Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sultan Tit, Verditer Flycatcher and Streaked Spiderhunter

1st April 2011, Bukit Tinggi

On my way back from Kenyir, I made a short detour to Bt. Tinggi to check out the bird activities at the Japanese Garden. It was already late afternoon and it was about to rain when I arrived there – not really an ideal condition for bird photography. Any way I decided to proceed as I believe in Nature photography, we just have to  adapt to the conditions that is available to us. Here are some of the images that I managed to capture under this challenging circumstances.  

I was taking a shelter under the shed when a flock of this black and yellow colored bird showed up briefly on a distant tree. They turned out to be a flock of Sultan Tit – a lifer for me!

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Low light and distant object equals poor image quality, that’s what I got here!

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A pair of Verditer Flycatcher also made their appearance. Here is the male.

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And this is, I believe, is the female.

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Female Verditer Flycatcher having her snack of a moth she caught moments earlier!

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As soon as the rain stopped, this familiar Streaked Spiderhunter showed up on a banana flower at the edge of the shed.

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To a Spiderhunter, nothing tastes better than the nectar in the flowers!

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8 comments:

  1. the close up of the spiderhunter is great shot

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  2. Beautiful series of photos.Love the shots of the Sultan Tit.Just fantastic .

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  3. what to say....superb lah...well done..
    tank

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  4. That sultan is no my wanted list for 2 years already.
    I know this bird is at FH and BT

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  5. Brilliant images as always Ari and I can't believe you took such great shots in poor light. You are far too modest about your abilities as a photographer.

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  6. Great to see new images from you, your birds are so colorfull and unique! This serie is superb! I love the Streaked Spiderhunter....i have to plan a trip in your area and hire you as a guide!!!!

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  7. Sultan tit and spiderhunter both are beautiful and such beautiful shots

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  8. Thanks for all the compliments, these are among the things that gave me the encouragement to further improve my interest in bird photography. Dominic, you're most welcome to visit Malaysia and I'll be more than happy to take you to those places where I shot the birds.

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