Destination Stream, by Timothy Tan
Since the 1st outing on 16Aug2008, iMOG has led a total 199 trips for nature Macrophotography. Amazingly, there were only 2 cancelled trips due to heavy rain. We have visited many different sites (although about 16 sites were lost due to development). We had a lot of fun in the outdoors taking photos and made many friends too.
All trip leaders were delighted to have organized so many trips and celebrated this great achievement by making iMOG T_200 a two days trip to Mount Belumut, Johor, Malaysia. It was also our very first overseas iMOG outing and the destination was site no. 80.
Due to accommodation constraints, this trip was not open for signing up. Only those who have shown great support to iMOG’s outings over the years and honoured guests were invited.
Below is the record of the outing:
The group photo, by Tony Png
On the first day of outing, there were many Damselflies . . .
A beautiful damselfly (Neurobasis chinensis, Male) in the stream by Allan Lee
Metalic wings, by Allan Lee
Close up reveals more beauty, by Allan Lee
Mating pair, by Lim Chuan Kwee
The female, by Lee Yan Leong
Other species . . .
Damselfly, Heliocypha perforate, Male, by Lee Yan Leong
Damselfly, Euphaea ochracea, Male, by Cai Yixiong
Damselfly, Dysphaea dimidiata, Male, by Dion Wong
Among the rocks, there were green frogs . . .
Green on back, by Henry Tan
Side view of frog (ID?), by Lee Yan Leong
Big big Eye, by Allan Lee. Can you see the photographer?
We went to our homestay lodge . . .
This is the staying place, by Tony Png
Near the homestay, sunbirds were nesting . . .
Sunbirds’ nest, by Ben Ee
At night, we share some woderful iMOG stories together, then we went out to check the surroundings. We saw some cute sleeping birds, owl, and an interesting moth.
A moth in night, by Lim Chuan Kwee
After a tiring day and night, we slept and looking forward to the next day.
On the 2nd day, we reached the stream early and checked the upper part of the stream. . .
Rushing waters, by Lee Yan Leong
Some damselflies had just emerged . . .
Left: Newly emerged, by Sharon SL. Right: Rhinagrion macrocephalum, by TM Seah
Dragonflies had emerged too . . .
New to this world, by Anthony Quek
Adult dragonfly (ID?), by TM Seah
At a glance there was nothing, upon closer examination, some “difficult to find toads” were there near the stream . . .
Among the branch litter, by Endy
getting down further and we saw . . .
The Toad (ID?), by Catherine E
It also blended well in wet environtment . . .
Blend-in, by Allan Lee
Some Mayflies were seen too . . .
Mayfly, by TM Seah
Mayfly, by Allan Lee
Mayfly Close up, by Lim Chuan Kwee
In the forested areas . . . we saw . . .
Tiny red fungus, by Tony Png
Looks like Lor bak, by Endy
Bracket fungus, by Lim Chuan Kwee
Insects aplenty . . .
Little brown grasshoper, by Lim Chuan Kwee
Common Bluebottle, by Ben Ee
Kohinoor, by Ben Ee
Commander, by Ben Ee
Cicada, by Allan Lee
Around noon, the sky was getting dark, it was going to rain.
We packed up and went for lunch . . .
Luch time, by Tony Png
It was Deliiiciousss!!! With full tummy, we returned to Singapore.
At last but not least, we thanked the trip leader for the great effort for organizing the outing.
Trip leader relaxing himself in the stream, by Endy
Blogging in progress . . .
Participants (16): Timothy Tan, Henry Tan, Dion Wong, Catherine E, Lim Chuan Kwee, Ben Ee, TM Seah, Lee Yan Leong, Geoffrey Davison, Anthony Quek, Allan Lee, Cai Yixiong, Endy, Hazel Han, Sharon SongLim, Tony Png (Trip leader)