Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Flowers: Green tambis, macopa, water apple

They are not sweet, but they are very common. Here is a not common green variety planted in Pulupandan.

Plant fruit Syzygium aqueum
Common name Green tambis, macopa, water apple
Photographer Ella Bernales Jacildo
Camera Sony
Location Pulupandan
Reference Market Manila, tambis and makopa, side by side

Flowers: coxcomb, celosia-cristata

Note: Revised December 25, 2012,fixing bad Facebook photo links.

The circuitous folds of this flower resembles a cock's comb or wattles.
Here is a photo from a Handbook of Philippine Flowers member.

The only explanation why you cannot see the photos hosted in Facebook is that Facebook may have changed the image url links. (Will take note of this).

Click on the album link to see undeveloped cockwattles or cocckcomb
See the related celosia argentea plumosa

PlantCelosia Cristata
Commoncoxcomb, coxwatttles,palung-palungan, parong-parong
Photographer 1Al Claud
camera 1Samsung 110
Photographer 2Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio
Camera 2Olympus VG-110
LocationQuezon Memorial Circle Public Garden
AcknowlegementDr. Augusto Yrastorza Hermosilla, Al Claud, Dr. Lynette Adorio-Arce,Ella Bernales Jacildo, Dr. Romana del los Reyes(identification)
AlbumFacebook (Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio)

First photo courtesy of and copyrighted by Al Claud. Published and linked with permission.

Flowers: lollipop or golden-shrimp, lutea, justicia

What a name. They call this a shrimp plant for some reason.Another common name is candleflower, but that applies more to the acapulco plant flower.

December 19, 2012

Facebook changed the links to my photos again. So I am reposting again this time using a photo of my Friend. Camera used was a Samsung ES15.

Here are my photos, I will review my albums and repost with new Facebook addresses.

CommonLollipop, golden-shrimp, lutea, justicia, kalyakay
Location Quezon Memorial Circle Public Garden
CameraOlympus VG-110
PhotographerDr. Ernesto P. Adorio
Reference, 2004 Southern Living Garden Book page: 442, right column.
CopyrightAdorio Digital Images Library, free for non-commercial uses

First photo courtesy of Al Jr. Ferrer Claud. Published with a link to the photo with permission on this blog.

Flowers: marigold or cosmos

Here is a stunning shot of a marigold flower in full bloom.

Photographer: Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio
Camera: Olympus VG-110
Copyright: Adorio Digital Images Library
Reference: cosmos and african marigold
Thanks: Ella Bernales Jacildo

Friday, December 23, 2011

Flowers, Anthuriums

Anthuriums never fails to amaze people at first sight. Here are some anthuriums from QMC public garden.

Photographer: Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio
Camera: Olympus VG-110
(c) Adorio Digtial Images Library

Flowers, coleus variegata

I found the patterns of leaves of coleus variegata intriguing. These flowers were found in the publicly accessible garden at Quezon Memorial Cirle.

Flower,plant coleus variegata
Common names(related "Coleus scutellarioides" : lapunaya, mayana, tapunaya)
PhotographerDr. Ernesto P. Adorio
CameraOlympus VG-110
AcknowledgmentsHermie Siroy

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I am taking new photos of guavas. This blog cannot display photos I have personallyy taken myself and hosted in Facebook. For example, the supposed flower taken with my old but still running Olympus VG-110 camera Here is a close up of guava flowers at UP Clarkfield (UPEPP) cannot be viewed anymore. The image has the address "".

So today, July 25, 2013, I took a new photo with my HS25EXR camera:

I will add more photos in the future.

PlantPsidium Guajavum; Kingdom(Plantae,unranked(Angiosperms,Eudicots, Rosids, order(Myrtales),family (Myrtaceae), subfamily(Myrtoideae), tribe(Myrteae), Genus(Psidium)
Common name guava

Flowers, baho-baho (lantana camara)

The plant has a pungent smell but is medicinal. Ground leaves are used for wounds. This is considered a common weed!

Reference: Wikipedia

(c) Adorio Digital Images Library

photographer: Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio
camera: Olympus VG-110
album: December 5, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Flowers: Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Peacock flower, poinciana

I do nor know what happened to this post. The original image is not showing anymore!
So I am changing the photo, but still linking to it.

The flower above was photographed in Clarkfield, Pampanga. Here is a yellow variety.

Some say it is a flower of the fire tree. We will check that statement later, but according to the reference, this one only grows to 3 meters high. Can our readers verify that the flower in this page, is different from the one shown here.

One of the commenters said that it is a Casesalpinia shown in the link.So peacock flower is a firetree?

PlantCaesalpinia pulcherrima
Common nameMexican bird of paradise, peacock flower, poinciana, [firetree], caballero
CameraOlympus VG-110
LocationClarkfield, Pampanga
PhotographerDr. Ernesto P. Adorio
AcknowledgmentRebecca Adorio(Common name)
ReferenceWikipedia entry


  1. August 22, 2012Added Mexican bird of paradise to common names.

  2. October 27, 2012Changed the photos

Flowers, Hibiscus

I am revising this article with photos uploaded to blogger. We call them Tapulanga back home and I think they are the most common flowers anywhere in the Philippines due to their variety.

This one is in my sister's Fairfield School (a special education school for children)

Here are some double hibiscus from UP Institute of Biology grounds. We are looking for the flower photos formerly hosted in Facebook!

Found it!

Here is a higher resolution image saved in facebook.

The Pua Pua Aloalo, yellow hibiscus, is Hawaii's state flower. Here are photos of a yellowish hibiscus in Fairfield School:

We will crop later the last image.

The variety of colors are amazing. Here is a photo from our Australian Facebook friend:

(c) Adorio Digital Images Library
(c) Susan Estrope Dicker (last image)

Photographer: Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio, Susan Estrope Dicker(last photo)
Camera: Olympus VG-110
Thanks: Dr. Mercedes Adorio, Dr. Augusto Hermosilla, Dr. Lynette Adorio, Hermie Siroy, Ella Jacildo.

Flowers, Bromeliad

The bromeliads (bromeliad billbergia) displayed here grew and bloomed in the U.P. Diliman campus.

(c) Adorio Digital Images Library

Photographer: Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio
Camera: Olympus VG-110
Album: Oct 13, 2011
Thanks: Hermie Siroy, Augusto Hermosilla, Ella Jacildo

Flowers, Jathropa Integerrima, Shanghai Beauty

Here are photos of flowers of a Shanghai beauty (Jatropha pandurifolia) or coral tree. This tree is in the Institute of Biology grounds.

Right click and open in a new browser tab on any of the images for a bigger and clearer view.

The plant is identified as Spicy Jatropha (Jatropha integerrima)
Reference: Wikipedia entry

Mtd>Common name
PlantSpicy Jatropha (Jatropha integerrima)
Shanghai beauty
Photographer Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio
Camera Olympus VG-110 Point and Shoot Camera.
AcknowledgementElla Jacildo, Romana de los Reyes

All images (c)Adorio Digital Images Library.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Photos as a mirror to society.

Here is our fist PMS (Photos as a mirror to society)

Src: Rebwar M Ahmed

Found first in my former colleague's Dr. Ogz's Facebook wall.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Learning photography (composition) from a master photographer

Here is just one of the stunning photographs you can view from Yetbo Loverita's album.
It is marked public, and I feel free in making a link to it.

Here is the link to the album.

Smartphone cameras are getting better

Here are two photos taken by a professional photographer Yetbo, using Apple's Iphone camera and a Nikon D3.

It is hard to see the difference immediately but the Nikon D3 shot with N glass shows a depth of field in contrast to the fixed focus of the Iphone smartphone cam.

The quality of the smartphone camera photo is stunning to say the least.

Photos are owned by Yetbo, we posted them with permission for this article.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Here is a stunning clear flower photo from my sis (not available publicly).

Its lovely but I do not know its common or scientific name!