Photo of the month (April & May 2010)

Posted by shloke 12 June 2010
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May 2010: All eyes on me

Location: Malawati Hill, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 20th May 2010 (Wednesay), 12:59 p.m.
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 280

Silver leaf monkey Trachypithecus cristatus a.k.a Silvery Lutung or the Silvery Langgur is an old world monkey.

A precious and intimate moment. I LOVE IT A LOT!

Note: This picture has been adjusted with Photoshop (PS) [B&W + Levels + Smart Sharpen Filter]. Unless stated otherwise, all my photos are original (without PS).

April 2010: The 11, 000 years old Perak Man

Location: National Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 21st April 2010 (Wednesay), 10:22 a.m.
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 1600

This is the legendary Perak man. He was buried in the fetal position, ie. with legs tucked towards chest, his right arm touching shoulder and his left arm bent so that his hand would rest on his stomach. The exhibition in National Museum is running until 20th June 2010. Click HERE for more details.

According to Wikipedia, the oldest human skeleton found in Malaysia was in the state of Perak in Peninsular Malaysia. Its exact location is at Gua Gunung Runtuh, a cave of his final resting place situated in Bukit Kepala Gajah or Elephant's Head Hill in the Lenggong Valley of Ulu Perak. The skeleton was a male with a height of approximately 157cm, aged 50s. It was discovered in 1991 and the skeleton has been dated to around 11,000 years old.

Note: This picture has been adjusted with Photoshop (PS) [RGB levels + Hue/Saturation + Smart Sharpen Filter].

Last updated 18th June 2010 (3:22 a.m.)

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4 comments

  1. micki Says:
  2. Good choice for the photo of the month. I like the B/W feeling of the monkey, make it dramatic! I wonder if Perak Man is also the oldest human skeleton in the world?

     
  3. fufu Says:
  4. yeah nice pictures :) i am so proud to be the Perak Boy =p hahaha

     
  5. Perak Boy lawan Johor Boy!
    Who do you think will win huh?

    You KL Boy decide lah! Ahaha...

     
  6. shloke Says:
  7. micki & fufu,

    Thanks for liking! Perak Man is roughly around 11, 000 years old. According to CNN, the oldest human skeleton is Ardi, a 4-foot-tall female hominid species that lived 4.4 million years ago in what is now Aramis, Ethiopia. Source: http://tinyurl.com/247kjr5

    londoncaller,

    LOL! Perak Boy VS Johor Boy? Both Malaysian boys. Everyone's a WINNER!

    Cheers!

     
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