Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tucked Away Amidst Nature

This was our abode for a quick getaway. A bamboo & attap hut that was built by the Orang Asli (Indigenous People). A stream runs under the hut.

A balcony to chill out.

The stream as seen from the back window.

The interior is bare basics i.e. just mattresses but this was more than enough. It gets cold here during the night. I measured it at 23 deg Celsius ard 4.00am.

Don't make so much noise and nature will reveal itself near you... like this little birdie calling out to its mate.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Coastal Activities

Family collecting clams.

Nazca lines?
Nay, just a small boat going round while scooping up the mud for kerang (blood-clams).

These boats are like the long-tails in Thailand, able to skim over very shallow waters but these look like they are just over mud! The props seems to be in the mud and still pushing the craft forward.

Long and lonely path home.

The tide has gone out and they have to stay on a designated waterpath least they get stranded on the shallows/mud.

Fishing trawler with the net deployed.

Small fishing boat on the way back to shore.

Looks like this boat had a little too much yum-seng .. not sure going or coming back.. ;-)

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Hagen's Pit Viper

Ironic that a subject that I don't like became the 1st subject captured by 'Matilda' (my EF 100-400IS L lens). These images were recorded in Ulu Geroh when Ngah, our Orang Asli guide & friend spotted the slithery visitor trying to get into LH's Suzuki Vitara's engine for some warmth.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Introducing "Matilda"

Taken on a Canon EOS-50D.
Sensor 1.6x crop factor.

Here she is, Canon EF 100-400L IS ... "Matilda".