Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) or Burung Pucong Serandau with average size of 80-90cm, it is the largest bird that can be found in Teluk Intan. Mostly found at paddy fields, and I snapped most of it at Seberang Perak Teluk Intan (The Felcra plantation).

My friend SH Chai always nickname it as 'bengkok' or 'senget' due to it's strange shape of its neck.  Purple Heron is not easy to snap as it has its comfort zone at least 50 ft. or more.  Once we get closer, it probably will fly away before we can snap it.

Previously I use the Nikkor 80-200mm F2.8 ED, the photography that I taken is too small to crop.  Thanks to my beloved mom, she get me Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO OS DG HSM lens, I only able to snap more nicer photo of the purple heron. Thanks mom!.

SH Chai and I always go frustrated when the purple heron flew off when we get closer. He even call the purple heron 'ball-less' haha.

Jokes and laughter often cure our disappointment. But once we snap it, the feeling is unspeakable.  My friends if you interested to go to the place where there is lots of purple heron can be found, Seberang Perak is the right place to go.

Here is some photographs of purple heron that I have taken. Hope you enjoy it. Thank you for viewing.

1 comment:

  1. Brother.. KK got beautiful kingfisher.. come we go and shot them hell out of it...