8th January 2011 – Notably it’s my first photography outing for the year, I had spend my time with my former colleagues on this outing. We went to Botanical Garden in Bukit Tinggi for some macro, and the weather was awesome. It was cold all the time and throughout the shoot we didn’t even break a sweat!

Thanks to CJ for borrowing me his Raynox DCR-250, I was able to get a further close up to the subject on my Minolta 50mm f/1.7 lens for most of the shots. Yet, most of the pictures below are 25-50% crop for further close up. Here are some of my picks for the day. Do correct me if I got some of the bug name wrong.


Assassin Bug

Giant Ant

Green Moth


Ant Mimic Spider


Ant Mimic Spider (this is about 75% crop)


I really love the color output of the Sony Alpha 580 as these shots are shot in Jpeg and minor post processing is done mainly in cropping. However, after processing a few images… I would love to own a Macro lens to reduce the crop percentage I did for these shots. Hmm, Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 or Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro?