FRIM Outing Part II – Weird Bugs and Scenery

The FRIM trip was indeed good, if you want to see the pictures from everyone you can check this thread at Shutter Asia:

Some nature shots from FRIM – April 7th, 2007

There’s some very nice shots in there.

It was a lovely sunny day to explore the forest, a little humid though.


We almost didn’t spot this scary looking fella as he blended into the undergrowth, he looks a bit like an alien!

Alien Bug

We called this log federal highway, termites again (I think?)

Termite Highway

The sun was beautiful streaming through the forest canopy, this shot is my newest wallpaper, you can grab the large version here.

Forest Sun Beams

We also discovered an inherent flaw with the Canon S3IS, whoever said it’s good for macro doesn’t know how macro is taken and what it involves (and generally what lighting conditions macro is taken under).

Although the camera can actually focus at 0cm for macro…the pop-up flash doesn’t extend high enough to cast light on anything that close to the lens rendering it useless.

Unless you want to shoot at super high-ISO to get a reasonable shutter speed, which of course is not a good idea.

So it’s ok for Macro, but definitely not good and 100% tested the FZ50 kicks it’s ass!

Canon S3 IS

This caterpillar was suprisingly colourful!


And this poor cricket only seems to have one rear leg!


Of course after all that effort..we had to have some good food! So we headed off for the Segambut Seafood Noodle in Chow Yang, SS2.

Segambut Seafood Noodle





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7 Responses to FRIM Outing Part II – Weird Bugs and Scenery

  1. E April 12, 2007 at 8:23 am #

    Great way to end a great day! wish i was back home. Miss all the weird wonderful and colourful bugs and fauna. And food of cos

  2. Izuan April 12, 2007 at 10:29 am #

    Eh, no pics of the spiny spider

  3. Mark April 12, 2007 at 10:31 am #

    Chow Yang in SS2? I thought that place became Lim Mee Yoke?

  4. Albert Ng April 12, 2007 at 12:49 pm #

    For the S3IS, just aim from slightly below, and use your extended left hand as a warming flash reflector. A little resourcefulness goes a long way.

    And yay for more macro!

    Uh, why would one go to Segambut Seafood Noodle in SS2 when Kepong is next to Segambut?

  5. gazard April 15, 2007 at 4:03 pm #

    Long time didn’t go to FRIM, you reminded me of the fun I was having there. Bug photos are great, love it!

  6. ShaolinTiger April 16, 2007 at 5:35 pm #

    E: Yah come back soon and enjoy the fauna!

    Izuan: Yah there wasn’t any that I was particularly happy with, will have to go back and find him again.

    Mark: That’s still there, Chow Yang is the area, not just the one corner shop. There’s also a Kayu there.

    Albert Ng: Yah tried a few things like that, it gave a better result, but still not that nice. Best result I got was using my SB-800 on su-4 mode triggered by the Canon flash, set the Canon to a high speed shutter and stop down the aperture, got some nice side light macro! We went to SS2 one because most people lived in PJ, so we had to go that way anyway.

    gazard: Thanks! Do make another trip there soon, it’s great.

  7. Dennis September 8, 2008 at 11:44 am #

    wahhh … I like the 3rd photo of the woods … looks like in the movie and looks alive 😀 yea!!! there’s alot of weird bugs over there … hehe … nice man!