Daily Photos 2017


Untitled by Thomas "Bis" Passarini, on Flickr

What kind of bird is this? I noticed many in Taipei last week, they look similar to a species I see every day in Yilan, but those around here look a bit rounder. Very similar colors but different size and shape.


the engineer by Dr. Milker, on Flickr


overtime by Dr. Milker, on Flickr


Baby Dragonfly by Thomas "Bis" Passarini, on Flickr


Probably not a swallow by Thomas "Bis" Passarini, on Flickr

Swallows look unusually large this year.


Um, def not sparrow…unless it’s a sparrow hawk.


fan dance by Dr. Milker, on Flickr


I have no idea, I tried to have a look at Taiwanese birds but most varieties of eagle/falcon/buzzards look pretty much the same to me.


A Mountain Hawk Eagle maybe? Maybe there are some bird experts on the forum somewhere.


Looks like a juvenile myna bird.


Cool, I didn’t know their name! thanks!

Now we just need to find the name of the eagle falcon osprey buzzard thingy!


That’s me–I have a book lol. That’s a Common Kestrel.



So I have a falcon flying around home and scarying swallows away.


That looks like a screenshot from some really sad movie involving a rape case.


They’re probably just a happy couple I caught with awkward expressions on their face. Cameras have been known to lie. :slight_smile:


Kingfisher by Thomas "Bis" Passarini, on Flickr

Landing by Thomas "Bis" Passarini, on Flickr

Untitled by Thomas "Bis" Passarini, on Flickr


I’ve always wanted to capture a kingfisher diving into the water… almost mission impossible.


Not long ago I read an article of a photographer whose dream was to freeze the moment a Kingfisher is almost in contact with the water, to get a perfect reflection. It took him many years and hundreds of thousands of shots.
Luckily I only take these kind of pics for fun xD


There are a couple of kingfisher at the HTC Park. I have tried many times to get a pic. All I get is a blurry blue green streak.

Those pics are awesome.


Just sharing the article: 6 years and 720000 shots to finally get this:

That’s some true dedication! (and 8000$ worth of camera body + lens, assuming he bought the body when he started his quest)