Armed with my Sigma 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 APO and Nikon D700, I took a stroll with my cousin Ben who was so kind as to give me a lift in his car to the Hort Park. He himself is armed with his recently aquired Nikon D90 and the tack sharp Nikon 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens, his first foray into DSLR photography. This was our first time in the park, and as he soon found out, nature photography does require some patience and luck. We were being exposed to the elements like the recent scorching sun and windy condition that seems to plague much of Singapore this coming "Spring" and Chinese New Year. Macro photography needed precise focussing due to the shallow depth of field and not only stable hands but also windless conditions to prevent blurry pictures, unless that is what you want to achieve. You can always say you were trying to achieve some arty fartsy picture should it turn blur! Jokes aside, I really dig the beauty of the natural outdoors, and of course appreciate the tranquility and serenity the park provides, away from the pressures of work and information overload. I have always had a softspot for nature.