The Imperilled Mascot

reblog from A Focus on Nature - It was a gloomy morning in the winter, standing on the pier our faces were already constantly whipped by the cold gusty wind. We boarded Boat 36826, the vessel the researchers of the Hong Kong Cetacean Research Project have been using nearly every day to carry out…Read more The Imperilled Mascot


Mai Po: In Search of Black-faced Spoonbills (and more)

Sorry for the lack of update - first term of my final year at university had a lot of writing involved, i.e. my dissertation, and a lot of editing to do for the development portfolio.  I haven't been able to get out much with the camera as a result, although I did (somehow) manage a…Read more Mai Po: In Search of Black-faced Spoonbills (and more)

Hong Kong’s Bug Safari: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve

Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve (鳳園蝴蝶保育區) is one of my must-visit locations every time I get back to Hong Kong in the summer (you can find my blog post from last year here).  The reserve near Tai Po is not only a great place for butterfly lovers, it holds a wide variety of wildlife, particularly insects. Looking at lepidoptera:…Read more Hong Kong’s Bug Safari: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve

A Summer Flutter (II)

Here is the second part of A Summer Flutter about my summer macro adventures!  In case you have missed Part 1, you can view it here. I spent the rest of the summer in Hong Kong, where I focused on photographing butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies, trying to develop my macro photography skills and to learn…Read more A Summer Flutter (II)


Apologies for the lack of post - the draft of this post has been sitting in my research journal for a little over 2 months now, time for a write-up! As mentioned in my previous post, I went back to Hong Kong during the Christmas term break, where I did intensive birding on consecutive days.  There were…Read more Kingfishers

– 放慢腳步, 你會看到更多 –

– 放慢腳步, 你會看到更多 – 香港人習慣了節奏急速的生活, 走在路上只往目的地疾走, 對身邊事物不聞不問。 街拍是一種很好的攝影練習, 因為步伐太急速的話, 很容易就會錯過街上的小故事。 街拍讓我們放慢腳步, 多點留意和自己擦身而過的人, 細味一下街上發生的事。 拿著菲林相機, 透過那個小小的取景器, 在構圖和測光的過程中, 你會發現平時看不到的線條、幾何、角度、光與影。 Camera: Olumpus Om-1 Lens: Olympus OM-50mm f/1.4 Film: Fujifilm Superia Premium 400 這次在中環走走拍拍, 雖然天氣炎熱, 但是因為這次帶上的是輕便的Olympus OM-1和50mm鏡, 配上富士Superia Premium 400菲林, 又不時走入商場過過冷河, 所以也不是很辛苦。 沖完掃描的富士Superia Premium 400 色彩驚艷, 紅色特別搶眼, contrast亦高, 也沒有明顯的色偏, 畫面十分細緻。 讓那懷舊的快門聲, 伴我們在這個生活節奏咄咄迫人的城市找到屬於我們的速度。 by Daphne // repost from I-m-ageplayground