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Shots at Singapore Japanese Garden last weekend
Lens: Sigma 500mm f/4.5 APO EX Camera: K5 ISO: 50 
Posted By: kengoh, 05-17-2011, 06:44 AM

Japanese Garden is one of my favorite place for birding.
It's a relaxing place and it's sure to have some captures.

#1 Stork billed Kingfisher


#2 White throated Kingfisher


#3 Heron


#4 Olived back Sunbird


#5 Tailor bird


#6 Olived back Sunbird


#7


#8


#9




THanks for viewing.

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05-17-2011, 07:51 AM   #2
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Fantastic shots, as usual. Love, love, love that little Kingfisher. What a perfect shot!

Otis sure wants one of those around here......he has upped his offer to a whole crate of Squirrels for just one of those neat little birdies. Said he would build a house for him and feed him anything he desired.

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Greatly captured Ken. A K5 is in the future for me.--charliezap
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Wonderful job!
Love the kingfishers.
Such amazing looking birds and almost always a portrait finish.

Great shots!

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Love them all, particularly #6! Awesome job!
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LOL, when you said Japanese Garden I had visions of Buddha statues, zen symbols done in rock and arched bridges over well landscaped ponds. So what do we get? Birds... Not that they aren't stunning, but where's the rest of it? Can we see a bit more of the garden itself, please? I like Japanese gardens actually. Did you actually take any pics of the garden or just the animals in it? I'll bet it was nice to be in.
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Beautiful collection - did you also use that 500mm lens for the last two?
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As I look at these I can see why the kingfisher made it into the PEG. What I don't understand is why the rest of them didn't. Beautiful as usual. The simple bud in #8 is really outstanding.

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Fantastic shots, as usual. Love, love, love that little Kingfisher. What a perfect shot!

Otis sure wants one of those around here......he has upped his offer to a whole crate of Squirrels for just one of those neat little birdies. Said he would build a house for him and feed him anything he desired.

Best Regards!
Thanks Rupert, glad you like the kingfisher, Otis can take any of them here, I got somemore in my collection.
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Greatly captured Ken. A K5 is in the future for me.--charliezap
Thanks charliezap, yes K5 is a great camera for almost any photography including birding.
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Wonderful job!
Love the kingfishers.
Such amazing looking birds and almost always a portrait finish.

Great shots!
Thanks JohnBee, I love kingfishers too, never get tired of shooting them.
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Love them all, particularly #6! Awesome job!
Thanks Tracy, glad you like the pics.
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LOL, when you said Japanese Garden I had visions of Buddha statues, zen symbols done in rock and arched bridges over well landscaped ponds. So what do we get? Birds... Not that they aren't stunning, but where's the rest of it? Can we see a bit more of the garden itself, please? I like Japanese gardens actually. Did you actually take any pics of the garden or just the animals in it? I'll bet it was nice to be in.
I'm sorry magkelly, I only take pics of birds there, I should have named the thread title as "Nature shots of...."

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Beautiful collection - did you also use that 500mm lens for the last two?
Thanks SanMat, yes the flowers were shot with 500mm too.
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As I look at these I can see why the kingfisher made it into the PEG. What I don't understand is why the rest of them didn't. Beautiful as usual. The simple bud in #8 is really outstanding.
Thanks Susan again for liking these birdie shots.
Personally I also like these but didn't make it to PEG, guess I submitted too many at a time.
Ashley Tailor Bird - Pentax User Photo Gallery
Cute litte flycatcher - Pentax User Photo Gallery
On a stick - Pentax User Photo Gallery
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Common Kingfisher - Pentax User Photo Gallery
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