Sunday, December 25, 2005


A very Merry Christmas & best wishes for the coming New Year to all my friends!

The little tree at home

Wen Jia & Ah How with their light sabres!

Seafood paella, lambshanks, roast potatoes & brussels sprouts and chicken pies...

Family pic at Christmas Eve party

Unwrapping the goodies!

Monday, December 05, 2005

Butterfly Park

Located also at the KL Lake Gardens area, the Butterfly Park is home to 6,000 butterflies from 120 species. This time the macro function of the Sigma 70-300mm 4/5.6 APO lens was used. Effective from 200mm onwards, the minimum focussing distance is about 36 inches. It takes patience to shoot them things, fluttering all over & precise timing to get them with their wings opened. Maybe I'll need a dedicated macro lens to get sharper pics.....Will be checking out the Nikkor 60mm or 105mm and also the renowned Tamron SP90mm or the Sigma 105mm macro lens soon.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Orchid Garden

The Orchid Garden is located just opposite the KL Bird Park and on weekdays, entrance is free. Most of the shots were taken with the Nikkor 50mm 1.8D lens, some with a close-up filter (+4) attached to shorten the focussing distance.

Artists at work in the orchid garden

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Azhar's Photoblog

Just came to know of a photoblog by Photo Malaysia friend Azhar called The Silence Stories. He's more into macro & nature photography going by the pictures posted in his blog. And I know he's gradually stocking up his arsenal of camera stuff, currently using a Nikon D50 & a Sigma 105mm macro F2.8 EX DG lens, among others.