Saturday, January 24, 2009

CNY China Town 2009 24th Jan

A day before the CNY eve i decided to test out the lightweight handy Nikon CP5100 .. night images & video

Pussy willow

A closer look ( below) of the queue for the bak kwa - or bbq pork

Friday, January 23, 2009

Tiny flower - Passiflora suberosa

I walked by the ever presence Passiflora suberosa - almost a daily ritual i will look at them even noticing a pair of the fruit turning from deep green to dark purple over the months, clinging closely to the great supporting 'senior' rain tree. This morning I didnt have time to choose a good looking flower so I reached out and 'yanked' out one which looked kind of dry. Surprisingly with CP995 .. the pollen sacs and pollen grains are clearly visible - more lively than i thought. After the brief photo shoot - i had forgotten about this tiny passion flower and only realized it when i started typing away - my little finger unknowing crushing the fragile petals... oops

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Seeing Red in my neighbourhood..

One for the two small 'transplanted' trees at the tiny strip of traffic 'island' sprouted into pretty berries.. i remembered seeing the flowering a few weeks ago ...

Ignoring curious motorists glances..
i reached out to the fruit laden branches and snapping away..
hopefully at least a couple images stay usable in
the strong winds

I brought home two berries ...Nikon CP p5100

..and sliced open with a pen knife look inside.. so fleshy and look inviting! Canon S3
Nearby Belinjau (Gnetum gnemon) trees I spotted a ripening few orange-red fruits ..Canon S3

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Spotted this again - 'Pea Pumpkin'

This is how the unripe fruit looks like .. updated ( 11- Jan 09 )
Nikon CP P5100 image showing leaf, tendrils and fruit attachment vs the main stem

Pretty little fruit..upward pointing with keyboard for size comparison
On my way to the bus stop after work , i came across a rather familiar creeper Mukia maderaspatana among the hedges. Not far away the gardener had weeded out ( uprooted) another similar creeper leaving behind drooping leaves and skeletal stems but had apparently missed out this one. I was looking high and low for a fruiting branch among the tiny yellow flowers near spot school and never imagine just 3 days later i found one close to my work place and i had noticed this creeper weeks ago without realizing the resemblance . ( Finally saw an unripe one with wavy- greenish pattern last Sunday). I brought back the hairy, spiky branches and finished the foto-shoot before the dinner. At least the cuttings survive the journey home structurally intact unlike other speciment eg tiny flowers- Imaging via Canon S3 Super macro mode handheld