Animals At KLPAC

Animals At KLPAC.

If you see the previous tagged Facebook post by former The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) staffer PuiSee Chu and wonder why there are rescued and fostered puppies in the building, there is a reason.

Bosses Faridah Merican and Joe Hasham are animal lovers themselves. I know because I spoke to Faridah about stray dogs before.

They tolerate and encourage their staff to be kind to animals. This is a good reflection of the organisation and something other corporations should emulate.

Pic of Pui See and Faridah with resident cat Mr Noisy.

The Dog And The Sea

They always have a stray dog population that is out of control. Whether it is Pulau Ketam or Sungai Besar or here in Pantai Redang in Sekinchan.

Fishermen feed stray dogs with raw fish when the boats come in. The wharf area attracts so many mangy dogs. It is heartbreaking to see them. They are silent victims.

With Sekinchan becoming an affluent area, I hope some of the rich and educated locals will come back to start a shelter and NGO to educate the fishermen on responsible animal ownership or to take care of sick ones and to provide spaying and neutering. The vicious cycle can end.

Panasonc Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f16, 1/320 sec.

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Dance Of The Doves

They always look graceful when frozen by the camera in mid-flight. At a market, I saw a shopkeeper throwing grains and the birds swooping in from a telephone wire.

Pays to keep the camera in S or shutter priority mode for street photography. I rolled the dedicated shutter speed control dial rapidly while lifting the camera to my eye.

It all happened in a matter of a few of seconds. Before I hit the targeted 1/4000th of a second, the birds were already overhead.

While I can control the camera, the flight formation is all luck. I added the green hue in post.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 200, f4, 1/3200 sec.

The Goats Who Stare At Men

It is such a cool day and I asked the village goat:

“Know any place nearby where I can get a good sup kambing (mutton soup)?”

All I got was a long, blank stare 🙂 .

*Title inspired by the 2009 movie “The Men Who Stare at Goats” .

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f8, 1/125 sec.