|7th May 2011, Old Pump House Road, Gohtong Jaya, Pahang|
Scientific name: Pnoepyga pusilla
It was semi-darkness; that’s how I would describe the condition I was shooting in. This tiny bird loves this dimly lit and moist environment. When she finally emerged I could only see a dark object ( the bird) moving around in the dark. Most of the time I wasn’t sure what the camera was focusing on, it was a case of fire & hope that at the end of the session there would be something ‘useable’ on the card.
After an hour long wait, these are the results. Out of 40 odd photos, only 4 are worth posting. The exposures have been adjusted substantially so that the bird would actually be visible!
This is a pale morph adult, she measures between 7.5-9.5cm.
Exif data: ISO 1600, f/4, 1/40s ( no flash)
Focus was a real issue since I found out later that the camera was selecting anything that was brighter than the bird. I got lucky with the first two photos when the focus was spot on.