Seemingly devoid of people at 11 am on a weekend. The Bird Park is not as
popular as the Zoo, I suppose.
There are no ATMs around, believe it or not. I ran out of money here, as I forgot to withdraw beforehand. Luckily, the shops accept NETS.
|Is that a.. black swan?|
|The parrot is a colorful mascot.|
|I like such cut-away aquariums.|
I think it knew I was shooting it.
f/3.8 at ISO 1000 just barely cuts it here.
|The kingfisher. I'm partial to kingfishers because I belonged to the 'Kingfisher' sports team in primary school and we always won first — even though I never joined any activities. :-P|
|They looked really fake sitting still. They still looked fake when they turned their heads. Even when they opened their beaks, they still looked fake!|
|Of all things to be found in a Bird Park, the rooster.|
|The tram, a legacy of the 70s Singapore. There used to be a similar one in Sentosa (So Expensive Nothing To See Also), but it is now gone.|
|A bottleneck tree. Guess it is not unique to the Bottleneck park.|
|A "big gun". Looks like the 600/4.|
An eagle. Looks magnificent when it spreads its wings, which it does every
now and then.
You have to be patient when photographing wildlife.
|An educational show.|
|A live feeding show. The trick is that the birds feed on specific seeds or worms, so you can attract them at different times.|
The tallest man-made waterfall in South East Asia (at least 20+ years ago).
This made quite a strong impression on me in my primary school Social Studies.
I have finally experienced it.
I would rather go to the Kota Tinggi waterfall. It is natural and you can immerse yourself in the water if you want.
|The parrots were kissing.|
|And this was sleeping, I believe.|
|The parrots show.|
|Just about everyone in the park.|
|The star parrot can speak and even sing in three languages.|
I have a weakness for such picturesque ponds. I would love to capture this
using at 28mm f/2 — the background would be subtly blurred.
If there is enough space to move back, a 50/1.4 at f/2 can also capture a similar composition, with an even better bokeh (background blur).
|My lens performs poorly when fully zoomed in. Flares badly with chromatic abberations.|
|The last show of the day: introducing the king of the sky. They fly really low.|
|These eagles are able to catch the food in mid-air.|
All the way from Antarctica. Make sure you don't hit any icebergs.
The gallery was fashioned as an old steamboat, like the Titanic. There was a steering wheel too. I was inspired to spin it quickly to the right.
Camera: Sony T50