Friday, September 23, 2022

4081. The Belfry at Mount Fansipan, Vietnam

VIETNAM - 17 SEP 2022: At over 3000 metres above sea level, clouds  envelope the belfry of the Pagoda Complex in Mt Fanispan today.  A belfry is a part of a tall tower or steeple that holds bells.  




4080. Bonsai tree in Galaxy Ha Long Hotel, Vietnam

Good Morning. I saw the Galaxy Ha Long Hotel Bonsai tree which must have had taken years to grow. Bonsai is said to bring energy and harmony to guests.
BONSAI is the Japanese art of growing and training miniature trees in pots. Bonsai has larger-in-proportion trunks, are planted in unobtrusive, low sided containers with simple lines and muted colours. 




Wednesday, September 21, 2022

PHOTOGRAPHY - Australia - Baulkham Hills, NSW

 Columbia Way, Baulkham Hills. NSW 2153 Australia}

22 Sep 2022. Ending of winter in NSW, Australia. Spring starts from Oct

 



 

4078. Travel - Hanoi scenes. St Joseph's Cathedral

VIETNAM - 19 Sep 2022. The St Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi, built in 1886, backdropped the pre-wedding photoshoots of this couple, now walking to the restaurant (L). Photo shows the culture of Hanoi - A rickshaw driver, motorbikes, a tourist, students and tough-looking locals are present. Also green-shirted sunburnt smoking men (GrabFood, GrabBike, Gojek and a local startup) and the man in the green military helmet which is sold at souvenir shops.

 


 
 
VIETNAM - 19 Sep 2022. The St Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi, built in 1886, backdropped the pre-wedding photoshoots of this couple, now walking to the restaurant (L). Photo shows the culture of Hanoi - A rickshaw driver, motorbikes, a tourist, students and tough-looking locals are present. Also green-shirted sunburnt smoking men (GrabFood, GrabBike, Gojek and a local startup) and the man in the green military helmet which is sold at souvenir shops.
 
 
The St Joseph’s Cathedral in Hanoi, built in 1886, backdropped their pre-wedding photoshoot. 
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Sunday, September 18, 2022

4077. Photography Tips - GrabBike driver

VIETNAM - 18 SEP 2022: GrabBike dominates in Hanoi as the passenger (pillion rider) who must wear the Grab Helmet for safety reasons, gets to her destination fast during traffic jams. Just use the App 




4076. Travel Stories - Ha Long Beach Night Market

18 Sep 2022. No tourists except our group of 18 from Singapore. "30 minutes will do," said Rachel the tour manager.

Joy was knowledgeable. Walked away after offering the lowest of 80,000 for an imitation Burberry shawl

Saturday, September 17, 2022

4075. Cat Cat Village, Vietnam

 Use AV Mode, F/16, focus on lady’s eye. Avoid other tourists

 My favourite travel photo. Use F/16 to get lavender flowers in focus Lavender flowers in the Cat Cat VillageUse AV Mode, F/16, focus on lady’s eye. Quick shot and best composition Cropped out other tourists (L & R) of the fieldTO BUY PHOTO:   shutterstock.com/g/toapayohvets
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Thursday, September 15, 2022

4074. Meals for Covid-19 isolation patient at Changi Expo. 4 days for senior citizen. She recovered.

 






4073. PHOTOS FROM HANOI TRAVELS - iphone 11 images


 15 Sep 2022. Arrived Hanoi NIA


4072. Modern tyre shop in Australia, suburb of Sydney. Video.

 Modern tyre shop in Australia, suburb of Sydney. Video.

 

 


 

4071. PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS - Butterfly Garden at Changi Airport - The Common Rose - Continuous shooting

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS - 15 SEP 2022.

Four Common Rose butterflies (Pachliopta aristolochiae) are photographed near one flower at the Butterfly Garden in Terminal 3, Changi Airport, Singapore at 7 AM on 15 Sep 2022. I took more than 10 shots continuously to get one sharp image of one of the 4 Common Rose butterflies. I supported Canon R5 on a shelving to get sharp image and shot in continuously >10 shots just to get one good sharp image. Canon R5 said to focus on eyes of wildlife as its selling point. 

Very difficult to get 4 Common Rose butterflies after one flower and much more difficult to get one sharp image. Canon R5 camera's selling point is its ability to focus on the eye of wildlife. Still you need continuous shooting of more than 10 images to get one. I had shot 42 images. 

