Sunday, July 18, 2010

FLORIA 2010 Festival

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Putrajaya FLORIA Festival, an event showcasing local and international horticulture industries and various tropical flower species, held at the Waterfront, Precinct 2, Putrajaya Malaysia. This event start on 10th July, 2010 until 18th, July, 2010. Admission is FREE. Parking is FREE.

The color richness and refreshing nature of this wonderful event attracted flocks of flower lovers, photographers and event goers come to this colorful event under the HOT bright sunny day. All the visiting patrons are excited when they arrive on the scene and amazed by the flowers arrangement and various mixture of natural colors are simply rejuvenating.

 Some come to admire the beauty of various flowers, some as family outing and some come to learn what this event got to offer. Not forgetting, a lot of primary schools also organized their learning trips here to expose their students to this healthy and educational event. Of cause, for photography hobbyist like myself, the reason is "pretty" obvious, lol.

Flowers from Heliconian family are the main theme of this year FLORIA event. Hundreds of heliconian flower species are being showcased here at Putrajaya.

 Other beautiful and colourful tropical flowers are also being displayed and decorated, such as various orchids, banana flowers, pitcher plants, gerbera etc.


At the event venue, the organizer are very thoughtful and put in place this big, lovely, air-conditioned indoor pavillion showcasing another flower admiration atmosphere. Needless to say, this is the most welcomed changes for all after an hour or two under the hot sun.


Inside the cooling pavillion, it is full of surprises no less than the flowery scene outside, mannequin models dressed up with various flower decorations,  foreign country participation with their own unique scene design such as taiwan flower cage, japan Zen sand garden, various individual winning artworks of FLORIA 2010 etc.

Some personal interest, i found this cute lady holding an extraordinary camera called lomo fisheye film camera, can't help but asked her permission to take a photo of her holding this cutie.


If you would like to see more of my takes of this FLORIA 2010 event, please head over to my flickr set below :


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Dinner at golden hour

Was having a eat out beside IOI mall shopping center, Puchong. As i having my delicious dinner, was watching the sunset slowly changing the sky mood. Managed to snap few photos before it became too dark and lost its charm.

View toward the highway beside IOI mall

Photo above is looking toward the highway, IOI mall on left hand side. The area is packed with vehicles, as the owners following their stomach instinct, haha.

View toward the abandoned lake beside IOI mall

Photo above is looking toward the reserved lake behind the shopping center where the sun is setting, IOI mall on right hand side.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

SuperGT race queens, Sepang 20 June 2010

Hasemi Tomica Nissan GT queen
Originally uploaded by BirdyFoto

20th June 2010 is a hot sunny day on Sepang International Circuit, Sepang, Malaysia. On this day, the SuperGT japan race tournament round No.4 is being held here. Sport car fans, photography enthusiasts, race team supporters, event spectators, all gathered to enjoy this eventful day.

For photography hobbyist like myself, going to this event & taking tons of photos is natural instinct. GT queens and GT cars are my main interests.

SARD Denso GT queen
Originally uploaded by BirdyFoto

For more GT queens photos, please visit my Flickr album set. 

The SuperGT entry ticket was sold at RM 100 per pax for 2 days, covering the main event day (20/6) and the qualifying match (19/6). In order to take exclusive photos of GT race queens and GT race cars up close and personal, one must additionally buy the cheapest PITWALK pass, priced at RM100 per pax.

Without the pitwalk pass, SuperGT spectators can have their fair chance of snapping GT race queens photos at the main stage event : SuperGT race queen on stage, they will introduce themself and the teams they are representing.

Outside the SuperGT spectator grandstand area, various promotional booths are setup to introduce their brands, products, alots of freebies giveaway and not forgetting their own promotional models. More in the nex post.....

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Body want ??

Body tatoo

Body tatoo
Originally uploaded by BirdyFoto

Digital Camera & Imaging Malaysia (DCIM) event 2010.

1 of the event model is having her back painted with beautiful tatoo. This model attracted many photographers to shot her back.

Out of curiousity, i also join them & took 1 photo of her back too. She has been in this pose for about 5 to 10 minutes, wondering her neck pain or not, haha, anyway she is very professional, salute salute....

Leica S2 model shoot out
Leica S2 model shoot out
Originally uploaded by BirdyFoto

During the DCIM 2010 event, i manage to get my hand on a really expensive camera, probably the most expensive camera in the event..the Leica S2 camera with 70mm lens, i put down my name, pop in my memory card & tested few shots with this baby (refering to both camera & the lovely model shown above).

My first impression of the Leica S2 is it is surprisingly simple in design, both external casing & the viewfinder. However, the shutter button has to be push much deeper to release it.

The result image is big, 7,488 X 4,976 pixels, roughly 37.5 megapixel. Opened 100% on my LCD, i can counts the pore holes & make-up lines on her face.

Overall, this medium format RM120,000 Leica S2 with 70mm lens really impressed me, no wonder professional advertising photograpers use them.

Big thanks to the Leica booth organiser & the model. ^^

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Guan Di

Guan Di
Guan Di
Originally uploaded by BirdyFoto

So far the most beautiful Guan Di Statue i ever seen, and its big too. Citizen of Thailand is really dedicated buddhist devotee.

Welcome world, doing test with this first post, more to be coming soon. See ya again.