Tag Archives: nature

Kingfisher, ICL surgery and Independence Day Updates

Happy Independence Day, Malaysia! Gracing this blog with a Kingfisher photo that I took with my Fujifilm XT-30 camera.

I took this shot while I was still recovering from ICL – my first photo since the op. My vision is unfortunately still blurry and not as sharp as it was before the surgery. It has been over a month, hopefully it wouldn’t continue for too long without full recovery.

This year has been full of bad news, so I would like to share a photo of this cute magnificent bird. I also decided to share this photo because the red, white and blue colours reminded me of Malaysia’s flag.

For those wondering what ICL is, it is a surgery similar to LASIK, but with newer tech and is non-invasive. It is called Implantable Contact Lens. The operation is generally safe but recovery rate depends on the individual. I did both eyes at the same time.

That’s it for now, enjoy your day 🙂


Flowering at Perdana Botanical Gardens

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Taken at Perdana Botanical Gardens some time ago with camera Fujifilm XT-30. Can anyone tell me what flower this is? 🙂

more at: https://www.ysfaye.com/photography/


Birds of A Feather

Birds Of A Feather

Taken at my garden with my new camera, Fujifilm X-T30.


Mostar Panorama

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Taken with Sony A6000 in Mostar, Bosnia. Manually stitched two photos in Photoshop. More at https://www.ysfaye.com/photography/


Autumn, When They Fall

Aki, a deity sworn to protect nature, Mother Nature’s right-hand warrior. Dedicated to a warrior friend.

Final follow-up from this post: https://ysfaye.wordpress.com/2019/10/03/aki-earth-protector-sketch/


Aki, Earth Protector Sketch

Process

One of the three elemental protectors, Aki.

Here’s the progress and current status. Painting it next.

 


Found my spirit animals in Melbourne

Throwback to 2013 when I went on a road trip in Melbourne. I missed the beautiful nature and lovely air there!

Right now, it’s haze season in Malaysia, courtesy of Indonesia.


Total number of hotspots recorded by ASEAN Specialized Metrological Center (ASMC):

Kalimantan (474), Sumatera (387) vs Malaysia (7).

Been sneezing almost everyday 🙂


Shanghai Walkway

So, it’s been around 20 years since I last went to Shanghai. I like how some areas are very modern yet have a slightly rustic feel and greenery in other areas.


Hoi An Old Quarters Lanterns

Hello! It’s been a while.

I’ve been to Hoi An old quarters in Vietnam. Here’s a photo of the lantern fest there, during Wesak Day.

If you’re thinking of heading there, be prepared for a very hot weather as it is currently experiencing heat waves. More to come!


Catamaran

Catamaran

Catamaran

Found this gorgeous catamaran at Porec, Croatia weeks ago. It was a beautiful day with interesting-looking clouds. Taken with my trusty Sony A6000 camera.