31 March 2009

Fraser's Hill - Silver-eared Mesia

Last Sunday was my 3rd photography trip to Fraser's Hill to 'captured' this beauty.
Finally I got a decent image of Fraser's Hill 'emblem' -Silver-eared Mesia
Silver-eared Mesia
Silver-eared Mesia (Leiothrix argentauris)Silver-eared Mesia (Leiothrix argentauris)

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30 March 2009

29 March 2009

Olive-backed Sunbird - female

SunbirdOlive-backed Sunbird (Nectarinia jugularis)

28 March 2009

Brown-throated Sunbird at Mango Tree

Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malaccensis) FemaleBrown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malaccensis)Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malaccensis) - male & female (above)

27 March 2009

Long-Tailed Parakeet , SkyWatch Friday

Burung Bayan Nuri
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Parakeet and Myna
Parakeet and MynaCommon Myna chased away by Female Long-tailed Parakeet

Burung Bayan Nuri, Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda)Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda)Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda), male (left above) and female (right).
Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda)Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda)male Parakeet with bright coloured beak

26 March 2009

My Butterfly - Rama-rama

Papilio nephelus sunatus"Black & White Helen" (Papilio nephelus sunatus)
Cupha erymanthis lotis (Rustic)Grey Pansy (Junonia atlites) - thank to Amila Salgado for ID

White ButterflyStriped Albatross (Appias libythea olferna) - male
Yellow ButterflyCommon grass-yellow butterfly (Eurema hecabe contubernalis)

Rama-rama song by Malaysian Rock Queen - Ella

25 March 2009

Durian Flowers

Durian flowers fall on the road, look like flower's carpet.

Durian Flowers on the road
Durian Flowers on the road(Durio zibethinus)
Durian FlowersA Hen on Durian tree
Hen on Durian TreeGallus gallus domesticus

24 March 2009

Red-bearded Bee-eater with Cicada

Red-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus) eating CicadaRed-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus)
Red-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus)
Red-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus)

23 March 2009

Teratai, Lotus Flowers

It started to rain when I found my only lifer (Purple Heron) during Maulidul Rasul Holiday. I have to take shelter at 'pondok' (hut) at Taman Rekreasi Raub (Recreation Garden). This is what I got while waiting for rain to stop. All with 400mm telephoto.
Teratai, Lotus FlowersNelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.)
Teratai, Lotus Flowers
Teratai, Lotus Flowers
Teratai, Lotus Flowers
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22 March 2009

Portraiture of Orange-breasted Trogon

 Orange-breasted Trogon (Harpactes oreskios)Orange-breasted Trogon (Harpactes oreskios)
 Orange-breasted Trogon (Harpactes oreskios)
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21 March 2009

White-rumped Shama

White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus)White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus)
White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus)

20 March 2009

Man made and nature - SkyWatch Friday

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Telecom Tower
Telecom Tower

19 March 2009

Silver-breasted Broadbill - Couple

Silver-breasted Broadbill (Serilophus lunatus)
Silver-breasted Broadbill female (left) and male (right)
Silver-breasted Broadbill
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18 March 2009

Buff-rumped Woodpecker

another LIFER for me.
I decided to venture alone further up the hill at Bukit Tinggi, after shooting the Mugimaki with the bazookas group. I met a young man there - Zaidi from Kelantan. He has been a gardener there for 8 years. Very friendly guy who show me this bird.
This beautiful woodpecker is pecking a hole at a termite nest, very high on dead tree.
Buff-rumped Woodpecker (Meiglyptes tristis) Buff-rumped Woodpecker (Meiglyptes tristis) -male

Buff-rumped Woodpecker (Meiglyptes tristis) the same bird from Yen Blog

17 March 2009

"wheat-sower" from Japan - Mugimaki Flycatcher - That's my World!

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My Lifer - Sunday shooting at Bukit Tinggi, Pahang. I joined the bird photographers from Penang and Singapore. Meet all the familiar online names (TSChein, Alagan, Adrian Lim, et all). They are all veteran and experience bird photographers with big lenses aka bazookas (meaning 500, 600 & 800mm).
It was really fun shooting this little beauty. We stand waiting in the middle of the road, with those big lenses and tripod for the bird to perch at the lower clean branches, just outside the road's steel barrier. All the cameras already set and prefocus . While waiting we have a chat and look at the bird reference book. Suddenly somebody whispering "there, there Mugimaki!!". Rap-tap-tap-tap, the sound of cameras with 10fps rattling in unison with flash blazing. Surprisingly the bird just stands still posing for us, for a few seconds, so that everybody has enough full framed portrait to bring home, (and to show off at the birds forum). ;-)

Few of bird photographers - pictures with Nokia N70.
Left: Sree and Chien (and Alagan big 800mm). Right: Adrian (in green shirt), Low (Dominator) and Reno. Can you see Adrian's Porche sport rim there! ;)

Mugimaki FlycatcherMugimaki Flycatcher (Ficedula mugimaki)
Mugimaki FlycatcherMugimaki FlycatcherAll my images are just for my record, croped (not full frame) and not sharp enough, not worth posting at birds forum. ;-)