In response to Sylvain LANDRY, SL-Week 26: DOF. Depth-of-focus (DOF) is a part of photography that marks the limitations of man-made lenses in capturing light or nature. Many people have learned to turn DOF into his/her advantage. Directors often use DOF to dramatize plots in movies and TV serials. Photographers also used DOF to emphasise the focus in a still photo. I see DOF as something I cannot evade. So, I have learned to point my camera at the exact […]
In response to Cee’s Photography, Share Your World tag. What would be your ideal birthday present, and why? Going out with my family/loved ones/friends. The perfect birthday gift is to be happy. When I was young, I went out with my family every weekend, so I associate spending a day out with meaningful people as happiness. What color would you like your bedroom to be? Any shade of pink. I am thankful that my room already has pink walls the […]
I had unwittingly taken a week-long break from posting Flower of the Day. I must have had subconsciously counted down to the long weekend over here. Today is the last day of the long weekend, so I will celebrate it with an orchid, the Bamboo Orchid. I briefly mentioned that orchids are arguably my favourite flower because my national flower is an orchid, the Vanda Miss Joaquim. But had I also say that my mother loves orchids? I have never […]
The Poinsettia is well-known for its bright clear red leaves and recognised for its wide usage in Christmas floral displays. Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, gave the plant its common English name Poinsett when he introduced the Poinsett into the U.S. in 1825. Enjoy! [Photo: Taken at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, 2012.]
I enjoy the radial symmetry, yellow center and white petals with a hue of pink at the ends of this flower. The flower is tiny and grows in large numbers in a bush, as seen in the picture below. Enjoy!
I can never have enough look at a flower with translucent soft pink petals that perfectly overlap each other. This should be an allamanda. It is a common household ornamental “pet” flower in my country. It is easy to find seeds of allamanda, and easy to get them to grow well. I have tried to verify the identity of this flower through searches, so I hope I am right. But feel free to comment if I am wrong about the […]