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Recently, I had a chance to do some birding in Malaysia and I was very lucky to capture quite a few different species despite of being off season this late of year. Lighting condition was very challenging compared to what we have here in the states and recent forrest burning in the neighboring country made it even worse: adding a layer of haze in the air, therefore, ISO was always high while shutter speed set low.

I would like to start out sharing with 5 out of the 13 Kingfisher species found there. Sure hope I will get a chance to collect the remaining 8 species one day but they are definitely harder to get.

1. Fresh catch of the day. Stork-billed Kingfisher (juvy)

1/500s | f/10 | ISO4000 | 800mm + 1.4x TC = 1120mm

2. The pose

1/160s | f/9 | ISO4000 | 800mm + 1.4x TC = 1120mm

3. Change position

1/500s | f/10 | ISO4000 | 800mm + 1.4x TC = 1120mm

4. Artsy…
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5. Brown-winged Kingfisher

1/400s | f/10 | ISO2500 | 800mm + 1.4x TC = 1120mm

6. BWKF In flight


7. Collared Kingfisher

1/640s | f/6.3 | ISO6400 | 800mm

8. CKF In flight


9. Banded Kingfisher from a distance (heavy crop but good lifer since it's rather rare).

1/400s | f/8 | ISO10000 | 800mm + 1.4x TC = 1120mm

10. White-throated Kingfisher (Very lucky to get 2-in-1. Btw, he did not come home last night)

1/250s | f/9 | ISO4000 | 800mm + 1.4x TC = 1120mm

C&Cs are welcome.

Thanks for looking.
Phoo

Edited on Jul 30, 2013 at 01:37 PM · View previous versions



Jul 28, 2013 at 07:22 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Kingfishers of Malaysia [10]


Fantastic shots Phoo. The poor light and haze certainly don't reveal themselves here, well done!
David



Jul 28, 2013 at 08:25 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Kingfishers of Malaysia [10]


Wow, those are some smashing shots of some remarkable KFs. Splendid job!

Best,
Tom



Jul 28, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Kingfishers of Malaysia [10]


Wow!!!!! EXCELLENT set of Kingfishers!!!!!


Jul 28, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Kingfishers of Malaysia [10]


Stunning set Phoo!! Love them all. Fantastic job handing the smoke and light.

Birdie



Jul 28, 2013 at 03:29 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Kingfishers of Malaysia [10]


This is a superb set Phoo

Morris



Jul 28, 2013 at 03:32 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Kingfishers of Malaysia [10]


Great collection of fine KF images, Phoo! You managed to get some good clarity and sharpness out of these images, considering the situation
2, 5 and 8 are my favorites
Socrate



Jul 28, 2013 at 04:06 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Kingfishers of Malaysia [10]


See the posting title, I know for sure it is you, Phoo. Wonderful KF.

- Tam.



Jul 28, 2013 at 04:10 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Kingfishers of Malaysia [10]


Phoo,

I echo LOUDLY the comments of the previous posters...well done and thank you for sharing these great images for us on the other side of the big pond...

Regards,

Edd



Jul 28, 2013 at 04:15 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Kingfishers of Malaysia [10]


#9 very different havent seen one of these guys posted. All of them are outstanding.

Dave



Jul 28, 2013 at 04:24 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Kingfishers of Malaysia [10]


love the kingfishers Phoo


Jul 28, 2013 at 04:51 PM
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Excellent love it


Jul 28, 2013 at 04:52 PM
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what a great collection you got - love the in-flight pose!

Mark.



Jul 28, 2013 at 05:25 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Kingfishers of Malaysia [10]


Amazing set, Phoo! Outstanding images of some beautiful birds. What a remarkable opportunity. ~Greg


Jul 28, 2013 at 05:43 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Kingfishers of Malaysia [10]


Fantastic shots Phoo. # 8 is my favorite .
Harsha



Jul 28, 2013 at 08:39 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Kingfishers of Malaysia [10]


Very cool selection of poses and species. Great work.

Rob



Jul 28, 2013 at 08:57 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Kingfishers of Malaysia [10]


OOOh!! Lovelies Phoo.


Jul 28, 2013 at 09:03 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Kingfishers of Malaysia [10]


A super set Phoo. All are very well done ~ Ron


Jul 29, 2013 at 12:38 AM
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fantastic phoo! the first shot is outstanding. i also really like the 5th shot with the really clean bg. very nice. make me wish we had more than 3 species of kingfishers here in the states!

dorian



Jul 29, 2013 at 01:01 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Kingfishers of Malaysia [10]


Super duper work Phoo Checking the exif shows that you really know what you are doing both with your technique and knowledge. Can't wait for you to go back and get the rest of the species !!!! Is the 800 new to you?

Tim



Jul 29, 2013 at 01:23 AM
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