Pictures From My Last KL Trip

For the recent Chinese New Year holidays, I took a trip to KL (as usual whenever there’s a long break). Spent some time at KL Butterfly Park and took night trips to Putrajaya and KLCC.

Why am I mentioning this? Of course there’s an ulterior motive; I want to share some of the photos I took 🙂

On the first day of my arrival there, I hooked up with an Alphanatics forum member. It’s for business… I bought a Tamron 70-300 lens from him. It’s virtually unused, so I think I got a great deal for it.

The next day, I visited KL Butterfly Park. My last visit there was at least 20 years ago. The park is small but still a very good location to snap pictures of beautiful butterflies.

Blue Glassy Tiger

This is a Blue Glassy Tiger, sitting on a pretty much chomped up leaf.

Nymphalid Butterfly

A close-up of a Nymphalid butterfly on a hibiscus.

Unknown Butterfly Species (ID Appreciated!)

Two unknown butterfly species.

Unknown Insect Species (ID Appreciated!)

Yet another unknown butterfly perched on a leaf.

If you happen to know the names of the butterflies in the last two pictures above, please let me know.

All of the pictures above are taken with my new Tamron 70-300 Di LD; handheld! I did bring along my cheapo RM50 tripod but didn’t have the time to set it up to photograph the ever-moving butterflies.

Later that night, I took a trip to Putrajaya just to capture some night scenes. It was pretty disappointing as it rained not long after I parked my camera. The only picture worth showing from that night is the one below:

Putrajaya Bridge

The Wawasan Bridge at Night.

Since I was staying at my mom-in-law’s place in Cheras, a return to Putrajaya doesn’t seem worthwhile (tolls and all… how do you KL people survive?!). So two nights later, I decided to head down to KLCC and do some night photography of the twin towers.

Petronas Twin Towers @ KLCC

Petronas Twin Towers @ KLCC

Petronas Twin Towers @ KLCC

I’m quite pleased with how the pictures turned out. It makes me feel that the RM2k plus investment on my α200 is beginning to show results 😉

What do you think of the pictures? Comments and critiques always welcome.

6 responses to “Pictures From My Last KL Trip”.

  1. kotoh Says:

    I think you can sell that photos now 🙂

  2. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    Thanks kotoh… Mind sharing with me some potential buyers 😉

  3. papajoneh Says:

    I like the 1st photo.. blue green purple brownish etc.. very nice. Of course the wawasan bridge.. waaaahhh that blue really stand out. This definitely The shot of the day.

    Just curious, why you did not watermark or somehow mark the photos as yours?? These shots especially. Someone gonna use as theirs and you didn’t even get the credit. I am not surprise if it end up on one of the travel magazine out there and sadly, you will not be credited.. as usual with this cruel world.

    Ever happened to eshark of esharkdesign. The magazine caught though. If you do not mind, well sayanglah because these shots really good but all up to you, my friend 🙂

  4. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    Thank you papajoneh! I appreciate your comments.

    Your question about watermarking is a really good one. In fact, I have considered watermarking my photos for quite some time.

    For now though, I would just like to share my photos with the world. The pictures are copyrighted and I do have some photos under Creative Commons licensing. If anyone wants to use them commercially, discussions are always encouraged 🙂

    I understand that some people are just nasty thieves. Even if you watermark your photo, they will simply photoshop it away. So watermarks can’t guarantee that the work won’t be stolen anyway, right? That’s why I don’t want to tattoo my photos with one 🙂

  5. zaki blogjer Says:

    I passed by the bridge almost every week. But I never thought that the bridge looks this beautiful.Stunning!!

  6. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    zaki blogjer: Thank you 🙂