Thursday, October 30, 2008

Land of the Hornbills..

What's up there?

Err no, this is not a posting about Sarawak since I am still stuck here in KL. The KL Bird Park has quite a number of hornbill species. Some are stuck in cages while others were free to roam about.

I saw some huge hornbills cracking some branches but they were way up there and I was way down there. Can't shoot them so I went around searching for easier victims.

The eye

There weren't many so I only have a few shots to share. I even took one that were inside the cages but luckily the net wasn't too obvious.

Anybody home?

They refused to knock and decided to just barge into someone's home. Such rudeness :P

As usual, all shots taken with Nikon D90 and 105mm.

7 comments:

Amino said...

"I saw some huge hornbills cracking some branches but they were way up there and I was way down there. Can't shoot them so I went around searching for easier victims."

Sounds like u need a tele :P
Lai lai, buy Nikkor 80-400 VR.
See? I'm doing lens search for you :P

Nicholas Leong said...

@amino lol will you be looking for the money for me too? :P

Amino said...

Hahaha.. I can't do it ALL for you :P
Fast fast.. ask boss for bonus. :P

Nicholas Leong said...

@amino lol fine fine, Ill go find the lens, you go find the cash :P

libpuritan said...

lol. i almost forgot my comment after reading the exchange. =)

in the last shot, the hornbill looks stuffed toyish. love the hornbill colors.

shimworld said...

Hello Amino & other hornbill fans,

I spend a lot of time photographing hornbills in my neighbourhood and have captured quite a number of them although they're only of one species: the Oriental Pied.

If Nicholas doesn't mind my shamless plug, check out the following links

http://shimworld.wordpress.com/2008/10/06/hornbills-in-flight-part-2/

http://shimworld.wordpress.com/2008/08/25/a-new-world-of-opportunity-in-wildlife-conservation/

http://shimworld.wordpress.com/2008/04/07/hornbill-in-flight-outing-extraordinaire/

http://shimworld.wordpress.com/2008/03/20/hornbills-of-brunei/

Nicholas Leong said...

@steph haha he does doesn't he? Maybe it is soft toy!! *dramatic music*

@shimworld no problem :) Been admiring your hornbill shots all the time :)