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!
Orb Weaver (Not sure which kind)
Huge Jumping Spider – The biggest I’ve seen yet.
Black and Yellow Grasshopper
St. Andrews Cross Spider
Large Golden Orb Weaver
Damselfly in FLIGHT
Asian Forest Scorpion Portrait
Scorpion or ALIEN?! – Close-up
LEECH ATTACK! – This is the price I pay for macro.
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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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.
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?
Nyeh nyeh nyehhh, I walked away with no leech bites!
i’ve always loved your macro shots
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.
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.
Nice macro shots. What kit do you use?
boonsky: Nikon D200 with Tamron SP90mm 1:1 Macro lens and SB-800 Speedlight.