Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Singapore Botanical Garden - Hooded Pitta

December 29 2010. I am currently having the Christmas Holiday with my family in Singapore. Yesterday I received news from some bird photographers that a Hooded Pitta is spotted at Singapore Botanical Garden.  I was invited to join them to photograph the Hooded Pitta together. Chris and Wong are very kind to lent me their gears since I only bought my Sony NEX 3 to Singapore. 
I am really surprise to see the Pitta at the Ginger Garden. The subject is very tame and not shy to human activities. Here are some photos shot with Chris equipment :

Here is a panoramic view of the shooting site, click the image for larger view:

Thanks for reading.


Wong Tsu Shi said...

Very very nice!

Choy Wai Mun said...

Beautiful shots.

Anonymous said...

Good shots! I have yet to see
a "Hooded". Been to the Ginger
section a few times but only
sunbirds lah, will the Hooded
be there till Feb? Plan a visit
Choo Eng.

Hawkeyes a.k.a Kiah said...

Hi Choo Eng,

My friend told me that the Pitta will be here for 2 months, so high probabilities that the fella will be there in Feb.

M. A. Muin said...

Nice shot! Wow...look at the amount of photographers!

madibirder said...

Great looking Pitta, yet to see one. Well done. Singapore...... waaah too far lah!