The first beetle that came into view was a Leaf Beetle (Colasposoma auripenne).
Near to the Leaf Beetle was some young Elephant Ear Plant and under one of the leaf was a lovely Ladybird Beetle (Heteroneda recticulata).
Moving further down the trail, a commonly encountered Chafer Beetle (Apogonia expeditionis) was resting on the under side of a leaf.
A pleasant find was this Tiger Beetle (Cicindela aurulenta) sleeping on a leaf.
On a tree near by was a 3 mm Darkling Beetle.
A stone's throw away was a fallen tree and on it was another Darkling Beetle.
A surprised find was this Long Horned Beetle (Coptops aurulipes) that was actively chewing on this dead log.
Just above the Long Horn Beetle was a Fungus Beetle (Eumorphus quadriguttatus quadriguttatus) resting on a leaf.
Further down the same log was this Fungus Weevil (Antribus wallacei).
Moving further, a first-time-encountered Long Horned Beetle was seen chewing off the bark of a fallen log. It feel so good to find two Long Horned Beetles in close proximity of each other.
On the end of another fallen tree was this small 4 mm Ground Beetle (Minuthodes multisetosa). It was not a good shot due to it being almost close to the ground.
Coming to a patch of Singapore Rhododendron (Melastoma malabathricum), I was not surprised to find a number of this Chafer Beetles (Adoretus compressus).
On a tree further down the trail was what I initially thought a cockroach but it turned up to be a Ground Beetle. I have encountered this type of beetles several times before but was still not able to identify it.
On another tree near by was this small 2 mm Darkling Beetle. I am glad that the new macro lens work very well so far, even in dim light condition.
Clinging onto the side of a tree was this sleeping small 5 mm Fungus Weevil. This beetle is easily spooked in the day and would required longer macro lens to capture it.
The next beetle was a 15 mm Darkling Beetle, likely to be in the Strongylium genus.
Up a small slope near to the Darkling Beetle was a massive fallen tree, so out of curiosity I took a look at it and found this nicely patterned Ground Beetle (Coptodera marfinata).
It has been a while I last visited this trail and on this trip I found a number of "freshly" sawed trees that lined the side of the trail. This could have been caused by the heavy rain a while back that saw many trees fell all around Singapore. On one of these new fallen tree was this first-time-encountered beetle. Not sure which family it belongs to but it is likely to be a Fungus Beetle.
On another really "freshly" sawed tree trunk, a lone Click Beetle was resting on it. It was pretty alert and started to evade my lights after this shot. Noticed the number of tree-rings this tree have?
On another fallen tree nearby, a tiny 2 mm Fungus Beetle was seen having its dinner on some fungus.
Time flew by quickly and it was time for me to go, just then a Fungus Beetle (Encaustes praenobilis) was found hiding under some leaves. This was the only shot that I have of it before it started to move and hide, leaving only its abdomen exposed.
This was a good trip and I managed to have a good feel of my new macro lens. There are much to be learnt, especially working with the wider aperture of F2 which gives a very narrow Depth-Of-Field. All the photographs take for this trip were mostly shot at F4, 1/80 @ ISO 400/800.