So it would seem, that after that particularly unforgettable event of catching dragonflies in the Monash University field, I have developed quite a strong fascination for these creatures! I mean yes, I do love butterflies and moths still... such amazing wings they have... but then again, have you actually taken a close look at some of these dragonfly wings? I mean those lovely venation patterns aside, many dragonflies' wings have this amazing sheen to it that refracts various colours when they catch the light... and that's not even counting those dragonflies which already possess brilliantly coloured pigmentation on their wings as it is. Anyway, to fuel my newfound fascination with these insects from the order Odonata, (and also as a sort of self-reward for finishing the rewrite for my thesis chapter for what must be the umpteenth time...) I managed to take a day off today and schedule a day trip with Ray to the Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur.. now, if you do not already know which one I am talking about (and there really ARE a lot of parks with huge lakes in them in Kuala Lumpur) this is the one located near the deer farms and the butterfly gardens... to capture me some miniature dragons!
|Cyren Asteraceya Wong: Dragon Hunter|
|Raymond Tang: Trusty Assistant.|
|Dragonflies in receptive mating positions dotted the pond.|
|Though... perhaps not quite so difficult for an experienced bug catcher like myself...|
|And in this corner... the reds, purples and maroons!|
|Trusty assistant taking a well-deserved break|
|Oh...those little things called dragons|