Saturday, May 26, 2007

Ubin Romp

Taken these pictures on the 12th May 2007 on Pulau Ubin with fellow nature lovers.

Unfortunately, I did not take down the names of some of the fauna and flora, can somebody help me to identify them.

All pictures are taken with my trusty Nikon D70S and a Tamron 180 mm F3.5 Macro lens. Extremely versatile for an outing to Pulau Ubin where I do not have to change lens.

Picture 1 - Snakeweed Stachytarpheta indica

Picture 2 - Common asystatasia Asystasis intrusa. For a moment, one can mistake this flower for an orchid.

Picture 3 - Changeable Lizard (Calotes versicolor)
Picture 4 - Possibly the Green Crested Lizard (Calotes cristatella). A native lizard being 'phased out' by changeable lizard (Picture 3)
Picture 5 - Flowers of the Climbing Noni (Morinda umbellata) at Kekek Quarry (Supposed to be rare)
Picture 6 - Climbing Noni (Morinda umbellata) at Kekek Quarry Picture 7 - Unknown Red Trumpet like Flower - A creeper, remember growing them when I was young.
Picture 8 - Flame Lily (Gloriosa superba)

Picture 9 - Flowers of the Milkweed (Hoya sp) 10 - Champaca (Michelia alba)
Picture 11 - Fruit of the Sea Poison Tree (Barringtonia asiatica) Picture 12 - This looks like a noni! It is called Nam Nam
This plant sold in Pasar Malam. Ant House Plant (Dischidia sp). We cut the pod around the seam, and whitish sap flowed out, and there were ants with their larvae inside the pod. A special relationship between this plant and the ants.

Picture 14 - Crow Corvus splendens - I saw this bird flying across and only upon downloading that I realised it has something in its beak. Food for its chicks - doting parent.

Picture 15 - Grey Heron Ardea cinerea - This bird was perching quite a distance away, have to rely on my Nikon S10 with its 10X optical zoom to capture, and even that I have to crop this picture.

Picture 16 - Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris

I was ahead of the pack, when I looked back - the gang was below this tree and quietly trying to see through the foliage for this beauty. Manage to take a couple of shots before this bird vanished in the foliage.