Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sun Conures

Nikon D40 @ 200mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/20 sec
A pair of sweet looking parakeets. They do everything together just like a loving couple =)

English name : Sun Conure
Scientific name : Aratinga solstitialis
Family name : Psittacidae

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Beak Locking

Nikon D40 @ 200mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/25 sec
Playful Red Lories at Labuan Bird Park.

Malay name : Nuri Merah
English name: Red Lory
Scientific name: Eos bornea bornea
Family name: Psittacidae

Please excuse the jagged edges around the birds' heads, it happened during the saving process and I can't seem to get rid of it even though I saved it at 100% quality for a JPEG =/


Nikon D40 @ 18mm, ISO200, f22, 1/100 sec
Flags flapping in the wind. This is one reason I love about Sabah, blue skies abound!

This picture was edited from a JPEG image. I am not very skilled with RAW processing to get colours as brilliant as this yet.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Top Deck

Nikon D40 @ 18mm, ISO200, f22, 1/125 sec
The ferry's top deck that is decorated with a variety of flags. On the right is the captain's control room.

This image was processed from a RAW file using UFRaw and GIMP. It's not my first time processing a RAW image with them, but this is the the first one posted =)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Taking a Break

Nikon D40 @ 130mm, ISO200, f22, 1/125 sec
A ferry worker stealing a sip in the hot noon sun.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 18mm, ISO200, f22, 1/100 sec
Outside the passenger deck on the ferry bound towards Labuan. The fee is only RM5 per head while the journey takes one hour.

The passenger deck (within the glass windows) is somewhat air conditioned and there is a television inside so the journey won't be too boring. There's also a canteen inside selling snacks at twice the normal price. Besides that, there's also a VIP lounge that costs RM13 for added privacy. Passengers are free to roam around the ferry (or even stay in their cars if they choose) throughout the whole journey. The only drawback is the ferry only runs twice a day from Menumbok to Labuan and vice versa (4 trips total) so you better don't miss it!

Monday, September 08, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 200mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/10 sec
An interesting photo taken at Labuan Bird Park. Tried to mimic lomo effect as taught by a photography magazine, but I don't think I am doing it right. It was still fun to do though!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Lily Pads

Nikon D40 @ 200mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/500 sec
Fresh looking lily pads crowding up a pond in Labuan Bird Park.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Suspended Bridge

Nikon D40 @ 90mm, ISO200, f5.3, 1/125 sec
A hidden jewel connecting between two villages. It was so exciting to cross that the experience made my day =)

Friday, September 05, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 200mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/100 sec
Something I found during an evening walk into the countryside.

Thursday, September 04, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 22mm, ISO400, f3.8, 1/60 sec
Cat #44 was swimming in ribbons.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 55mm, ISO1100, f5.6, 1/60 sec

Multiple award winning Persian cat from the first Borneo International Cat Show held on 23rd and 24th August, 2008 at Sabah Trade Center.

Been feeling photo editing withdrawal, couldn't bear it anymore so downloaded and installed GIMP on this temporary laptop. What do you think of the result?