Brunei Darussalam

EGRETS IN THE SERIA OIL TOWN

Oct 28, 2008 UPDATE: PASSWORD SCAM ALERT: ATTENTION “BRUNET” USERS. PLEASE READ!

I’ve had days when I absolutely regretted leaving the camera at home. Luckily today isn’t one of them thanks to a few hours of sun that lit the morning. I had previously shot this scene but was not entirely happy with the light and composition so today I gave it another try and thought it looked absolutely gorgeous in a toned and structured B/W.

As I write this post, certain areas of Seria is seeing pockets of heavy rainfalls while other areas remain dry and a source says it’s dry and sunny in the Brunei capital. I had a number of lenses with me today but none except the EF100-400mm proves useful 9 times out of 10 trips. Driving around the Panaga area looking for areas with a fair concentration of egrets and reasonably good landscape I got these at 3 to 5 locations (I’ve lost count).

Other than hornbills which seemed to have dominated most of my bird photography portfolio, the egrets and pigeons are likely the common birds I shoot unless I have better equipment and develop a sense of adventure! I would love to own a Canon 600mm f/4L lens to be inspired—but quickly perspires at its cost!

My egret pictures have been featured in a number of publication including an earlier batch of EASI Prepaid phone cards.

→ Some of these images were picked for the PENAN CHARITY CARD sponsorship recently and I’m delighted to have sold a number of 8×12 prints (Hornbills and Egrets) thanks to the network of people who support the cause.

6 thoughts on “EGRETS IN THE SERIA OIL TOWN

  1. Nicholas Leong

    Thanks! You have some amazing peacock pictures there and you must have a fascination with animals seeing how your watermarks use Disney font 🙂

    kantalensa

    The 28-300mm is a heavy lens, much heavier than the 100-400mm, and it is a real challenge to hand-hold for long periods. I’ve found monopods to get in the way of unpredictable bird shoots. Though I’ve never owned one I have used it and didn’t like the way it would hunt quite a bit because of slow AF performance. I don’t know if this would make shooting birds-in-flight much harder but do post a link after you’ve tried it. I only wish they make a f/2.8 version of 100-400mm that I can actually use in low light (I like its fast AF though not as fast as the 70-200 f/2.8 but fast nonetheless!)

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