Friday, January 11, 2008

Yellow-vented bubul

This bubul and its companion come often to rest on the branches of my Bougainvillea plant. For some reason they usually come after the rains have stopped. By now, this bulbul must be quite familiar with me knowing that all I want to do is to point a camera at it with no intention of harming it. This time, I used my Olympus camera with the 18x zoom capability, creeping nearer and nearer to take closer shots. At one point, this bubul looked me straight in the face for a few seconds without flinching even though I was moving slowly towards it. I could almost detect a look of trust on its face but alas when I got within 2 metres, it bolted. Still, it gave me some of the best shots in all the time that I spent photographing it.

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