Saturday, July 18, 2009

June Fraser’s Hill adventure

Gopeng – Fraser’s Hill Trip , Jun 2009 Part 3/3

Sunset at Fraser’s Hill along the new road

After Gopeng, we drove to Fraser’s Hill and spent a few days at our ‘home-away-from-home’.  On arrival at the bungalow, the smell of durians greeted us !  Mrs Lim knew we are crazy about durians and have secured 5 local durians for us ! 

We had the durians after our dinner and breakfast.
The next day, more durians were delivered to the Bungalow !Durian-MYFH_20090630_2742-480
We ate as much as we could and kept the remainder for supper for our mid-night outings.

A sample of the food we had during our stayFood-800

I have a few moth lifers, the highlight being Elibia dolichus (m).

Elibia dolichus (m)-MYFH_20090702_2909-480
The rest of the lifers are smaller moths which are too many to mention.  Below are some of the more colourful and interesting moths we saw during the trip :Moth-collage

For butterflies I didn’t have any lifer but there were still a few good ones.  I managed a record shot of the Yellow Orange Tip (Ixias pyrene) which I only managed to catch a glimpse in my May trip.  This will go on my ‘to shoot list’ for future trips.

Ixias pyrene alticola-MYFH_20090701_3089-480

Below are some ‘unusual’ butterfly shots from the trip …

The Red Calihp (Enispe intermedia), flapping its wings and showing the upperside.
Enispe intermedia corbeti-MYFH_20090630_3236-480

The Tailed Judy (Abisara neophron) in flight
Abisara neophron chelina-MYFH_20090701_3083-480 

Tawny Palmfly (Elymnias panthera) taking offElymnias panthera panthera-MYFH_20090630_3221-480

Malayan Branded Yamfly (Yasoda pita) taking offYasoda pita dohertyi-MYFH_20090630_3220-480

The Malayan Owl (Neorina lowii) taking offNeorina lowii neophyta-MYFHAdv_20090702_2968-480

I also managed to take some bird shots :

A pair of Greater Yellownape WoodpeckerGreater Yellow-naped Woodpecker-MYFH_High Pine_20090701_3032-600

and a Great Hornbill in flight !
Great Hornbill-MYFH_NewRoad_20090630_3275-600

This is yet another fantastic and fruitful trip to Malaysia !
=> Go to Part 2/3 – “Butterflies of Gopeng
=> Go to Part 1/3 – “Gopeng - Rafflesia, Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing and Durians


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