Bird, Animal – Natural Wildlife Collection
This post was my natural wildlife collection, as well as my journey of wildlife photo shooting. Animal was unable control subject, need pay more patient to waiting every pose, because it was not understand human order. But if we get really on everything, the luck moment always be with you.
Bird Photograph Collection
I use a lot of patience and time to make this couple shoot. It’s really not easy, because the birds are non-stop moving and can’t be too close to them. When alarmed, they will fly away, then I need to wait it again, maybe an hour.
In my opinion for the bird shooting, that’s patient, patient and patient. Because you unable to order the bird make a pose for you, what you can do is just wait. Find out a good position, set up the equipment and then waiting for the perfect time. I will set my camera on continue shooting and continue focusing, make sure to capture every movement of it.
Maybe you take a 50 shoots, only get one perfect natural wildlife photograph. That’s will always get the focus, but the structure is not good. Some of it will be perfect in lighting, but the object is not in a good position. So finally, I only get these few shots of it, hope you will like it.
Rock Pigeons are tubby birds with small heads and short legs. Their wings are broad but pointed wings and the tail is wide and rounded. Pigeons are familiar birds of cities and towns, city pigeons nest on buildings and window ledges. In the countryside they also nest on barns and grain towers, under bridges, and on natural cliffs.
Variable in color, but most birds are bluish gray with two black bands on the wing and a black tip to the tail. Most birds have iridescent throat feathers. Wing patterns may include two bars, dark spots, or can be plain. The tail is usually dark tipped.
Pigeons can find their way home, even if released from a distant location blindfolded. They can navigate by sensing the earth’s magnetic fields, and perhaps also by using sound and smell. They can also use cues based on the position of the sun.
White Great Egret
Great Egret (Ardea alba), the snowy white bird’s beautiful plumage made it far too popular in 19th-century North America. Great egrets were decimated by plume hunters who supplied purveyors of the latest ladies’ fashions. Their populations plunged by some 95 percent. Today the outlook is much brighter. The birds have enjoyed legal protection over the last century, and their numbers have increased substantially.
Great egrets are found near water, salt or fresh, and feed in wetlands, streams, ponds, tidal flats, and other areas. They snare prey by walking slowly or standing still for long periods, waiting for an animal to come within range of their long necks and blade-like bills. These birds nest in trees, near water and gather in groups called colonies, which may include other heron or egret species.
Green Magpie Indochinese
The common green magpie is a member of the crow family, roughly about the size of the is slightly smaller. It is a vivid green in colour, slightly lighter on the underside. It has a thick black stripe from the bill to the nape.
The Indochinese green magpie or yellow-breasted magpie is a passerine bird, Corvidae. It is native to China and southeast Asia. You can find this bird from the lower Himalayas in north eastern India. It’s also in a broad south easterly band down into central Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and northwestern Borneo. It’s always appear in evergreen forest, including bamboo forest, clearings and scrub.
Almost all the bird’s green feathers will fade to turquoise-blue when frequently exposed to the sun. That’s because combine of two sources to produce the green plumage. This special feather structure that produces blue colouring due the feather refracting light (known as schemochromes) combined with yellow carotenoids, a group of bio-pigments that come from the bird’s diet.
True Parrot Bird
Parrot bird, also called Psittacidae, they are about 350 species of colourful flighted. True parrots have a beak with a characteristic curved shape. The jaw with a mobility slightly higher than where it connects with the skull, and a generally upright position. They also have a large cranial capacity and are one of the most intelligent bird groups.
They are good fliers and skillful climbers on branches of trees. Some species can imitate the human voice and other sounds, although they do not have vocal cords. Instead possessing a vocal organ at the base of the trachea known as the syrinx.
Deer - Natural Wildlife
Deer are members of the order Artiodactyle, which means that they have hoofs with an even number of toes. It’s ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. Species in the family include the white-tailed, mule, elk, moose, red deer, reindeer, fallow, roe, pudu and chital.
Deer can be found around the world. They are native to all continents except for Australia and Antarctica. Adult white-tails have reddish-brown coats in summer which fade to a duller grayish-brown in winter.
