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Before the bug I re-acquainted myself with another old friend.

Tokay

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/5.6, Tamron 90mm, on-camera flash

I must say that these “little” loudmouths have been surprisingly quiet since I’ve arrived here. I haven’t heard them much, and not at all during the night. That may change with the weather, though, let’s wait and see/hear…

Normally speaking I don’t wake up during the night for a toilet break. It may be that the crashing of the waves on the beach has some influence on that. It’s been very windy here and the ocean’s been quite rough.
Anyway… The other night I almost tripped over a big beetle, last night it was another beetle. Slightly smaller, and normally crawling, but still of respectable size. This one was slow, though, unlike the one from the other night.

Beetle

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm, on-camera flash

Beetle

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm, on-camera flash

It would’ve been better for the “little” critter if it HAD been a bit faster. Not long after I shot these pictures, my buddy Mr L (proudly named after the L-shape of his tail) came to look what I was doing lying flat on the floor and decided that his evening snack was way beyond due.
So after playing with his food a bit (I told him not to, but he didn’t listen), he scooped it up and crunched the proteins away (I save you THAT much cruelty, but the playing was fun 😀 ).

Mr L playing with his evening snack

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm, on-camera flash

Mr L playing with his evening snack

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm, on-camera flash

Mr L playing with his evening snack

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm, on-camera flash

… I’m slightly messed up with the days. Day 6 is actually not today. Today is already Day 9, but I lost track of time. Also, internet mostly doesn’t work. Checking FB and stuff goes, but the other day I downloaded a file of about 150kb and it took me over 20 minutes. Back home I don’t even see the download bar with those kind of files, but here I just have to make do.
Uploading pictures therefor also takes forever, so everything you see here is slightly lagging compared to real time.
But I’m sure you don’t mind.

So day 6… or actually, it’s NIGHT 6.
It was a looooong night. I went to “sleep” around 0:45, hovered in semi-consciousness for about 2 hours and then woke up, pretty much wide awake.
My friend here (see below), was sitting -literally- on the other side of the wall (little, thin bamboo wall) and provided me with a beautiful concert that lasted the whole night, every 20 minutes or so.

Tokay

D800, ISO100, 1/320 sec @ f/3.5, Tamron 90mm, on-camera flash

It’s a beauty, isn’t it? But having that next to your head and hearing this the whole night:


So what do you do then?
I just got up and stood outside watching it get light, while listening to the cacophony of sounds. Crickets, tokays, birds, dogs howling, roosters yelling, birds whistling, the waves crashing on the beach in the background… Not bad, really. And I almost collided with a couple of bats a few times (or rather, they with me).
And when it did get light in the end, there were some cute birds sitting nearby.

Chestnut Munia

D800, ISO1600, 1/1000 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 70-200mm