick up our true inner vibes.

meera said...

Thank you Nikhil! It was quite heart warming that he let me go so close to him!
I am glad you liked the shot.

Anonymous said...

That bird looks like a yogi. :-) - Sujeeth

meera said...

in deep meditation too :)

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