Arma Resort, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Ubud is our choice of towns when we stay in Bali. On our visit to Arma Resort & Museum we spent time wandering through the grounds of this resort. There is a stream that runs through the resort, supplying water to the padi fields, large rainforest trees shade the fish ponds and there is a privately owned museum in the resort’s grounds.
Photograph taken with Nikon D90 & 16-85mm lens @65, ƒ8 on 16th August 2012
Rice Terraces, Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia
To the northwest of Ubud are these sculptured rice terraces. In recent years the locals have built cafés near the roadside overlooking these magnificent padi fields, so one can stop on their way to Danau Batur and enjoy a coffee while admiring these terraces.
Photograph taken with Nikon D90 & 16-85mm lens @ 45mm, ƒ16 on 15th August 2012
Sungai Palas Tea Plantation, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
A two-hour drive north of Kuala Lumpur will bring the traveller to Cameron Highlands, which is the home of Boh Tea. Boh Tea has a wonderful tea room at their Sungai Palas Estate and is an ideal spot to enjoy a “cuppa” and the scenery in the cool climate of the highlands.
Photograph taken with Nikon D90 & 16-85mm lens @85mm, ƒ5.6 on 8th August 2013
Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka
The Gathering occurs in the dry season, July and August, when about 150 wild elephants come out in the evening to visit the watering holes.
Photograph taken with Nikon D90 & 70-300mm lens @ 110mm, ƒ7 on 29th July 2012
Fort Federick, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Trincomalee where the water is as warm as tea and as clear as gin. It wasn’t until 2012, my third trip to Sri Lanka that I could visit this part of the island, as previously it was off limits to tourists due to the civil war. Consequently it is now very under-developed and a pleasure to travel through. This photograph shows the walls of Fort Federick, which was originally built by the Portuguese in 1623. The harbour is one of the largest and best sheltered in the world.
This photograph was taken with Nikon D90 & 16-85mm lens at 16mm, ƒ7.1 on 28th July 2012
Four day-old Pink Necked Green Pigeon
The Pink Necked Green Pigeon chick is now four days old and is seen here having an afternoon nap with its father.
Photograph taken with Nikon D90 & 16-85mm lens at 85mm on 4th May 2014
Day-old Pink-Necked Pigeon being fed by male parent
A pair of Pink-Necked Green Pigeons decided to make their nest on my condo balcony. After carefully watching them for two weeks, today the chick hatched. The parents take turns feeding the chick with milk from their crops.
Photograph taken with Nikon D90 & 70-200mm lens on 1st May 2014.