If you follow my tweet, you will probably realize that I tweeted “I just achieved my dream” (If you are not, do follow me @tikkoss). You might wonder what I meant. Previously when I bought my camera, I told myself, “If one day I can shoot a photo of a lively mosquito and it stays alive after that, I will be extremely happy and will label myself as decent photographer”.
Why? You need to have certain skills, patient and speed. It is a dream and I just achieved it! This is ultimately the first time I managed to achieve my dream in reality because to TikkoSS, dream is so perfect that can only be achieved when you are sleeping. Hehe..
Ok.. Let’s see the first shot. This is quite easy to snap as the mosquito is pretty much dead. So I wouldn’t claim my credit in this photo. I have to admit that the photos here are not so good or crystal clear as I have resized and downgraded the photo quality but the actual one is like “Wow!”
Maybe I am a bit “self praise” over here but that is not the point! First, you will see that the foreign mosquito is brown in color instead of black or zebra stripes. Of course, it is a lot uglier than I thought with hairy tentacles. Yuks!
The second one requires some ‘expert’ skills. I will not tell you what skills are that because I don’t quite know as well. All I know is find a way to ensure the mosquito did not fly away (which is one of the toughest things to do on earth). Even tougher than dating playboy celebrities..
So, I sneaked from the back of the mosquito and silently candid shot it. You can see the puzzled million dollar expression from the mosquito face which I personally think it is a priceless moment. Not much time to play with the camera as this photo is taken in split of the second and you only have one chance.
The last one is kind of cool as I managed to capture while it is preparing to take off! Phew.. I have the impression that this mosquito is having 5 sec “stunt” moment or probably saying “cheese” to me.. I tried to communicate by saying “don’t fly” but I suspect the mosquito don’t understand English..
Well, I DID IT! If any of you are interested in to take this kind of photo, I have tips for you. Starting from now, don’t breathe (insects don’t like bad breathe), stay cool n look macho (this is to not scare off the insects ) AND stay in jungle (they will think you are friend) ! Tough isn’t it? This is just the beginning..
Guess what happen next? DUH.. the mosquito fly away laa.. what else.. hahaha