Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Black and Red in the Forest and at Oscars

Black and Red Broadbill
This Black and Red Beauty of Malaysian rainforest was seen during 2018 Taman Negara Bird Count (Malaysia's National Park in the State of Pahang). Part of the 42 species logged at Mutiara Resort, the full list of which can be seen at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43772070. Full story of this Bird Count can be read HERE. There are seven (7) Broadbill species which can be found in Malaysia, including this Black and Red Broadbill. The Black and Yellow Broadbill was one of the 750 species featured in Lonely Planet article on Birdwatching in Malaysia which you can read about HERE.

Hollywood glitz and glamour celebrated the colours of this broadbill species at the 2015 Oscars, through Melanie Griffiths and her daughter, Dakota Johnson who presented and introduced Maroon 5 performance of the night HERE. Melanie was dressed in a beautiful black dress and Dakota looked stunning in red during the Oscars pre-ceremony - fashion beauties imitating nature's avian beauty:-
Sam Taylor-Johnson was the Director of the controversial Fifty Shades of Grey movie which Dakota Johnson starred in playing the role of "Anastasia Steel", the English Literature University Student. The movie was unfortunately banned in Malaysia. Taylor-Johnson's photograpy skills are amazing though and the black and white pictures in her website offer a glimpse to her skills, with the play on the light and background. A picture does paint a thousand words and she really knows how to tell a story with her pictures:)   

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