Mrs. Gould’s Sunbirds

Mrs. Gould’s Sunbirds

Acrylic on Canvas 16” x 22”

29th of June 2013
Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand

We were enjoying an afternoon tea break at a roadside tea stall when I noticed frenetic activity inside a bush just a few feet away from us. Two male Mrs. Gould’s sunbirds were sparring and chasing each other. They were quite oblivious of the spectators and soon came out in the open, aggressively trying to chase each other away. We watched this brilliant display spellbound, till the birds finally flew away. This painting tries to capture the feel of that magical afternoon.

 

Mrs. Gould’s Sunbirds

 

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