Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Common Flameback

It is very much easier to photograph birds in City Parks compared to those in the forest, probably because these birds are used to seeing humans in their habitat. I had this experience recently during my morning walk at the Kelana Jaya Park. I noticed some bird activities at a section of the park. As I got closer, I saw  this pair of Common Flameback foraging quite low near the ponds’ edge. I quickly ran to the car and grabbed the gear to get a couple of shots of this amazing bird. Here are the images that I managed to capture during my ‘unplanned’ birding trip.

This female Flameback allowed me to capture a couple of shots before she moved to a much higher spot in the tree.

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Unfortunately, the male was not too accommodating, I had a tough time trying to get  good shots of him.

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7 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots of a colorful woodpecker.Well done

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  2. nice and crisp. happy birding.

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  3. superb images of a wonderful lookng bird. well done

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  4. Superbe série!
    Pour obtenir ces photos, ça valait la peine d'attendre avec beaucoup de patience !

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  5. Wow this woodpecker is not like anything i have seen! Very nice bird and gorgeous images!

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  6. Unlike mine, here peckers with a natural environment.
    Planed or unplanned, you have a beautiful pics here.

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  7. Wow Ari, What a fantastically coloured bird and the poses you got are just superb. I especially like the second one down. It might be "common" but the common birds are often the better looking. Keep up the good work.

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