Dulit Frogmouth a rare Borneo Endemic ..

I was lucky to visit , monitor, study and capture another rare Borneo Endemic , Dulit Frogmouth . A real great tour which need to transit flights, 4 wheel, walking over the bamboo bridge ..

我是幸运的见到/观察另一种罕见婆罗洲特有,Dulit Frogmouth。另一很充满挑战的拍摄,这需要中转航班,4轮,过竹桥..

Dulit frogmouth

I also have Frought mouth collection here

… Frogmouth series | liewwk …

 

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finally a open Giant Pitta for myself …. 拍到了!!!大蓝八色鸫 。。。。

A bird I dream to get it picture for so long .. and finally I got few good open shots while casual shooting while assist Ahli Chung (http://www.endemicguides.com/) for a bird watching group… with his good experience we actually managed to see this bird open but I was away from the team for short moment and I missed the first chance ..  and I was lucky saw it again few hours later and managed to have few minutes with it …

一只我梦想得到的鸟 照..我终于拍到了,这次是一次休闲的拍摄,同时帮助Ahli (http://www.endemicguides.com/)的观鸟团…他很好的经验,我们实际上以看到这只鸟,但我是远离团队片刻,我错过了第一次机会……我很幸运得几个小时后再次看到了它和有几分钟拍照吧…

 

giant pitta,大蓝八色鸫

 

Some of my Pitta collection | 我的八色鸫   … liewwk

1. liewwk Nature Photography : Pitta Collection

2. liewwk Nature Photography : Pitta fever | 八色鸫热潮

 

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Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens testing for birding

I am glad that I have chance to test on this len CANON EF 400mm F4 DO IS 2 … I am here just share some actual test result but not  compare to other len … except some simple physical compare to my usual tele len CANON EF 500mm F4 IS2 …

*** ALL PICTURE use basic RAW–>JPEG with ACR

– no noise reduction

– default sharpen

– default exposure

– default Shadow/Highlight

EXIF

EF400mm f/4 DO IS II USM
F5
1/15
ISO1250

Garnet Pitta with Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens ONLY CLICK PICTURE FOR FULL RES

GARNET PITTA 100% from above picture [CLICK picture for FULL RES]

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EF400mm f/4 DO IS II USM +1.4x TC
F5.6
1/25
ISO1600

Garnet Pitta with Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens +1.4x TC ONLY CLICK PICTURE FOR FULL RES

GARNET PITTA 100% from above picture [CLICK picture for FULL RES]

CONCLUSION from basic test in low light condition :

1. AF speed is FAST and as good as my 500mm F4 IS2

2. from the picture and more test result , it is sharp and without any weird bokeh appear

3. the size and weight real small and light (about 700gram different with 500mm F4 IS2)

4. easily handheld 😀

CANON 500mm F4 IS2 [top] CANON 400mm F4 DO IS2 [bottom]

CANON 500mm F4 IS2 [top]
CANON 400mm F4 DO IS2 [bottom]

 Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens  only 2.3xKG

Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens only 2.3xKG

 

 

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Photohunter : 2015 May 14-19 East Java (Surabaya) Landscape Outing

Glad that we make another great and happy outing to East Java … thanks everyone that in the outing and hope everyone enjoy and learn something from everyone in the outing …

we spend 50% time at Papuma beach and the remaining @Mount Bromo …

I will slowly update pictures captured from this outing …

update 2015 May 22

– thanks Olympus Malaysia allow me to test their F1.8 fisheye to allow me to capture this

… a cold Milky | 很冷的银河 …

update 2015 May 21

… MilkyRise …

 

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Lenscoat – TravelHood

as most of us concern the hood is over size for our beg .. because of it we need to have bigger beg for travel … Lenscoat come out a solution which is TravelHood … this allow us to keep our hood flat and and carry outside from the beg too ..

LensCoat TravelHood from LensCoat on Vimeo.

The LensCoat TravelHood is available in Black, Realtree Max4, Digital Camo, and Forest Green Camo to match your LensCoat lens cover.

As with all LensCoat products, the TravelHood is proudly made in the USA.

Two models to choose.

Large: fits 400mm f2.8, 600mmf4, 800mm f5.6

Small: fits 300mm f2.8, 200-400mm f4, 500mm f4

 

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Pipit series | liewwk

a common bird on field near garden, flat land , paddy area etc ….

 

update 2015 April 1

it build nest any where and this was just near the car park area

paddyfield pipit,田鹨,东方田鹨, Anthus rufulus

 

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Birding with Circular polarizer on Telephoto lenses … why ?

