28 February, 2010

Closer to You: Rufous Piculet

28th February 2010, Kemensah, Selangor


I’ve shot Rufous Piculets before but they were either too dark , too blurry or too far. Not this time though

Opportunity  presented itself as I was trekking back to the jeep after a not so productive day. She lingered in the area for almost an hour but  her size ( about the size of your thumb) made her extremely  difficult to spot._DSC0728_f







  1. never knew piculets are that small! marvelous pics too!

  2. Yes, very difficult to focus on this micro woodpecker.
    Love that open bill shot.

  3. Now you have "too wonderful!"

  4. Yeah, Yee just got one in Perdik on Sunday. But I never get the chance to bump into them. Just wondering when my turns comes. Envy you.

  5. Thanks all for your comments.
    Funny how the autofocus always fail to engage properly on a Piculet. I think the colour combination and the size is just not favourable to Nikon's autofocus. Had to manually overide the focussing to obtain these images.