Friday, May 17, 2013

Of Trees and Birds in the Park...

It was a beautiful morning. The sky was blue with white patches of clouds all over, a good day to wander at the park. I drove the Honda to the Taman Tasik Hilir Park and after parking my car went to wander along the walking path just to enjoy the fresh air and perhaps do a little bit of photography. The activities at the public park are never the same. At time there would be many people jogging or just sitting around to while their time away. Sometime one see flowers blooming and at time one would see birds chirping from tree enjoying its morning meals.  Anyway it a good place to wonder along especially in the early part of the morning or evening before the sun set. The air is fresh and the atmosphere is cool. There is a large lake there with glittering water where one could see the reflection of the city skyline making it a great place to take picture of the city of Kuala Lumpur. I find the park peaceful and with my camera at hand always comeback with some great scene of the happening in the park. 

That day while sitting on the bench under the canopy tree I saw birds chirping from branch to branch. From a distance I managed to capture the scene of three birds helping itself to the many fruits from the tree there. 

As I was taking a lazy walk along the path I saw a lone tortoise perch on a rock near the bank of the lake. I took my camera and managed to get a good short of it enjoying the morning breeze. It is not always that one get to see the tortoise on dry-land like that. Most of the time it just disappeared into the water once alert by the sound of person approaching. This time using the telescopic lens I need not be near it thus I had managed to take a picture without disturbing it. 

As I had said earlier it never the same when one wander in the park. At time there are nothing unusual happens but if one is patience enough the reward in photography would be worth the wait. If we care to take our time and look of what nature had to offer we would be surprised to see thing that we did not expect like the canopy trees that I had snap from the place I was taking a rest. It such beautiful scenes that one would not have notice if one do not really look up. That day I did look up and awe with the wonder of this tall canopy tree giving shades to the smaller tree below it and at the same time allowing birds and insects  to enjoy itself high above undisturbed. 

Have a nice day.


changgeh said...

Beautiful shots Pak Idrus.

Temuk said...

Spending your time in such a park must be very rewarding. We, and the relevant authorities included, must always take care of our parks and all their constituents which make the park eco-system itself viable and functioning. We should develop greater love for trees and try to grow more trees even in the cities.

Pak Idrus said...

changgeh, thanks for the visit and the good words on my kind of photography. I am indeed glad that you did enjoy those images I took.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

Temuk, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting. Yes rewarding indeed.

Agreed that we all must play our part in taking care of our park so that the place would always be in great shape for everyone to enjoy their free time. The Tasik Ampang Hilir Park was a disused mining pool and had been develop by the DBKL into a gorgeous park. It is just about two kilometres away from my home thus it became my regular place of park adventure.

I do my bit in planting the little tree and flower I could in the little garden in front of my house. It does create an ecosystem of sort where small birds do come a visiting from time to time.

Have a nice day.

Al-Manar said...

I wish I own a good camera and have the patience like you, Pak Idrus. At times there are strange and beautiful birds coming around from the sea. I cannot help feeling that my area happens to be on migration route of birds.

Well done, Pak Idrus, especially that tortoise.

Pak Idrus said...

Al-Manar, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

It nothing difficult of getting a good camera. Just go and buy one of the DSLR and an additional telescopic lens and you are ready to watch the birds.

Yes Malaysia is one of the places where migratory birds makes a stop from time to time. I went to watch a group of Raptor in Tanjung Tuan recently and did blog about it. At that time I did not have the latest telescopic lens but I did manage to get a shot of those birds.

I am glad you like the images I took at the park.

Have a nice day.