Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.
– Shawshank Redemption
The flying formation of the birds can be very interesting observation point for the bird enthusiast. Though I am not much into this, its wonderful to observe these patterns. Its quite interesting why birds fly in a particular formation and that too in particular V formation.
Lot of study has gone into it and the most accepted reasoning is that it has to do with the aerodynamics which allows these birds to conserve energy whereas some believe that it simply allows birds to follow each other more easily.
This weeks photo challenge in wordpress is Foreign. I am taking a little liberty this time in my interpretation of the same and posting a photo which is little different than what I post regularly here. I have edited the image in Picasa, I was not really sure what I wanted to do with this photograph but in the end after some wild experiments, I ended up with the photograph which looks like this.
I like this picture for its unusual tone and different feel, which is more like a painting. Also, posting here few lines from my friend which I think suits this picture…
फलक ने की थी अदा परवाज़ जिनको,
वोह आशियाँ की चाहत में कर चलें अपने परों का सौदा |
– Rama Singh