Male, called bucks, bulls, stags or harts. There are easily recognizable in the summer, it because of their prominent set of antlers. It will grown annually and fall off in the winter. Only the bucks grow antlers, which bear a number of tines, or sharp points. During the mating season, also called the rut, bucks fight over territory by using their antlers in sparring matches.
Female, called does, cows or hinds give birth to one to three young at a time, usually in May or June and after a gestation period of seven months. Young deer, called fawns, wear a reddish-brown coat with white spots that helps them blend in with the forest.
In natural wildlife, the young white-tails always preyed by bobcats, mountain lions and coyotes. They use speed and agility to outrun predators, sprinting up to 30 miles (48 kilometers) per hour and leaping as high as 10 feet (3 meters) and as far as 30 feet (9 meters) in a single bound.
Monkey Umbrella Show - Phuket Zoo
Monkey Umbrella Show at Phuket Zoo. That was an amazing monkey show at Phuket Zoo. I try to have an experiences natural wildlife like a photographer at National Geography, so that bring out my gear to the zoo, Phuket. Price for local people is very cheap, this special price was not available for foreigner, but it still reasonable, not too high. When you buy tickets, the receptionist will give you the showtime of the animal, like crocodile, elephant, bird and monkey show.
The show time of the monkey is around 30 minutes, at starting, he will do weightlifting with dumbbells, then he plays basketball, sit down and cross his leg, standing on timber with umbrella to say hi, tumbling and many other sports. The last show it was calculated, audience choose the number and it can show the answer, wow amazing. It was well communicated with the worker. Excellent show makes everybody clap hand and giving tips to the worker.
Cow and Calf at Natural Wildlife
At another side of the farm, I found a group only two of it, and the cow was followed the by a calf wherever it goes. That was so warm, just like the mother and son in the family, try to protect and take care each other. They were finding food together, walk together, so sweet natural wildlife.
The Agamidae, Family of Lizards
The family Agamidae is one of three families belonging to the infraorder Iguania, approximately 52 genera, and more than 350 species. Known as dragons in Australia, agamids are small to moderate-sized lizards at maturity, and vary from a snout-vent length less than 50 mm to nearly one metre. Most Australian agamids are terrestrial, a few are arboreal or semi- arboreal and one species is riparian.
The Agamidae family of lizards are geographically widespread and varied in appearance. Shared characteristics include well-developed limbs and strong tails. Aside from that, the appearance of agamids is highly diverse, ranging from the brightly coloured species shown above to more “bland” species.
These differences in coloration are due in part to the variety of environments in which the agamid species live. Several species of agamids have the ability to change their color, similar to a chameleon in that regard.
As with their colour diversity, the agamid lizards have evolved a variety of survival skills. Some, like the uromastyx, are excellent diggers and will scurry into their holes for safety. Other agamid species, like the aptly named hydrosaurus, have unique foot scales that allow them to run bipedally (on two legs) across water to escape predators.
Butterfly at Phuket Butterfly Garden
Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World was founded by Dr. Prasit Koysiripong in February 1990 under the name. Besides being created as a place for the public to admire the beautiful and amazing natural creation, The Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World was also built as a research centre on butterflies and insects in their natural habitats.
Butterflies have the typical four-stage insect life cycle. Winged adults lay eggs on the food plant on which their larvae, known as caterpillars, will feed. The caterpillars grow, sometimes very rapidly, and when fully developed pupate in a chrysalis.
When metamorphosis is complete, the pupal skin splits, the adult insect climbs out and, after its wings have expanded and dried, it flies off. Some butterflies, especially in the tropics, have several generations in a year, while others have a single generation, and a few in cold locations may take several years to pass through their whole life cycle.
Many butterfly here will stay on leaf, it will not care who beside them, but not too close, otherwise it will fly away. That was very easy to take nice shoot for them, I just my tripod and a zoom lens, then I can get the close up shoot. It not too hard.
Unfortunately, Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World was close permanently on Mid of 2015, I had lose a place for photographing.
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