Orchids at Singapore Botantic Gardens

Thanks to all those who put in the hard work to get our Botanic Gardens into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites!

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After savouring the Peking duck, I brought my parents to the Botanic Gardens because my mom love orchids and when she got to know of the event, Botanical Inspirations Orchids of Singapore Botanic Gardens & Their Heritage, she asked to see them and here we are!

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Doubt I knew how to appreciate orchids like my mom… and at least I love the variety and colours!

Taken with Sony Alpha a5100 with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens

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Collecting my prize at Jurong Bird Park

Took part in the Picture the Colour 2012, an annual Bird Photography competition organised by Jurong Bird Park. I had no luck last year in the professional category (using DSLR). I tried again this year but entered in the Amateur category (compact camera) instead.  With luck, I got first this time with the winning shot below.

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Winning picture for Picture the Colour 2012, Amateur Category, taken with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V. This picture was touched up a little to bump up the constrast plus some sharpening. The original picture submitted can’t be post processed, so looked a little stale.

I know the shot above has no wow factor. That’s not the point. The point is this shot won me one Nikon 1 J1 Camera and $300 worth of Cathay photo vouchers. Off I went to Jurong Bird Park to collect my prize.

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With Christmas just round the corner, festive decorations was up to greet visitors.

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A pair of penguins taken with Zuiko 8mm Fisheye lens.

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Nikon 1 J1 Camera and $300 worth of Cathay photo vouchers

After collecting my prize in Jurong Bird Park, I decided to hang around for some photography. First stop is to have a quick lunch at one of the restaurant there, Bongo Burgers.

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Mutton burger with soup

After lunch, I stepped out to take some pictures of the flowers (especially orchids) near the entrance before leaving.

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