Featured Nikon Club Photographer - Sirmart Outdoorgraphy

Date Published: 5/16/2012
Category: Behind the Nikon Cameras

1. How did you get started in Photography?
It was back when I was primary school, that I bought my first camera. It was a Vivitar, and yes, it’s a cheap one. It was just a hobby until I started working, and having a bike to travel around Malaysia and Thailand, I felt my digital camera wasn’t giving me the satisfaction I wanted. So I started with an entry level DSLR, a D60 was my 1st Nikon DSLR. Inspired with images through Flickr, I started to love macro and landscape photography.

2. What range and models of equipment do you use?
Nikon D7000
Nikkor 35mm f2.8D
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
Sigma 70-200mm f2.8
Tamron SP 90 AF f2.8
Samyang 8 mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye
Nikon SB900

3. What is your favourite subject(s)?
I love bugs & insects. I love birds. I love nature. Shooting wildlife has its trill and it makes me appreciate nature even more.

4. How did you know about Nikon Club Malaysia?
Through Facebook. Before this I’ve been hoping that Nikon will create a club for its users, and when its    launched; I didn’t hesitate to join.

5. Can you describe briefly of your images. (Please select up to 10 images)

Red long horned beetle (Rhodoleptus femoratus) portrait.

A gentle touch. A little tern amazingly hunts for little fish in the pond and when it dive to catch the prey; the water remain calm.. it's so amazing to witness this.

A jumping spider, one of my favourite subject.

A kingfisher with a frog, another great moment of nature.

A weird, alien looking plant hopper. We normally didn’t even realize how this bug looks like because of it’size and colour, yet it looks amazing.

Another jumping spider with a pose

Backstabbing in real life. A robberfly with its prey, another smaller robberfly.

A little cute yellow ladybug

A newly morphed ladybug. Amazing how these bug looks so different before it changes form.

A moment before a storm, Pulau Payar, Kedah.

6.  Do you have a favourite place for your photography?
I’m hoping to visit the rainforests of the South America. Most documentaries about bugs and amazing   creatures will mentioned the diversity of insects and bugs there, hopefully I’ll be able to go and experience the nature over there one day.

7.  What do you like most about photography?
The idea of keeping a moment frozen in time. That is what a single image could do. The memories captured lies on a piece of paper and remains to be remembered. In terms of macro photography; being able to see such amazing looking creatures that normally we don’t see through our naked eyes.