Our World Tuesday/Striking Gold

Black-hooded Golden Oriole

Who’d have thought that something as mundane as checking out my sister’s garden would spring such a pleasant surprise? Apart from lemons, eggplants, chillies, butterflies, and maybe a few ripe bogori, I didn’t expect to strike gold! No alchemy here. Just pure unblemished golden moment. One is never prepared for such moments, really! Although my point-and-shoot was clutched in my hands, the sight of this Black-hooded Golden Oriole on a small hibiscus bush so close to me made me fumble with the “On” button on my camera giving this beauty enough time to fly away to this tree a little distance away. Hence the blurry picture.I have seen other beautiful birds on this spot before but this oriole is definitely the most spectacular!

N.B. Bogori/Zizyphus jujuba is a fruit that ripens during this season.

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About Kanak Hagjer

Hello from north-east India! I love to blog about all things floral and foliar and sharing the beauty of my region is what I am most passionate about!
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11 Responses to Our World Tuesday/Striking Gold

  1. Mark Willis says:

    What a beautiful bird. I can imagine you being in a hurry to photograph it… This is where the tele-photo lens becomes attractive!

  2. wendy says:

    Oh, I can just picture you, fumbling with the on/off button – I’ve done that so often myself! I’m so glad you were able to capture that oriole. It’s so colourful!

  3. I’m just back from sick leave and catching up. I love your New Year’s Delights flowers, and especially the way you made 2012 from your flowers!!! Wishing you the very best in the New Year!

  4. hiraman says:

    What a beauty? Feel jealous. Thanks for sharing the pic.

  5. ladyfi says:

    What a beauty! Just fabulous.

  6. Leovi says:

    Yes, beautiful Golden Oriole. Greetings.

  7. Indrani says:

    The color is good. Better luck next time. 🙂

  8. Lovely colorful surprises are the best…

  9. Ruby says:

    Kanak, lucky you. It’s beautiful and I just love the colour…We saw it at Nina’s but by the time I was ready with Arun’s gear (you know how it is)it flew away:)

  10. I always wonder how the feathers can be coloured naturally and so striking that way. This bird is definitely a beauty 😀 Have a great day!

  11. stardust says:

    Hello, Kanak! Oriole is such a beautiful, gold bird, I didn’t know it. The gold bird in the backdrop with silvery tint – your photo is lovely.

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