Sunday, October 31, 2010

Birdie Tale - Chestnut-naped Forktail that is...

It was a chirpy bird and moved fast. Managed to get some decent shots under the challenging light conditions and this hyper-jumpy bird made it no easier to get a lock on either.

Sun came out briefly for me to get this pretty shot.

This one had something in its beak...

Was a frog! Or rather only half of it.

Its young had frog-legs for lunch.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Different Lowland Pitcher-plant

I have passed this trail many time but have never seen these there before. Perhaps it was due to the fact that I disliked that part of the trail and go through it pretty fast.

Nice discovery (tho not by me) and certainly made it worthwhile taking out the camera (finally!).

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Aerial Tioman

Tioman from a rarely seen angle.

Fave place to bunk down & lepak; Panuba Resort:

Tokong Burong; Quite far from Tioman but dived here once in bad vis. It was supposed to be a fantastic dive site.

Renggis Island; Just off the shores from Berjaya Resort. Popular with both Scuba divers and snorkelers.

Batu Malang (Rock); Good dive site and also popular with snorkelers.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Stinkhorn (aka Maiden's Veil) Fungi

Stinkhorn mushroom aka Maiden's Veil are under the Phallaceae family of fungi. Belonging to the fungal order Phallales, they are prevailent in tropical regions. They are known for their foul smelling sticky spore masses.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Owls @Carey Island

Barred-eagle (Juvenile?) Owl

Aww... so cute..

Looks like it was screaming out to us like, "leave me alone!!"

Barn Owl. Looks so grouchy.
Although we spotted a lot of barn owls, they are spooked easily so only managed to get one (blur) shot.

Wood Owl.

Giving us the stare!

Don't mess around with these razor sharp talons!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Carey Island Daytrip - Misc

The day started out rather wet and gloomy. Not sure which way the weather would go but the opportunities it presented was beautiful!

The gorgeous & magnificent Flame of the Forest against the dark & rainy morning sky.

Closer look at the flowers...

..getting an even closer look.

Fishing boats at Kg. Batu Laut.

Tide's out and so are the people for a stroll or collecting mussels/clams etc.

The monkey on the left was making eye gestures at the other monkey.

Raptor approaches the pole while the kingfisher bolts.

Pretty birdie on a coconut tree.

Fiddler crabs looking like they are greeting each other with a hand claw-shake.

Carey Island Daytrip - Kingfishers

Kingfisher in the rain.

This one looks all ruffled up! Not looking very happy.

Angry looking fella.. LOL!

White-collared kingfisher in the mangrove.

Carey Island Daytrip - Raptors

Black-shoulder Kite. This raptor has beautiful eyes!

The piercing glare...

Graceful flier...

Mating pair (?)

This magnificent Serpent Eagle was perched on a great position for us to shoot and was very cooperative & photogenic.

Beautiful patterns...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mycena something - Lumeniscent Mushroom

This tiny mushroom is no bigger than 5mm and favours rotting bamboo.
Nothing extraordinary about it... until the lights go out...


It is so pretty.

Monday, April 12, 2010

(Some) Birds of Fraser's Hill

Chestnut-capped Laughing Trush:

Long-tailed Sibia:

Silver-eared Mesia:

Scarlet Minivet (M):


Blue Nuthatch:

Lesser Racquet-tail Drongo: