Sunday, January 29, 2012

Flowers , Celosia Argentea Plumosa

Will have to recheck! These are related to the coxcombs, celosia cristata.
See also

Flower Celosia Argentea
Location Baguio (dated photo), QCMC
PhotographerDr. Ernesto P. Adorio
Camera Olympus VG-110
ReferenceWikipedia entry on Celosia. argentea
2004 Southtern Living GardenBook page: 233 right column.

Flowers, cassia or acapulco tree

This is a medicinal plant, and is sometimes called called a ringworm bush.

I still have to shoot better photos!

PlantAcapulco, Senna Alata, Cassia Alata Linn
Other names candelabra plant, candle bush, candlestick senna, emperor's
candlesticks, golden candelabra tree, ringworm bush, Roman candle tree
Location U.P. Bliss
Camera Olympus VG-110
Photographer Dr. E. Adorio
References Wikipedia: Senna Alata
Copyright(c) 2012, Adorio Digital Image Library
Free for non-commercial use but above copyright must be included.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Flowers, crown of thorns, euphorbia milii

Some are mesmerized by the bloody color of the flowers. Others find them ugly when they are fully grown. It is easy to grow and are quite hardy.

PlantMalpighiales/Euphorbiaceae/Euphorbia milii
Common name crown of thorns, Christ plant
PhotographerDr. Ernesto P. Adorio
Camera Olympus VG-110, with flash
LocationUniversity of the Philippines, residential compound

Friday, January 20, 2012

Beautiful flowers with unknown names.

I have taken a photo of beautiful flowers in Baguio last April 1, 2011.
Yet I still dont know the name. I just hope someone can recognize these.

Taken with a Samsung S30 camera.

Already identified as a
celosia argentea plumosa
. Related to another celosia, the coxcombs or celosia cristata.

Jan. 21, 12:40 corrected wrong date to April 11, 2011, Changed C3 (a nokia phone) to S30.

Another panoramic shot of Philoca looking at the Quezon Memorial Circle Tower.

Created Jan 20, 2012 with Hugin software and stitched from three images.
Camera: Olympus VG-110

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Flowers, Cosmos (aster family)

They look like weeds to some, but they can come in different colors. Here are some common yellow colored cosmos. See also the related coreopsis plant flower.

copyright: Adorio Digital Images Library
PlantCosmos sulphoreus
photographer Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio
camera Olympus VG-110
acknowledgements Ella Jacildo(first to identify), Cecilia Court, Hermie Siroy, Remi Monter
location U.P. Bliss, Philcoa
reference wikipedia entry

Creating panoramic images in LInux Ubuntu

I just tried out stitching panoramic images with the Hugin software for Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Linux. Here are two pan shots.

The first is at the North Avenue-Edsa area taken at SM -City. From 5 photos!

The second is at Philcoa area. From 3 photos.

All photos taken with Olympus VG-110.
You dont have to buy a panoramic camera just to have simple pan shots. However, an inexpensive SONY camera will take smoother panoramic images.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Flowers, Cat whiskers, Aristatus orthosiphon

These are very unusual flowers with whiskers! I have seen the white variety only.

Damn the link to fB hosted photos has been changed!

Flower: cat whiskers, aristatus orthosiphon
Photographer: Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio
Camera: Olympus VG-110
References: Wikipedia entry
Copyright (c) Adorio Digital Images Library

Flowers: Four oclock flowers, Mirabilis Jalapa

Some of the flowers of this family all close or all open at the same time in the afternoon.

Plant: Four oclock, Mirabilis Jalapa
Location: U.P. Bliss, Philcoa
Photographer: Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio
Camera: Olympus VG-110
Location: Quezon City

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Turning dark sunset time scenes into day photos with Olympus VG-110

Change the shooting mode to SCN/{Night Scene}. Here are two photos in this mode. If you dont have a tripod, be sure to hold the camera steady while taking the photos.

The following photo has some illumination from fluorescent fixtures.

whereas the following has none, except the twilight.

The following photo was shot in {DIS Mode}. We should still be able to see an outline of the subject.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Flowers: Spathodea or flame tree

I dont know if facebook disallows linking to my OWN photos hosted in their servers, but I will keep trying.

This is a showy flowering tree and the sight of clumps of trees in full bloom is a sight to behold. It is sometimes called a flame tree.

Here is one of my latest photo of spathodea.

I will be looking again sometime for my old photos hosted in Facebook!!

Flower Spathodea spathodea campanulata, African Lily Tree, Flame Tree
Photographer Dr. Ernesto Adorio
Camera Fujifilm HS25EXR
Acknowledgments Susan Etrope Dicker, Prof. Hermie Siroy, Dr. Augusto Hermosilla
Album Facebook

Location Clarkfield, Pampanga