Monday, July 06, 2009

A Visit to the Zoo Museum

UM hosted an entourage of students from cluster schools in the Klang Valley, Seremban and Ipoh from 11-13 June. During the 'camp', they paid a visit to the Zoological Museum, and I was able to join them on Friday 12 June.

It was a pleasant surprise to see boys from the VI!

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Facilitators glued to the displays.

Dr Sasekumar describing the skulls on display.

The insect collection.

Living legends: Dr Sase and Pak Haji Mokhtar.

Siti Mazlina explaining the method of preparing pinned insect mounts.

Checking out the vertebrate collection on the highest floor.

Dr Sase and the tiger skin.

Dr Sase descending stairs.

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The last picture was my favourite of the day, and it was an accident. Having forgotten to change the shutter speed as we exited the vertebrate floor, I shot it at 1/30 sec, f/4, ISO 200.

It probably exemplifies what Alissa means when she says I like taking decentralized portraits, with the subject off-centre.

I also realise I have a taste for extreme lighting.

And it is true what they say, that photography is about subtraction; about what you leave out often more so than what you include.

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