Monday, August 23, 2010

Red-naped Trogon

Male Red-naped Trogon (Harpactes kasumba)

August 23 2010. It had been many times I heard the call of Red-naped Trogon at the Jungle trail of Sungai sedim Lowland Forest. All my previous encountered were ended up without any photos of the subject. On last Sunday, I ran into the Red-naped Trogon again. I heard the sweet call at one of the jungle trail but was very frustrated not been able to see it. The subject was well hidden behind the thick tropical vegetations.
I decided to play the call of the Red-naped Trogon, hoping that the tape-play would lure the subject into an open area. After 5 minutes of trying, my friend Wong spotted it perched at an open branch. It was a very brief stop there but long enough to allow me to take a few record shots.

1 D mkIV EF 800 IS + 1.4 TC ISO 1600 1/60 F8

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1 comment:

GCSpyder said...

Thanx for showing me around, Kiah. I know you had to rush off that day. It came out even more to the open after you had left.