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 seek to contribute to the very community that introduced me to photography - my school. I frequently and delightfully use my photography skills to serve my school and my community, as a member of the photographic society.

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A Ming vase can be well-designed and well-made and is beautiful for that reason alone. I don't think this can be true for photography. Unless there is something a little incomplete and a little strange, it will simply look like a copy of something pretty. We won't take an interest in it. (John Loengard, "Pictures Under Discussion")

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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