A brief note about the site author: Hi! My name is Chin Fah Shin. I am
a Chinese Malaysian living in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.
I took up photography as a hobby when I was kid, but it wasn't
until much later in life, after acquiring the necessary equipment in 1982, that I began capturing living butterflies
and other small creatures on film. I signed up with the Malaysian Nature Society and joined the members
on their Sunday day outings and also on expeditions over several days.
On days off from work, I also ventured to nearby
forests outside Kuala Lumpur, often accompanied by my daughter Valerie. I have since retired from work and have
also slowed down in my pursuit of nature. I still take photos, usually of my grandchildren and the
occasional creature that I find in my garden. I built this website in 1997 and it went
online from free webhost Geocities in December that year.