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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.