May 30, 2008

Tropical spider - Series #1

This is the first series on Tropical Spider. Not the best photo but the only one that is clear. The rest of the photos are either blurred or out-of-focus.

The background are the flower pots.

It was a difficult shot as the spider is so tiny and it keep moving. Macro shot is not easy if the object is tiny as the camera processing logic seems to focus better on larger object or better coloured object.



Rest assure, there will be more series on Tropical Spider. Keep visiting this blog for updates.

Updates:
* Sep 10, 2008: Common Huntsman Spider - Series #2

May 26, 2008

Photo of Pristella maxillaris - X-ray fish - Series #2

This is the second series on photos of tropical freshwater X-Ray, transparent fish or glass fish. The fishes are probably belonging to the species Pristella maxillaris.


Cropped, X-Ray fish (Pristella maxillaris)


Cropped, X-Ray fish (Pristella maxillaris)

Related posts:
* Tropical Transparent Fish - Glass Fish - X-Ray Fish - Series #1

For more hi-resolution photos, check out my Flickr Fish Gallery #1 or Fish Gallery #2

Photo taken at Sarawak Museum Aquarium.

May 23, 2008

Photos of Macaca fascicularis at Sama Jaya Forest Reserve

I went to Sama Jaya Forest Reserve in Kuching recently and stumbled upon a gang of monkeys (Macaca Fascicularis). Sama Jaya Forest Reserve is also known as Stutong Forest Reserve.

Sama Jaya Forest Reserve is surrounded by housing estates and commercial blocks and the forest reserve become the sanctuary for Macaques (the monkeys). My rough count on the monkeys total to nine (9). 2 adult monkeys (the parent), 5 adolescence monkeys, 1 baby monkey and 1 infant monkey.

Below are some of the pictures on the monkeys:

Photo of Macaques
An elder monkey breaking a plant shoot before eating it.

Photo of Macaques
An adolescence monkey scratching his butt.

Photo of Macaques
Another monkey up in the trees.

Photo of Macaques
A monkey perched on branches. Notice his right leg grappling a bunch of wild fruits (buah buan).

Photo of Macaques
A mother monkey with her infant.

Photo of Macaques
One of unidentified tropical fruit eaten by the monkey.


YouTube Live: Macaca Fascicularis at Sama Jaya Forest Reserve #1


YouTube Live: Macaca Fascicularis at Sama Jaya Forest Reserve #2


YouTube Live: Macaca Fascicularis at Sama Jaya Forest Reserve #3

For hi-resolution photo, click Monkey Gallery or Monkey Gallery #2

Related post:
* Adventure of two monkeys (Macaca fascicularis)

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May 22, 2008

Spiky caterpillar with black and red spots - Series #13

This is the thirteen post on photo of tropical caterpillar. The subject is a spiky caterpillar with black and red spots for a clump of spikes.





Related posts:
* Luminous green spiky caterpillar - Series #12
* Tropical furry black white caterpillar - Series #11
* Tropical caterpillar with horns - Series #10
* Black spiky caterpillar - Series #9
* Brown patterned caterpillar - Series #8 (camouflage)
* Baby caterpillar - Series #7
* Tropical furry caterpillar - Series #6
* Tropical yellowish caterpillar - Series #5 (spiky caterpillar)
* Tropical caterpillar - Series #4 (shoe brush caterpillar)
* Tropical caterpillar - Series #3
* Tropical green caterpillar - Series #2
* Tropical big green leave cutter caterpillar - Series #1


Check out more hi-resolution photos on caterpillars at my Flickr Caterpillar Gallery

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May 18, 2008

Luminous green spiky caterpillar - Euclea delphinii Series #12

This is the twelve post on photo of tropical caterpillar (likely a Euclea delphinii) . The subject is a luminous and spiky green caterpillar. Look like a party animal, huh.


Luminous green caterpillar, not a bean bag


Luminous green caterpillar, look at all the spikes



Live at YouTube: Luminous green caterpillar.


