Monday, December 22, 2008

"my" Pulai

the 'Twins' doing well ..

appeared intertwined and .. reaching for the sky.

This pulai yeilds tiny tiny flower.. I picked up a handful and
a closeup of the familar petals arrangement and the hairly core
using S3

another perspective look below...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Nikon Coolpix P5100 - Just testing

I like the small form factor of CP P5100 - so i can carry it around easily. But can this tiny camera deliver? Can I rely on it to produce 'usable' images.

Here are some examples of the macro mode. Images were cropped, color enhanced and sharpened in Photoshop.

For confusing focus scene like the above the auto macro focusing is trying to focus on something...without manual focus

It was after a heavy rain, mushrooms sprouted on the organic compost left to fertilize the way-side trees.

I saw a tiny grouping of buds and tried the macro on it.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

A Butterfuly within (testing a portable camera)

Next time you see a blue pea flower, do take a closer look.. you will find different variations within. Here a 'butterfly' was found. Testing Nikon P5100 in Close-up Mode

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Creeper inches above the ground - near Sport School

Just inches above the grass field I noticed the reddish / orange red berries, a closer look revealed they came from a melon-like creeper. The berry dropped off from the stalk. So the image below is a randomly placed berry.

A longitudinal slice revealed 5 seeds ..
another sight caught my attention this time on a street side mango tree - it looked like a bandage on a leaf .

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My Balcony

The hardy potted promenade bearing fruits again,
most were small.
Close up of the overripe
fruit, split into
three halves
revealing the familiar neat rows of seeds.

And your flowered too.

Cannon S3

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Sprite - outside my window

Look for a 'carrot-shape' or a 'squid with tentacles' flash in mid lower frame.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Going back for a closer look of devil's hair ( Cuscuta spp).

Split rolls? - Cat tails


'I salute you...'

Accidentally came across the devil's hair( see image i took a few weeks ago above) write up in a chinese medical book! To further aid in ID i revisited the site
to have a better foto showing the flowers.

Going for closer look at the tiny parasite flowers of Cuscusta species.
It was hot and i have to withstand the needle sharp
spikes from the nearby sea holly.
Click above image to have a
closer look and compare with this orange red Cuscuta europaea.

The tiny clusters of 5-petals flowers
with napkin as background
in BK. Canon S3

Saturday, October 25, 2008

South Ridges - reVisited 10/25/08

Evenly coated spider web on branches. A green whip snake not far from a bus stop.. at first i thought someone left a green ribbon on the clumps of fish-tail ferns.

Noni - the climber version
Draco sumatranur - the flying lizard

(below image)
the front pointing triangular 'flap' underneath the throat.

Antigonon leptopus - Chain of Loves

COL's - tiny lantern ( or heart) shaped flower

close up of the young vine below

the matured or old vines ( below)

Found a tiny 'honey-comb' nest stuck to a leaf.
A few 'bee-like' insects
were hovering nearby.

A curious mother with her son
joined in and investigate as i pulled the leaf
lower to have a closer shot

Scars from fallen stalks that resembled 'moths with out-spread wings' on tree trunk

BambooCalotes vericolor the changeable lizard

Green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristalella
Red Passion Flower Passiflora coccinea

'Hairy' Heliconia -
all the others had smooth hairless surfaces
except this particular one. Why? [ Heliconia Vellerigera]