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Sungei Buloh Wetland - Nature Photographers' heaven


Once again...we are blessed with much better weather after the choking haze that enveloped us just a week back. While we might not see another hailstorm anytime soon, with ices from the heaven... I might be right to say we are breathing much easier lately...and no queue for masks or ionizers anymore. 

So what's good to do outdoor? I am not much of a Orchard Road citizen (I actually felt "green" like a tourist there during my once a blue moon trip there...yes, no kidding... I was totally lost during an invited luncheon there at Ion Orchard.. I was practically frantic trying to decode the signboards..)

Then how about a trip to Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve ? Just to reconnect with our mother nature? With the school holidays over.. the entry to the park are free weekdays (weekends and PH only $1.00 adults, and $0.50 for children/student/senior citizens) while the opening hours are 7.30am to 7.00pm on Monday to Saturday and 7.00am to 7.00pm on Sundays & Public Holidays. Parking is free.

Having visited the park 6 times over the past 2 months... I can attest that no two trips yield the same experience, at least from a photography addict's point of view. Keep your eyes peeled..go slow...and you will see nature's wonders opening up before your lenses...errr... I mean eyes (but do apply insect repellent for a better outing).

The pictures in my blog are shot with my Canon DSLR with a specialized macro lens, the Canon EF100mm F2.8 USM, for your information. But you can also get superb macro shots with your compact cameras. Better if you are equipped with close-up lens.

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Nature's pattern.....

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Recently bloomed wild toadstool....

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Why are you looking at me ? lol... a water monitor lizard... Shot with Canon EF70-200mm F4L IS.

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Chipmunk...sorry...squirrel having a snack...

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A beautiful damsel fly... awesome predator !

 

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Moth worm.... cute....

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Fungus on a tree branch....

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How about a mud bath ? Mud skippers do that daily... nice complexion...

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 A rare sighting.... crocodile ! Really shy reptile ....

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At low tide...mangrove crabs are a given, very common among the tree stems...

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Cute and colourful spidey...

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A bunch of junvenile grasshoppers sunning on a blade of leaf... awesome...

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Dragon do fly ? yes... if they're dragonfly :) ...

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Weaver ants... commonly called "karipok"... their bite is painful !

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Baby praying mantis...just 0.6-0.7mm in length... spotted by my photo buddy ..

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Frog prince calling out for his princess......

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Jumping spider... handsome fella..who you calling 4 eyes ? I have 6....

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Jumping spider....cute little fellow there.....

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Orb weaver spider... one mean looking fella... Ewwwww...

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This fella is quiet and stealthy....from the Katydid family ? please feel free to correct me..

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Grassy on high... getting reproductive here.... great family planning.

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Mud wasps planning for the future.... shhhhh... don't disturb.

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Welcome to Sungei Buloh... your nature wonderland....

To the uninitiated...it is just a wild jungle, mozzies feeding ground (at some section of the park),... but beneath the surface, it really is a lovely reserve. I hope my pics highlighted the beauty that you can enjoy ... come visit, go home happy (^__^)))


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