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Title: Hibiscus 1
Location: Kuala Lumpur Lake Garden, Malaysia
Date: 30 July 2009, 12:43pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

The first three pictures were captured earlier at Kuala Lumpur Lake Garden. Hibiscus is the national flower of Malaysia and state of Hawaii. The flower was chosen to be the national flower by Malaysia's first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman in 1960.

There are many varieties, but the five-petaled Hibiscus rosa sinensis was chosen above the others, as the most symbolically relevant. The five petals of the bunga raya symbolise the Rukunegara (the Five Principles of Nationhood), while the colour red represents courage.

Title: Fall on Me
Location: Lake Garden Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 30 July 2009, 10:32am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/8.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

A close-up shot of a fallen leaf. I LOVE the composition of this picture.

Title: Hibiscus 2
Location: Lake Garden Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 30 July 2009, 12:43pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

This flower is known for its medicinal properties. The roots of the plant are used as a cure for fever and other ailments, while the juice obtained from the leaves and roots is said to be effective in relieving skin eruptions and glandular troubles. Also, the petals were commonly used as cosmetics to darken and highlight women's eyebrows.

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