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(Bird photographs, 20060125, 1 of 4.)

One of the birds I was able to photograph yesterday was a medium size bird with a black back and a bright yellow belly. I was very surprised to see such a colourful bird in my neighbourhood, albeit inside the bush.

The focus is not perfect but it's a nice shot anyway. If anyone knows what kind of bird he is, please tell me. I'd like to gradually build a library of Hong Kong bird photographs and knowing the names of the birds would be very meaningful.

(The doubling effect of the out-of-focus objects such as the branches is probably caused by the 2x extender that I use. I conjecture that an original 400mm lens without the extender wouldn't produce this effect or what I consider to be an aberration.)

Yellow! again.

Grey-chinned Minivet (female) 灰喉山椒鳥(雌性)

(Pericrocotus solaris)

Date: 25 January 2006, Location: Clear Water Bay

For a closer version, click here.

Now that I have "The Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hong Kong", it is no longer necessary for readers to help me name the birds I show. However, thank you to everyone who helped me with the names of the birds prior to my book purchase. I truly appreciate the effort.


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6 Responses to “Yellow!”
  1. sonic says:

    呵呵! 很漂亮的小鳥啊 ^^
    河先生有Photo gallery嗎??

  2. 河國榮 says:

    Sonic, I'm not good enough yet. maybe one day ;-)

  3. sapphire says:


  4. sapphire says:

    Sorry! typo.

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    Mr. Ho,

    Check out this "Cuteness Overloaded" site with pictures of baby animals , may be you have pics that should be up on this site too:

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