nature

The world of the fairies

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I have found where the ‘fairies’ live. They do have wings and they fly from one flower to another. They seem to enjoy every single moment.

All shot with Olympus E-P3 and Olympus Zuiko 45mm f/1.8. Enjoy watching the ‘fairies’.MORE +

Fuji X100s – Macro Photography

Fuji X100s - Macro Photography

I have been shooting leaf since probably as long as I started photography about ten years ago. There is something about leaf that always attracts me to it. Maybe the colors, the textures, patterns, lines, etc.

My 8 year old daughter and I spent some time shooting leaf this afternoon. She used my old Panasonic GF1 and the pancake lens 20mm f/1.7 and I used the Fuji X100s in macro mode. The three images here are my favorites from this afternoon shoot.MORE +

The curve of nature

Mobile photography - The Curve of Nature

Mobile photography of young banana leaf, shot with iPhone 4s using the 645Pro app. Minor post-processing was done on iPhone using the FilterStorm app.

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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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 +