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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Birding With Bjorn Olesen & Fanny

3rd - 6th May 2012

Spent another few days at Kinabalu National Park to get some of the endemic birds in Borneo for Bjorn Olesen, an award winning wildlife photographer from Singapore with collection over 40k++ images taken throughout the world.

Weather was great in the morning but at lunch time, heavy rain lasted for few hours with thick mist at the mountain. Only managed to get few good shots of birds together with Nephentes Rajah and luckily there were 2 blooming Rafflesia Keithi at Poring Substation, about 45 minutes drive from the Headquarters.

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85 via FSA-L2 DSLR Photo Adapter on Nikon D300s and 80-400mm VR lens

Shooting the Pale-faced Bulbul at Mesilau Substation

Regional endemic of this beauty, Black-capped White Eye

Nephentes Rajah, the biggest Monkey Cup in the world only found at Borneo

Chestnut-hooded Laughingthrush, one of the 3 Laughingthrush at Mt. Kinabalu

Pale-faced Bulbul, endemic to Borneo

Mini gallery at Vivianne Garden

The entrance to see the biggest flower in the world !

Healthy looking flower and on the left top petal is the Blue Carrion Fly the main pollinator. This flower could last only for few days ...

Soon will bloom. It takes up to 9 month from bud to become flower.

Little Pied Flycatcher

 View of the Crocker Range from my room at Lily's Lodge

Golden-naped Barbet, another endemic to this island

Happy birding !


theconstantwalker said...

A wonderful post Jason fantastic images all of them.
The monkey cup and the large flower as well as your birds and landscape.
The image of you in action has to be a keeper..
Take care.

Jason Bugay Reyes a.k.a horukuru said...

Thanks a lot my friend :)

maiabird said...

Wow! I dream of seeing those birds! And I learned a lot about the rafflesia from your blog =)

Mpho Phiri said...

Hi Jason,
Awesome pics. You must have had great fun. Happy birding

Avtoprokat said...

I just found your blog, and your photos are absolutely gorgeous!

Jason Bugay Reyes a.k.a horukuru said...

Thanks a lot Avtoprokat :)