Sunday, March 03, 2013

Brahminy Flight Show

It’s not a regular flight show that happens during national events, where air force planes fly at a terrific speed and display their daring feats. And fighter jets adorn the blue sky by releasing colorful smokes and creating various symbols. And coming down very close to ground and take off vertically into the sky. A stunt that never been stunning and delight seeing flights at touching distance. But the flight you see here was pioneer to airplane aviation and had been inspiration for man to build his own wings to fly.

It’s a flight over stunning blue sky and close to sparkling sea. A pleasure watching it peacefully took off into the sky and leaving cheerful lighter movements rather heart throbbing dare feats. And like a patrol aircraft, the flight flies over the Danish colony while spy for prey. 

Brahminy Kite

This kite doesn't need any permission to fly and no one could ban it as threaten to lives. It flies fearlessly very close to land and on ocean surface, seeking its prey. Takes off to untouchable high and fly unlike many other birds flapping its wings frequently. The Brahminy Kite you see in these pictures are captured during my last year visit to Danish Fortat Tranquebar and this kite had constantly looped around the area and sometime coming close to sea. Gave me some wonderful opportunity to capture the bird at near distance and it was first time for me then to shot on birds of prey.

I think the Brahminy Kites are a resident of Nagapattinam distinct of Tamil Nadu, whereas I know Point Calimere is home to number of this species, they are well spread around the area. I found a bunch of kites  at Point Calimere Bird Sanctuary and the bird can be easily distinguish from other birds of prey as adults own a contrasting white head and breast. I also saw the juveniles who are fully browner. The Brahminy kits are no different in size compare to Back Kite and until browsing the net I though it as an eagle! 

Flight Kite

Low flying kite
Flight over the sea
Landing over ocean terrace 

13 comments:

Destination Infinity said...

This bird is huge. When I was young, there was a huge eucalyptus tree in our flats and one kite had a large nest on the top of this tree. I remember being amazed looking at this bird, from our terrace. It was awesome :)

Nice shots, BTW. I wish I had a camera back then....

Destination Infinity

ladyfi said...

What beautiful birds - and your shots are just wonderful.

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous bird and huge. Love to see them in flight. Thanks for sharing.
Betsy

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love how you say that this kite needs no permission to fly...it soars freely. I loved this post Jeevan.

Rahul Bhatia said...

The kites are masters of the sky:)

TexWisGirl said...

so beautiful! truly an inspiration for man's own flight.

Pattu Raj said...

Beautifully pictured Jeevan. Thanks for sharing.

As I was going through another stunning video, I thought you might like a link.
http://dragonfly47.blogspot.in/2013/03/birds-of-paradise-dont-miss-it-video.html

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

The flight of that bird was truly beautiful. I love the photos of it soaring.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias de bela Ave....
Cumprimentos

George said...

These are marvelous photos of the bird in flight. Very well done!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

These are spectacular & fascinating birds.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the bird.You have captured the colors beautifully.

eden said...

Wow..grat captures of the birds in flight! Love all the photos.