Thursday, July 12, 2012

White-throated Kingfisher

A weekend escape
One of the best thing to do on a Saturday is to go on an excursion. 
My mission is to head to Sekinchan, Selangor's Rice Bowl where birds are almost guaranteed.
So, Michelle and I had set out on a road trip via the LATAR highway that connects from our home to Kuala Selangor.
We had lunch in Pasir Penambang before setting out to explore villages like Bagan Pasir and Bagan Tengkorak.
By mid-day, we reached the Sekinchan paddy fields.
I took out my gear and started looking for birds..

The action in Sekinchan
I had my Canon EOS7D rigged with the EF400mm F5.6L and a 1.4x teleconverter. This voids the auto focus feature on the lens and everything had to be done manually.
At the beginning of my quest, I had no luck at all...

The game-changer
Michelle took the wheels at at the fringe of Sekinchan A village, she spotted a Kingfisher.
I took out my camera and started snapping away and managed to squeeze a couple of decent shots.
On the whole, I was really happy with the results.


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