Friday, February 19, 2010

Kota Bahru, Kelantan Trip

I am having my Lunar New Year holiday at Kota Bahru, Kelantan. Why ??? because it is a custom to visit the relative or family members of my wife side during the Lunar New Year.  This year, I will stay here for 6 days. Initially, I was planning to explore for the local bird species here but after 2 days of searching, I gave up. I could not find any rare species but only common birds such as Pond Heron, Cattle Egret and Zebra Dove. One interesting observation, I noticed that there are many bird pet shops here with exotic birds. Could it be most of the rare birds ended up here ? Just my speculation.
I found that the scenery and people are much more interesting topic to photograph, so I decided to do some landscape and street photography. I put aside my EF 800 mm and pack my Canon 7D, 17-40 L and 70-200 L F4 IS into my Lowepro Sling Bag 200 AW. Here are some places I visited:

Kota Bahru Central Market




Pantai Cahaya Bulan (PCB) Beach,  a photo series of Kite seller.





At a paddy-field





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5 comments:

Choy Wai Mun said...

Happy New Year, Kiah.

I thought there would be some interesting species for you to shoot over there...

Hawkeyes a.k.a Kiah said...

Hi,

Gong Xi Fa Chai.
Maybe I don't know where are the right places.

madibirder said...

Didn't know your wife can speak 4 languages! Nice images of Kelantan. Maybe next time you can try the paddy fields about 3-4 km from Kg Perupok, Bachok. If you're lucky, you can see the Indian Rollers there. see http://madibirder.blogspot.com/search/label/Roller

Hawkeyes a.k.a Kiah said...

Hi madibirder,

Thanks for your info.

Tabib said...

Nice seascape and paddy-field scenery.
Hem.. one more Kelantan connection here. ;)