Wednesday, February 15, 2012

7th Feb 2012: Kampung Permatang Nibong, mainland Penang

My first trip out after the fever, I managed a few hours at the end of the day in the padifields.

I don't know what this grass is called, but it is stunningly beautiful in the late afternoon sun.

I guess this is the flower of the kapas (or wool) tree. It's used to stuff pillows locally.

Sometimes shooting into the sun can produce some pleasing results, like this pond-heron in the padi stubble.

Or this Intermediate Egret, caught at the critical moment!

The cloudless blue sky gave way to a peachy sunset as the egrets gathered to roost.

And a perfect full moon rose in a velvet dusk.

There can only be one caption for these photos - Over the moon!

A few days after this, I took some more shots of the moon over my house.

Looks like it could do with some acne cream!


Choy Wai Mun said...

I like the image of the egrets flying over the moon. Very dream-like!

Wong Tsu Shi said...

Like your last comment, Dave.

Gretchen said...

Beautiful set of pictures, thanks for posting them!

Kate said...

I have run out of superlatives Dave.