“three hands” – by don and cheryl
The colours of India are irresistible and magic. I have never been there, but I feel immensly attracted by its people and colours. All of the following photos are from Jules1405 on flickr.
There are approximately 222 owl species worldwide. They are very enigmatic birds.
“Owls have fascinated man from time immemorial – to some cultures they are symbols of wisdom, while to others they are harbingers of doom and death. Here, The Owl Pages sheds some light on these mysterious creatures…”(Owl Pages)
Owls are a group of mainly nocturnal (active at night) birds. They are Raptors, or Birds of Prey, which means they hunt other living things for their food, using their special adaptations and unique abilities that set them apart from any other creature.
Owls have a very wide range of vocalisations, ranging from the hoots so often associated with Owls, to whistles, screeches, screams, purrs, snorts, chitters and hisses. Hooting is often territorial, and is also associated with courting, the male usually having the lower pitched Hoot. It should be noted that not all Owl species Hoot.
Owls can also make clicking noises with their tongues, often as part of a threat display. They may also clap their wings in flight as part of a mating display. (from: Owl Pages)
Another example of a wonderful colour contrast, and again, turquoise dominates the picture. Where does the door lead to? Is it a private entrance, are these niches ancient shrines? And the woman – is she discussing with the photographer? Is she upset?
A picture like this can inspire numerous stories, and the colourful scenery seems to derive directly from a fairytale.