Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Stripe-throated Bulbul

I love ferns, and I love the moment they start to unfold, this is when secrets start to reveal. I saw a white spider last time.

I see a fast flying object leaving the coil of fortune this time.

A Stripe-throated Bulbul has been freed. A new life starts.

I do not have any idea how long it has been held inside, but this bulbul does require a few stops for muscle relaxation before really making a strong flight.

It seems to clear its throat by making some "za za za" sound, and then sings a short note whereby I am its first fan.


After the third stop, it is now fully ready to head towards the darkness where it will orientate itself before rejoin this new bright world.

When another fern unfolds, what can I expect? I am eager to find out.

23 comments:

Ratty said...

It's always fun to find a hidden bird waiting there just to get its picture taken. Seeing the ferns is good, and the Bulbul along with them is even better.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Nice picture - The bird hidden in the ferns.

Mei Teng said...

Those ferns reminded me of telephone cords..:)

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hello there..these look like our Staghorn Ferns here? Fantastic- like your header and I enjoy them probably as much as you! I think your capture is enhanced rather nicely with that little Stripe- throated Bulbul in there!

VanillaSeven said...

That bulbul looks like landed in the alien planet. Nice :)

Life Ramblings said...

ferns are eye-catching and beautiful plants.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful pictures of the fern. They look exotic! The bird is an awesome treat to see.

silent moments said...

Beatiful young ferns and among the unfolding coils a pretty bird...perfect shot!

George said...

I'm glad you were there to capture this bulbul emerging from the uncoiling fern. Wonderful pictures.

Frieda said...

What a beautiful series of pictures. They are wonderful!

Cheryl said...

What beautiful ferns! I have never seen such fascinating photos of new ferns unfolding. The bird has been let out of the cage!

Sharkbytes said...

The way that particular fern unfolds is different from any here. It looks very technological.

Ginnymo said...

Such exotic looking ferns for sure! Good photos of the little bird amongst the ferns too! Your photos are always so mysterious Rain..

AVCr8teur said...

With so many ferns to explore, I think you will be busy for awhile.

Ann said...

I like those ferns. The most famous fern is of course the Sarawak Midin. You eat and you become a millionaire.

rainfield61 said...

Ratty:
It is very excited to see a bulbul flying out from the center of the coil. It is fun...

Kirigalpoththa:
This bulbul sing a beautiful song which I have enjoyed very much.

Mei Teng:
I'm trying to look for a green telephone cord, and place them side by side, and take their pictures, and put them in my blog, and wait for your comment.

Kilauea Poetry:
Me, the ferns and the bulbul wish you a good day.

VanillaSeven:
It may be happy, and it may be sad, to be here.

Life Ramblings/Icy BC:
You are right, especially under macro shots.

silent moments/George:
Capture the ferns is very easy, but not the bird. Have to wait for the moment it emerge from the ferns.

Frieda:
I though I am wonderful. lol.

Cheryl:
Then, I must be having many cages inside the jungle.

Sharkbytes:
Technological, it sounds like back to the factory.

Ginnymo:
My photos just depict the mystery of the jungle.

AVCr8teur:
Yes, I am always busy inside the jungle. I even blocked the trek for my photos. Sorry to the other hikers.

Ann:
I have to pluck a few in order to be a millionaire. Do you need me to send some to you?

CH said...

The bulbul is very different from those I find in my neighbourhood.

Your ferns are beautiful.

Grass said...

You're a fantastic story teller, haha...

If you're serious on macro photography, the 100mm macro is really worth it...

Cate said...

Youth can be found in every fern frond and like you said,you are getting younger and younger. Lovely bird among the ferns.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I love ferns as well. A whole new world opened. The eloquence in your words decorate your photos and provide an artistic display to your stories. A beautiful bird and photos.

Ayie said...

the curly ferns are helping the bird play hide and seek with you

betchai said...

oh, i love your curly ferns, and the bird in the third picture.

ruthi said...

Your fern photos are indeed awesome.