Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park – II

[Part I]

Courtship


It took so much patience to capture this shot. This was kind of like once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Unfortunately, I made one mistake: the DOF (depth of field) is too narrow


Hornbill


When taking this picture, I turned of auto-focus, and instead focused manually. Ouch! That’s tough.


Parrot greeting the visitors



Birds of paradise, male and female



In the world of birds, males are often more beautiful than females. Examples are peacock, bird of paradise and mandarin duck. Similarly, male lion looks greater than lioness.

But, of course, among Homo sapiens, women are more attractive…

16 comments:

  1. I agree, in the animal kingdom, the male are the attractive ones simply because it has to WOO the female.

    In the human world, it's not about looks but attitude, personality and moolah! :-)

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  2. abt the peacock,
    缺陷美也很美,虽然没有拍完整只,不过那角度很美!

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  3. just curious....
    why all the birds are incomplete ? XD

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  4. Gallivanter
    No money, no honey, huh? LOL...

    kikey
    DOF is not 角度. If you click the enlarge the picture, you will see that the female peacock is not 'sharp'.

    迷迭香
    Do you take head-and-shoulder shots? That is also incomplete, right?

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  5. I still haven't seen a real peacock open up its... uhh... tail? =X

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  6. but that's what we human beings think only. maybe the birds still think that the females look better?

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  7. day-dreamer
    That's why I say need patience...

    xin
    It's the male peacock opens up its 'tail' and the female approaches him. That should suggest something...

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  8. Yeah, funny isn't it? The males are more beautiful in the animal kingdom, different from humans. So how do you find the KL Bird Park? I think I prefer the Singapore Bird Park.

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  9. I like the last pic! ;-)

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  10. foongpc
    I went to Jurong Bird Park many years ago, but no longer remember it well. Can't compare.

    monica
    BoP is my favorite bird :-)

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  11. how do you define narrow DOF and so on? O.O

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  12. kyh
    Wikipedia has explanation for DOF :-)

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  13. Got chicken there or not? :)
    Seriously... I need to visit kl bird park someday.

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  14. hornbill's picture is nice.

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  15. neo
    Yes, but they are wild chickens, not domestic ones.

    sinji
    Thanks :)

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  16. I love the photo of 'Birds of paradise', I think only SLR can do that. No plans to invest so much yet :p

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