Gardens by the Bay walkabout

I remember seeing a gigantic baby sculpture at the Gardens by the Bay, south and always wanted to take picture of it but couldn’t find the time. Finally, I was able to find time today. I had 1/2 the morning and sometime in the afternoon to myself, so I decided to cover the Meadow, the Dragonfly island and the Flower Dome. I had already been to both domes but decided on the flower dome again because of the prevailing theme, Flight of Fancy, a colourful display of hot air balloons and other exhibits.

Equipment

Thus this time, I brought with me not two, but four lenses:

  1. Zuiko 12-60mm SWD to cover typical scenary
  2. Zuiko 8mm Fisheye for ultra wide landscape
  3. Zuiko 35mm macro for the flowers or insects close ups
  4. Sigma 105mm macro for longer working range on insects

Baby hunting

First I head to the Meadow and look for my ‘baby’.

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Planet sculpture – by Marc Quinn. 

I particularly like this angle because it contrast the baby in the foreground with the financial centre in the back. In the highly competitive work environment with tremendous stress on everyone, it is an unfortunate consequence that baby making has to take a back seat.

Dragonfly hunting

I wanted to take some live dragonflies but didn’t manage to capture any keepers because those I spotted are really skittish and just can’t keep still for a picture. In the end, I could only contend with a more friendly grasshopper…

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… as well as metallic dragonflies.

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Flower dome

Without much luck with dragonflies and I’m melting under the hot noon sun, I headed to the cool conservatories. I wanted to take an aerial overview of the Flight of Fancy theme, so I went to the Baobabs.

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Just a few more steps and the good overview of the Flower Dome.

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Next I head down to the Flower field to have a better look at the exhibits.

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Overheard one of the visitors mentioning to her friends that she wanted to get married here. She better hurry though, because these exhibits are not permanent.

Having enough of the exhibits, I turned my attention to the flowers. I don’t particularly like to take flowers though, but these few caught my eyes.

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Overall, I had quite a fruitful trip today 🙂

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