Sunday, October 5, 2014

Tropicbirds, one of the most elegant seabirds!


Pantai Ngonap (Ngongap Beach), Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta is probably one of the most easiest place in Java to watch the White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaeton lepturus) colonies, because they breed there.
Tropicbirds is one of the most elegant seabirds with his very long central tail feathers. In 16th August 2014 we saw more than 20 birds flying around our spot. What a good number! *for me. And lucky for me, i got two subspecies ssp. lepturus and ssp. fulvus with his striking golden color.






After finish taking some photos we go back to our basecamp, but before that we make a stop for lunch. And one of the most famous food in Gunung Kidul is "Belalang Goreng" or Fried Grasshopper. Well...not bad, i like it!

Special thanks to all my friends who accompany me: Mas Kukuh, Mas Wahb, Mas Kholil, Panji, Mas Kir, dan Mas Abhe.



Friday, October 3, 2014

"Star Birds" from Gunung Gede-Pangrango National Park

Here's some photos of the "Star Bird" from my recent birding trip to Gunung Gede-Pangrango National Park (August - September 2014).


AUGUST 2014


In Frame
Javan Trogon (Harpactes reinwardtii)
Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/50 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-800
Exposure bias: -1 step
Subject distance: 17.5m
(Handheld)
























Closer view!
Javan Trogon (Harpactes reinwardtii)

Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/40 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-1600
Exposure bias: -1 step
Subject distance: 11.3m
(Handheld)






























Closer Up!
Javan Trogon (Harpactes reinwardtii)

Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/7.1
Exposure time: 1/25 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-1600
Exposure bias: -1 step
Subject distance: 10m
(Handheld)






























Well, not a good shot but a good view of the Critically Endangered bird!
Rufous-fronted Laughingthrush (Garullax
rufifrons rufifrons)
Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/7.1
Exposure time: 1/30 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-800
Exposure bias: -1 step
Subject distance: 10m
(Handheld)



































SEPTEMBER 2014



Young one
Brown-throated Barbet (Megalaima corvina)

Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/7.1
Exposure time: 1/50 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-800
Exposure bias: +0.3 step
Subject distance: 17.5m
(Handheld)
























Another shot of "Laughing Bird"
Rufous-fronted Laughingthrush (Garullax
rufifrons rufifrons)
Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/7.1
Exposure time: 1/80 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-800
Exposure bias: -0.3 step
Subject distance: 20.8m
(Handheld)
























Partridges party!
Chestnut-bellied Partridge (Arborophila javanica javanica)
Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/6.3
Exposure time: 1/50 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-1600
Exposure bias: -1.3 step
Focal length: 150mm
Subject distance: 7.2m
Flash
(Handheld)


























close up
Chestnut-bellied Partridge (Arborophila javanica javanica)

Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/6.3
Exposure time: 1/8 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-3200
Exposure bias: -0.7 step
Focal length: 198mm
Subject distance: 3.5m
Flash
(Handheld)

























elusive bird
Javan Cochoa (Cochoa azurea)

Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/7.1
Exposure time: 1/100 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-800
Exposure bias: -1.3 step
Subject distance: 20.8m
(Handheld)
























my lifer!
Island Thrush (Turdus poliocephalus fumidus)

Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/7.1
Exposure time: 1/100 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-800
Exposure bias: -1.3 step
Subject distance: 20.8m
(Handheld)





































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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Survey to Jatiluhur Dam

JATILUHUR DAM
The Jatiluhur Dam is a multi-purpose embankment dam on the Citarum River in West Java, Indonesia. It is located 70 km east of Jakarta, close to the medium-size town of Purwakarta. It took around 3-4 hours from Jakarta to get there.
Sunrise at Waduk Jatiluhur




















Well, this is my first time visit Jatiluhur Dam and actually this place is quite famous for fishing and recreation. Together with my friends we came here for one reason, to know what kind of birds that can be found in here.

 
At night we saw some nocturnal birds like Buffy Fish Owl (Ketupa ketupu), Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus), Savanna Nightjar (Caprimulgus affinis) along the road. Early morning we heard the Changeable Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus) calling from the forest. That’s a good a sign for us! And not long after that, he showed himself.
Pale Morph Changeable Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/125 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: -0.3 step
(Handheld)

























Fruiting Fig Tree
We didn’t walk much, because we don’t know this area yet. But lucky for us, we found one small fruiting fig tree. We saw some nice species like Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon (Treron griseicauda griseicauda), Blue-eared Barbet (Megalaima australis australis), Asian Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus brunneus), Black-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus atriceps atriceps), and even the Javan Treeshrew (Tupaia javanica) feeding on this tree.
Black-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus atriceps atriceps)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/500 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +0.7 step
(Handheld)

























Blue-eared Barbet (Megalaima australis australis)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/250 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +0.7 step
(Handheld)























Javan Treeshrew (Tupaia javanica)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/200 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +0.7 step
(Handheld)

Javan Treeshrew (Tupaia javanica)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/320 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +0.7 step
(Handheld)


























































Birds of Prey
Around 10.00AM, we saw the Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus) fly high. Ten minutes after that our first eagle (Pale Morph Changeable Hawk-eagle) started to soaring. After he flew away, my friend saw another eagle flying right above us. Well, same species just a different morph..Dark Morph Changeable Hawk-eagle. On the way back, we saw a juvenile Changeable Hawk-eagle flew right above our car. And we saw the Crested Serpent Eagle where we close to the dam..
Pale Morph Changeable Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/500 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +1.3 step
(Handheld)























