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Title: Wilted
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Waterfall, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 12:44pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

The jungle was carpeted with thousands of dead leaves.

Title: Green Glow
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Waterfall, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 1:24pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 200

The green glow is natural. Usually, young leaves has light green pigments and soft texture. The green glow is visible when ray of light 'penetrate' the leaf.

Title: Mr. Spiky says "Welcome mylo!"
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Waterfall, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 1:08pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

This plant was infected with patches of white coloured fungus. Look carefully. What do you see? I saw Mr. Spiky raising his hand...perhaps waving and welcoming me to the jungle :)

Title: Spores Galore
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Waterfall, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 10:02am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

I was holding a fern leaf. The spores were located underneath the leaves for direct propagation to the fertile soil.

Title: Matured & Ready To Grow
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Waterfall, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 12:47pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/8.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

The brown coloured sporangium were matured. The spore casings will burst anytime dispersing hundreds of spores.

Title: Gigantic Bird's Nest Fern
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Waterfall, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 11:42am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1 ISO Equiv.: 100

Bird's nest fern grow in a tight, nest-like clump with a linguate leaf rosette and are usually epiphytic, growing in trees. It may also be seen growing on rocks and grounds.

Title: Gimme LIGHT
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Waterfall, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 1:25pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 200

This piece of leaf was growing upwards directly to the light stimulus.

Title: Roasted?
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Waterfall, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 10:22am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 320

The 'polished' brown surface on the leaf reminds me of roasted coffee beans.

Title: Lonely Red
Location: Templer's Park Jungle Waterfall, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 3 August 2009, 1:05pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

A red coloured leaf fallen on a bed of fern leaf. I like the contrast of red over green.


Jungle trekking in Templer's Park Jungle Waterfall is fun and easy. The management even built several zigzag bridges (shaped like honeycombs) to enable trekkers cross river without getting their feet wet. I was moving at a snail pace enjoying nature's lush greenery. Along the way, I saw loads of wonderful insects. I wish I had a macro lens to capture the finer details of these small animals.

I trekked for two hours before reaching the waterfall. The waterfall is simply MAJESTIC! It was HUGE! You can hear the thunderous sound of falling water 500m away!! The water was crystal clear and icy cold. Sadly, the beauty was marred by piles of uncollected rubbish. In addition, I saw patches of burnt grasses. I guess trekkers must have BBQ'ued the grass as well.

These filthy habits are common in Malaysia. I've been to several waterfalls in Selangor and witnessed the same old problem. I guess people don't give a F*CK about the environment. SAD!

Comprehensive details about Templer's Park Jungle Waterfall (including map and directions) are available in Part 3. Remember to follow Part 3 - All about the jungle trail & waterfall.

2 comments

  1. xplorer Says:
  2. never thought leaves could be so beautiful,again try to convert your blog into a commercial website.your blog got substance man!!!

     
  3. shloke Says:
  4. @xplorer,

    Me too...I did not expect the hidden beauty from a close-up perspective.

    I've got some good ideas for commercial layout...been reading some photography magazines on how to 'market' your photo blog. Still need more time to come out with the best design. Two words....COMING SOON!!

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
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