Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Lens Coat for My Canon 600 F4 IS

September 29th 2009, Penang.

After 1 week of waiting, my new lens coat has arrived from U.S.A.
My old lens coat from China has become loose, so I decided to get a new one.

Un-packed the parcel delivered by UPS.

Old Lens Coat from China

New Lens Coat with Neoprene Material

Neoprene "Hoodie" replacing the original Canon Cover

Thanks for viewing.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Zero to Few Thousand of Waders in 15 Minutes

September 20th 2009, Teluk Air Tawar, Butterworth Penang.

It really happened from zero to about 3000 waders in 15 minutes. I was at Teluk Air Tawar photo shooting this flock of waders. When I arrived at the site, it was empty, there were zero waders. One of the more experienced buddy told me, let's wait for another 30 minutes. At 1 pm, it is the highest tide, the waders had to move inland. Right at the dock, we started to see flocks and flocks of waders flying in. Within 15 minutes, the site was full of waders. I am not able to identify all of them but spotted some familiar ones, they were:

1 - Curlew Sandpipers
2 - Lesser Sand Plovers
3 - Long Toed Stints
4 - Little Stints
5 - Broadbilled Sandpipers

6 - Terek Sandpipers

Thanks for viewing !

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Common Kingfisher

September 22nd 2009, Byram Penang

Yesterday morning I decided to head to Byram again to look for the Common Kingfisher. The shots that i got one week ago were on the artificial perch. I hope to get it on a natural perch this time.

Upon reaching at Byram, I saw a pair of Brahminy Kite welcoming me by perching high up on a "dead tree". As I was approaching my target location, I saw from far away a bird perched on one of the natural perch at the river side. My adrenalin was pumping fast, could it be the one ? I quickly checked it with my binocular, "bingo" it is a Common Kingfisher.

I slowly approach the target by control my foot on my Triton engine throttle so that the engine sound would not scare it away. I stop my car in front of a small mangrove tree, the tree covered part of my car. I quickly put the "bean bag" on the position and my camera on top of it. Aiming at the target, press the shutter.... "click, click, click....." job done.

On Natural Perch

Migratory Birds From The North

September 13, 2009 Byram Penang
Last week, I spotted the arrival of Brown Shrike at Byram. It means that the start of the migratory birds season from the Northern Hemisphere.
It was busy hunting for food. I saw it caught an insert. I guess the long journey from the north made it hunger for food.