Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tekukur - Spotted Dove - on cable

Since the Old Teak Tree has been chopped down by my neighbor, electric cable and lamp post are my target practice for bird photo at my backyard.

Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Colmar Tropicale at Bukit Tinggi - SkyWatch Friday

I went to Bukit Tinggi, Pahang - with the intention of shooting the Montana birds there. That place is well know for Broadbill species, beautiful bright colour bird with comical face. Rain prevents me from even taking out my camera, so with an umbrella we are just exploring the area and get to know the area at the Botanical Garden. Breeding season will be in February and march, so I'll already mark my calender for repeat visit there.
The resort there is in festive Chinese New Holiday mood with red colour every where. I just contented with this non-nature photography, and no blue sky this time.

Colmar Tropicale
French-theme resort at Bukit Tinggi , Pahang, decorated with Chinese lanterns in conjunction with Chinese New Year which fall on 26th January 2008.
Colmar Tropicale

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Brown-throated Sunbird at Banana Flower


Brown-throated Sunbird
Brown-throated SunbirdBrown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malaccensis) -female

Brown-throated Sunbird
Brown-throated Sunbird

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Spider Hunter


Spectacled Spiderhunter (Arachnothera flavigaster)
Spectacled Spiderhunter (Arachnothera flavigaster)Spectacled Spiderhunter (Arachnothera flavigaster)


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pied Fantail - preening

This Juvenile Fan Tail (Rhipidura javanica) in the act of preening her wings. Birds preen to groom, waterproofs, clean and conditions the feathers.

Pied Fantail Rhipidura javanica
Pied Fantail Rhipidura javanica

Monday, January 26, 2009

Gerhana Matahari - Solar eclipse at Raub, Malaysia


Hot out of my CF card. Partial Solar Eclipsed just occurred over Malaysia started at 4.30pm and finally contact around 6.55pm today. I just back from work and hurriedly took this pic at 6.23pm.
I used an X-Ray film and my son to pull the dark part of the film over the front end of 400mm telephoto lenses. This partially hidden sun look like a crescent moon.
Very cloudy day and the sun was hidden most of the eclipsed time.

Solar eclipse at Raub, Malaysia

Insects at Banana Flower


This banana flower host for at least four types of insect, but I only know one species name;
Polistes sagittarius, that biggest flying insect here.

insects at Banana Flower

insects at Banana Flower

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Juvenile Pied Fantail

Camera Critters
Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica)Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica)



Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica)


Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica)

Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Male and female Oriental Magpie Robin


A Pair of Magpie Robin
A pair of Magpie Robin Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis)
- female singing

Murai


Friday, January 23, 2009

Kinabalu Mountain - SkyWatch Friday


Kundasang Sabah
Mount Kinabalu view from Kundasang Sabah


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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Iora at Guava tree


Common IOra

Common Iora (Aegithina tiphia) photographed 4 days ago
Common IOra Nestling

This nestling Common Iora was photographed on 24 July 2008

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Watching the OHB

Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus)Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus)
New ID :Changeable Hawk Eagle dark Morph, Thanks to Terence Ang.


Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus)

Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bamboo


Bamboo tree at Poring Sabah

Bamboo tree at Poring Sabah
This tall bamboo was photographed at Poring Hot Spring in Sabah, Malaysia.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Wild Orchid at Raub's Hill




This Wild Orchid grows on the big tree in from of Raub's District Officer's house. I took this photograph on new year holiday. I don't have any orchids or flower reference book, and searching the internet didn't give me any clue to the name of this species.


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"Do they not see the birds above them, spreading out their wings and folding them in? None upholds them except the Most Beneficent (Allah). Verily, He is the All-Seer of everything".
Surah Al-Mulk (67:19)