Posted by Ziren (Singapore, Singapore) on 20 June 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

By luck, I saw this tiny green cricket perched at rest high on a mountain. I quickly withdrew my camera and snapped - before I realised a missing step in my photo-taking procedure - I forgot I take off the lens cap! But I was extremely lucky that these cricket was oblivious enough and remained standing there like a statue. I took a picture at the widest possible aperture I can with kit lens 18-55mm and subsequently cropped out some negative space in piacasa.

*now i regret not shooting in raw! It will save more detail...

I am Ziren Wang, a student from Raffles Institution, Singapore. I picked up a camera in January 2009 in my school's photographic society, and I have never looked back. Years later, I have explored various different forms of photography, from event coverage, to fashion, to documentary, to photography using DIY lenses, and most recently, to film.

I must thank my seniors who have been so instrumental in developing in me a passion for this art. It has been said that there are two kinds of teachers: one gives the man the fish; the other teaches the man to fish. I believe my seniors are of a third kind: they have made me want to fish. They have imparted me with important technical skills, but they have also inspired me to continue photographing for six years.

"To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt." -Susan Sontag

Crazy Person from Singapore

LOL how do u even take a pic with the lens cap on? I thought the cam will not be able to focus and won't take?

20 Jun 2010 10:54am

@Crazy Person: i didn't tke a picture, rather, i failed* to take a picture (: correction!

Yuchen from Singapore

Oh so that's the crazy guy from singapore you were talking about.

26 Jun 2010 4:30pm

Kimberly from Singapore

Hi Ziren LOOONG LOOONG time nvr comment xD
Nice photo! I've never seen a cricket so clearly before!! Finally i get the chance :)

29 Jun 2010 11:11am