A few of us went back to Fraser’s Hill in March. As usual, I saw a few lifers and many magnificent butterflies and moths.
We reached FH in the evening, unloaded our luggage and set up the moth screen before we had our dinner.
After dinner, we went to check out the moths. We had a few big moths but no Saturnids yet. Johnny the DIY extraordinaire came well prepared this time with a moth-veil and a new and improved flash diffuser and bracket for his Coolpix P5000.
The last time Johnnie join us, his P5000+SB40 setup yielded less than acceptable results for close-up shots. This time he had a new setup.
His new contraption drew ooh and wow from everyone ! The double handed grip, the double diffuser and LCD screen hood for taking under bright sun are all professionally made.
Copyright 2009 Johnnie Wong, Patent pending..;-)
These are some of the butterflies we saw during this trip.
Troides brookiana albescens -The Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing. After many trips to Fraser’s Hill, I would say RBB is common but localised. Places where you are likely to see RBB include the GAP, the road to Raub and the upper gate at the old road.
Surendra vivarna amisena - Acacia Blue, usually found near its larva host plant – The Petai tree - Parkia speciosa.
Part II will cover moths and other insects