Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cicada Molting Timelapse

15 sec interval for 3 hours. it's a boy.

Lessons learned:

  1. do not center the nymph. it goes out of frame.
  2. 15 sec is too coarse.
  3. 3 hours is not long enough to capture the entire process.
  4. you can tell when it starts molting: it stops moving AND gets darker.
  5. focus can get lost easily. maybe auto is better.
  6. don't forget to release it in the morning when you go out. hard time finding it awaits when you get home.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Lotus Pond - Shinobazu Pond

According to some jackass news station, it's the best time to see lotus flowers.

There was not a single flower fully bloomed. Seriously.
It's not even the best time to see buds.

Territorial Dispute - Chinese vs Americans


Creepy soft shell dude

Bud, bud, bud, bud...

Trypophobia trigger

Sparrow tree

Thursday, July 10, 2014