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Title: Green Drops 1
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 12:08pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 200

These 'green drop' pictures were taken after a brief drizzle. Visible here were droplets of rainwater on the leaf.

Title: Bent it SOFTLY
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 12:09pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

A green leaf with uneven surface.

Title: Columns of GREEN
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 12:07pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

Interesting leaf.

Title: Green Drops 2
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 12:39pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 100

Droplets of rainwater in different size and shape.

Title: Green LUNGS
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 12:59m
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.0, ISO Equiv.: 200

Look like human ribs :)

Title: Green Folder
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 12:56pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 180

Seems to be folded and crumpled.

Title: Lighter
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 12:34pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

A piece of green coloured leaf.

Title: Shade of GREEN
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 12:52Pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

Different hues of green colour.

Title: Protection
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 11:50am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 2o0

This tree is protected with over thousands of sharp and tough needle-like structures on the trunk. An adaptation to prevent water lost or animals?

Title: Blooming
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 12:12pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 140

Not really sure about this plant. Look like lots of mini cauliflowers to me.

Title: Jackfruit
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 1:07pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

This is a young jackfruit plant bearing fruit! (less than 30cm tall).

Title: Ripened
Location: Malacca's Zoo, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 11:02am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 250

A plant with lots of berry-like fruits (or seeds?)

I boarded a bus to Malacca's Zoo on Day 2 of my trip. It was a 45 minutes bus ride from Malacca's Sentral (main bus station). I've heard so much about Malacca's Zoo - the second largest zoo in Malaysia managed by Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN). Mat Sallehs (westerners) have written some really good reviews about the zoo. They were impressed with the zoo environment that closely resembled the animals' natural habitat.

Hmmm....that's something positive about Malaysia's Zoo. Normally, Mat Sallehs thrashed us like worthless earthlings; especially the way we handle animals in local zoo. Trust me...Mat Sallehs really hate and despise the way Malaysian treat animals in zoo. I was shocked to read some really critical comments posted on TripAdvisor website!

I paid RM7 for a single entry to the zoo and get myself a map cum brochure. Navigating the zoo is pretty easy. I spent less than two hours exploring the entire zoo. The zoo features a handsome collection of more than 1,200 animals from the world over - with more than 200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Overall, Malacca's Zoo is another not to be missed attraction. The zoo is a bit smaller than National Zoo. Nonetheless, the animals here are happier, healthier and friendlier compared to those caged in National Zoo.

3 comments

  1. Nice & Sharp pictures ;) should be a nature photographer

     
  2. Sharon Y. Says:
  3. I don't want to be near that thorny tree! I thought only cactus and roses' stalk has thorns. Very nice macro shots of the leaves.

     
  4. shloke Says:
  5. @the writer

    Thanks!!! Love to be a full time nature photographer...but sight....prospect is not so bright in Malaysia :( Also...I'm no pro-photographer :)

    @Sharon

    I'm also surprised to see lots of 3cm to 4cm long needle-like thingy on the trunk - I guess those prickly stuff are some good protection against animals and might be useful to prevent excessive water loss.

    Thank you again for your kind compliments!!!

    Cheers people!
    mylo

     
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