Episteme vetula, a Forester Moth, spotted at Windsor Nature Park, Singapore, on 17 Sept 2021, on the path leading to the Treetop Walk. I accidentally scared it into flying away and landing on this tree trunk, otherwise, I could have got closer shots of it.

Judging from other iNat observations of this moth, it is restricted to the forest areas and seldom seen.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/9 ]

A Bigg's Brownie (Miletus biggsii) spotted at Windsor Nature Park on 17 Sept 2021, interacting with Dolichoderus thoracicus ants. Both the butterfly and ants are feeding off the plant.

The Bigg's Brownie is in a group of butterflies that can use ants as protection while they are caterpillars.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/9 ]

Banded Pigs (Sus scrofa vittatus), juvenile and adult, spotted at Windsor Nature Park, Singapore, on 17 Sept 2021. A fence was between them and me, so it was safe to take these shots from close range.

Banded Pigs, or Wild Boards, can be seen in local nature areas and can be dangerous to humans if care is not taken upon encountering them.

On iNaturalist:
inaturalist.org/observations/9
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Krananda semihyalina, a Geometer Moth, spotted at Chestnut Nature Park, Singapore, on 18 Sept 2021. I almost walked past without seeing it, as it looked like a piece of dried up leaf.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/9 ]

This Plantain Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus) found some food and went on to this branch to feed, ignoring the human happily snapping shots of it. :-) Spotted at Chestnut Nature Park, Singapore, on 18 Sept 2021.

Plantain Squirrels are common squirrels found in Singapore.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/9 ]

A male Horsfield's Baron (Tanaecia iapis) spotted at Chestnut Nature Park, Singapore, on 18 Sept 2021. Adjusted the exposure, so you can see some patterns in the brown wing parts, while the bright blue parts don't look too overexposed.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/9 ]

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I went for a long walk today, and saw this #squirrel. 🐿️

(photos: @kernpanik | license: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

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More testing, now with a more rigid, enclosed design, and a single fresnel lens rather than the twin ones I had previously.

I've stuck with using cardboard, as anything else I have is too heavy. I may spray paint the exterior for added water resistance, or just hope for the best ;-)

Still very looking, but it definitely extends the flash range (see the parrot against the sky, which to the naked eye was completely silhouetted).

Medium distance with sun tends to look more natural.

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Male Australian King Parrot, wondering why I haven't put the seed out yet (he'd only eaten two serves already).

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I'm building a home-made Better Beamer style flash extender. These are tests using the prototype.

The Kookaburra shots show the difference between flash with extender and no flash. The young Lewin's Honeyeater is with High Speed Sync turned on.

A Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus) spotted in Windsor Nature Park, Singapore, on 17 Sept 2021. This one has the distinctive two long tail feathers attached.

The Drongo is a resident forest Bird that is a good mimic and an opportunist, known to follow foraging monkeys, which disturb insects for it to eat.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/9 ]

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A female Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma) spotted feeding on fruits of this Melastoma malabathricum at Chestnut Nature Park, Singapore, on 18 Sept 2021. It didn't pay much attention to me shooting away next to it.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/9 ]

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