Cock Fighting

Those who received the greeting card featuring the rooster may be interested to know the circumstances or backstory. I was outside a kampung house in Ulu Slim, near the famous hot springs. I was enthralled by the sight of two cockerels play fighting almost non stop. Waited for the brief moment they took a break and captured the solitary pose of the rooster on right. Organised cock fighting is illegal in Malaysia.

Sony A7R, ISO 800, f4, 1/1600 sec.

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Happy Chinese New Year 2017

Photographed this rooster in a remote village near the Ulu Slim Hot Springs last year. I was watching it with trepidation as it was play fighting violently with another young rooster. Cock fighting is a young rooster’s obsession, it seemed.

In one of its non-fighting moments, it stood out with colours of grandeur and was so beautiful. I was glad I waited and captured it. I didn’t know at that point in time, I can use it for a special customised greeting card for the Year Of The Rooster. A special e-card I can send to friends, like those I made for Christmas and New Year.(see related links). I applied several art filters to the image to make it look like a painting or art.

Moral of the story: Click, capture and save an unusual subject even if you have no need for it at that moment. You never know when you might find a need for that special image.

May the rooster bring you prosperity, good health and luck.

Chinese New Year is on Saturday 28th of January, 2017.

Sony A7R, ISO 1000, f4, 1/4000 sec.

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The Biggest Cock In Town

With Chinese New Year (CNY) around the corner, every shopping mall in town is showing off a big cockerel in conjunction with the Lunar Year Of The Rooster. Nu Sentral Mall outsized everyone with a tall and gigantic chicken in the lobby. A little girl and her mother takes a pic on location. Photography Tip: When photographing Gulliver sized objects, always include another human for size comparison and to show scale. Not sure if we can still call the rivalry a Small Cock Syndrome.

Happy Chinese New Year and safe travels everyone.

Panasonic GM-1, ISO 3200, f4, 1/320 sec.

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