Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sungai Sedim Outing

During the Boxing Day weekend, we are delighted to have a group of fellow Singaporean bird photographers came up north to visit Penang. This morning Tsien and I organized an outing to the Sungai Sedim Recreation Park to photograph the low-land forest birds.
Waiting for the Scarlet-rumped Trogon to appear

The Scarlet-rumped Trogon was quite cooperative this morning. A pair responded to our call by perching at a clear perch.
Canon 7D with EF 800 F5.6 IS
ISO 800 1/125 F8

Green Broadbill

Maroon Woodpecker

Rufous Woodpecker (My Photo-Lifer  of the day)

Juv Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker (My Photo-Lifer  of the day)

Hairy-becked Bulbul (My Photo-Lifer  of the day)

We finished the photography session at noon and started to unpack the gear. 

Posting for group photo

Thanks for viewing.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Pheasant-Tailed Jacana

This morning at Byram I managed to get the Pheasant-tailed Jacana in a non-breeding plumage. It is my photo-lifer. It perched quite far away from my shooting location, even with Canon 800mm F5.6 IS, the size of the subject looked very small inmy Canon 7D sensor. I have to crop away 2/3 to make the subject look big.
Canon 7D, EF 800 F5.6 IS mounted on Kirk Window Mount.
ISO 800 F8 1/2000

Thanks for viewing, feel free to comment.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Beauty of Early Morning Light

This morning the light was perfect at Byram. The warm morning light shone on the surface of the pond.
A Chinese Pond Heron perched on a dead tree at the middle of the pond. The reflection of the sun light gave a golden reflection on the subject.
"New Hair Style" of the Chinese Pond Heron
Canon 7D EF800 F5.6 IS
1/1000s f/8.0 at 800.0mm ISO400

After photographing the Heron, I saw a Common Moorhen busy cleaning her feather after taking a dip into the pond. A photo lifer for me because I had not captured any photos of this species before. I dial up the ISO of my 7D to 640 so that I can use faster shutter speed to freeze the motion of the subject.
1/1000s f/8.0 at 800.0mm ISO 640

I was using a new CF with my 7D. The 16G SanDisk Extreme Pro was working flawlessly with 7D. The file transfer rate of the new card is really smooth even though I was shooting raw format with 8 fps rate. I shoot about 4 G of raw files images of the Common Moorhen and Pond Heron.

Thanks for viewing, your comments are welcome.