Monday, 7 October 2013

Parrots | What a lovely creation of God | A Photo Essay of Parrots and Qutub Minar

Watching a Parrot in front my balcony and not able to click his beauty would lead me to a place where i would find parrots and parrots and more and more and that place was Qutub Minar in New Delhi.

I have been there before also and i knew that i would find the best clicks of parrot there only. Left early in the morning at 6.00 Am in the morning and it was after a long time when was getting up so early.

I just went for the look out , though in between i was clicking the pictures of the historical monument , Qutub Minar and its complex which one of the the most visited tourist destination in India.

[caption id="attachment_933" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Qutub Minar Qutub Minar[/caption]

Tallest minar in India, originally an ancient Islamic Monument, inscribed with Arabic inscriptions, though the iron pillar has some Brahmi inscriptions,and is a UNESCO world Heritage site.The Qutub Minar is made of red sandstone and marble. The tower has 379 stairs,is 72.5 metres (237.8 ft) high, and has a base diameter of 14.3 metres, which narrows to 2.7 metres at the top storey. Construction was started in 1192 by Qutub-ud-din-Aibak and was completed by Iltutmish. It is surrounded by several other ancient and medieval structures and ruins, collectively known as the Qutub Complex.

[caption id="attachment_934" align="alignnone" width="678"]Sandersons Sun Dial and Qutub minar in background Sandersons Sun Dial and Qutub minar in background[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_935" align="alignnone" width="678"]Iron Pillar at Qutub Minar Iron Pillar at Qutub Minar[/caption]

According to the local folklore, anyone who can encircle the Iron Pillar with their arms, with their back towards it, can have their wish granted.

The authorities had to build a fence around the Pillar to prevent damages to the column due to the corrosive qualities of sweat – Sticky backs in the hot Delhi summers







[caption id="attachment_939" align="alignnone" width="678"]some Beautiful click of Qutub complex some Beautiful click of Qutub complex[/caption]

Some of the clicks of the Qutub Complex which defines on their own their discription.

Now was the time to click for which i was here , Parrots. And in these structures there were plenty of Parrots , early morning and they were fresh and with full of activitites , and i was loving it.

[caption id="attachment_940" align="alignnone" width="1024"]First parrot which i found. First parrot which i found.[/caption]

Then i was onto a specific parrot who was rubbing himself and was playing with his feathers. This was going to be my best shot i knew , i set my camera on Manual mode did the need full setting and put it on Continuous click.




parrot 2



parrot 3



parrot 4



These were some of his playfull mood pics , but it was not over here , i was waiting for my best and he also wanted me to have my best click of the day. Suddenly he changed his position and his tail was on my side , didnt knew why he was changing his position. But then he gave me my best click.


[caption id="attachment_945" align="alignnone" width="1024"]My best shot of the day My best shot of the day[/caption]


I was overjoyed after seeing this shot , this is what i had came here today.

An amazing 2 hr spent , sacrifice of good tight sleep atlast paid me with the best and rest of day was all happy happy , just watching this picture. Already gone for printing and very soon would be in a frame.

Waiting for my next best shot now.





  1. WOW!!! Grt clicks & Grt information Mr. Gaur!!!

  2. The parrot in the pic titled "My best shot of the day" seems to be doing Yoga of some sort. I have been to Qutub Minar couple of times and find the "Unfinished minar" in the same complex more fascinating than the Qutub minar. Looking at the size of that "Unfinished minar", it would have gone to become the first true skyscraper of ancient Delhi upon completion.