White asleep

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© Richard Seah
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Photo Info
UploadedOctober 8, 2008
TakenOctober 5, 2008
ModelFinePix S5Pro
Exposure1/450 sec at f/5.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm
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My entry for Zen.

A stock takes a mid-day nap at the Singapore Jurong Bird Park.

The bird is, I think, a blue stock – although it looks white. It is at the water fowls pond near the entrance of the bird park.

I never succeeded in shooting a nice picture of it previously because it just kept walking up and down. It was hard for me to keep up with the constant movement to shoot a good, close-up portrait. And there wasn’t any nice pose anyway.

On my fourth visit to the Jurong Bird Park on Sunday 5 October, I finally caught him/her napping, with its head turned around and half-buried in its body.

I happily fired away.

In the Portraits of Birds photo essay.

Also in the Top 10 out of 15,000 photo essay.

20 responses

  • Tony Edwards

    Tony Edwards (Deleted) gave props (12 Oct 2008):

    Excellent composition and tones here Richard. Nice picture.

  • Bonnie Blanton

    Bonnie Blanton (Deleted) gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    beautiful shot!

  • Agust Agustsson

    Agust Agustsson said (21 Nov 2008):

    this one really got my attention. Zen is perfect. Minimalist. I like it.

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    WOW! This is Totally Fantastic Richard! Perfect! Gets My "Yeah!" Vote for Sure! Fav Too!

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    Beautiful capture. Gets my vote~

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    Beautiful capture. Gets my vote~

  • Shelly Alexander

    Shelly Alexander said (13 Dec 2008):

    Brilliant capture! Got my vote!

  • Wendy A Perry

    Wendy A Perry gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    Perfect! Great capture!

  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (20 Dec 2008):

    great idea! my vote.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (1 Jan 2009):


  • Shannon Tunks

    Shannon Tunks gave props (15 Jan 2009):

    I love this! Thumbs up!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2009):

    Excellent capture! Well done. Voted

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (22 May 2009):

    Fabulous entry :)))

  • Johanna Mifsud

    Johanna Mifsud said (26 May 2009):

    I had to look closely to see what it was before I read your description. Beautiful. Voted!

  • Bob Douglas

    Bob Douglas gave props (26 May 2009):

    nice picture. conveys a sense of coldness.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (1 Jun 2009):


  • Kel Casey

    Kel Casey gave props (6 Jun 2009):

    Wow. I had to really look before I figured out what it was. Beautiful and serene. Vote.

  • Jon-Marc Seimon

    Jon-Marc Seimon gave props (6 Jun 2009):

    Subtle and evocative. I thought it was snow, at first.

  • Berry Mak

    Berry Mak gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful image! Love how sparse it is and also the details and tones! Voted!

  • Amberture

    Amberture gave props (23 Nov 2009):

    I gotta buy a family season pass soon.

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