The Bats in the Belfry

India is full of timeless slices of life like this.


I set up for this shot and then sat there for a while. I had heard some sort of aviary commotion and hoped that creatures would come streaming out at some surprise moment. I kept my finger over the trigger just in case, and then, like magic, they all came ripping out with quite a commotion. After this, I packed up my tripod and decided to head towards this little temple to see what was inside. I'll be sure to put those up in coming weeks...


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Aerangis, susan_r4 and 63 more people faved this
  • Hot Flash Photography PRO 6y

    Great moment, Trey. Patience is not always easy, I know. Sure paid off here ;-).
  • Jenny Barnes PRO 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Makes My Bones Sing ~P1 C3~, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  • Scoutress PRO 6y

    What a catch! Patience is a good quality to have, and yours certainly paid off in this shot! Great bats, and great belfry!
  • nicola 6y

    great view
  • Xinghua Lu PRO 6y

    Nicely framed!
  • Lord Emsworth 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Noble Architecture (Fav 1, Comment on 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • mojodale 6y

    love the oranges in the building.. as always great capture
  • Indibang 6y

    Himayun Tomb, New Delhi. Nice shot.
  • bapriver2009 6y

    I like all the stories almost as much as the pictures
  • Ventura Carmona PRO 6y

    Excelente imagen!!!

    Please add this beautiful photo to CITRIT,Best of yours!
    Citrit group
  • Atena Wolff 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Sogni di inamorati Dreams of love Sueños Visuri, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Gaurav Dinesh 6y

    This is awesome. A fitting tribute to the grandeur of Lodhi Garden (if I am not mistaken), New Delhi. I found the framing by the expansive tree foliage particularly impressive.
  • hello, welcome. PRO 6y

    beautiful photo!
  • Saad Akhtar PRO 6y

    Great photo, and nice use of HDR. This is not a temple or Babur's tomb. It's actually the BARBER's tomb. As in.. some high profile hairdresser is buried there. :-)

    Nayi ka Muqbara. Inside Humayun Tomb Complex, New Delhi.
  • Frozenfox 6y

    Wonderful Trey ... Next time you are in India, make sure you let your fans know... Would definitely want to see the maestro at work! Cheers :)
  • rajeev varma 6y

    nice work
  • npal67 6y

    Your photographs of India are really great!
  • CreamySweetie ♥ ♥ PRO 6y

    WOW I LOVE this photo!!!!!!!!

    Utterly amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^___________^
  • SHYAM 5y

    fantastic shot
  • Navin Kumar 5y

    nice view point
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Taken on November 8, 2007
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