Thursday, November 29, 2012

Amazon lily with crown

I thought these were sweet scented camia, but they are actually Amazon Lilies, with white flowers and a crown with a subtle greenish tinge. They grow in Australia, Metro Manila and Bago City, Negros Occidental. The plant produces four plowers in a long flower stem or umbel and each flower has six petals.

Amazingly, they are not closely related to the true lily family!

Plant/Flower Angiosperms/Monocots/Asparagales/Amaryllidaceae|Amaryllidoideae/Eucharis grandiflora
Common Name Amazon Lily
Location Philcoa, QC, Metro Manila
Camera Samsung WB 150F Digital Camera
Photographer Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio
References wikipedia entry

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Camera Price listings for November 2012

The prices are the ones currently displayed (November) in SM malls. Shop wisely around, you may get better bargains online, but you can test cameras in these shops.

Canon EOS MEF-M 22mm STM+ EF-M18-55mm STM + 90EX;P47,998
Canon EOS MEF-M 22mm STM+ EF Mount AdaptorP40, 998
Canon EOS MEF-M18-55mm STM BLACKP35,998
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 16.1 Megapixels, APS-H CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 Image processor (free 156GbCF card P249,950 (body only)
Canon EOS 1DX 18.1 Megapixels, Full Frame CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5+ Image processor (free 156GbCF card P319, 998(body only)

Canon EOS M Kits have 18 Megapixel APS_C CMOS Sensor; Digic 5 Image Processor; 3.0" Touch Screen LCD; Full HD Video Recording and Playback; Hybrid CMOS AF; EOS System compatible; and ISO range 100-6400 (H: 356000)

This post subject to frequent future editing!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dwarf pineapple bromeliad, ananas nanus

Plant/bromeliad Ananas Nanus
Common name Dwarf pineapple

Location Fairfield School,Bgy. Central,Quezon City
Camera Samsung WB150F
Photographer Dr. Ernesto Adorio>/td>
Acknowledgment Ella Bernales Jacildo (common name)
Reference Wikipedia entry

Image courtesy of Dr. Ernesto Adorio

Passiflora Vitifolia, a beautiful Perfumed Passion flower!

I saw this vine flower growing near my sister's school in Mabuhay Street. I immediately guessed that it is a relative of the passion flower but I cannot find similar images in the net. Finally a friend recognized it as a passion flower variety a native to Central and South America. The fruit of the plant is also edible!

Plant/Flower Angiosperms|Eudicots|Rosids/Malpighiales/Passifloraceae/Passiflora vitifolia
Common Names Perfumed Passionflower, Grape-leaved Passion Fruit, Vine-Leaf Passion
Flower, Crimson Passionflower
Location Bgy. Central, Quezon City
Camera Samsung WB150F
Photographer Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio
Acknowledgment Dinah Canada (species name)
Reference Wikipedia

Image courtesy of Dr. Ernesto Adorio.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fairy tale photo of Houston, Texas

Here is a photo from my sister arist Ces of a Texas city under a foggy day. The scene looks like it comes out from a fairy tale!

Image courtesy of Cecila Court. Published with permission.

Taken with a cellphone camera. Most probably an Iphone.

November 21, 2012-Ces wrote it is the city of Houston not Austin. Thanks for the correction!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Finally, a spare battery for my Olympus VG-110 camera.

As luck would have it, I finally was able to get a spare lithium battery for my reliable VG-110 camera at SM ANNEX in SM City, Q.C. today! The price was a stunning P610, way below the official battery sold at P1,960 pesos in other camera shops!

You may be able to get one, I wanted to buy two at Battery channel, 5th floor. I will visit it again to see if there is another one available. The Battery Channel even gives a three months warranty for the sold battery.

I am satisfied with the quality so far.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A blood red periwinkle. cataranthus roseus

I thought it was a new flower, because of its bloody red color. but it is our familiar vinca (madagascar periwinkle flower!).

Please visit our periwinkle post: Pink catharanthus roseus

Photographed by Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio with an Olympus VG-110 camera in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, Philippines.

Plant: tillandsia cyanea, air plant

Here is an attractive bromeliad, member of the genus tillandsia, or airplants. It has an attractive pink or red inflorescence with blue-violet flowers. It can be grown on the ground or planted hanging. This specimen was photographed in the mountains of Salvador Benedicto.

Salvador Benedicto, Neg. Occ., Philippines
PlantAngiosperms|Monocots|Commelinids/Poales/Bromeliaceae-Tillandsioideae/ Tillandsia-Phytarrhiza/Tillandsia cyanea
Common namesPink quill
CameraOlympus VG-110
PhotographerDr. Ernesto P. Adorio