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Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Living Fossil

I apologize for not being able to update my blog any sooner. During this time, I have visited Zoo Melaka twice. One creature that really grabbed my attention this time is the iguana. Me and a couple friends went to the iguana enclosure and spent a good hour there. Yes, an hour inside the iguana enclosure. Hard to believe, but when me and a few photo-crazy guys go to the zoo, we'll be there from the time they open, until the time they close! Anyway, the lighting from above was dramatic and my brain starts working.. Dramatic light + Iguana's beautiful details = B&W!

#1 - "The Living Fossil"

Zoo Melaka series

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#2 - "The Living Fossil 2"

Zoo Melaka Series

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Zoo Melaka revisited

Zoo Melaka.. such an amazing zoo, in comparison to others around Malaysia. I went there last time with the Zoo Raiders (Nicholas, Joseph, Liew) and said that I have to visit this place again..

Well, there I am, at the Zoo Melaka entrance again, this time accompanied by my wife since she never been there. She was playing around with my 350D paired with my 24-105L. I of course, had my trusted 40D with the 100-400L. Only 2 worthy shots this time from me.. pretty sure Nicholas gonna like it :D

'Wishful Thinking' - Chimpanzee

"Chimpanzees are an endangered species; their population in the wild has been reduced by hunting (primarily for meat), destruction of habitat from logging or farming, and commercial exportation for use in zoos and research laboratories. Lions and leopards also prey upon chimpanzees." - excerpt from

... of it's freedom, it's survival and it's fate in this cruel world.

Zoo Melaka series

We then moved to the tiger section :D Lady luck is on my side, a Malayan tiger is having steak for lunch!

'A Tiger's Menu' - Malayan Tiger

"In addition to its usual menu of boar and deer, the tiger has been known to feast on the occasional monkey. While it cannot climb trees with the agility of monkeys, it has been known, in Malaysia anyway, that a tiger would work its way stealthily under a tree of monkeys and roar! A roar so loud that frightened monkeys would fall off their perches down to the waiting tiger." -

Zoo Melaka Series

Putrajaya Mosque in Silhouette

Went to take fellow Shutterstock friends from Surabaya (Eman and fiancee) around KL and Putrajaya recently. Didn't shoot much, but wanted to see if there's any shot a little bit different that the common ones.

Guess it's too early to design a Hari Raya card, but seems like I have a candidate shot for a Hari Raya card design. Putrajaya Mosque, with the sun behind it, creates a nice silhouette. This was shot at around 4pm. The skies were dull, but enhanced in CS2 to create the sunset feel to it. I like the shots as it creates a sense calmness and peacefulness to my eyes when looking at the final product.