A Grasshopper and Water Droplet

Have you seen a grasshopper drinking water droplet? I shot it doing that this morning at the Botanic Gardens. It uses one of the front leg to scoop the water droplet and bring it to its mouth. I could see the action very clearly through my macro lens when it was doing that.

See the 100% cropped version below. You can see the water droplet and one of its front legs holding it.MORE +

Mating Grasshoppers

Grasshopper F: “Hey, can you please do it quickly? We are being photographed!!!”
Grasshopper M: “It’s OK. We’ll be  famous. And don’t move now!! Pause!! He is going to press the shutter button. We will be blur if we move.”
Grasshopper F: “Shall I say ‘cheeeseeee’?”
Grasshopper M: “No need, he won’t see our smiles. Steady OK?”

Canon 1D Mark IV and Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro.


Abstract Photography – the Bamboo

You can use your camera to create abstract photography images by moving the camera during the exposure time. I shot the above image by moving the camera vertically down. To be able to do this, you need to use a very slow shutter speed. The lighting was bright enough this morning, hence I had to lower down the ISO to 50 and to set the aperture to f/16 so I could get a shutter speed of 1 sec. I rested the camera on a dustbin to avoid unwanted hands movement.MORE +

Johnnie Walker and Chivas

Canon P and Canon 35mm LTM f/2 on Kodak black  and white film Tri-X 400.

Keep walking, Johnnie. Go find the Black Label.

A Toast to a Happy Life Forever and Ever

I posted this on my Instagram few days ago and have wanted to post it here, but wasn’t able to until now. I took this photo using the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone 4s while I was having my breakfast at a coffee place in City Hall. They could easily be in their 80s but they look pretty healthy.

The man was reading newspaper while his wife was having her toast. Once a while he would share with his wife what he was reading. I saw there was only one cup on the table. The man has either finished his, or they share or one of them don’t take coffee or tea. But regardless, there was love. I could feel it from where I sat.

Now, I would like to share with you a story that I read before. There seems to be some variations to it, but the message remains the same. Happy reading.MORE +