Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Black-capped Kingfisher

Black-capped Kingfishers are back to Byram ( a mangrove coastal area at Penang, Malaysia). This species of Kingfisher migrates to this area every October and stay here till March next year. Black-capped Kingfishers are very shy and tend to fly away when she spots you approaching from far away. Thus, it is very difficult to get decent close-up shot.
I was lucky to find this "fella" resting at a tree branch after she has eaten a crab. My body and gears were partially block by mangrove vegetation thus she did not notice I was nearby. I made over one hundred shots of this "fella" with the Canon 5 D mk II and EF 600 mm IS F4 lens. The subject was under the shade so I had to "bump-up" the ISO in order to avoid motion blur.  I shot with ISO 640 to 800 in the aperture priority mode.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Oriental Pratincole

This photo series of Oriental Pratincole was taken during March and April of this year at a open scrubland at Penang, Malaysia. I have managed to captured some photos of the Oriental Pratincole with funny gestures.

Photos are captured using Canon 1 D mk III with EF 600 mm F4 IS

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Collared Kingfisher Ate a Puffer Fish

This morning I saw something very strange at my regular birding place. I saw a Collared Kingfisher consumed a Puffer fish. The Collared Kingfisher was alive after eating the highly toxic fish.
Is Collared Kingfisher has a immune system against the toxic of Puffer fish ? or not all Puffer fish are highly toxic.

The following photos are captured using Canon 5 D mk II with EF 600 mm F4 IS telephoto lens.