Tenom Aricultural Park, has just about any plants in Sabah, in its gardens here. Overall there are 3,538 plant species including trees, fruit trees and flowers.
To see all there is to see here, it would take 2 days and 1 night to explore all the botanical gardens the park has. For accomodation, the park has hostel and chalets. For the outdoorsy type, you could also pitch your tent beside this lake.
To go here, take the train from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom. It generally takes about 4 to 5 hours by train, grumbling across villages, padi fields and the Padas Gorge.
Or, take a taxi/cab. With this, the trip would run over the Crocker Range to Tambunan, Keningau and finally Tenom.
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maciekda (19895) 2004-11-05 7:07
beautiful picture, i really lie those clouds and their reflection in the water, nice compo - very symmetrical. nice work
danyy (0) 2004-11-05 7:08
Great shot, wonderful colors and excelent reflecion in the quiet water. I like the orange color of the roofs.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-11-05 7:11
A wonderful photo, Rabani. Good rendition of the moody atmosphere to which the low clouds contribute quite a bit, but even more so the well-saturated colors and the clarity of the reflection. Of course, the composition is very pleasant with the off-centered and layered positioning of the two structures at the right. Fine work.
PixelTerror (0) 2004-11-05 7:28
Hi Rabani, beautiful place and photo, I like the good placement of the houses as well as the excellent reflection in the water, well done.
Alan_Kolnik (620) 2004-11-05 7:54
Beautiful scene with lovely reflections. Di you consider cropping out most of the clouds - leaving perhaps just a bit on the RHS? this would slightly raise the house relative to the overall proportions of the picture, and emphasize it more.
verge (1242) 2004-11-05 8:48
another great shot rabani! did you made some PP here? the foreground seem separate picture from teh back group but despite that its really great picture i like it
ChrisJ (114689) 2004-11-05 9:28
Wow! Bagus sekali! I love the reflections in this image. the different lighting levels enhance the compo. I particularly like the cleared mt spur in sunlight.
Oldtree (2457) 2004-11-05 9:32
Hi Rabani, I think I saw this lake from a different angle in another shot from you. Wonderful reflections and good colors. Very good background with the cloudy hills. I like it.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-11-05 10:19
what a very nice park here, the reflections captured are very nice, it looks good with the resting area there too
Tim (469) 2004-11-05 11:00
This looks familiar, is this the same building that you posted a few weeks ago? Anyway, very nice Bani! Hope all is well with you and your family. God's best,
Hanssie (10802) 2004-11-05 11:39
Colours here are fantastic, Rabani !
The composition is nice too, especially the clouds creating a natural frame in the top, very nice done !
alainh (33201) 2004-11-05 12:58
another good shot. good coulours. excellente reflexion. a most with this clouds.
elihesamian (26149) 2004-11-05 13:48
An admirable peaceful shot,lovely reflection with a lovely colors at all,congratulation,dera Rabani,very well composed,really it's gives a great tranquillity feeling which I love,Thanks Friend,nicely done.
efimoore (2126) 2004-11-05 14:18
Another great view of the park. The colors are good especially the clear reflections. Well captured!
Hughes (84) 2004-11-05 15:08
Excellent picture Rabani with near perfect symmetry. Great reflection.
maphoto (8082) 2004-11-05 18:31
Very pleasant picture, beautiful reflection with soft colors, very well composed. I like the way you cropped th moutain with the low clouds, good work.
sunny (3069) 2004-11-05 19:03
So fresh and breathtakingly beautiful, Rabani! Elegant and charming composition with great DOF and colours. Water reflections and the misty mountains top make it look as if in a fairy-tale. Excellent job!
avigur_11 (22099) 2004-11-05 19:53
A great landscape shot - colors, reflection, nature, human-made and fog. All great and beautiful. VEry well captured. Rabani,
spence (65) 2004-11-05 22:38
Fantastic clarity Rabani - a really eye-catching shot due mainly to the beauty of the scene, wonderful light and your good eye for composition. Well done!