This type of caterpillar will definitely cause skin allergies. The spikes are literally soaked with biochemical substance that can cause itchiness on your skin, when touched.

Related posts:
* Tropical furry black white caterpillar - Series #11
* Tropical caterpillar with horns - Series #10
* Black spiky caterpillar - Series #9
* Brown patterned caterpillar - Series #8 (camouflage)
* Baby caterpillar - Series #7
* Tropical furry caterpillar - Series #6
* Tropical yellowish caterpillar - Series #5 (spiky caterpillar)
* Tropical caterpillar - Series #4 (shoe brush caterpillar)
* Tropical caterpillar - Series #3
* Tropical green caterpillar - Series #2
* Tropical big green leave cutter caterpillar - Series #1


Check out more hi-resolution photos on caterpillars at my Flickr Caterpillar Gallery

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May 17, 2008

Tropical furry black white caterpillar - Series #11

This is the eleventh post on photo of tropical caterpillar. The subject is a furry black and white caterpillar.


Furry black and white caterpillar


Related posts:
* Tropical caterpillar with horns - Series #10
* Black spiky caterpillar - Series #9
* Brown patterned caterpillar - Series #8 (camouflage)
* Baby caterpillar - Series #7
* Tropical furry caterpillar - Series #6
* Tropical yellowish caterpillar - Series #5 (spiky caterpillar)
* Tropical caterpillar - Series #4 (shoe brush caterpillar)
* Tropical caterpillar - Series #3
* Tropical green caterpillar - Series #2
* Tropical big green leave cutter caterpillar - Series #1


Check out more hi-resolution photos on caterpillars at my Flickr Caterpillar Gallery

May 16, 2008

Tropical caterpillar with horns - Series #10

This is the tenth post on photo of tropical caterpillar. The subject is a green caterpillar with yellow lines (parallel stripes). This caterpillar is special as it has horns.


Body shot of a horned caterpillar



Full shot of the green-yellow caterpillar with horns. Look at the tail, notice the "fang". That's how caterpillar "threaten" their predators.

Related posts:
* Black spiky caterpillar - Series #9
* Brown patterned caterpillar - Series #8 (camouflage)
* Baby caterpillar - Series #7
* Tropical furry caterpillar - Series #6
* Tropical yellowish caterpillar - Series #5 (spiky caterpillar)
* Tropical caterpillar - Series #4 (shoe brush caterpillar)
* Tropical caterpillar - Series #3
* Tropical green caterpillar - Series #2
* Tropical big green leave cutter caterpillar - Series #1


Check out more hi-resolution photos on caterpillars at my Flickr Caterpillar Gallery

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May 14, 2008

Black spiky caterpillar - Series #9

This is the 9th series on tropical caterpillar. It's a black caterpillar and it's spiky. It is one of the dullest caterpillar and my camera was have trouble focusing on it due to its dull color.

Rather, I was also having trouble focusing because my hands tremble and that's why I plucked the black caterpillar and placed it on the grass. Because of the caterpillar colour and also dimming light, at times, the camera was focusing on the grass blades instead of the caterpillar.


Uncropped photo, macro shot on black spiky caterpillar

The above photo is the best among the collection taken. Due to daylight fading, I have limited time to get a clear shot on the caterpillar.

Related posts:
* Brown patterned caterpillar - Series #8 (camouflage)
* Baby caterpillar - Series #7
* Tropical furry caterpillar - Series #6
* Tropical yellowish caterpillar - Series #5 (spiky caterpillar)
* Tropical caterpillar - Series #4 (shoe brush caterpillar)
* Tropical caterpillar - Series #3
* Tropical green caterpillar - Series #2
* Tropical big green leave cutter caterpillar - Series #1


Check out more hi-resolution photos on caterpillars at my Flickr Caterpillar Gallery


May 12, 2008

Tropical Bug - Hemiptera - Heteroptera

Photo of an unidentified tropical Hemiptera bug, sub-order Heteroptera. I think it has a close resemblance to Spined Soldier Bug (a beneficial insect).


