Sunday, December 30, 2012

Silver dollar aquarium fish

This pet fish has become large! It killed its former smaller companion by simply bumping with its mouth.

Photo taken at Fairfield School with a Samsung WB150F camera, ISO 320, f/7.7, 1/20s,3008x2256.

A rare sighting of the Philippine Pygmy Woodpecker in an urban setting.

This is an unknown small white spotted bird with a long beak. I photographed today,December 30, 2012. Taken with the Samsung WB150F 18x zoom digital camera. Photo taken at Fairfield School compound.

It is strange but am happy to find it in an urban setting. According to the wiki, it is found in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests! It is currently classified as of Least Concern.

BirdDendrocopos maculatus
Common NamePhilippine Pygmy woodpecker, Anluage(Kapampangan)
Camera Samsung WB150F digital camera
PhotographerDr. Ernesto P. Adorio
AcknowledgementB (for Identification), Daniel Adorio(contrast enhancement)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Variegated Resurrection Lily

Here is a nice variegated specimen of a Kusol,

Plant Kaempferia galanga Linn.
Common name Resurrection lily, Galanga, Dusol, Kusol,Gisol
Photographer Al Jr. Ferrer Claud
Reference Stuart Xchange
AlbumFacebook by Al Claud : Wild

Photograph courtesy of Al Claud. Published with permission.

A cross between blackpepper and betel wrapper vine?

This photo was eye-catching. First I thought it was a princess vine, but Al, my FB friend identified this as Wandering Jew, but mentioned it was called a buyo-buyo.
On second viewing, Al think it is still a buyo but crossed bred, probably with a blackpepper vine.

For more details on "Piper abbreviatum Opiz" or buyo-buyo: Stuart Exchange.

Photograph courtesy of Al Jr. Ferrer Claud, taken with a Samsung ES-110 digital camera. Hosted on Facebook and linked with permission by the owner.

Monday, December 17, 2012

A pretty Dahlia flower

Here are front and back views of a dahlia flower, belonging to the sunflower family.

Kingdom(Plantae), unranked(Angiosperms,Eudicots,Asterids),
Order(Asterales),Family(Asteraceae), Subfamily(Asteroideae), Tribe: (Coreopsideae), Genus(Dahlia Spp)
LocationDon Salvador Benedicto
CameraOlympus VG-110
PhotographerDr. Ernesto P. Adorio
AcknowledgementDr. Lynette Adorio-Arce(common name)
Reference Wikipedia entry
AlbumFacebook: Flowers and a few butterflies, October 28, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Haworthia Fasciata "zebra fasciata"

This plant looks similar to Haworthia Attenuata.

Plant Kingdom(Plantae), Clade(Angiosperms, Monocots),
Order(Asparagales),Family(Xanthorrhoeaceae), Subfamily(Asphodeloideae), Genus(Haworthia Fasciata)
Location QC Memorial Circle
Date December 15, 2012
Camera Samsung WB150-F
Photographer Dr. Ernesto Adorio
Reference Wikipedia
Album Facebook
AcknowledgmentRuben Antonio Clavel(identification: Haworthia fasciata"zebra haworthia")

Blushing red bromeliads: neoregelia carolinae tricolor

This block of blushing red bromeliads are composed of neorgelia carolinae tricolor.

Kingdom(Plantae,Angiosperms,Monocots,Commelinids), Order(Poales), Family(Broomeliaceae),
Subfamily(Bromelioideae), Genus/Species(Neoregelia carolinae) var tricolor
Camera Samsung WB 150F digital camera
Date December 15, 2012
Photographer Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio
Location QC Memorial Circle
Acknowledgment Prof. Hermie G. Siroy (identification)
Reference Wikipedia

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Agapanthus flower by Susan Dicker

This photo was taken by my Australian based Facebook friend Susan Dicker using a Panasonic S3 compact camera. The clarity obtained by this consumer oriented camera in macro mode is remarkable.

Plant Agapanthus
Location Austalia
Camera Panasonic S3
Photographer Susan Estrope Dicker
Gardener Susan Estrope Dicker
Reference Wikipedia entry
Date posted December 9, 2012

Image owned and copyright by Susan Dicker. Published with her permission in this blog.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Facebook is not showing some of my photos anymore.

We will have to do something about Facebook not displaying photos I uploaded to their photo site. I do not believe I broke any policy since Facebook advertises that you can share photos and that it is FREE for use all the time.

Here is a nasty example about a kataka-taka plant. I am still looking what date the photo posted up.


and I hope I had a backup. It is about Kataka-taka. If Facebook was situated in the Philippines, I can complain real LOUD, but at the moment, the best strategy for me is to simply use other photo hosting services.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Spathoglottis plicata., philippine ground orchid

Here is unusual orchid from the Philippines, which can grow on a plot, rather than as an epiphyte in tree trunks or branches.

Plant, Flower Kingdom(Plantae), Unranked(Angiosperms, Monocots, Order(Asparagales), Family(Orchidaceae),Sub(Epidendroideae), Tribe(Epidendreae), subtribe( Laeliinae), Genus(Spathoglottis plicata)
Common Name Philippine ground orchid, Large purple orchid
Location Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Camera Olympus VG-110
Photographer Ernesto Adorio, PhD.
Reference Wikipedia
Acknowledgment Al Claud (common name)
Plant owner Rebecca Adorio

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pretty Aglaonema fiolage plants, Aglaonema Sp.

I easily mistook this as a colorful calathea, but it is in its own family.

Plant Angiosperms|Monocots/Alismatales/Araceae|Aroideae|Aglaonemateae/Aglaonema Sp.
Location Philcoa Bliss Diliman Quezon City
Camera Samsung WB150F
Photographer Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio
Acknowledgement Ella Bernales Jacildo(species name)
Reference Wiki entry

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Forget me not flowers, plumbago auriculata

It is now a habit for me to visit my sister's school on Sunday for a cup of coffee. Along the way, I pass through teacher's village where home owners have planted near the sidewalks beautiful flowers. Here is one flower which attracted me along my Sunday walk.

Here is a new photo taken at QC Memorial Circle.

It shares the common name (in the Philippines), "Forget-me-not", with other flower plants, a problem with using common names for flowers! This flower is native to South Africa.

Plant/Flower Eudicots|Core eudicots/Caryophyllales/Plumbaginaceae/Plumbago Auriculata
Common Name Forget me not, Plumbago capensis, Blue plumbago, Cape plumbago or Cape leadwort
Location Teacher's Village, Diliman, Quezon City
Camera Samsung WB150F digital camera(1st photo),Fujifilm HS25ER(2nd photo)
PhotographerDr. Ernesto P. Adorio
Reference Wikipedia entry,
Acknowledgement Al Claud (common name), Dr. Romana de los Reyes(scientific name)

Click this for a wikipedia entry for Forget-me-not flower (Mysotis family)