Liora (1857) 2004-11-06 8:25
You seem to have a very good eye for reflections Rabani! Beautiful scene and the thing I like the best about it is the perfect devision to layers - the water, ground and clouds are very well balanced.
hftey (390) 2004-11-06 8:45
I really love the layers and the color of this picture. The clouds really add the beauty to this photo.
manny (21833) 2004-11-06 20:56
Rabani, you are showing us some of the most beautiful spots in malaysia. If you would cut out just the reflection and turn it upside down, it will make a very interesting painterly-effect work. But this is beautiful, as it is.
softflower (0) 2004-11-07 11:38
Superbe photo Rabani, j'aime beaucoup les couleurs et le reflet du batiment en bois dans l'eau du premier plan.
scalerman (26900) 2004-11-07 19:01
Rabani, you've caught some amazing snaps since I've last check. cheers on this one specially.
alford (3989) 2004-11-09 1:18
Very nice pic Rabani! The place looks so tranquil, so peaceful, and the water's so calm! I love the colors and reflections you've captured! Another great shot!
sn00zie (2384) 2004-11-09 5:51
oh my god! this is beautifulllll... amazing mirror image, with a surreal backdrop... too heavenly a place for me to take in!
pamastro (7290) 2004-11-10 0:38
It seems like quite a botanical garden. Your view of it here really gives an impression of a perfectly manicured place. The colors are beautiful. The perfectly calm water captures very nice reflections. Overall it has a very cooling and refreshing feel. The clouds spilling over the mountains adds to that feel and the sense of a lost paradise hidden beneath those clouds and mountains. Nice, sharp, clear. Very good work.
hojper (2832) 2004-11-10 17:42
Oh, absolutely superb. This just went into my favorites. Catching such a landscape and such natural beauty must be most photographers' dream. And your very classical composition suits the subject perfectly. The mist is most fascinating.
cool_s15 (4050) 2004-11-11 5:34
Wow such a beautiful reflection!
Great composition and colors, really like the smoke/cloud. Well done.
ChristianS (2997) 2004-11-12 17:04
Beautiful scenery! The colours and the light are superb and the depth is very good. the composition is nice, I like the reflections on the water and its still gives a sense of serenity. Well done!
jrj (34843) 2004-11-15 5:29
Great details from the park and captured in the best way. the off centered placement of the houses, the fine reflection, the green setting, every detail placed in the right place and the shadowless light is essential for the fine overall impression.
joseelias (0) 2004-11-16 7:33
Beautiful place! It really seems a great place to be. More because I need vacations desperatly! :-)
The reflection is great as well the placement of the buildings in the compositions. Although it's a bit underexposed I like it because it adds to the peacefull scenery.
I'm divided though about the clouds in the top. They contrast very much in brightness with the rest of the image and distubs me a little (even if it's a curious detail). By cropping the image would get a bigger harmony in the light and also would place the water line off-center.
CoolDan (2516) 2005-01-20 16:36
C'est une photo aux couleurs superbes que vous nous présentez là. J'aime beaucoup les pics des montagnes qui se perdent dans les nuages. Très belle réflexion. NIcely done.
tonyking (1612) 2006-01-24 2:08
This is the first time I've seen your album and I must say that I really like your photographic style. You have some truly wonderful pics here and, to my eye, this one stood out as being one of the best.
I love the vivid but subdued colours you've captured and the composition is simply perfect. The part of critiquing that involves offering suggestions about any perceived errors just doesn't apply here. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful image.
xuaxo (6846) 2006-04-20 21:37
You don't need more critiques on this. Let me just add to my favorites.
trekks (14348) 2008-02-26 3:50
I will not be wrong to say that this shot is excellent and this view is comparable to many resorts any place in this world.
A beauty in its own way.
- Copyright: Rabani HMA (rabani) (9645)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EFS 18-55mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Best of Malaysia 1 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-11-05 7:03
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