Nikon C-PL1L (52mm) & Canon PL-C52(Wii)

Nikon C-PL1L (52mm) & Canon PL-C52(Wii)

 

I like to use CPL on my landscape, and I ask myself do I need one for my birding and based on my understanding … I MUST have one 😀 … and I bought one for test …. (results from last years testing and now only I have time to share this)

beside getting better reflection … I seldom do wader photography … so not rally have test result … but I found it is very useful in the forest ….

let’s picture tell the story

we always have reflective leafs create “white spots” that we really hate to have .. e.g.

without CPL and Background reflective leafs create white spots

without CPL and Background reflective leafs create white spots

that I add in CPL and reduce the flare direction

with CPL rotate it to minimum flare ... the white spot gone :D

with CPL rotate it to minimum flare … the white spot gone :D

or another sample of our GEM of forest Garnet Pitta

without CPL or without rotate CPL to minimum flare

without CPL or without rotate CPL to minimum flare

with CPL rotate to minimum flare ...

with CPL rotate to minimum flare …

a simple video record while rotating the CPL

you can obviously see how the CPL help me 😀

 if you interest on CANON PL-C52 (WII) or NIKON C-PL1L (52mm) feel free to contact me .. as I got limited units available

 

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what CPL effect you want (sharing on Landscape Photography)

 

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Quality Birding Hide – www.liewwkphoto.com

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I am using Taiwan design hide for years , and I loving it due to the Ventilation is good even without expose us (open the center opening for better ventilation) …

without open the center opening big we still look outside the hide and with better Ventilation

(look 1st picture below, from outside view into the hide is camo as well )

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(opening can open or close for better view and Ventilation )

 

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(from inside view outside)

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**** Extra layer for water/rain resistant (tested can withstand ~5 min of heavy rain ~20min of drizzling.

**** also come with ground layer so we can put our gears on the ground without dirty, scratch easily … also prevent leeches direct onto our leg/body.

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some unofficial dimension , just estimate measure

Folder Diameter – 45-50cm

Folder thickness 8-10cm

Open Height 130cm

Bottom Long x width  120cmx120cm

Upside Longx width 46cmx46cm

1 x door can close with zip

3 sides with 1 shooting arm, 1 observer window, 1 ventilation window (bottom)

 

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HAIDA ND Filter available @Malaysia

HAIDA Square CPL (100mmx100mm) filters

as many of my sharing .. CPL is one of the most important filter for me … I use it almost 90% of my landscape photography .. now we also bring you HAIDA 100mmx100mm Square CPL

some CPL sharing

what CPL effect can you get ? …

CPL .. yes or no …..

HIADA SQUARE CPL fb

 

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HAIDA 1000x ND 3.0/ ND1000 (10 stops)

HAIDA 1000x ND 3.0/ ND1000 (10 stops)

HAIDA 6 stops ND 1.8 (6 stops)

HAIDA 6 stops
ND 1.8 (6 stops)

HAIDA ND .9 / ND8 (3 stops)

HAIDA ND .9 / ND8 (3 stops)

HAIDA ND filters

neutral density filter or ND filter is filter reduce light going to the sensor … so create slower shutter speed  …. (normaly what we want) .

previously I only pick Lee Filter ND filters for my photography use as the color cast is minimum and best in the market …. recently many brands come out with their filters (square, screw in .. etc ) and some of them give very acceptable color cast and very good value of money … one of them I test is HAIDA …

based on first test few months back, I found HAIDA ND filters giving warmer cast and Lee actually giving colder cast …. but both are very acceptable and very easy to correct if we want to do so …

below are simple capture

– same ISO, same focus and spot area

– Auto White balance

– AV mode

– timer and all shooting continuously one after another

– direct raw-jpeg from DPP

no Filter

no Filter

ND .9 HAIDA

ND .9 HAIDA

ND .9 Lee Filter Pro Glass

ND .9 Lee Filter Pro Glass

ND 1.8 Haida

ND 1.8 Haida

ND 1.8 Lee Filter (Little stopper)

ND 1.8 Lee Filter (Little stopper)

ND 3.0 (10 stops) Haida

ND 3.0 (10 stops) Haida

ND 3.0 (10 stops) Lee Filter Big Stopper

ND 3.0 (10 stops) Lee Filter Big Stopper

 

from simple capture above , we can see the cast are minimum for both … whether slight warmer or colder than depend on personal preference …

 

 

 

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Snipe series | liewwk

 

1. greater painted snipe, 彩鹬

– a migrant that very shy , always found near pond, paddy… stand still not moving if not one approach especially see human will hiding

greater painted snipe, 彩鹬,Rostratula benghalensis

 

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