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  1. NovJoe

    Back to my usual playground - SBG.

    Yep, it's SBG not SPG hor... hehehe... Drove down to SBG after my physiotherapy this morning and walked around for some light shootings. However, today is definitely not my day for macro as I missed out a rare pure white damselfly (teneral male Vivid Dancer, scientific name: Argia vivida)...
  2. NovJoe

    It has been a 15 months since...

    I last post in CS... Due to my knee problem and higher workload, I have been MIA from here for the past 15 months. Not sure if anyone still remembers me... hahaha... Skills got ultra ultra rusty and I just tried to use a few methods to shoot and the results aren't that fantastic like last...
  3. NovJoe

    Adopted a runaway hamster

    My dad found this runaway hamster along our corridor last friday. At first, we place it in a mini pail just in case the owner post a notice for lost and found. After a few days of wait in vain and fearing that it may be an abandon pet, I decide to adopt it as part of our family...
  4. NovJoe

    Cherries anyone?

    Feeling bored with nothing to do at home and just nice my gf took out some cherries to eat. Thus, I decide to grab a camera and take some shots to kill time :). Here's my humble shots. C & Cs are all welcome. Arigato! 1) One still standing, two are drunk. 2) When all come, it's party...
  5. NovJoe

    Rare sighting of Black Robe Fighting Spider.

    Spotted a rare sight of the black robe fighting spider at SBG while it's hunting for its breakfast. A small background of this spider; The black robe is usually the last molt of the male fighting spider and also the largest in size of the males. For those who plays with fighting spider will know...
  6. NovJoe

    127 hours...

    In the mist of its adventure... Trying to sort out the directions... Left or Right? Crossing a huge gap near the 127th hour... Nope, there's no self chopping off of limbs and such... :embrass:
  7. NovJoe

    Playing with lights @ SBG - DF series.

    Went to SBG for macro yesterday and played with the angles of lightings. Here's the set of angles which I casted on a dragonfly ;). All C & Cs for improvements are welcome! Thanks for viewing, Arigato! #1 The standard shot with shallower DOF for 'bokeh'. #2 Stronger flash from the...
  8. NovJoe

    SBG Macro ~ Finally after months of MIA... (^_^)"'

    Having MIA from macro shoots for the past 3 months due to work, CNY and doing wedding photography, I finally found some time for my favourite past-time 'Macro'. Popped down to SBG for a quick 1 hour run-around the garden shots and only managed to capture a few familiar faces. Less words...
  9. NovJoe

    Rusty macro shots...

    Finally, found some time today to go out for a short macro session with Benjamin (Peterpan) as it has been quite a while since I last joined an outing with the kakis at Mandai. Hopefully, these sub-par rusty shots still can make it :sweatsm:. Canon 7D | EF 100mm f/2.8 macro non-L | Raynox...
  10. NovJoe

    Printing Quality vs Image Compression

    Though I have done some google and research for the best quality printouts on a 4R photo paper, this question is still stuck in my head for a pretty long time. I have been printing photos using Windows Picture Viewer with quality set to 600dpi printouts and printing using a normal HP C4480...
  11. NovJoe

    (BnW) The invisible bond...

    The invisible father and child bond that even the water from Bugis Junction's water fountain can't put a cold blanket over them. All C & Cs for improvement are welcome! Thanks for viewing, Arigato! Shot on Canon 7D + Contax CZ 50mm f/1.4 @ f/2. #1 A big and fatherly helping hand...
  12. NovJoe

    My humble shots from Dongbei's Nature Reserve ()

    Posting some of my humble shots from 红海滩 on the kawaii aviaries. All shots in natural lighting on 7D + Contax CZ 50mm f/1.4 @ f/1.4 to f/2. All C & Cs for improvements are welcome. Thanks for viewing, Arigato! Peacock series. #1 Huh? Ya got a problem with me...
  13. NovJoe

    Abstract Macro - Shooting at f/00

    Just learnt a new technique which allows me to shoot at f/00 on the camera body for these abstract macro shots:D. Guess the technique. ;)
  14. NovJoe

    Dungs! Dungs!

    Some shots of the 2 dungs which were spotted during the Mandai Night outing. In fact, there was at least 4 to 5 dungs spotted throughout the night but I only managed to shoot these 2 dungs. As usual, all C & Cs for improvements are welcome. Thanks for viewing, Arigato! Gears: Canon EOS 7D...
  15. NovJoe

    Mandai Night Trail - 4th Nov 2010 (It's been a while...)

    First off, I must Thanks Victor and everyone for inviting me to this outing as it has been real hard for me to dig out time for macro for the past few months. Basically, I stopped macro for about 3 months until this outing :sweat:. Here are some of my humble shots for the night and hope that...
  16. NovJoe

    9 days in Dongbei - Harbin, Jilin, Shen Yang

    Seldom a landscape shooter but thought of sharing some shots which I took during my 9 days trip to Dongbei (NorthEast) China for a holiday. The weather there wasn't really pleasing as it rained during the first 2 days of our trip and some places was overcast with heavy rain clouds. Luckily, the...
  17. NovJoe

    The Fruitfly Ritual

    Some shots taken at a secret place in SBG where you will see alot of fruitflies all over and they are very friendly. Among them, this friendly fellow just landed on my Speedlite's diffuser and refused to leave. There on my diffuser, it performed its infamous 'Fruitfly Ritual'... :cool: All C...
  18. NovJoe

    Rounded Icicle...

    Decided to post this before leaving for my China trip tomorrow early morning as it is pretty interesting. Actually, I really have no idea what it is as it is actually a very slimy droplet that is dangling down from a leaf after a heavy downpour. Anyone has any ideas what it possibly is...
  19. NovJoe

    Creative Macro: Backlighting with JS

    Had another chance to play with creative macro during my SBG trip last Saturday. Thanks to this handsome JS which posed for 10 minutes to let me try backlighting from the leaf it is resting on before it jumped away :). All C & Cs for improvements are welcome. Thanks for viewing, Arigato...
  20. NovJoe

    What is this insect? - SBG 24 Sep 2010

    Finally, I have the chance to take my baby out for some shooting today. Unfortunately, good times did not last long as it rained after 1.5 hours. At least, I managed to capture something interesting this time ;). All C & Cs for improvements are greatly welcome! Thanks for viewing, Arigato :D...