Spiders

This is a red-legged golden orb-weaver spider. Its web can be up to 1.5m in diameter.   This particular one I encountered in Pulau Ubin.

Squirrels

Squirrels are difficult to photograph, as they just keep jumping around tree branches. Plantain squirrels are the most commonly seen squirrels in Singapore.

Oriental fruit fly

Bactrocera dorsalis  is often considered a destructive pest. But when I see these little shiny creatures in the botanic garden, it is hard to associate them with the word “pest”. For a positive contribution, many fruit flies have been dedicated and sacrificed for the advancement of biological and medical research ..  

Another Sunbird

This is an olive-backed sunbird, as defined by its olive colored feathers on the back. Here at the botanic garden on a Heliconia flower. Earlier I have encountered different sub-species of Sunbird  

Bee’s wing frequency

So I used 1/2000 shutter speed, that is, about 0.05% of a second time, to take these photos.  Yet this Blue Bee’s wings are still in action blur.   Turns out Bees wings flap 230 times a second. In comparison, Usain Bolt, the men’s 100m world record keeper, makes less than 5 steps a second in […]

Sunbird

To my untrained eyes, I thought this is a humming bird.  For the bird is so tiny and its long beak is built for drinking nectar from flowers. But it is a Sunbird, which species of sunbird, am not certain.      

Scaly-breasted munia

Spotted this Scaly-breasted munia at Jurong Lake Garden.  A petite bird that can stand on a strand of foxtail grass,  and have an afternoon snack with the foxtail seeds.  

Home visit by a Grasshopper

A very shy grasshopper ended up in our home garden.   Definitely a masculine look with strikingly long and fierce-looking legs. Fun fact:  grasshoppers can jump up to 1 meter long, and 25 centimeter high.  As multiple of body size, the equivalent capability in human would enable us to jump easily 50 meters long, and 15 […]