Saturday, December 31, 2011

Only One Bird at Fraser's Hill

I admire people and their great works, and that often inspires me, hence I visited Fraser's Hill, a dwelling place of over 270 species of birds, recently. 


It was seven in the next morning, 15 degree C, drizzly, windy and foggy when I was wandering around. It was quiet, and I was alone.

Birds of Fraser's Hill are over 270 species, I reminded myself. But then only one representative greeted me in the whole morning, the rest might be busy preparing for Christmas. They deserve holiday as we do, I thought.


The photography session proceeded on a flowering plant near the ground, simply because my gears never match those that professional bird watchers used to carry. 


The bird tried its very best feeding on nectar in different positions in order to satisfy my need, not to mention many other interesting plays that were wasted due to my inadequacy. It must have met many similar dummies before, the routine was continued until I had had enough.


History of Fraser's Hill can be traced back to more than one hundred years ago, birds of Fraser's Hill are over 270 species, somehow I was saved from the embarrassment of leaving without shooting a bird. 


Thanks for your sacrifice, my feathered friend- a grey-breasted spiderhunter.
































Happy New Year to you.

32 comments:

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

With that long sharp beak, a trademark of birds that has adapted to gain advantage on sipping from flower nectars. A very pretty bird. Well-captured. Selamat Tahun Baru!

Filip said...

I had never seen such a grey spiderhuter, it seems to be haging up side down.

Greetings,
Filip

Icy BC said...

If you think you have inadequate equipment, then I am still in the stone age.

Your photos are fantastic, just enough to want more..and that's the art of teasing.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Rainfield..

Bananazஇ said...

It brings back bad memories of Fraser Hill when a bunch of durng college holidays us hitch hiked all the way from KL and got stranded with no traffic taking us up to the top. All of us got to walk from Kuala Kubu Baru in the rain, hunger and scared as it was pitch dark, worried to fall over the cliff until we reach a workers squatter who took us. So kind of them to give us biscuits and hot drink and a night stay. That was the most memorable times of our hitch hiking days.

Bananazஇ said...

Glad for you there is still on friendly bird to pose for you and not coming back empty handed haha. Nice flowers though. Wishing you all the very best and a blessed new year with super abundance.

Autumn Belle said...

If it is a pretty good bird, one is enough, haha. Happy New Year 2012!

Lrong said...

Hmmm, that flower... it looks like seemania... would appreciate it if you can take a look at the picture in this link... http://potagery.blogspot.com/2011/12/seemania-liebster-award.html

and, also, if you can give me your opinion if they are the same flower... thanks...

Amin said...

Hello! Thank You very much for so beautiful photos! Well done!

Amin said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Amin said...

I wish all the bests to You in 2012!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful captures, Rainfield. It is a pretty bird and the flowers are gorgeous too. A great bird sighting, sorry the other 269 were hiding from you. Great photos! I wish you all the best in 2012, Happy New Year to you and your family.

Grass said...

This only bird must be there waiting for the enthusiastic bird lover..:-)

Happy new year, I hope to be able to save for a 300mm and an extender in 2012 for birds photography.

Diane AZ said...

The grey-breasted spiderhunter and the flowers look amazing. Beautiful post!

TexWisGirl said...

you made me laugh! i so appreciate this post as i often feel so inadequate with my photography as well!

blessings to you for the new year, rainfield!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

The flowers are so pretty and that bird has the most interesting markings. What a lovely photo shoot. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy New Year's to you! :)

betchai said...

beautiful shots, Rainfield, the contrast of the bird and flowers are awesome, and what great action you have captured too.

Ratty said...

It was worth going there for even that one bird. The pictures are beautiful.

wenn said...

I must revisit it again! Happy 2012!

Steve E said...

Wonder if your brain is in picture-taking mode? You have a wonderful "photogenic" memory...or is that "photographic"?--grin!

NEWAZ, you take great photos! Wish you and me the best that God has to offer in 2012.

PEACE!

Anonymous said...

This was a great series..and somehow I can imagine it all!Thanks for a delightful narration!
Well, wishing you a peaceful weekend and New Year Rainfields~

fufu said...

happy 2012 :)

RNSANE said...

I can't believe the birds abandoned you...that is quite unusual. Perhaps they were busy preparing for their New Year's celebrations.

Giga said...

Zdjęcia są śliczne, a ptaszek bardzo ciekawy :-). Życzę Ci wspaniałego 2012 roku i pozdrawiam.

The pictures are beautiful, and very curious bird :-). I wish you a wonderful 2012 and greet.

missing moments said...

You made me laugh ... great shots! Wishing you the best of the new year!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

What an interesting bird! Just more proof that reality is stranger than fiction... the name sounds like something from a children's book (only because it's not familiar to me I suppose)

AVCr8teur said...

Happy New Year to you! You were not alone with 270 species around. Spotting only 1 bird, perhaps the others were busy preparing for the new year celebration meal.

Bengbeng said...

Happy new year to you brother :)

Angie said...

Gosh, what a beautiful bird. Those are great captures indeed regardless of your gear. You captured the essence with your stories..:) and to me that makes great photography :), ie a story behind every pic.
I have yet to learn to shoot them birdies. Have tried of course, but all ended a disaster haha.
Happy New Year and keep the pics coming.

George said...

I'm glad that at least one resident of Fraser's Hill came out to greet you. He went through some interesting gymnastics to get the nectar, and you got some wonderful pictures.

JTG (Misalyn) said...

Dropping by to greet you Happy New Year!

That place must be really beautiful for you to spend such precious time. Looking at the photos, I think it is really is.

You made me smile and hope at the same time with the phrase "my gears never match those that professional bird watchers used to carry" because I need to upgrade my gears too.

A prosperous new year to you and yours!

Harshi said...

Seems like I've missed a lot!

Nice photos of the birdie. Guess everyone else wasn't so lucky to get featured on your blog. :D

⊱↫PreciousKD↬⊰ said...

The bird hid so well in that beautiful and colorful tree!