Image created on September 11, 2013 at the Chinese Garden in Singapore, with Canon EOS-5D Mark III and Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS with Canon EF 1.4x Extender III. ISO 160, f/8, 1/16s, Evaluative metering +2/3 EV.
The Chinese Garden is a magical place for photographers of all styles. The entrance is usually free unless an exhibit is hosted, and is delicately landscaped in the middle of the Jurong lake with pagodas and other buildings of Chinese influence and open spaces with trees. An ideal location for portrait, a particularly sought decor for pre-wedding photography, but also for nature lovers.
Many birds can be seen there and sometimes amazingly tamed, allowing photographers to spend time shooting the same bird at very close distance, of course as long as the photographer remains unthreatening.