Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The white pelican shows its beauty

Just happily showing its beauty to the others after the meal. This white pelican will look for his own group and resting and playing in the lake at the Zoo Negara.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The colorful little bird come to my bonsai plant

I have been observing this colorful little bird for quite some time. It has been coming to my garden every morning. The visits have been consistent, perhaps it likes the many insects that are found in my garden. The abundance of hibiscus flowers with the rich nectar could also be attracting it.

This colorful little bird comes to my bonsai plant in my garden. Finally I captured it. A number of shots taken and this is one of them I like.
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Friday, September 26, 2008

Hibiscus or Bunga Raya- National flower of Malaysia

This is the red hibiscus flower or bunga raya (Malay) is the national flower of Malaysia.

There are many varieties of the hibiscus over here, but the five-petaled Hibiscus rosa sinensis was chosen above the others, as the most symbolically relevant. The five petals of the bunga raya symbolise the Rukunegara while the color red represents courage.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Painted Stork or Banded Stork?

Can you spot the difference of these birds. The red head and orange beak is painted storks which are at the background. The front is banded stork. They almost look alike and they like to eat fish.
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Wildlife Photography with Character- Four Tips

Wildlife photography
is not just for professional photographers. Almost
anyone with a camera is occasionally inspired to record a special wildlife experience in a photograph. For an inexperienced photographer, it is easy to be disappointed with the quality of your results. You see the great photography that can be found in galleries, on calendars and postcards, and wonder why you are not getting the same results.

These days, unfortunately, our first tendency is to blame the camera, assuming that the professionals have much better cameras than yours. Even worse, many people even assume the images are not genuine photos at all; they must have been enhanced or even manufactured on a computer.

The truth is, you don't need an expensive camera or to be an expert with software to produce good wildlife photos. Don't forget, great wildlife photography existed long before digital cameras arrived on the scene. In fact, you don't even need special techniques to take better wildlife photos. There are some simple things you can do that can help you take better wildlife photos no matter what sort of camera you have, or how expert you are in photography.Continue Reading

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

White Pelicans Resting After Food

There are many lake birds as many as 300 at Zoo Negara. There are painted storks, Milky storks, Ibises, Egrets, Swans, Pelican and many others.Many of these free roaming birds resting after food. I also can see there are some bird’s nests on the trees and I am wondering whether these birds are there to lay their eggs?

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

MAHA Exhibition 2008

These photo were taken at the MAHA Exhibition 2008 at Serdang. There were quite a number of animals in the farm at the exhibition and some of these were inported from foreign countries.

These goats were inside the fenced-up compound and the top photo shows two of the goats fighting when I photograph them. I am not sure what they were fighting about, it may be it over the food or they wanted to show off their power over each other.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The White Orchid Flower

This is the wild orchid flower and it's white in color which I took in The Kuala Lumpur Orchid Garden at Lake Garden. I had taken quite a number of shots but I just simply like this one. I like the colorful background to make the white orchid flower standing out.

The composition is the most important even if you have the right tips and technique of shooting flower pictures. Take the time to try low angles, high angles, or moving to the right or left. A wide lens aperture (a lower-numbered f-stop) will enhance this effect by softening the background.

Click on the flower to view enlargement. Photo taken on Canon 30D and 100mm F2.8 micro lense.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Flying Painted Storks

When I walked into the Zoo Negara and it was around 9.40am in the morning. I saw these Flying Painted Storks were flying around. It may just challenging each others of their flying skill or looking where they find any foods for their breakfirst.

These flying painted storks are intelligent and they know they can get some free meals here at this hour from the Zoo keepers.

Many of these flying painted storks are not residents here. some of them from nearby areas and will come back here every morning for their food.

Click the photo to view enlargement. Photo taken on Canon 1D Mark lll and Canon 70-200mm zoom lense

Hello My Deer

The deer was eating but alert of the surrounding when I took this photograph at the Zoo Negara. I used Canon 1D Mark lll and 70-200mm zoom lense. Click the photo to view enlargement.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Orangutan

This picture was taken when I was in the Ape Center at Zoo Negara sometime ago. There were three orangutans resting on the trees.

I noticed that this orangutan is old and has a large, bulky body, a thick neck, very long, strong arms, short, bowed legs, and no tail. The orangutans are mostly covered with long reddish-brown hair.

Pictures taken on Canon 1D Mark lll and a Canon 70-200mm F2.8

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hello! These are Chimpanzees

These are the two Chimpanzees,one male and female at the Zoo Negara. To the right is a male chimpanzee it is slightly bigger in size than the female.A fully grown adult male chimpanzee can weigh from 35-70 kilograms (75-155 lb) and stand 0.9-1.2 metres (3-4 ft) tall, while females usually weigh 26-50 kg (57-110 lb) and stand 0.66-1 m (2-3½ ft) tall.

They are inteligent and they know how to use tools to hunt foods. I observe this couple who are in courtship, the female follows the male chimpanzee wherever he goes.

There is another male chimpanzee around but he stays far away from the couple.I think these animals must have an agreement not to disturb when the female chipanzee has been "hooked".

This pictures taken on Canon 1D Mark lll and a Canon 70-200mm