Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
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
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
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
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
Thursday, September 18, 2008
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
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
Monday, September 15, 2008
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
This pictures taken on Canon 1D Mark lll and a Canon 70-200mm