Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Nature nearby

It is said that Borneo like other tropical regions contains the highest biodiversity, meaning as I understand it, it has the largest variety of plants and creatures.
My house is in the middle of a housing estate in Kota Kinabalu is a little testament to this. Little creatures do drop by at the yard attracted by the plants that we have there.
So I've learnt to keep my camera nearby to "capture" them. And it has made me realise that nature photography requires much much patience. Afterall, a toad or a butterfly will not wait around for anyone to set up that "Kodak moment."

Here are some of the creatures that have appeared in my yard.




4 comments:

a feast, everyday said...

Nice shots!

DonDon said...

wow..Great Pictures!! i love the frog one. by the way i added you to my link on my Blog. Happy Blogging!

DRAGONCHASER said...

Hi Ruben,
I am a regular visitor to your blog and your nature and wildlife photos always brighten up your posts. I myself is a newbie blogger and I just started a blog on the Dragonflies of Borneo, with Sabah in particular. I would like to ask a favour: Can you please tell me what is the Kadazan and/or Dusun words for "Dragonfly" (patung-patung or pepatung in Malay? Thanks.

Joe Pan

My blogs = http://dragonsndamsels.blogspot.com/
and also http://allthingsborneo.blogspot.com/

Ruben Sario said...

Thanks all! Joe, I know it's a bit late (what an understatement) but I'll try to find out what the word is.