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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