Birds of the New Territories in Hong Kong

16 11 2012

I went out around the various wetland areas of Hong Kong’s New Territories. I was surprised to find a variety of birds other than just the Herons and Egrets…

1. Great Egret with a Fish

Great Egret (Ardea alba) with a fish by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. A collection of Egrets and Herons resting on the mudflats

Great Egrets and Grey Herons at rest by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Grey Heron in flight

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) in flight by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Great Egret Fishing

Great Egret (Ardea alba) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Red Whiskered Bulbul

Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

7. My favourite from the day, the Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The whole set from the day, including some butterflies can be found at my Flickr set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragons…th/8190179179/

I hope you enjoy them!





Hong Kong 2011-11-26

20 12 2011
An old friendAn old friendAn old friendCanton RoadWow!Crowds in Tsim Sha Tsui
Dan TatDan TatFrom Kowloon to Hong KongCruisingFrom Kowloon to Hong KongCruising
From Kowloon to Hong KongCentral SkylineOne IFC and The CenterThe Big AppleSay What?Dining in Stanley
Dining in StanleyDining in StanleyThe Murray BuildingLive entertainment at Stanley Plaza

Hong Kong 2011-11-26, a set on Flickr.

Our last full day in Hong Kong – spent connecting wth a friend from long ago and with family. The 27th we would be flying home.





Hong Kong 2011-11-25

16 12 2011
ZoieEntrance FountainEntrance FountainEntrance FountainThe entrance!Jump for Christmas
Hong Kong Disneyland Christmas TreeHerbert and Mrs DChristmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas Parade
Christmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas Parade
Christmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas Parade

Hong Kong 2011-11-25, a set on Flickr.

The Day was spent at Hong Kong Disneyland mostly… For a small place, there’s an awful lot of things see and do 🙂 Hope you enjoy these pictures.  There’s over 100 shots from Disney!





3 days in Guangzhou

16 11 2011
Muk Muk and Duck Duck Travel in styleGuangzhou's "New City" by nightGuangzhou's "New City" by nightGuangzhou's "New City" by nightGuangzhou's "New City" by nightLittle bushman?
Yum Cha at the New Century HotelMuk Muk and Duck Duck have Dim Sum in HuaduFred Flintstone Ribs!Pepsi Sports???All the Tea in ChinaAll the Tea in China
Dates, fruits, nuts.... MarketplaceSome of my colleaguesOrdering lunch... FRESHLai Liu HaDiscussions over what seafood to have...Duck Duck and Muk Muk visit the office
Tea discsDuck Duck and Muk Muk at the hotelDim sumApartments as far as the eye can see..Mrs Dragonspeed - enjoying a cold one.Ahhhh...

Hong Kong 2011-11-14-16, a set on Flickr.

Sorry – fell behind while we were in China. We spent Monday-Wed in Guangzhou/Huadu. I had a chance to show Mrs Dragonspeed the office that I helped get setup when I visited 5 years ago. We also got to visit with our niece and nephew. A fun, but somewhat dusty and smoggy visit. Enjoy the photos 🙂





Overreaction?

22 01 2009

2 People were sentenced to execution in China for their part in the tainted milk scandal.

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/01/22/melamine-china.html?ref=rss

Seems a bit harsh. 

I’m glad I’m Canadian!

 

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Lanzhou Panorama

2 10 2008

I finally managed to stitch together a pano that I shot in Lanzhou from my hotel room.

The composite image is composed of 13 frames taken in manual exposure mode and rotated handheld.  Missing sky was cloned in and there’s some duplication in the bottom right corner 😉

Here’s the 2.5MP larger version and the 65MP REALLY HUGE 12.8MB one





A quick picture from our night outing to downtown Lanzhou

29 09 2008

There’s more to write about and tell, but I thought you’d enjoy this picture from our Friday outing to downtown Lanzhou, before our Saturday a.m. departure..

Hot Stuff!

While walking the downtown streets of Lanzhou, China we came across a side street full of food vendors selling all kinds of Chinese delicacies. Many involved oil and the resultant show was very interesting:

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