Monday, March 29, 2010

My Thailand Trip - Part 4

Day 3 of 6, we started the day early. 5 am was the morning call and at 6.30 am we were on the road to the newly found habitat of the Pied Kingfisher. We decided to skip the hotel morning breakfast buffet and opted to stop by the 7 eleven to pick up some coffee and bread on the way to the location. 
Upon arriving at the location, we saw 4 to 5 Pied Kingfisher hovering or hang around exactly the same location that we last saw it yesterday evening. The sun was raising behind us, it was the frontal light on the subject. Since the light condition was on the perfect condition and I would not need a very high ISO, I decided to shoot with my 7D. Furthermore the 18 mp sensor would able to retain more detail should I need cropping. 
Pied Kingfisher 






It was a very productive morning photo session, I managed to get many species of lifer for shooting at along this small trail leading through a large paddy field.
Little Cormorant
 


A pair of Asian Pied Starling

                                              


Indian Cormorant



Bronze-winged Jarcana



Female Asian Golden Weaver



Plain Prinia



Plain-backed Sparrow



Red-collared Dove






At about 11 am, we completed the morning photo session. It was a mission accomplish at Ayuthaya. We decided to head to Khao Yai.





7 comments:

Tim Rucci said...

Beautiful shots. Being able to isolate the subjects from the background makes a big difference in adding quality to the photos. Very nice work!

Hawkeyes a.k.a Kiah said...

Thanks Tim for your feedbacks and comments.

Bob Bushell said...

The Pied Kingfishers are top of my list, they and the many are beautiful.

madibirder said...

Such a great variety in one area. Fantastic details of the Pied Kingfisher.

Hawkeyes a.k.a Kiah said...

Thanks Bob for your comments.
It was a wonderful experience photograph the Pied Kingfisher at Thailand. This species is not available in Malaysia.

Changli said...

excellent photos! amazing!

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

amzing captures!! i love birds and i'm glade i found you blog!! thack you sharing us!!