The traditional Christmas decorations along Orchard Road. This year's lights are red, last year's were blue. Maybe next year's will be green.
I don't know what the bird is. Maybe a partridge (in a pear tree), turtle dove or French hen.
Photo of the 2011 Light up is at
- Nikon D600, 28-300mm f3.5-5.6
- At 300mm, f5.6, ISO 3200, 1/60 seconds
- Manual exposure, center-weighted metering, auto white balance
- Picasa: Straighten
Aside from the exposure (use manual exposure, check the LCD) and focal length (zoom in to collapse the lights together), the thing to watch out for is the cars on the road. Chances are that if you take one photo at random, the cars will look messy and will be distracting to the viewer. Take a few photos until you get one where the cars are neatly lined up and don't draw attention to themselves.