I'm not exactly crazy about them, but I'm not a fan of bugs. at all.
But since I got the Samsung Galaxy A71 for review, I thought about testing the phone's camera chops by getting very close to creepy creepy crawlers and recording them in the phone's macro mode.
The new A-series has two phones, the Galaxy and the Galaxy A51 A71. Both are equipped with a 5 megapixel macro lens and a number of other impressive specifications.
I'm going to rate the creepy creepy crawlers on a geli scale from 1 to 10 to find out which of them scared me the most while taking pictures of them.
The images shown in this article have not been processed in any wayapart from cropping.
All shots of the creepy creepy crawlers are taken with the Galaxy A71 in macro mode except for the following.
This was taken with normal photo mode as I couldn't resist this photogenic iguana.
|Technical specifications||Samsung Galaxy A51||Samsung Galaxy A71|
|processor||Exynos 9611||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730|
|camp||128 GB||128 GB|
|battery||4,000 mAh||4,500 mAh|
|camera||Rear: 48 MP (wide), 12 MP (ultra wide), 5 MP (macro), 5 MP (depth)
|Rear: 64 MP (wide), 12 MP (ultra wide), 5 MP (macro), 5 MP (depth)
|display||6.5-inch Super AMOLED||6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus|
|Dimensions||158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm||163.6 x 76.0 x 7.7 mm|
A big thank you to Reptiles & Pet Planet studio for the opportunity to photograph their huge list of reptiles and crawlies.
The owner told me that the sale of these living things is legal and they have the necessary documents. So I jumped right in and held the first thing that came to mind – spiders.
1. Tarantula (Geli scale: 10/10)
I wonder if you can feel every single hair when it crawls on you …
Spiders are definitely the scariest creepy crawlers in my books, and getting closer to them for this shot didn't do me any fear of them.
This picture was taken with the tarantula in the case through the glass, as it is not advisable to handle a tarantula if you do not know what you are doing.
Without paying attention to the size, I concentrated on the hair on the legs.
I have learned that the joints that connect the legs of spiders, called trochanter, and no, even after these shots I would want to touch any of these bad guys.
2. Budgett frogs (Geli scale: 5/10)
Oh so slimy.
The store also has a couple of Budgett frogs, and without asking why, I originally thought they were bred to be fed on something else that is much bigger, hence the name budget.
They are actually called Budgett frogs because the breed was discovered by John Samuel Budgett in 1899.
Although they are not just good for me (my colleague was disgusted by them) told me the owner that they are quite aggressive and would make loud screeching sounds.
Funny fact: it's the frog that is used in the meme "It's Wednesday my boys".
3.Egyptian sand scorpion (Geli scale: 9/10)
Deadly sting included.
This is probably one of the deadliest creepy crawlers on this list, so of course I did my best to get a good shot without being too close.
If you take a closer look, you will notice the eyes under the stitch, but scary enough, scorpions could have up to five pairs of side eyes (on the sides).
After getting a clear shot, I of course immediately left for fear of being stabbed. I give him a 9/10 death fear scale.
4.Three-horned chameleon (Geli scale: 5/10)
Although I would not say that the chameleon is a creepy geli, I had some problems getting a clear picture of it because it kept moving.
The focus is on the cheek of the chameleon, so the areas around the cheeks are slightly blurred.
The camera has successfully captured the variety of colors of the chameleon. However, my eyes drove me a little crazy because it looked like a tiny watermelon.
A chameleon's eyes can move in different directions independently, and its binocular vision allows it to pinpoint the exact location of its prey.
It was actually pretty cute and it didn't look aggressive at all.
5. Ball Python (Geli scale: 3/10)
Instead of Geli, I found this tiny ball python to be pretty cute. The owner could handle it safely and assured me that it was safe.
Little fun fact, they are called ball pythons because they like to curl up into a ball and can live up to 50 years!
On closer inspection, the camera could also capture the snake's individual scales.
6.Grilling (geli scale: 7/10)
Chirping chirping chirping.
Personally, crickets are one of the geli insects on my own list. Notice the mesh-like details on the wings of the cricket.
If you use crickets at lower temperatures, such as an air-conditioned room, the chances of them chirping are reduced. Only male crickets chirp when attracting partners.
7.Albino iguana (Geli scale 5/10)
Albino iguanas are just like green iguanas, only recessive color genes. If you look closely in the eye, you can see a hint of redness. The camera of the Galaxy A71 was also able to capture the scales of the iguana quite well.
Depending on the species, they can live up to 60 years.
8.Sandfish skinks (Geli-Scale 4/10)
The sandfish kink were rather unpredictable when I tried to take a picture of them. As soon as I opened their enclosure, the skinks quickly disappeared into the sand when they dug into it.
In the picture I finally got, someone stayed silent and even had some sand on the head that was taken by the camera. I could also clearly see the skink's black and yellow bands around his body.
Just like lizards, they can grow back if a skink's tail breaks off.
What I think
Of all these geli-looking things, I'm still not a fan of tarantulas. They are tall, hairy and their eyes are creepy too. I am definitely fine with the reptiles, just not with the insects.
For phones that cost less than RM2,000 (RM1.299 – Galaxy A51 / RM1.799 – Galaxy A71) performed quite well when it came to pictures.
The macro camera can be useful if you want to make detailed images of flowers or insects. However, keep in mind that your subject for macro photography must be very calm.
If macro photography isn't your thing, you can still use the Galaxy A71 64 Megapixel Lens to take beautiful pictures. And if you are interested in videos, you can record videos in Super stable mode that reduces blurred shots.
Which of the creepy crawling animals got you the most out of it?
- For more information, see the Samsung Galaxy A51 here and the Samsung Galaxy A71 Here,