How Assassins Multiply
More time was spent discussing about owning the most expensive gear in our dreams, so none of us found much subjects during the walk. Nevertheless, uncle James found this pair of mating Assassin Bugs and did not let us go home empty carded (handed).
#1 View from above. This view made the pair look like siamese twins, or newly multiplied clones. lol
#2 Front view, both refused to stop moving so it was quite difficult to get both pairs of eyes in focus
#3 Approaching the tip of the branch
#4 Classic side view. They had probably finished mating and just enjoying the morning sun.
As we took a slow stroll down the mangrove trail, Ho found a fat St Andrew’s Cross spider.
#5 Shot with natural light. The web’s patterns serve to “extend” the spider’s legs.
#6 Shot with flash, everything looks more vibrant but with reflections in the eyes.
Final subject (yes, only 3 today.. haha) was a Lichen Huntsman Spider. All legs intact and with beautiful details, so I attached a Raynox to get a closeup of it’s face.
#7 Portrait of the Huntsman
#8 Slightly different composition
Come next week, we’ll be back at the Republic Poly trail… been a long while since I’ve visited that trail, hope to see more crawlies there!
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