Saturday, March 30, 2019

3471. Impacted cheek pouches in dwarf hamster cases in Toa Payoh Vets - Images

Severely impacted cheek pouch in a dwarf hamster. The hamster is lethargic and cannot eat or swallow. Veterinary assistance is necessary in most cases.  

Thursday, March 28, 2019

3470. Pink-necked green pigeons seen on Thu Mar 28, 2019

Mar 28, 2019
Overcast sky unlike the bright sunshine yesterday

I drove to the 2nd exercise area at around 8.10am. "No pigeons today," I said to  myself.
Suddenly a young pink-necked green pigeon alighted on the branch facing me. What a welcome.
He was young as he was smaller in size and length.


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

3469. A 9-year-old male Jack Russell is limping on the right hind leg. X-rays limbs

This Jack Russell loves to jump. He became lame on the right hind. X-rays show no fracture or dislocations. Diagnosis is muscle sprain. Rimadyl painkillers were prescribed.The dog recovered from lameness 2 days later The owner is very happy..


Monday, March 25, 2019

3468. McDonald's statute in Changi Airport T2

Original image. 3 kids went towards McDonald's statue and two had similar dressing stripes.
Single point focus, Program Mode, DSLR camera, zoom lens18-200mm

Thursday, March 21, 2019

3467. Travel Stories: New Zealand. Waioura's tussock grassland

No maids in New Zealand, unlike Singapore. Ladies must learn to drive and do housework.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

3466. Travel Stories: Airbnb New Zealand, Pakuranga

Mar 20 and 21, 2019
Stayed in Pakuranga airbnb house

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

3465. A New Zealand Highway patrol appeared from "nowhere"

Mar 19, 2019

"Your speed was exceeded by 22km, more than mine," the older son noted. The son had a speeding ticket for exceeding 17km two days ago, at Wellington downtown and his mum had scolded him and stopped him from further driving on the way back from Wellington to Rotorua.

The road was straight. "Looks like the American Western movie," the mum surveyed the passing golden yellow flat grasslands as sped by. The speed limit was maximum 100 kmph in NZ, dropping to as low as 25 kmph around bends.

"You drive too fast, your friend cannot take photographs," the police officer said twice. My driver was guilty as charged and accepted the summons. I exited the car to take photographs of the purplish wild flowers.



The highway patrol car is very prominent. She still wondered how she did not spot it along this straight road without "hidden trees" where the police could hide. We just had lunch at the Rustic Restaurant. I was in the front seat conversing with her to ensure she did not fall asleep at the wheel. At certain times, I slept.

Speeding on good long roads is common in New Zealand. There are not sufficient number of electronic speed cameras.


Sunday, March 17, 2019

3464. Photography tips: A small butterfly image. Use Transform tool compared to cropping.

March 18, 2019
Practical Photography  
Enlarge your subject without losing quality by Dan Mold
Photoshop Genius

Original image

After using Transform Tool

After transformation, image is 1800 x 1351 pix at 300 dpi

Using cropping tool

Original image

Using Cropping Tool only

After cropping, image is 1800 x 1350 pix, 300 dpi

3463. Travel Stories: New Zealand Mar 11 - 15, 2019

Mar 17, 2019
Some images of my travels in New Zealand

Mar 17, 2019. Wellington Day 2. Sunday.

Mar 16, 2019. Waimarama Heights to Wellington's Ascot Motor Lodge. Saturday.
Dinner at Burger Liqour. Traffic fine for speeding.
Beautiful sunrise at Waimarama Heights

Mar 15, 2019. Rotorua to Napier's 228 Waimarama Heights, Airbnb

Mar 14, 2019. Rotorua

Mar 13, 2019.

Mar 12, 2019. Auckland overnight

Mar 11, 2019 - Changi Airport, T3, To New Zealand, Premium Economy.
A380's ice-cracking sound in wing area
Bad roasted chicken rice.
Cabin service excellent.