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42 Responses to ☼ BRILLIANT COLORS ☼

  1. awesome pics…………..n colour combination…..

  2. Nanu Sathya says:

    really cute marin,&thanks for Rajini keep it up.

  3. Annette Marin Rajini Rao An amazing series of moments of action here, each captured with great color, acuity, balance, composition and vividness. Thanks for posting them, Annette, and thanks to Rajini for helping bring these to wider attention.

  4. Great focusing and timing!

  5. Rajini Rao says:

    Do you refer to the bee eater, Terry Hallett ? 😉

  6. Rajini Rao says:

    It must be hard for photographers to get the attention they deserve..whether on G+ or elsewhere. There are so many of them!

  7. There are some posts which mixes works of art and photography. The other day, a photographer was discussing this. It is indeed painful.

  8. Rajini Rao and visual satiety dulls one’s sensitivities, sad to say — until a certain Wow! moment occurs…

  9. Feisal Kamil Amen to that thought!

  10. Rajini Rao says:

    Hehe, Feisal Kamil , I’m with monkey there 😉 William McGarvey ,photo fatigue is the reason I avoid circling photographers..they tend to upload them by the hundreds.

  11. Rajini Rao Oh, I’m afraid it’s a more primitive hedonic issue, Rajini. For instance, I used to love visiting Monterey, CA with its scenery when I lived in Los Angeles. By great good fortune, I got a job there. Sadly, after six months of seeing rainbows over Monterey Bay, my sense of their visual delight was diminished. My point, in short, is that when one’s “hedonic adaptation level” moves up, a point of diminishing pleasurable returns is reached — until some severe deprivation is endured, and the cycle begins anew.

  12. Rajini Rao says:

    Sensory adaptation of individual receptors (visual, odorant, touch, etc.) is well appreciated at the molecular level and is considered to be a protective mechanism. For example, overstimulation of excitatory neurons leads to cell death. Your brain was only trying to save you for future delights, William McGarvey 😉

  13. Feisal Kamil Sure… “by any other name, a rose would smell as sweet.” I’d say your observations are spot on.

  14. Rajini Rao says:

    Desensitization is the precise scientific term for this process, Move to the head of the class, Feisal Kamil 😀

    Does working outdoors tire your appreciation of nature, Gnotic Pasta ? I didn’t think so!

  15. Rajini Rao says:

    William McGarvey , the Monteray Bay area is simply stunning. Close to the monarch migration site too. I remember eating at a seaside restaurant watching the seals just popping up and down 🙂 I’d like a chance of tiring of that.

  16. Thanks for the physiological analysis, Rajini Rao . As a social psychologist, I muck about in a world of imprecise, wooden neologisms that can only hint at the underlying phenomena… ;-))~

  17. Rajini Rao says:

    All roads lead to physiology in my neighborhood 🙂 The social psychology is easier to relate to, and therein lies its power.

  18. Rajini Rao says:

    Blame the new grey on grey look, at least it’s not an R rated quip 😉 LOL on the PF link, Feisal Kamil ! Retaliation, eh?

  19. I’m sure you would, Rajini Rao — who wouldn’t? (By the way, my duplex was in Pacific Grove — the little burg with quaint Victorian houses and B&B’s that honors with ordinances the Monarch butterflies’ resting sites. Delightful, for a while.) But reflect for a moment on things and places you’ve been and seen that delighted you once as well — doesn’t at least a little “familiarity breed contempt”?

  20. Rajini Rao says:

    Absolutely, I agree William McGarvey . In fact, as I write this, I can hear the birds chirping madly outside, I see the Nandina leaves flutter in the breeze and the brilliant sunshine is streaming in. But of course, I’m too busy on my computer appreciating the exotic colors of bee eaters 🙂

  21. Well, the photos you’ve helped bring us here, Rajini Rao have certainly qualified as a Wow! in my book — again, thanks.

  22. Rajini Rao says:

    I’m not going to live down that comment on wearing red and blue as power colors, am I? 🙂

  23. Rajini Rao says:

    Gnotic Pasta , Nandina is commonly called Heavenly Bamboo (I don’t believe it is a real bamboo..those are invasive species here). It is an evergreen shrub with red-tipped leaves in fall and bunches of red berries throughout winter. Very hardy and drought tolerant too.

  24. Rajini Rao says:

    I felt the same, Thuan Pham-Budin !

  25. Rajini Rao says:

    I run away from those TV shows of lions taking down deer or eagles swooping down on rabbits…lol, I can’t watch that stuff.

  26. Rajini Rao says:

    Really? The eagle image is pretty brutal. And the fish..I felt that I was watching it’s last gasp.

  27. Rajini Rao says:

    I prudently abstained from watching 🙂

  28. Rajini Rao says:

    Yes, I like to keep my brain intact and functioning 😀

  29. Rajini Rao says:

    LOL, I see some Amon Wrath coming my way 🙂

  30. Rajini Rao says:

    Sure, they are quite different environments..pros and cons to both. I’ve been in academia so long that I can’t imagine making the switch now.

  31. Rajini Rao says:

    Too late, the dam has burst already. I’ve been a plague upon the plussers.

  32. Tom Lee says:

    Nice capture, beautiful color. Love it !

  33. Next one please have small fish with colors grabbing smaller fish. Awesome shot!

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