Ubud, Bali – Indonesia

Arma Resort, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Arma Resort, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Ubud is our choice of towns when we stay in Bali. On our visit to Arma Resort & Museum we spent time wandering through the grounds of this resort. There is a stream that runs through the resort, supplying water to the padi fields, large rainforest trees shade the fish ponds and there is a privately owned museum in the resort’s grounds.

Photograph taken with Nikon D90 & 16-85mm lens @65, ƒ8 on 16th August 2012

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Tegallalang, Bali – Indonesia

Rice Terraces, Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia

Rice Terraces, Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia

To the northwest of Ubud are these sculptured rice terraces. In recent years the locals have built cafés near the roadside overlooking these magnificent padi fields, so one can stop on their way to Danau Batur and enjoy a coffee while admiring these terraces.

Photograph taken with Nikon D90 & 16-85mm lens @ 45mm, ƒ16 on 15th August 2012

Cameron Highlands – Malaysia

Sungai Palas Tea Plantation, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Sungai Palas Tea Plantation, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

A two-hour drive north of Kuala Lumpur will bring the traveller to Cameron Highlands, which is the home of Boh Tea. Boh Tea has a wonderful tea room at their Sungai Palas Estate and is an ideal spot to enjoy a “cuppa” and the scenery in the cool climate of the highlands.

Photograph taken with Nikon D90 & 16-85mm lens @85mm, ƒ5.6 on 8th August 2013

Trincomalee – Sri Lanka

Fort Federick, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Fort Federick, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Trincomalee where the water is as warm as tea and as clear as gin. It wasn’t until 2012, my third trip to Sri Lanka that I could visit this part of the island, as previously it was off limits to tourists due to the civil war. Consequently it is now very under-developed and a pleasure to travel through. This photograph shows the walls of Fort Federick, which was originally built by the Portuguese in 1623. The harbour is one of the largest and best sheltered in the world.

This photograph was taken with Nikon D90 & 16-85mm lens at 16mm, ƒ7.1 on 28th July 2012

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Day-old Pink-Necked Pigeon being fed by male parent

Day-old Pink-Necked Pigeon being fed by male parent

A pair of Pink-Necked Green Pigeons decided to make their nest on my condo balcony. After carefully watching them for two weeks, today the chick hatched. The parents take turns feeding the chick with milk from their crops.

Photograph taken with Nikon D90 & 70-200mm lens on 1st May 2014.