Sunday, October 11, 2009

感受婆罗洲 Sabah-the photographers’ paradise


Home for my family





Silver Leaf Monkey

Proboscis


Black and Yellow Broadbill




巴州拥有多个风光迤逦的小岛,还有丰富的植物和生物群。得天独厚的天然资源,每年都吸引了无数来自海内外的观光客,这里也是摄影爱好者的天堂。

风光摄影不说,如果你爱好拍摄鸟类,这里就有超过600多种本土和季候鸟。上月我和数位沙州摄鸟高手到山打根的Sukau拍摄,我们下榻 Bilit Rainforest Lodge,度假村环境优美,设备齐全,在这偏远的地方,能有如此舒适的住所确是不错。度假村河的两岸就是一个观鸟的好地方。可惜我最长的镜头才400米,拍不到鸟,不过若在船上拍摄,却比我朋友的600米来的生动和灵活。

从亚庇到山打根途中,我们停在Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary看长鼻猴。我们特赶在喂食时间抵达,大部分长鼻猴将在喂食台等待,也是我们拍摄它们的好时机。只见它们十多只一组,每组都有一只较大的长鼻猴为首领。 据管理人说:它们的社会组织好像人类般,有著家庭的模式,每一组就是一个家庭。

来到沙州,我不忘旧地重游,再次来到仙本娜的海域,探望那海上人家。遗憾的是天气不好,光线不足,至到下午才看到太阳。

我要感谢Winston Tai, Simon Yeo, Dato’Yap, CH Chia, TS Wong和沙巴及山打根摄影学会的朋友。他们都是摄影高手,认识他们令我获益匪浅。

Sabah is the photographers’ paradise. It has many beautiful islands and a number of national parks. Sabah is also renowned for its remarkable flora and fauna. It is also a favourite place for bird- watching as there are over 600 resident and migratory birds found in this area.

Besides bird-watching, proboscis monkey is another attraction for tourists and photographers. Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary in Sandakan is a home for a large number of proboscises. We went there during feeding time; they came out in a group of family, 200 mm lens should be long enough to get them close in our viewfinder.

For bird shooting, Sukau is one of the local photographer’s favourite. We stayed one night in Sukau in Bilit Rainforest Lodge. The lodge is located at the side of the Kinabatangan River. I like the atmosphere here as the lodge was clean and our stay was comfortable.

The boatman took us for bird shooting along the river. We were lucky as we saw quite a number of beautiful birds. The longest zoom lens I got is 100-400 mm, which is not long enough for the purpose.

My trip ended in Semporna. It was my 3rd visit here within a year. My intention of course is to visit the sea gypsies. The weather was not very friendly with hazy sky and poor sunlight but this did not dampen my spirits.

I got acquainted with friends from The Photography Society of Sabah and The Photography Society of Sandakan. They are very helpful and I thank their hospitality.

11 comments:

elize said...

datuk,我真的服了你。一个20 余年的politician 竟然不对马华党争说一句话。做自己想做的事,这就叫'写意人生‘吧!

山城客 said...

心宽天地广,无官一身轻;
笑迎日头升,闲看夕阳落。
Datuk,真羡慕您的悠闲生活,可以到处走走,拍些美丽的风景;人生如此,夫复何求呀!

C K Hon said...

elize-我还是非常关心马华,关心政治。但在摄影网就不谈政治了。谢谢你的留言。

山城客-好一个‘笑迎日头升,闲看夕阳落’。除了能拥有此心境外,我希望能拍摄出人间的‘真,善,美’。

当我看到海上人家生活在如此环境,却能:笑迎日头升,自得其乐。领悟:一个人富有,并不是他拥有的多,而是要求的少!只是遗憾他们的孩子还没有受教育的机会。。。

Grass said...

美丽的相片,
浅白的文字,
深深的领悟。。。

foodbin said...

you captured the gypsies expression and their environment so well-they may be poor but life must go on.

jenny said...

Datuk,
您拍摄的照片越来越有“人情味”。想问的是,这些居民住在海上的屋子安全吗?我真的无法想象他们的生活。

cindy said...

Datuk,

初来浏览,希望不会打扰您。
相片很美,吸引我想一游sabah呢!

zuiyanhong said...

果然是非同小可的高手.....

Coffee n Tea said...

無意中走入,實在太美,所以停下來欣賞這邊的風光!

Candlelyn said...

沙巴的确是个风景怡人的好地方,至少没有后悔来沙巴念书!

stillwater said...

A very wise retired politician.

Seem like retire at exactly the right time and avoided all the fuss on political front.

Nice photos, may be should ask all those in MCA to visit when they are tire of fighting and need a spot to relax their mind...

Best wishes to u, Dato'..