Dark Morph Changeable Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/500 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +1 step
(Handheld)






















Dark Morph Changeable Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/500 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +1 step
(Handheld)


Juvenile Changeable Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/1600 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +1 step
(Handheld)
































 
















This place has a lot of surprises. Close to the main road we make a stop for a while, hope for another birds. Inside the bamboo vegetation, we heard a strange call (for us) so we decided to get close to that call. Oh, that's the Yellow-bellied Warbler (Abroscopus superciliaris vordermani) a lifer for my friends. We heard the Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis) too, but he didn't show himself. That's good, at least we know that they still can be found in here..
Juvenile Changeable Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/7.1
Exposure time: 1/200 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-800
Exposure bias: -1.3 step
(Handheld)


























Problem
But pity, some of the villagers who living around this area they hunt the birds to get more money. Even people from outside this area come to hunt the birds too. And there's no law to stop hunting around this location.
Juvenile Crested Goshawk is one of the victim. .






Thursday, June 5, 2014

Menemani teman dari Malang

February 2014
Kalau waktu di Malang saya ditemani oleh Mas Heru Cahyono birding disana, sekarang saatnya saya menemani dia birding di Jakarta. Tetapi karena dia tidak punya waktu yang lebih lama, kami hanya birding di satu lokasi saja. Kebun Binatang Ragunan adalah salah satu RTH di Jakarta Selatan yang masih menyimpan banyak sekali jenis burung, oleh karena itu saya memilih tempat ini. Salah satu burung yang ingin di lihat oleh Mas Heru adalah jenis Red-breasted Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri alexandri).

Kurang lebih 45 menit dari rumah, kamipun tiba di lokasi tepat di saat burung-burung sedang memulai aktifitasnya. Memasuki lokasi, kami berhenti di dekat sebuah pohon besar dimana merupakan pohon tempat favorit para Betet dan Kakatua. Kamipun mempersiapkan peralatan masing-masing. Tidak lama kemudian kami disambut oleh burung bewarna putih yang bersuara sangat keras, yakni Yellow-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea) yang merupakan jenis kritis / Critically Endangered.
Yellow-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/9
Exposure time: 1/800 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +0.3 step
(Tripod + Cable release)

























Sesudah puas menikmati keindahan si Kakatua, kami melanjutkan perjalanan menuju ke sebuah parit besar. Kami melihat sepasang Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (Anthreptes singalensis bantenensis) sedang mencari makan di pepohonan yang rendah. Namun karena kondisi yang kurang cahaya dan burung tersebut selalu bergerak, membuat kami sulit untuk mendapatkan fotonya. Dari beberapa frame yang saya ambil, ternyata hanya satu frame saja yang lumayan dan hanya burung betina saja.
Female Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (Anthreptes singalensis bantenensis)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/9
Exposure time: 1/30 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +0.3 step
Subject distance: 5.9m
(Tripod + Cable release)


























Tidak lama kemudian terdengar suara Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting meninting) yang cukup dekat. Ternyata benar, seekor anakan Blue-eared Kingfisher sedang menunggu induknya yang sedang mencari makanan untuknya. Beberapa kali induknya datang memberi makan, tetapi kami tidak dapat mengambil fotonya karena terhalang rimbunnya semak-semak.



Juvenile Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting meninting)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/9
Exposure time: 1/10 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +0.3 step
Subject distance: 8.8m
(Tripod + Cable release)


























Selain itu kami juga menemukan Ruby-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus dispar) yang sedang menikmati sarapannya.
Ruby-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus dispar)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/9
Exposure time: 1/40 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: 0 step
Subject distance: 14.9m
(Tripod + Cable release)


























Hari semakin siang dan semakin panas, kami pun segera mengakhiri pengamatan hari ini. Di dekat pintu keluar kami melihat sepasang Red-breasted Parakeet yang sedang bertengger di sekitar sarangnya. Kamipun mengamati mereka sebelum kami meninggalkan tempat ini.
Red-breasted Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri alexandri)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/9
Exposure time: 1/320 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +0.7 step
Subject distance: 20.8m
(Tripod + Cable release)








































Terima Kasih Mas Heru atas kunjungannya, sampai jumpa lagi...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

1st photographs in 2014

Start a new year with some bird in flight shots..not bad.
Location: Metro Marina Beach, North Jakarta.

Male Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/9
Exposure time: 1/500 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +1.3 step
Handheld

Dark Morph Pacific Reef Egret (Egretta sacra)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/9
Exposure time: 1/1000 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +0.3 step
Handheld

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/9
Exposure time: 1/640 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +0.3 step
Handheld



Monday, January 6, 2014

REVIEW "Autumn Raptor Migration 2013"

Here's some photos during Autumn Raptor Migration 2013 from Bukit Paralayang, Puncak, Bogor.




Male Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus) 
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/9
Exposure time: 1/640 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +1.7 step
Handheld












Male Chinese Goshawk (Accipiter soloensis)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/500 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +1.3 step
Handheld























Male Chinese Goshawk (Accipiter soloensis)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/500 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +1.3 step
Handheld

Juvenile Chinese Goshawk (Accipiter soloensis)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/800 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +1.7 step
Handheld




















































Male Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/9
Exposure time: 1/320 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +1.7 step
Handheld

Male Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/9
Exposure time: 1/400 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +1.7 step
Handheld












































Juvenile Japanese Sparrowhawk (Accipiter gularis)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/640 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: -1.3 step
Handheld








































SEE YOU NEXT TIME!!!!