Saturday, 21 August 2010

Asian Fairy Bluebird

Asian Fairy Bluebird

First image from a very relaxing stay at Pangkor Laut: few bird species but all fairly accomodating for the 100-400mm lens.

This female asian fairy bluebird was photographed on one of my many wanders away from the pool - the resort is built on a 298 acre island dominated by jungle habitat. Photography within the jungle meant that use of flash was compulsory. As I was only using the 100-400mm (and the birds came quite close) I did not need to use the flash extender at all.

It was nice to finally be able to take some decent images as the highland birding only really permitted record shots.

Blog-wise I expect an intermission to the Malaysia images tomorrow, with a trip planned to Salthome Pools. The Malaysia images should finish of over the next week, with galleries of oriental pied hornbill, great hornbill and miscellaneous others set to feature.

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