Wednesday, June 23, 2010

$$$ on the tree ...

Manage to get a good shot of the dollarbird this round ...
Exposure just about right.

Eurystomus orientalis

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ashy Tailorbird ...

An otherwise very small bird ...
manage to get very close to a family in the bush.

Ashy Tailorbird
Orthotomus sepium

Monday, June 21, 2010

Peaceful dove ...

Desperate for a bird shot ...
Anything will do, even the common zebra dove.

Zebra Dove
Geopelia striata

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Malacca Church Wedding ...

Another opportunity at shooting a wedding
this round .... the bride's side.

Hours are longer ... but worth it when you hit the right angles.

The rings presented at the altar... glorious natural light in the church interior.
Quick draw of the barrel... captured the moment, frozen for eternity.

A must have in any wedding shoot, profile shot of the bride ...
natural light, like the dreamy look and feel.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Repah birding lifers ...

Two more lifers taken at Repah ...

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
Dicaeum cruentatum

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
Phaenicophaeus curvirostris

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Babblers of Repah ...

Babblers frolicking in the durian orchard.

Landed just perfectly on the stump for the classic pose before flying off.

Pictures #2 and #3 saved from severe backlighting thanks to shooting in RAW.

Striped Tit Babbler
Macronous gularis

Friday, June 11, 2010

Gunung Tampin Bulbul ...

A common sight at Gunung Tampin, the lesser attractive bulbuls
by the track on the hill ...

Spectacled Bulbul
Pycnonotus erythrophthalmos

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Birding at Gunung Tampin ...

First shots of Barbet at Gunung Tampin ...

Usually the quiet place is popular with joggers going up the
4km tar road, a low frequency thud attracted my attention ...

Red-throated Barbet
Megalaima mystacophanos

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Denizens of the forest ...

First taste of jungle birding at Gunung Tampin ...
Spent 2 hours sitting on a rock waiting for appearance of the
feathered friends but none were to show up for the photo shoot.

However observations were encouraging.
Drongo's are plentiful based on the noise they make ...
Whooshing sound from horn bills flying over head ...
No pictures to show here.

The forest floor holds a myriad of creatures ...
unbelievable but yes i saw a small crab nearby a creek
up in Gunung Tampin with no mangrove or sea nearby!

An identified gecko on tree trunk peering up the tree top.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Spider hunter feast ...

A spider hunter taking swabs at insects on the king of fruits ...
at an orchard in Repah.

Spectacled Spiderhunter
Arachnothera flavigaster

Monday, June 7, 2010

Green winged pigeons ...

The first birds to show up after the morning rain ...
at Repah, birding is unusually slow this week
at this new found place.

Green-winged Pigeon
Chalcophaps indica

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Kg Paya Babblers ...

Another lifer.

Babblers in the bush, stopped the car after sighting
of a broadbill. Maybe my illusion against the strong
backlight the bird was never seen again. Then I heard
their calls ..... could be described as 2 halves of a note.
Another bird was across the road ...

Abbott's Babbler
Malacocincla abbotti