botanic gardens

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.

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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 +

The beauty of creation

A little different from what I have been posting lately, here are some shots of nature taken back in 2010 with my Canon 1D Mark IV and Canon 100mm f/2.8 IS Macro. All of them were taken at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Have you slowed down and watch the beauty of creation around you lately? Have you been too busy lately that you forgot little things can actually make you happy? Touch the leaves, the flowers, smell them, watch the butterflies flying and feel blessed. You are indeed blessed. Enjoy this beauty of creation.MORE +

Best iPhone Photos – Part 2

Best iPhone photos of mine that I have taken in the past 2 months are here. I have many others that I also like, but I think here are some that I really like. All these were shot on my iPhone 4s and processed directly in the iPhone. They are of various subjects too. Hope you like them.MORE +