FRIM with Shutter Asia – May 26th

We headed over to FRIM again last Saturday with the Shutter Asia gang for some more crawling around in the jungle and getting all leeched up.

Don’t let the guards rip you off, it’s RM1 per person and RM5 per car. If you are doing commercial shoot such as bridal or wedding it’s RM88. Just drive in with your camera in it’s bag and you shouldn’t have any problems.

We found a good variety of stuff this time (spiders, flies, damselfly, dragonfly, centipede and even a scorpion!)



Spiny Spider AKA Jewel Spider Eating a MOTH!

Spiny or Jewel Spider

Orb Weaver (Not sure which kind)

Orb Weaver

Huge Jumping Spider – The biggest I’ve seen yet.

Jumping Spider

Black and Yellow Grasshopper


St. Andrews Cross Spider

St Andrews Cross Spider

Large Golden Orb Weaver

Golden Orb Weaver

Damselfly in FLIGHT


Brown Dragonfly

Brown Dragonfly

Asian Forest Scorpion Portrait

Asian Forest Scorpion

Scorpion or ALIEN?! – Close-up

AFS Close Up

LEECH ATTACK! – This is the price I pay for macro.

Leech Attack Bites

One was still bleeding quite badly when I got home, nasty things those leeches.

You can see everyones pictures here:

FRIM Outing Pictures – May 26th 2007

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8 Responses to FRIM with Shutter Asia – May 26th

  1. Silencers May 29, 2007 at 1:44 pm #

    Shiet! The scorpion, jumping spider and grasshopper FTW! I should really join your trips one of these days.

    By the way, if you want to prevent leeches, spray your socks with insecticide before wearing them. A less effective [but has worked for me] solution is to mix a lot of salt into a glass of water and spray it.

    Unless you’re going to stick your feet into a river, then it would all wash away and become useless.

  2. marina May 29, 2007 at 2:46 pm #

    Really nice macro shot. I love the shot of the St. Andrews Cross Spider. But gosh … really pity your feet.

    But since leeches are used in medical practises, is that good too?

    *scratches head*

  3. Izuan May 29, 2007 at 3:21 pm #

    Nyeh nyeh nyehhh, I walked away with no leech bites!

  4. illusionist May 29, 2007 at 11:56 pm #

    i’ve always loved your macro shots

  5. TenthOfMarch May 30, 2007 at 3:22 am #

    I’ve never heard of a Damselfly before. When I first saw your leech photos, I thought it was some advertisement or something. Hahaha. It does look bad though. Really nice photos as usual.

  6. ShaolinTiger May 30, 2007 at 4:29 pm #

    Silencers: Yeah I heard Dettol works too, will try something next time I go. Thanks for the tips.

    marina: Haha it’s ok, I guess it’s the price we pay to get the pictures 🙂 It didn’t feel too healthy to me..

    Izuan: Lucky bugger.

    illusionist: Thanks! Will keep practising.

    TenthOfMarch: It’s from the Odonata family, same family as Dragonflies.

  7. boonsky June 3, 2007 at 11:24 pm #

    Nice macro shots. What kit do you use?

  8. ShaolinTiger June 4, 2007 at 12:49 am #

    boonsky: Nikon D200 with Tamron SP90mm 1:1 Macro lens and SB-800 Speedlight.