Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Outing with friends @ Chinese and Japanese Gardens


Went on a outing with my friends to Chinese and Japanese Gardens to practise using my DSLR, still quite a newbie as compared to those professional guys I encountered in the parks. But it was still a rather fruitful trip despite my amateur photography skills :P


blue nawab
my first Blue Nawab (Polyura schreiber tisamenus)!! looks abit different from the pictures I have seen online
changeable lizard
Changeable Lizard (Calotes versicolor) - exotic
common kingfisher
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) - rather uncommon as compared to the Collared Kingfisher
crested goshawk
We came across a whole group of photographers carrying heavy camera lenses - and they were all looking at this bird! Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus)




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Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)
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Sterculia sp.
monitor lizard
Malayan water monitor (Varanus salvator)
nelumbo nucifera
Nelumbo nucifera aka Lotus
oriental magpie robin
Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis) that was completely unfazed by our presence, we could lie down on our tummies beside it to photograph it...which might not be a good thing at all
pacific swallow
Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica) - a rather common bird that one can see soaring in the skies, one can only get a closer look when it perches
peltophorum pterocarpum
Peltophorum pterocarpum aka Yellow Flame Tree
pink neck green pigeon
One of the figging trees in the park attracted dozens of the Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans) - this one here is a female

yellow vented bulbul
Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) - a rather common bird that could be seen in urban parks 


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