Changeable Hawk Eagle and White-bellied Sea Eagle in Pasir Ris Park Singapore On the morning of 2 July, about 8:30 am, I was at Carpark B in Pasir Ris Park. When I got off the car, my daughter saw a large bird at a distance on a tree by the Tampines River and alerted me. It was a Changeable... Continue Reading →
Rare Green Broadbill in Pulau Ubin Singapore The Green Broadbill, a plump and short-tailed bird with bright green plumage, is the smallest bird in the broadbill family in Southeast Asia, about 18 cm. I first encountered this beautiful bird in Mulu National Park in Sarawak in 2006. To a non-trained eye, it is not easy... Continue Reading →
Wild Baby Buffy Fish Owl Landed on Grass Patch | Rescued by ACRES| Hampstead Wetlands Park Singapore.
The awakening of the Sunda Scops Owl at the Singapore Botanical Gardens|UNESCO World Heritage Site Observing the Sunda Scops Owl at the Singapore Botanic Gardens (UNESCO World Heritage Site) was a learning experience for me since it had a very ‘narrow shooting opportunity’ before the daylight fades. It is also a test of the capability of... Continue Reading →
Photo Travel Asia | Early morning walk from the Singapore Merlion. Have you done anything different out of the daily routine recently? How many sun rise do you see in a year? I went to see the sunrise at the Merlion in Singapore. The Singapore Merlion was designed by Fraser Brunner for Singapore Tourism in 1964.... Continue Reading →
Plant and landscape photography at Singapore Gardens by the Bay The two domes are two great places to take plant and landscape photography at Singapore Gardens by the Bay. Equipped with just 1 camera and 2 lenses ( 50 mm f/1.8 II and 17-70 mm), I spent the morning photographing in the Flower dome and Cloud... Continue Reading →
Fireworks on Singapore 50th National Day Golden Jubilee Celebration MRT and bus rides were free. The transfer from Marina South Station to the circle line to Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay was packed from every direction. We were in with the crowd to join in the celebration to capture fireworks on Singapore 50th national Day... Continue Reading →
Once a bird photographer, always a bird photographer, even with an iPhone I was at the Singapore Central Financial Business District (Raffles Place MRT). The sky was blue and the skyscrapers were just like concrete jungle (towering dipterocarpus) to a bird photographer. I was aiming my iPhone to capture the contrast of buildings and sunny blue... Continue Reading →
Jambu Fruit-Dove, Crashed at Winsland House, Birds at Orchard Road Singapore As I walked home this morning around 7:45 am, I almost stepped on a Jambu Fruit-Dove on the walkway by the road side that had crashed at Winsland House, near Orchard Road, Singapore. It was sitting motionless on the concrete floor probably due to the impact... Continue Reading →
Singapore China Town Lunar New Year Photography Walk by Singapore Institute of Management(SIM) and Information Technology Group (ITG) with John Arifin The Lunar New Year celebration in Singapore at China Town is one of the most visited attractions for local and tourist alike. I led a photography walk organized by Singapore Institute of Management SIM... Continue Reading →
How good is the camera image stabilizer and how to maximize it ? Today I decided to go extra light in my bird photography equipment to photograph the Hooded Pitta at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. I left my big lens and Gitzo tripod. I brought only my 70-300 walk about zoom (with image stabiliser) and a... Continue Reading →
Brown-Chested Jungle Flycatcher, Singapore. I think it is a jungle out there. First it was the Red Junglefowls, now the Brown-Chested Jungle Flycatcher. The Brown-Chested Jungle Flycatcher is a winter migrant to Singapore. I started noticing it about a week ago at my fence perching on its favourite tree ( or branch ) scooping insects... Continue Reading →
Red Junglefowl near Orchard Road, Singapore Six Red Junglefowls (Gallus gallus) were were sighted this afternoon near Orchard Road. They were feeding near the grass patch near Orchard Central. See the Junglefowl perching on the "green" metal branch with Orchard Road as the backdrop. Junglefowls were also spotted near the ERP Gantry near Orchard Road some time ago.
Dipterocarp at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Singapore, Closure for restoration from 15 September 2014. I was at the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Singapore last week to photograph the seedling of the giant dipterocarp tree. The light under the rainforest canopy was very dim. What made matter worst was the high contrast lighting on the canopy... Continue Reading →
Mid Autumn Festival China Town Singapore. Mid Autumn Festival in China Town Singapore is the place to be to see the atmosphere of the festival celebrated in the 8th month of the lunar calendar. The full moon will be on 8 September 2014 where moon cakes will be served (accompanied by Chinese tea ) after... Continue Reading →