Malaysia Macaque

Macaque

This photograph was taken in Malaysia’s Taman Bukit Kiara Park. It depicts what I believe is a Long-tailed Macaque – a common monkey of Southeast Asia.

Taman Bukit Kiara is a public park with a stream running through it. It is popular with local residents. There is a fairly sizeable population of these primates calling the park home.

Nikon Z 9, AF-S NIKKOR 500MM F/5.6E PF ED VR, AF-S TC-14E III, FTZ II @ 700mm 1/500s f/8 ISO800

Australasian Darter at Oak Street Wetland

Australasian Darter

Earlier in the year, a male Australasian Darter made Oak Street Wetland it’s temporary home. This photograph was taken on 11 March 2024. When the Darter had his back towards me, I sneaked up behind him and positioned myself close to the water’s edge. To my surprise, he started turning around. That allowed me to take this frontal photograph of the Darter. Surprisingly, he didn’t realised that I was there until I stood up to leave.

The 800mm lens caused the shot to be quite tight. A 600mm lens would have been ideal in this situation. I was also in a squatting position to take the photograph through the viewfinder. In retrospect, I should have try taking this picture using the flip screen of the camera and held it lower just above the water. However, it could make it difficult to position the Darter within the frame.

Nikon Z 9, Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S @ 1/500s f/6.3 ISO6400

Galahs at Royal Park

Galah (Male)

About 120 Galahs was observed at the oval next to Royal Park Trin Warren Tam-Boore in the morning of 20 June 2024. The one in the photograph is a male. You can tell that it is a male by the colour of his eyes.

Nikon Z 9, Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S @ 1/500s f/6.3 ISO280

Australian White Ibis (a.k.a. Bin Chicken)

Australian White Ibis

Occasionally, we will encounter the Australian White Ibis at Royal Park Trin Warren Tam-Boore. A couple of Ibis turned up in the morning of 20 June 2024 at the oval next to the park. Ibis are common but can be quite difficult to photograph as they have black skin and white feathers which lend itself to over exposure in bright sun light. Fortunately, that morning was overcast which provide nice soft light that is ideal to capture a decent photograph of the Ibis.

Nikon Z 9, Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S @ 1/500s f/6.3 ISO720

White-faced Heron having a bad hair day?

White-faced heron

The White-faced Heron is a very common bird in Australia. From time to time, I would observed that their feathers are made to stand up as depicted by the photograph. I am guessing it is part of their grooming process. This photograph was taken on 1 June 2024 at Royal Park Trin Warren Tam-Boore.

Nikon Z 9, Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S @ 1/400s f/6.3 ISO500

Profile of a Honey Bee

Honey Bee

An oldie but a goodie. This is a macro photograph of a Honey Bee in our backyard taken on 10 December 2022. I should do more macro photography as I enjoy the details it can reproduce of tiny creatures that the naked eye could not see.

Nikon D850, AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D IF-ED, Nikon SU-800 + 2 x Nikon SB-R200 (R1C1), Wimberley F-2 Macro Bracket, Crafty Bells bonnet diffuser @ 1/250s f/22 ISO400

Mistletoebird of Royal Park

Mistletoebird (Female)

Until recently, this female Mistletoebird has shown up at Royal Park Trin Warren Tam-Boore every time I visited. This photograph was taken on 1 June 2024. I am not sure if she has moved on to better feeding grounds or she is still lurking around. Hopeful, she would come back soon.

Nikon Z 9, Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S @ 1/800s f/6.3 ISO2200

Brown Goshawk

Brown Goshawk
Brown Goshawk

These photographs of the Brown Goshawk was taken in the morning sun – hence the golden glow. The bird banked left and it underside caught the sun. The bird was photographed on 28 May 2024 at the bird hide at Royal Park Trin Warren Tam-Boore.

Nikon Z 9, Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S @ 1/3200s f/6.3 ISO1100

Buff-banded Rail foraging at Royal Park

Buff-banded Rail

This photograph of the Buff-banded Rail was taken early in the morning on 1 June 2024 at Royal Park Trim Warren Tam-Boore. This Buff-banded Rail had been a resident at the park for some time now. It has been seen rarely and I was fortunate to have snapped this photograph.

Nikon Z 9, Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S @ 1/200s f/6.3 ISO1600