Bamboo Orchid, by Siew Bee Lim

This image of a Bamboo Orchid (Arundina Graminifolia) was taken at the Botanic Gardens on a fine day. I took the image in the early morning when the flower was fresh and the sunlight not that strong. The tone presents the flower well in the image. Bamboo orchid is found rather easily in the neighborhood garden and parks. The plant grows to beyond one meter tall.

Zinnia Elegans, by Siew Bee Lim

SONY ILCE-6000 with E 55-210mm | Exposure 1/250 sec @ f/6.3 | Focal Length 210mm | ISO 200
Zinnia Elegans, by Siew Bee Lim

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 20
Award Score: 63 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 15, Style 11, Skill 11)
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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