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    Surveying trip @ south western Sarawak

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    The sky of southern Sarawak is getting clear after a few days of downpour. Probably, the dry season is going to over soon.

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    A jungle stream near Gunung Undan.





    A trail to Gunung Undan. ( upper Batang Kayan basin - southern part)





    Cryptocoryne striolata (in the stream) is the most common Crypt. in Batang Kayan basin.






    Cryptocoryne striolata (submerged condition)


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    Puntius kuchingensis (center) is swimming pass Cryptocoryne striolata.






    Betta lehi in its natural habitat.






    Shrimp in its natural habitat.





    Rasbora sarawakensis.





    Puntius everetti.

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    Barclaya motleyi. (aquatic plant)






    Aeginetia indica, a parasite in the Orobanchaceae (fomerly Scrophulariaceae)





    Coral fungi.





    The scorched earth. (Land clearing by using the fire)

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    I want to go back to Sarawak!! (except the part where the last picture is taken).

    Choy should talk to you about making a documentary man! Some of these places are worthy of documenting for sure.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by benny
    I want to go back to Sarawak!! (except the part where the last picture is taken).

    Choy should talk to you about making a documentary man! Some of these places are worthy of documenting for sure.

    Cheers,
    I'll buy Olympus mju 720SW when I got $$$ in the future to photograph the under water of Sarawak....except the under world of crocodile.
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    Blyxa sp. growing in a canal where the water is almost brackish.




    Very small & cute Blyxa sp. with flower.




    Hairgrasses (Eleocharis sp.)growing abundantly in the drain.




    Nitella sp.

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    Beautiful mosses on the rock (near water edge):




    This is my second time to visit this river but its the first time to survey the fish fauna in this tributary of middle part of Sungai Sarawak. An unidentified species of aquatic plant which is probably a species of Cryptocoryne was found by my outdoor friend few years ago. I'm coming here to search this unidentify species. This river is quite long and it got a lot of small tributaries. Time is almost running out as inter monsoon is coming, follow by the rainy season. The water level will rise again and I have to come back to explore (as many time as possible) before the rainy season come.




    Another pix of this river (name is not disclosed):

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    Gastromyzon ctenocephalus in its natural habitat.




    Nemacheilus saravacensis.





    Found Dendrobium secundum again. A big population of this species of orchid is growing on the trees along the river. Right now is the flowering season for this beautiful orchid.

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    Some pix of orchid from a garden:

    Native orchid,Aerides odorata; this is a pale form.





    Vanda helvola from Indonesia.




    Probably Vanda lamellata, also from Indonesia.

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    Nice nice!! I didn't have a chance to visit such lush habitat when I'm in sarawak...will give it a shot when I go back the next time!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuching
    I'll buy Olympus mju 720SW when I got $$$ in the future to photograph the under water of Sarawak....except the under world of crocodile.
    But it only works well in clear water streams. All other habit will give you nice pictures of various shades of brown.

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    1st picture looks like an excellent camping site, if not for my condition, I surely visit

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny
    But it only works well in clear water streams. All other habit will give you nice pictures of various shades of brown.

    Cheers,
    Well, I think I'll buy Olympus mju 725sw....a new version of 720sw, but I don't think it is available in the market here. Is it available in S'pore?

    I think the fish looks better in brownish water rather than clearwater. From my experiance, R. pauciperforata in blackkwater got very reddish stripe rather than the same species which got almost no colour at all which is found in a clearwater stream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuching

    this one lighting very good

    can elaborate?
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    this one lighting very good

    can elaborate?
    Build in flash....took that shot around 6.30pm. macro shot....everything auto.

    I'm thinking of buying external flash for my Nikon D50.....any products recom. me to buy? (for macro shot)
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    built-in flash, mmm but no shadow leh, either N-brand built-in flash damn powderful or you damn kilat
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    built-in flash, mmm but no shadow leh, either N-brand built-in flash damn powderful or you damn kilat
    I brought back that orchid to my home. I took that shot at my garden. There is very big empty space behind the orchid (hence no shadow) and my left hand was holding it on the air while my right hand was pressing the shutter. Now u get the "picture"?
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    still good leh, normally expect some shadows on the back of the flowers.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    still good leh, normally expect some shadows on the back of the flowers.
    The flowers are very small lah.....direct front shooting got shadow??? Somemore it was almost dark at 6.30pm in Kuching.
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