Lower Seletar Reservoir Park part II- digital Winter

This is the first time I experimented with Infrared (IR) cum black and white (B&W) photography. Comparing the two sets, I personally preferred the ‘normal’ coloured set but nonetheless, IR still provided more fun 🙂

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Lower Seletar Reservoir Park

I was early for my appointment at Yishun, so I made a small detour to snap a few pictures at the lower seletar reservoir park. I made 2 set of pictures, one straight forward set with my sony nex5r and other infra red set with my Olympus E-620 and R72 IR filter. The jpeg from the former was uploaded via WIFI to my tablet, Samsung Tab 3 8.0 and quickly processed using the free app, Snapseed. I was very very pleased with the results. Photography had never been so easy.

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Stay tuned for the IR set, when I find the time to process them.

Pandan Gardens Leisure Park

I always drove by this part of AYE and notice the strange walkway. Today, finally found time to come down specifically to take a look as well as take some pictures. From now onward, whenever I blog on any parks, I’ll try to make a point to take a picture of the local map for future reference.

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The Pandan Gardens Leisure Park is just situated beside the Sheng Hong Temple.

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The park is not very big and most of it was actually running and cycling tracks but shaped very interestingly.

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And like all parks, I will always try my best to look for macro opportunities. Unfortunately, there is not much chances, for such a small park.

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Bird watching at the Botanic Gardens

People seldom go bird watching at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and even fewer during noon. But I happen to be one of them when and went to recce the place via the Botanic Gardens MRT station before I met my friend for lunch.

The station exit is very near the Eco Gardens and decided to try my luck there because I remembered there were at least some ducks or swan there. And true enough, despite the light drizzling, the birds are still there this time. The swan is here…

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… so are the ducks.

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And it is nice to nap in such a nice cool rainy weather.

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There are other birds as well, but too far away for my lens (max out at 400mm FF equvialent) except for this one resting on top of a sign post.

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Short trip to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

I had brought my family to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve many times. Thus I did not expected to see any new creatures beside the usual monitor lizards or egrets and didn’t bring my DSLR with me. Fortunately, I always make sure at least I had my highly portable but relatively long zoom compact camera, Sony Cybershot HX9V. This was because this time, I finally chanced upon a crocodile.

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The tide today also happen to be extremely low, revealing most of the river bed and might explain why I was fortunate enough to see the elusive reptile.

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A check on the NEA website shows that the tide was 0.3m this morning.

http://app2.nea.gov.sg/tidetime.aspx