I have been leaving all my landscape and people photography behind after I got poisoned by photographing avianfauna of Borneo.
This trip to visit the outlying islands off Semporna with Datuk CK Hon to do some landscape and people photography at the invitation of my photo kakis in Tawau proved to be challenging, refreshing and at the same time 'avian' rewarding as well.
The boat we chartered developed engine problems in the middle of the sea. Emergency calls were made to request for backup boat to continue our journey. During the wait, Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel, Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii and Aleutian Tern Sterna aleutica came to investigate.
Greater Crested Tern
We eventually needed to be towed by a friendly fishing boat.
Our journey continued with our replacement boat and we were greeted by this group of Common Tern Sterna hirundo.
Common TernHere are some of the pictures taken.
The next day, we had Datuk CK Hon, an expert landscape and travel photographer visiting our usual birding ground in Tawau. Here is one for the album.
Group Photo by Winston Tai
Datuk was well equipped when he brought along two top-of-the-range Canon pro-bodies; something called 1D mk III, and a 100-400mm lens.
Photo by Winston Tai
These are some of the birds photographed that day.
Pied Fantail Rhipidura javanica
Chestnut-brested Malkoha Phaenicophaeus curvirostris
Black Hornbill Anthracoceros malayanus
Changeable Hawk Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus
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