Friday, September 20, 2013
From MacRitchie Nature Trail to USR
I am glad to know that one of my current PGDE (Sec) students WH has an interest in macro photography. With his initiation, we went for a hike with our cameras along the MacRitchie Nature Trail (MNT) on a fine Saturday morning (17 Aug).
We walked for a long time before spotting a Banded Yeoman (Cirrochroa orissa orissa). From far, I saw this fellow sun-bathing on a leaf, I approached closer and snapped a few shots while it was flapping its wings constantly.
A notoriously skittish species, it was highly sensitive to human movement, flitting around tirelessly between short perches.
Along MNT, there were not many macro subjects for us to photograph. When we reached the Island Country Club, we made a right turn walking towards the Venus Trail.
To show WH where my other hunting grounds for butterflies are, we took Bus 138 to Upper Seleter Reservoir Park (USR). This damselfly being a permanent resident of USR,
We didn't stay long at USR. Before we called it a day, this open-winged Palm Bob (Suastus gremius gremius) allowed us taking some shots.