 GOOD MORNING
from the Butterfly Garden, Changi Airport, 7 AM on 15 Sep 2022. TO BUY PHOTO:shutterstock.com/g/toapayohvets


#singkongyuen
#shutterstock.com/g/toapayohvets
#commonrose
#butterflygardensingapore

 


 

Very difficult to get 4 Common Rose butterflies after one flower and much more difficult to get one sharp image. Canon R5 camera's selling point is its ability to focus on the eye of wildlife. Still you need continuous shooting of more than 10 images to get one. I had shot 42 images.  






Wednesday, September 14, 2022

4070. Photography. RAVS. Myanmar vets

 


4069. Travel photography. Spain in Oct 2014. Focus on tour guide.

PHOTOGRAPHY TIP:
To capture the essence of a group photo, take it during a briefing by the local tour guide (wearing a tag)
Grandma Judy and I were in Spain in October 2014 





4068. PHOTOGRAPHY new shoes.



PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

SINGAPORE - 14 SEP 2022: A pair of new walking shoes with shoe laces tied properly. This procedure prevents the feet being shifted inside the shoes during long walks leading to sprain and toe pain. I stood outside the show case of a shoe shop which had its spot lights.
Indoor lighting from outside a shoe shop in Junction 8 shopping mall. 

I hung the Canon R5 strap over my neck and lowered my camera to the lowest level possible.
Watched images of shoes on the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen.
Focused on shoe label of left shoe.
Touched the LCD screen (enabled) so that the photo is taken when the LCD screen is touched. I need not press shutter.  Did more than 9 shots. 1/9 was sharper. AV Mode, f/8, ISO 400

#walkingshoes
#newshoes
#singkongyuen
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NEW WALKING SHOES - 14 SEP 2022

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iPhone 11 image taken while inside the car

 

 


new shoe. photoshopped.


 



Tuesday, September 13, 2022

4067. An anorexic red-eared slider keeps paddling her hind legs. What to do?





 
 
 
 
 
 
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29 NOV 2021
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13 NOV 2021. Paddling and anorexia. Advised in-patient. Stayed few days. X-ray. Sent home
as owner is worried. Ate at home.
 
 
 
29 NOV 2021. Paddling and anorexia. No big eggs in X-ray. Not eating pellets. Ate 3 cooked prawns.Some poo in water. Still paddling and anorexic. Why?
 
TANK TOO SMALL
 
 

3 Dec 2021. Back to normal.
 
 
 
 
8 DEC 2021.  Video. Grass exercise.  Paddling and don't eat. Has tendency to constipation.
 
 
1 JAN 2022. Back to normal.
 
 
25 JAN 2022. Paddling. No eggs laid. NEW tank. 



2 FEB 2022. HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR. No more paddling. Eats a lot.
 
 
5 JUN 2022. Normal. Eats a lot. No paddling. No UV light. Hailey water filter. Work from office, so outdoor grass exercise on weekends. Usually swim in water or walk around the house.
 
 
 
11 JUL 2022. Video. Hyperactive, Does not want to stay in water in tank. Paddling and anorexia for 1 week.  I advised outdoor exercises. She ate after exercises. No further complaint.
 
 
 
12 SEP 2022. Video. No more paddling. Eats a lot.
 
 
 
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MANAGEMENT
1. Feeding of pellets. 100 per day.  No prawn or chicken meat as she will not eat pellets after that.
Multivitamin and calcium from TP Vets smeared onto 5 pellets per day.

2. Water filrtration. Hailey water filter
3. No UV lighting.  Window sunlight, morning or afternoon. 30-60min
4. Exercise on grass land. Weekend, outdoor.

Age as at Sep 2022: Around 3.5 years old. Weight: 3 kg


 

4066. PHOTOGTRAPHY TIPS: Windscreen photo of mushroom cloud

 A mushroom cloud on 9/11as photographed via my car windscreen
 on Sep 11, 2022, 5PM, Yio Chu Kang Road, Singapore


21st anniversary of the 9/11 attack
 on the World Trade Centre, USA

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Camera Canon R5. Just have camera ready at all times. Bright sunlight. At traffic light junction near Castle Green Condo. Saw this mushroom cloud.