Bug perched on a wall fence.


Bug gang




YouTube: Live bug

May 10, 2008

Snake head fish photo

Snake head fish has been called with names such as Evil Snakehead, voracious fish, nightmarish creatures, predacious, awful and dreadful fish.

A snakehead fish is a large, predatory freshwater fish native to Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, and other parts of Asia. There are 28 varieties of snakehead fish. The snakehead is imported to the U.S. as a food fish and also for the aquarium trade where many thousands are sold every year as pets.

The snakehead fish is unique in several ways from most other fish. Similar in body-type to a muscular eel, some varieties can grow to 4 feet (1.2m) in length. The snakehead has a flat snake-like head and toothed maw, hence it's name. What makes the snakehead so unique, however, is its voracious appetite and its ability to breathe air. In fact the snakehead can travel short distances across land and live for up to three days out of water! It will eat fish equal in size to itself and will consume small mammals as well. There are even reports in Asia of snakeheads attacking and killing humans.



Snake head fish


Snake head fish, full body shot

The northern snakehead is extremely adaptable to various climates including cold waters, and like all snakeheads, breeds easily. Adaptability, carnivorous appetitive, lack of natural enemies and ability to transverse land, makes the northern snakehead a real threat to U.S. waterways and indigenous species of fish and amphibians. Tropical and subtropical breeds of snakeheads can pose an additional threat to warmer waterways like those in Florida and Hawaii.

Photos taken at Sarawak Museum Aquarium

Related posts:
* Tropical Transparent Fish - Glass Fish - X-Ray Fish

May 8, 2008

Sarawak Warrior Monument

Sarawak Warrior Monument park which is located next to the Sarawak Museum complex in Kuching is built to honor past multi ethnic warriors of Sarawak namely Datuk Patinggi Ali, Sherip Mashor, Rentap, Rosli Dhobi, Sawing and Liu Shan Bang.

The park is actually build on an old plot of chinese graveyard, so don't be suprise if you stumble upon one of them ( there's lots of them!) while strolling in the park.

At the base of the monument are bronze plaques or murals depicting the local warriors. The Sarawak Warrior Monument was constructed in November 29, 1990


Sarawak Warrior Monument


Datuk Patinggi Ali


Sherip Mashor


Rentap



Rosli Dhobi


Sawing


Liu Shan Bang

May 4, 2008

Brown patterned caterpillar - Series #8

This is the 8th series on tropical caterpillar. This time, it's about a brown patterned caterpillar. The brown caterpillar was hooked underside of a lime branch and at first glance, it look like a branch because it was brown and patterned. It also looks hideous but a perfect camouflage.


Camouflaged caterpillar.

Related posts:
* Baby caterpillar - Series #7
* Tropical furry caterpillar - Series #6
* Tropical yellowish caterpillar - Series #5 (spiky caterpillar)
* Tropical caterpillar - Series #4 (shoe brush caterpillar)
* Tropical caterpillar - Series #3
* Tropical green caterpillar - Series #2
* Tropical big green leave cutter caterpillar - Series #1


Check out more hi-resolution photos on caterpillars at my Flickr Caterpillar Gallery

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May 2, 2008

Baby Caterpillar - Series #7

This is the 7th series on tropical caterpillar and also it the first time I stumbled upon a gang of baby caterpillars (black caterpillar with red head). Usually, I spotted an adult caterpillar but that day, around 20 baby caterpillars were slowly munching a leave. See photos below:


Gang of baby caterpillars


Close up. That's the closest I can get because the object is too tiny, more closer that the object would be too blur or dark.

Related posts:
* Tropical furry caterpillar - Series #6
* Tropical yellowish caterpillar - Series #5 (spiky caterpillar)
* Tropical caterpillar - Series #4 (shoe brush caterpillar)
* Tropical caterpillar - Series #3
* Tropical green caterpillar - Series #2
* Tropical big green leave cutter caterpillar - Series #1


Check out more hi-resolution photos on caterpillars at my Flickr Caterpillar Gallery

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