What I am interested in with birds, just as I am with spiders or monkeys, is what they do and why they do it.
Pigeons take to the skies near the Bahrain Financial Harbour Twin Towers, Manama. Summer 2015
I have observed these love birds – a pair of doves really – for the last few days – and have seen them perched ‘beak-in-beak’ on trees, on the fence, the satellite dish and the wall – as if madly in ‘first-time’ love!
However, this evening when I took to the camera in trying to take pictures, strangely, they seemed to be having an argument a spat of some kind. A bit unusual, I thought, given their proximity over the last few days.
And, then, it happened, suddenly. They seemed to hug, and then kiss, even though I missed by a whisker taking the ‘beak-in-beak’ shot!
I am sure they will be around these parts for a while and will try to capture some of their intimate moments!
There’s certainly something magical about Bahrain sunsets. Every time one goes to photograph the scene, one runs into something different and awe-inspiring.
This time, I encountered these riders and their horses galloping into the beautiful golden glow.
That apart, there were birds, the rapidly fading light and the low tide, which collectively gave the area a surreal and dreamy look.
One would reckon there’s nothing much to photograph in Bahrain but, yes, the sunset’s are sure not part of that thought!