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.