Cola De Paloma, by Siew Bee Lim

This image of Cola De Paloma (xiphidium caeruleum) flowers was taken at the Botanic Gardens on one fine day. I took the image in the early morning. The flowers were fresh and the sunlight not so strong. The tone presents the flowers well in the image. The shrub is about half a meter with long and broad leaves, which I did not find it elsewhere.

Cola De Paloma, by Siew Bee Lim

SONY ILCE-6000 with E 18-135mm | Exposure 1/160 sec @ f/5.6 | Focal Length 135mm | ISO 400
Cola De Paloma, by Siew Bee Lim

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | June 09
Award Score: 66 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Close-Up Photography
Photograph Location: Singapore

Photographer: Siew Bee Lim (Singapore) Registered
Born in 1965 in Singapore, photography was one of the old hobbies of Siew Bee Lim. Now she would like to learn it formally via Light & Composition platform as she believes it’s not too late. Since primary school she is not good in drawing; she doesn’t have artistic hand that some of her classmates have. Nonetheless, she likes reading since young, and would try to appreciate Chinese paintings. Few years after she started working as a Programmer, she took up photography as a hobby. She attended a short course which included a session in the darkroom. In those days, good photographs were dependent on good darkroom skills. It was unlikely that she spent much time in the darkroom. Hence the hobby didn’t last long then. She believes that the present learning experience has a longer way to go.

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