#mushroomcloud
#singapore
#singkongyuen
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Monday, September 12, 2022

4065. VIDEO TIPS - How to take a good video of the world's tallest indoor waterfall?


12 Sep 2022: SINGAPORE - World's tallest Indoor Waterfall - HSBC RAIN VORTEX VIDEOGRAPHY TIPS. How to take a non-shaky iPhone 11 video for 55 minutes? 

JEWEL CHANGI AIRPORT LEVEL 4. Sunny. 1 PM. 

1. Support your phone on a ledge or railing. In this case, I placed it on top of the Canon R5 camera which was on a TRIPOD. 

2. Ensure no movement of your hand as you hold the phone upright. 

3. Ensure vertical and horizontal lines are normal. 

4. Start video. 

  1. Most people hand holds the phone and take the video. Waterfall drops may turn out not to be sharp as hand movements shake the lens.

    UPDATES AT:
    https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2022/09/4064-video-tips-worlds-tallest-indoor.html

     

     


     



4064. PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS: Terminal 4 Changi Airport re-opens on 13 Sep 2022

GOOD MORNING
(Kunstler Script LCD Windows)

Canon R5, Handheld. Terminal 4 was empty of travellers on 6 Sep 2022. Will re-open today 13 Sep 2022.

 


 

13 Sep 2022.


PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS: Handheld. Hand leant against a pillar for support.
Canon R5, P Mode. Afternoon indirect sunlight.


Terminal 4 Changi Airport re-opens today after being closed for over 2 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic



Image of vacant Terminal 4 on 6 Sep 2022 afternoon. TO BUY PHOTO:

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Sunday, September 11, 2022

4063. VETERINARY - Health screening. Blood test is needed in a sick old Maltese. Septicaemia.

 

An old Maltese with a bloated stomach stopped eating
Veterinary Stories by Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow).

SEPTICAEMIA, HEPATITIS AND GASTRIC DISTENSION IN AN OLD MALTESE

8 Sep 2022.
14-year-old Maltese. Very fussy eater for 2 weeks. Ate only new food and hand-fed. But now has no appetite. Bloated stomach filled with gas. Percussion and a stethosope used - Gas sounds were heard.

The owner was not keen on a blood test to screen for the health of this old dog as a vet had done a blood test some weeks ago.

"Blood tests are important now to screen the health of the dog. He is ill as he is not eating." The owners consented. Blood test revealed a serious infection of the liver and blood due to bacteria. The dog had hepatitis and septicaemia.

Antibiotics were prescribed for the next 10 days and an IV dextrose saline drip was given.

11 Sep 2022.
The owner WhatsApp me regarding a big bruise on the jugular area of the left neck. "The dog had traumatised this area using his left hind paw to scratch it," I said. The dog does this now and then as confirmed by the owner. The owner would ice this area and apply a steroid cream which the wife had been prescribed by her doctor.

As to why the dog 

scratched this area and bruising it, the cause is unknown.

#neckbruisedog
#singkongyuen
#toapayohvets

#bloodtestdog
#healthscreeingdog

UPDATES AT:

https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2022/09/4063-veterinary-health-screening-blood.html

 

 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS: The Bleeding Vine Jewel Changi Airport

shiny green foliage and dazzling crimson and white blooms

Read more at Gardening Know How: Clerodendrum Bleeding Heart Care: How To Grow Bleeding Heart Vines https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/bleeding-heart-vine/clerodendrum-bleeding-heart.htm

 

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS: The Bleeding Vine Jewel Changi Airport blooms well, sprawling in a plantar box


1. Support your camera on the railing top or use tripod.
2. I used tripod. Canon R5. P Mode. Indirect sunlight. Focus on one flower
3. Try not to get harsh sunlight onto the white blooms as you will lose details of the white calyxes.

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#bleedingvine

#jewelchangiairport
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Saturday, September 10, 2022

4061. PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE FULL MOON

The blue ring, or a lunar halo, is caused by the refraction and reflection of light from ice crystals that are suspended in thin, wispy, cirrus or cirrostratus clouds that are at high altitudes.

 



Canon R5, 24-105 mm lens, AV, f/16, ISO AUTO, Tripod is needed,
Photoshopped
 
 
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Original Canon R5 image of moon
 

Original Galaxy handphone 
 
 
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moon with blue aura or halo

 
 
 
 
 

 

 




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Earlier moon photos