Monday, October 25, 2010

Gaya Street – Part 2

A friend called me up yesterday morning, saying that there was some kind of a 4x4 event happening at the area.  So grabbed my gear and headed out without delay.  It was the Borneo Safari 2010.  Although there were about a hundred vehicles, I didn’t really go to have a close look at everyone of them due to they only gathered at that place for a short while before they headed into the deep jungle. 





Some of the participants’ machines.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Gaya Street

Went to Gaya Street again yesterday morning.  I used to bring along my 70-300mm due to it’s just perfect for sniping from a corner.  However, the shutter speed can be slowed especially when zoom all the way to 300mm due to shades along the street market and the narrow aperture.  Not to mention if I want to shoot a close up of something, I will have to stand at the minimum focus distance, which is about 5ft away.  It’s just too inconvenient consider the place is all jam packed.

So, I brought my Nikon 105mm macro lens along yesterday.  After all, it’s one of the reasons I bought this lens, able to shoot macro and portrait with ease.  Besides, with its wide aperture, I can have the shutter speed value higher than the focal length, with ISO-200.  It’s just perfect!

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Some kids.

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Some handicrafts

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DSC_0013 An old man having some rest.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Macro & Close Up – Part 7


DSC_0014 (2) Saw this thing when I reached home just now.  Don’t ask me, I have no idea what kind of bug is this.


DSC_0019A snail on a pillar.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Macro & Close Up – Part 6

We were supposed to go out to do some night photo shooting last night, but due to unforeseen issue, plan was cancelled.  So what did I do?  Macro time, again.

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DSC_0011I think this fellow has got something in its mouth…

DSC_0015 A small house fly.  It turned facing the camera while I was trying to get a focus.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Macro & Close Up – Lynx Spider

Just like what people are saying, the best time for bugs macro photography is during midnight.  These were taken at around 3am just now when I was out to my backyard to get some fresh air.  Googled it, and I got its name – Lynx Spider




Monday, October 4, 2010

Some Close Up Shots

Went to a new shopping mall yesterday for the Borneo Orchid Show 2010.  I was hoping for some close up shots on those flowers but the air conditioning was blowing on them.  So I only managed to get a few clear shots of some of the orchids.

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DSC_0002It does look like some kind of a fairy-tale object.

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DSC_0022Saw this little “thing” while I was looking at one of the flowers.

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DSC_0047Sunset at the back of the shopping mall.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Macro & Close Up – Part 5

It’s a boring night…so went out to my backyard to look for something small.


DSC_0003Hmm…some kind of a flying ant?  Or bee?


DSC_0006I don’t know what do you call this insect, but it does look mixed, and weird. :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Macro & Close Up – Part 4

Photos below are cropped at 50% zoom in Photoshop. 

DSC_0001 A flying ant resting on wall.  This is the bigger species. 


 DSC_0004 This is the tiny spider you always see on your ceiling corner.  This one is wounded, with missing legs.  Probably after duelled with a big flying ant.