Sunday, May 29, 2011

FH - Silver Bird

Silver-eared Mesia (Leiothrix argentauris)

Silver-eared Mesia (Leiothrix argentauris)
Location: Fraser's Hill, Pahang

Saturday, May 28, 2011

FH - Bluebird on King Fern

Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassina) at Giant/King Fern (Angiopteris evecta)
Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassina)
Location: Fraser's Hill, Pahang

Friday, May 27, 2011

Scaly-breasted Munia

Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)

Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
Location: Backyard, Raub, Pahang

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mountain Leaf Warbler

Mountain Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus trivirgatus)
Mountain Leaf Warbler

Mountain Leaf Warbler
Location: Gunung Ulu Kali, Genting Highland, Pahang.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Yellow-breasted Warbler

4th and final lifer from Gunung Ulu Kali, Genting Highland
Yellow-breasted Warbler
Yellow-breasted Warbler (Seicercus montis)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malaccensis)

Brown-throated Sunbird - side/ventral view Juvenile Male -dorsal view

Brown Sunbird

Sunbird
Location: Backyard, Raub, Pahang

Thursday, May 19, 2011

White-browed Shrike Babbler -female

White-browed Shrike Babbler (Pteruthius flaviscapis) -female
I miss the beautiful male species.
White-browed Shrike Babbler (Pteruthius flaviscapis)
Location= Gunung Ulu Kali, Genting Highland

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Babblers - Testing Side by Side Pictures

Black-eared Shrike Babbler Streaked Wren Babbler Pin Striped Tit Babbler

Black-eared Shrike

Streaked Wren Babbler

Striped Tit Babbler

For complete tutorial how to do it, visit this SITE

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Black-eared Shrike Babbler

Lifer no. 3 - Black-eared Shrike Babbler (Pteruthius melanotis)
Black-eared Shrike Babbler (Pteruthius melanotis)
Location: Gunung Ulu Kali, Genting Highland, Pahang.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

FH - Full frame Shot

Javan Cuckoo-Shrike (Coracina javensis)
Really frame fill, no crop at all.


Javan Cuckoo-Shrike
Location=Jelai Resort, Fraser's Hill, Pahang.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Mountain Bulbul

Mountain Bulbul
papa!... mama!... I want that insect
Mountain Bulbul
Location: Gunung Ulu Kali, Genting Highland, Pahang.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Snowy-browed_Flycatcher in Action

This my second lifer for Gunung Ulu Kali trip
Look for food from a far...
Perched nearer... and action sequence from top left clockwise
Snowy-browed_Flycatcher in action
Location: Gunung Ulu Kali, Genting Highland, Pahang.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sambar Kubung Padi - Large Niltava

I didn't see the juveniles that sunday, maybe I was not waiting long enough.
Large Niltava male

Large Niltava -female
Location: Gunung Ulu Kali, Genting Highland

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Streaked Wren-Babbler foraging on the ground

This Babbler is a ground feeder


Location: Gunung Ulu Kali, Genting Highland, Pahang.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Streaked Wren-Babbler at Gunung Ulu Kali

My first time photographing birds at Gunung Ulu Kali, Genting Highland.
This Streaked Wren-Babbler was one of my 4 lifer found there.
Now I know why Madibider can get a macro shot of this species. They are so used to photographer at that Radar Station perimeter fence, and we can approach it to a few feet, and can even photograph it with a hand-phone. Here it playing around with  Sphagnum moss.
 Streaked Wren-Babbler at Gunung Ulu Kali
When I arrived up there at 7.30am, there were already 3 photographers, One waiting for Snow-browed Flycatcher and Niltava family at second Telekom tower and 2 at the far end of the fence waiting for Mountain Leaf-Warbler . So, I just introduce myself and join them.
By the time I was getting home at 1pm, there are at least eight cars up there.
Thanks to Madibirder for direction and detail map of that area.
Telekom Tower at Gunung Ulu Kali
Location: Gunung Ulu Kali, Genting Highland, Pahang.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

FH - Long tail

Long-tailed Sibia (Heterophasia picaoides)
Location: Jelai Resort, Fraser's Hill, Pahang.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Masked palm civet

Masked palm civet   ID Correction: Common Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus)
I found this road kill while cycling on labour day
Local Name:  Musang Lamri Pulut
Musang Lamri,Masked palm civet
Location: Jalan Felda Krau 1, Raub, Pahang.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Pacific Swallow gathering a nesting material

I was in my car when I noticed a small flock of Pacific Swallow at a water puddle. I though they were drinking water from that rain water. After lunch I brought my camera and shot a few frames from a car hand held without beanbag , only then than I knew that they were gathering a nesting material. They specifically choose the mud pellets from the root of grass, and include part of the root before flying off.
Pacific Swallow gathering nesting material
Pacific Swallow - Mouth full of mud!
Pacific Swallow gathering nesting material


Pacific Swallow gathering nesting material

I was in a hurry for work without realizing that my camera setting was in TV mode (speed priority) and at f32  ISO 1600. Lucky that the speed was at 1/500.  I always shot a bird in AV mode (aperture priority) and set it a the widest f5.6.
After reviewing the pictures, that mistake was not bad at all. With the small aperture (f32), the fore and background are in focus ,  giving more emphasis about the water puddle and grass - environmental shots.

Pacific Swallow Feeding her chicks
Location: Parking lot, Raub, Pahang. Nest at TopRank resort, Raub.
     
 
"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)