KL Butterfly Park Redux – New and Improved with Milk Bottle Diffuser!

So I organised a trip to the butterfly park with Shutter Asia as I wanted to test out my refined skills in Macro photography plus my new Raynox DCR-250 closeup filter and my botol susu flash diffuser.

I have to say it was a success! I’m extremely happy with the pictures, probably the first macro set that I really like – I tried to concentrate more on composition and taking attractive pictures rather than just snapping away and taking documentary pics or trying to get as close as possible.

You can see the pics I took last time here:

Macro at the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park – Taman Rama-Rama

That was my first Macro outing back in December 2006.

I’ll post some pics of the homemade diffuser up now I have a new compact camera – more about that later too :)

Anyway on to the pics!

My favourite shot of the day – Up close and personal.

Dragonfly

Creamy Orange

Creamy Orange

My second favourite – Feeding time

Feeding Time

Dragonfly Portrait

Dragonfly Portrait

Yellow & Black Butterfly

Butterfly

Step Aside

Dragonfly

Caterpillar

Caterpilar

Burst of Colour

Flower

Dragonfly on Pink

Dragonfly

Delicate White

Delicate White

Symmetrical

Symmetrical

Still – it was feeding time so catching one of these not moving was quite hard!

Still

Directly Above

Dragonfly Closeup

Orange on Orange

Orange

Side Profile

Side Profile

You can view the full set on Flickr here:

KL Butterfly Park – July 2007

Do let me know what you think, have I improved? And of course, which is your favourite!

These are uncropped full frame pictures! You can see the large versions in Flickr.

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11 Responses to KL Butterfly Park Redux – New and Improved with Milk Bottle Diffuser!

  1. Azmeen July 24, 2007 at 11:26 am #

    Awesome pics, ST! I really appreciate you sharing these photos with us.

    Can’t wait to see what the heck is a botol susu flash diffuser :)

  2. Mark July 24, 2007 at 2:37 pm #

    Wow, I love the way you take Macro shots. Any chance of showing us your milk bottle diffuser? Was it purchased or home made style?

  3. TenthOfMarch July 25, 2007 at 8:45 am #

    The photos definitely look more “alive” compared to your first photo shoot. Great work. My favs are Up close and personal, Dragonfly Portrait, Step Aside and Symmetrical. I’d love to see how a milk bottle diffuser look like! LOL.

  4. Chatts July 25, 2007 at 1:43 pm #

    Good stuff man! You could probably sell most of these to National Geographic.

  5. easyriderlovescs July 25, 2007 at 8:12 pm #

    i’m also curious how your milk bottle diffuser looks like…
    i tried to attach white tissue paper to my compact flash, but the tissue paper actually caught fire after a few shots, so i’m thinking of a new diffuser solution, what do u reckon?

  6. voch July 26, 2007 at 4:21 am #

    Reaaally awesome shots man. Loved every single one of it

  7. Cheryl July 26, 2007 at 6:31 am #

    These are stunning ST! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. meendee July 26, 2007 at 6:24 pm #

    Beautiful shots, ST! My best picks would be “feeding time” and “symmetrical” … awesome :)

  9. Navaho Gunleg July 27, 2007 at 1:36 pm #

    Very nice looking pics, ST.

    I’m wondering though, what’s the magnification of the macro set you used?

  10. ShaolinTiger July 27, 2007 at 2:53 pm #

    Azmeen: Thanks and no probs! It’s good to be appreciated hehe. It’s an elegant and complex contraption..will post soon.

    Mark: Very much home made style :) Will post about it soon.

    TenthOfMarch: Thanks, have been working hard on the compositions and lighting technique.

    Chatts: Haha I wish dude, I wish.

    easyriderlovescs: Will post something about it soon. Yeah try and use something plastic that won’t burn :)

    voch: Thanks! I’m really happy with this set too.

    Cheryl: Thanks! Glad you like it.

    meendee: Thanks meendee, appreciate it!

    Navaho Gunleg: Thanks man! The macro lens bare is 1:1 at maximum magnification, so most are at or around that. With the Raynox attached it should be about 2:1, those close-up shots of the dragonflys are around there.