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Skyfish (or flying rods)

on 20th January 2016

“I photographed something unusual today.

“Was trying to capture those very tiny insects that can be seen in small groups in the air, like little motes.

“Almost like specks of sunlight.

“I used manual setting for focus as they move really fast. Took a number of images handheld. I was surprised when I looked at them to see elongated objects – rods with wings or branches.

“See a group below and close up of a single organism (top).

“I considered that these were tiny flying insects (like gnats) flying so fast that despite my fast DSLR I still caught multiple images of same insect in an elongated fashion.

“On reading some people believe they are ‘cryptozoological and represent a previously undiscovered form of life, maybe even of alien origin’.

“Fortunately I came across a discussion by the ‘Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena’ that confirmed my opinions – see HERE“.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
9th January 2016

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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