Photo of the month (February 2010)

Posted by shloke 05 March 2010
Location: Lepok Rainforest Waterfall, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 8th February 2010 (Monday), 11:44 a.m.
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

I'm a die-hard nature lover, attracted to anything from exotic plants to adorable primates. This close-up shot was taken in Lepok Rainforest Waterfall, Selangor, Malaysia. The rainforest is a hidden gem amidst all the hustle and bustle of Selangor.

I spent almost one hour scanning the forest for nature goodies. Halfway trekking, I stumbled upon some pitcher plants. This baby green pitcher plant caught my attention. It was a HOT DAY. The lid and rim of the pitcher were drying up.

FYI, the cups are very fragile. The thin extension at the bottom (petiole) breaks easily. I hold this baby gently with my left hand and push the camera button with my right hand.

I LOVE the contrast in this picture. The darker background (mostly dead matured fern leaves) gave a beautiful contrast to both my hand and the pitcher.

There is no right or wrong way to get the perfect picture. You do not need to invest thousands of ringgit in camera equipments. What you need is a little bit of imagination, some creativity and lots of patience.

NOTE: Click here to read updated post about Lepok Rainforest Waterfall.


  1. fufu Says:
  2. but well before that you gotta cut your fingernails first ok? lol ops i have focused the wrong stuff, anyway baby pitcher plant huuh... nice =p

  3. micki Says:
  4. Great for you- a nature lover! I am a nature lover too,, but not too involved in the adventure part.
    Another awesome image for this month! I am sure you have a special feeling on this baby plant since it was hard to find.

  5. eunice Says:
  6. so u r a nature's lover, hope u like those Tasmanian flowers from my blog! I still have lots of them to upload.

    This hand looks like a girl's hand that's y with longer finger nails? :P keke

  7. Anonymous Says:
  8. Ha ha... Fufu is crazy?! But he is right. You have to clip your fingernails first. Ha ha... Did you know that in Japan people do not clip their fingernails at night?! Bad luck if you do it at night!

    Re: Birthplace of Cheddar Cheese / 车大芝士的发源地 / Tempat Lahir Keju Cheddar / チェダーチーズの発祥地

    Yes, I do have some cheese making photos. But they're kinda boring. Machine-made, not man-made anymore.

    Re: Natural Refrigerator / 天然的冰箱 / Peti Sejuk Semula Jadi / 天然の冷蔵庫

    No bats. It's good - so bad smell! Ha ha... Batu Caves is a bit smelly inside. Got bats, monkeys!

    Re: Unusual Water Castle / 不一样的水城 / Kastil Air yang Luar Biasa / 普通でない水の城

    Those "chimneys" were actually water towers!?
    Like our "tangki" you see in Malaysia.

  9. PhotoVigor Says:
  10. ha ha, you got long nails.. :)
    It would be more beautiful if it is not on your palm. :)I guess..
    Any way, you took a great pictures..

  11. Cecil Lee Says:
  12. Agreed with Eunice. I thought your girlfriend was holding it... :)

  13. shloke Says:
  14. fufu

    Done :)


    Thanks! It's not that hard to find pitcher plants (including babies pitcher). It blends perfectly with the fern plants. What you need is keen eye for nature goodies :)


    I LOVE NATURE! Waiting for more nature goodies from Tasmania :)

    I just cut and trim my fingernails. Lost the nail cutter :)


    Oooops...I cut my nails exactly 9:28 p.m LOL! Not really a superstitious person :)


    I get carried away with my hand shots...many times. I was trying to capture this baby picture itself. But it was partially hidden from some fern plants. So, I really need to use my hand :)

    Cecil Lee


    Cheers to all!

  15. Anonymous Says:
  16. Hi. love ur pics. i am a nature lover too :) i went ot Sg Chilling before too. can u tell me where this Lepok waterfall is?

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