26 April 2007

Lidah tergigit ! (Tongue bite)

Tongue bite can be due to various reasons;
1) Accidental - during epilepsy, MVA (motor vehicle accidents)
2) Self-inflicted bite - usually from mental deficient patients, here
3) Large tongue - Anything that enlarges the tongue will make it more difficult to avoid biting into the tongue. click here

But in malay, tongue bite - "lidah tergigit" can be an idiom, click here from Kamus Istimewa by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (entry no. 14)

"Suami isteri, kaum keluarga, sahabat handai, ada kalanya berselisih juga. (Peribahasa lain yang sama makna: a. Pinggan dengan mangkuk, salah sedikit hendak terantuk, b. Senduk dan periuk lagi berantuk, c. Senduk dengan belanga lagi berlaga)".

www.filemkita.com/filem/t/tiga_abdul_01. html

Sedangkan lidah lagi tergigit
Apa pula suami isteri

Buang yang keruh ambil yang jernih
Baru teguh peribadi

Apa guna kita bertengkar
Suami isteri harus bersabar

Kasih sayang rukun dan damai
Hidup seperti dalam mahligai
Maaf hamba wahai dinda

Buang yang keruh ambil yang jernih
Baru teguh peribadi

Suami isteri mesti berpakat
Rumah tangga mendapat berkat

Apa guna selisih faham
Kalau ingin aman tenteram
Pohon ampun wahai kanda

Buang yang keruh ambil yang jernih
Baru teguh peribadi

14 April 2007

Macro Photography

Saturday: evening, half an hour of free time after work.
Trying the macro mode of my Tamron 70-300mm lens.

Here are the result;

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A few Macro Photofraphy sites from the web;
1) photo.net - Macro Photography.
2) Insect Macro Photography - by Hector Niam

10 April 2007

Bird Photography

Taking picture of birds has been my favorite during my film SLR days. I have a few slides of belatuk, pipit, merbah and tiung pictures taken when I was at Bera.

With my new Canon EOS 400D, I tried to revive that hobby.
Just play around with my new telephoto lens, Tamron 70-300mm.

I got this great pic of Magpie Robin from Malaysia Bird Forum.
by Leslie Liang
Here are some bird photography tips by Kris Butler,
and this is another by KenRockwell.com site.

Sample of A few Malaysian birds by soonpin
List of some birds in Malaysia.
Database of Malaysian Birds - here.

This King Fisher shoot is not mine, got it from the web

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This Murai sits on top of steel fence near my house, singing cheerfully. Need more practice, time and patience to get great shots like Leslie's. Magpie Robin, some info from Singapore site.
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Burung Ketitir (Zebra Dove) couple taking a rest at my 'penyidai kain'...
More info and description click here.

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Cleaning her fur..

This is the Tamron 70-300 zoom lens, use with tripod to minimum the camera shake.

The 300mm telephoto lens is the absolute minimum focal length for a bird photo, can capture the tame or urban birds like Magpie, Myna, Dove etc.
500mm and above is the ideal lens if you are serious enough or a pro.

We can know the name of birds by collecting stamps.

Malaysian Birds Stamps:-
site 1
site 2

Photographic Guide Book of Malaysian Birds.
I have not read this book yet.

Another book is this new field guide
A Field Guide to the Birds of West Malaysia and Singapore (Paperback)