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Striated Heron at the Park

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Today I was at the MPH Book store in 1 Utama shopping Mall browsing some magazine and books. The MPH book store at 1 Utama once claimed to have  the largest floor space in the City. Sad to say, they are now just half that size occupying only the upper level. The lower level at 1st floor is now vacant with the sign "We Are Still Open. Please Use The 2nd Floor Entrance".



Didn't find anything interesting in MPH but was attracted or rather distracted by a nice view from the glass windows at the far end of the book store. Looking down the window panel I saw the 1 Utama Central Park on the ground level. I had never set foot on the 1 Utama Central Park and since there is nothing much for me here I decided to take a walk in the Park.


The 1 Utama Central Park looked a little doughty - many trees with leaves turning yellow due to the dry season here. There was a pond or lake not far from me. As I walked towards it, I started pulling out my Olympus Pen E-P1 camera from my messenger…

Macro with M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F/2.8 Macro MSC Lens

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Having experienced the joy of macro photography with the Olympus MCON-P01 macro converter, my wife is all set for the real thing and she is now a proud owner of the highly acclaimed Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 60mm F/2.8 macro lens.



This lens is lightweight but well-built and about 80% longer in length than the M.Zuiko 45mm F/1.8 which is another Olympus prime lens with many positive users feed back. For us the 60mm F/2.8 macro is a more versatile and useful lens for the type of photography that Elaine engage in. We treat lenses and cameras like an artist's tool set that are acquired based on its ability in adding value to our creative pursuit.


The M.ZUIKO Digital ED 60mm F/2.8 macro lens is a true macro lens with full life-size 1:1 macro reproduction ratio. However for life-size 1:1 Macro reproduction the camera should be set to manual focus mode with the lens focus limiter switch set to the full 1:1 macro setting. In full life-size and half life-size macro reproduction most macro…

Photogenic Chinese New Year decoration @ The Curve

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As Chinese New Year is getting closer we went to the Curve Mall to pick up some new year goodies. Last month we were quite happy with The Curve's 2012 Christmas decoration. Naturally we are eager to check out what they have for the 2013 Chinese New Year as well.



This trip to The Curve Mall is mainly a shopping trip for Chinese New Year goodies. However we are also prepared for some photo shooting opportunity when something nice pops up. Thanks to Olympus for pioneering the Mirrorless Cameras System and reinventing the Digital Pen Micro Four Thirds Cameras.

This small system camera with big features is so light and small we can carry it with us almost anytime. Any Olympus Pen camera together with a pancake lens plus a standard kit zoom can slip into a Camel Waist Pouch without any problem. A two Micro Four Thirds camera body with several lenses can easily fit in a messenger type sling bag. That is how we carry our Olympus Pen cameras and most of the time no one knew we had a system…

2013 Chinese New Year Decoration in Pavilion KL

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Our memory is still fresh with the photo session of Majestic Dragon of the Pavilion Mall.  But time flies and that a year has past.  Soon we will be in the Lunar Year of the Snake and bid farewell to the Dragon Year.


We were on our way to the Pavilion Mall and expecting to see a big anaconda just like the Majestic Dragon at the Mall for the Year of the Snake.  When we arrived we were disappointed because the Pavilion Mall had a miserable green earthworm disguised as a snake at the entrance. Luckily the Green earth worm looked cute and funny and if not for its forked tongue it definitely is merely a big fat earthworm.

The 2013 Chinese New Year theme for Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is the Circles of Prosperous. The main decoration for the theme is the 2,000 red-and-gold Chinese lanterns hanging at the Bukit  Bintang entrance and at the Pavilion  Mall's center court. Visitors will not fail to miss The Bridge of Prosperity and the Longevity Kois at the center court area circling a huge gold…