Could be relocated by some relevent org? Lets hope for the best the little ones are safe.
Whoever that cut the plant is violating The Parks and Tree Act:
Restricted activities in respect of trees, plants, etc., in national parks and nature reserves
8. —(1) No person shall, except with the approval of the Commissioner granted under section 12 and in accordance with the terms and conditions of such approval, carry out any of the following activities within any national park or nature reserve:
(a) cut, collect or displace any tree or plant or any part thereof;
(b) affix, set up or erect any sign, shrine, altar, religious object, shelter, structure or building;
(c) clear, break up, dig or cultivate any land;
(d) use or occupy any building, vehicle, boat or other property of the Board; or
(e) wilfully drop or deposit any dirt, sand, earth, gravel, clay, loam, manure, refuse, sawdust, shavings, stone, straw or any other matter or thing from outside the national park or nature reserve.
(2) No person shall carry out any activity within any national park or nature reserve which he knows or ought reasonably to know causes or may cause alteration, damage or destruction to any property, tree or plant within the national park or nature reserve.
(3) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) or (2) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine of $500 for every day or part thereof during which the offence continues after conviction.
(4) Subsections (1) and (2) shall not apply to —
(a) the Commissioner, an authorised officer or a park ranger acting in the performance of his duty under this Act;
(b) any other officer or employee of the Board acting in the performance of his duty under this Act or any other written law; and
(c) any police officer or workman assisting a person referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) to carry out his duty.
Last edited by Bluesteel; 12th April 2010 at 05:29 PM.
please note that this is in the gallery section and thus should not be used for discussions
thread moved to the kopitiam
Even if it involved proper conduct and the relevant laws in educating Macro shooters ?
So no talking or discussion in techniques too in the Gallery section I supposed?
Could you kindly refer to the relevant ClubSnap posting guidelines in this aspect?
Thanks and do what you deem necessary !
Last edited by Bluesteel; 12th April 2010 at 05:45 PM.
I'm disappointed but cursing and scolding whoever did this will not help. We need more education for the ignorance and to lead them to appreciate nature.
When shooting "babies" best is not to post till they had left the "nest"
Control and be discrete with who you share location with.
Less crowd less attention = less disturbance
Just my thought.
Thank you for the reply.
You are the law!
I take it that "" simple logic"" of yours means that there should be no discussion , even it is relevant to subject matters, except photos posting in the gallery.
Thank you for taking the time to explain , and do enforce it !
Last edited by Bluesteel; 12th April 2010 at 06:13 PM.
To be honest, I think there should be a bit of flexibility here. None of the sticky threads in the Macros and Close-ups Gallery are actual photo galleries, but they provide very useful information to those posting in the macro forum and thats why they're there. Similarly, this thread highlights a very important issue with regards to Macro/Closeup Photography in nature. I fear that moving it to the Kopitiam forum will stop the macro community from being better aware of this.
Nevertheless, this should be a lesson to learn for all macro shooters. Lets hope we don't have to witness anything like this again.