|Common name||Red cotton stainer bug|
|Camera||Fujifilm HS25EXR camera|
|Settings||focal length:22.1mm, dim: 3264 × 2176, bias:0, speed: 1/75 s, f-stop: f/4.5, ISO 1600|
|Photographer||Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio|
|Location||Fairfield School, Teachers Village, Quezon City, Metro Manila|
|Date||June 30, 2013|
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
General Settings for EXR cameras.
- Shooting Mode: Program Mode P I dont understand why this is better than any of the EXR shooting mode.
- Size: Medium Kim hints that large sizes is a disaster with EXR cameras.
- DR(dynamic range): 400%
- Auto ISO (400,800, 1,600)
- Film mode: Provia I further read that Astia may provide better results. Experiment!
- Sharpening: Low, Tone: Low, Color: Medium High
- LCD brightness: LCD one tick below
- Image Display: Zoom continuous
I will try to experiment with these settings more often in the coming days.
Friday, June 28, 2013
I googled for "camera stores Hidalgo" and I saw already a list from PinoyPhotography.org. I am repeating it here due to its importance to photographers looking for cheap digital cameras, lighting equipment and lenses.I will pay a visit soon.
Avenue Photo Supply Address: 712 R. Hidalgo St., Quiapo, Manila Tel: 733-2761, 733-5474, 734-3307 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Wilson Lu Products: Quantum, Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Slik, China brand lights, Radio receivers, Bulbs, Flash bulbs, Tamron, Tiffen, Domke, Kodak, Fuji, Ilford Film, Widest range of Lighting equipment in Hidalgo. Fotohaus Address: 713 R. Hidalgo St., Quiapo, Manila Tel: 734-4471, 734-3304 to 05, 733-4565, 733-5531 Fax: 733-5528 E: email@example.com Contact: Lety C. Uy Products: Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Kodak, Rechargeable batteries, Lamination equipment, Film, Dry boxes Henry's Photo Supply Address: 310 P. Gomez St., Quiapo, Manila Tel: 733-7723, 734-6198 Fax: 734-4018 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Henry Ong Products: Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Assorted Studio lighting and lots of batteries Mayer Photo Address: 111, 113, 115 C. Palanca St., Quiapo, Manila Tel: 733-7598, 733-7722 Look for: Ramon Ong Products: Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, good source for high end lenses. Watson Photo Shop Address: 312 P. Gomez St., Quiapo, Manila Tel: 733-7697 Look for: Philip King Tan Tang Products: Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji, Sunpak, Olympus
Monday, June 24, 2013
Mambukal is a resort managed by the provincial government of Negros Occidental. It is very popular with the people as it is inexpensive, there are no additional fees aside from the entrance (60.00). I together with a family friend, toto Sande Sumande, decided to go up the falls again to see what changed. to the falls. Oh yes, the fourth and fifth falls were said to be destroyed by flooding.
Additional activities included photographing the butterflies and the famous attraction, the protected fruit bats and flying foxes.
Here is a sampling of the butterfly and bat photos. More can be viewed in my Facebook page album. Link here!
All photos taken with a Fujifilm HS25EXR camera.
Friday, June 21, 2013
The following prices were taken frm a Summer 2013 leaflet.
|... w/ 18-55mm lens kit||37998|
|... w/ 18-135 lens kit||50,998|
|EOS M 22mm STM +EF-M 18-55mm STM+Speedlight 90EX||47,998|
|EF-M 22mm STM+EF Mount Adaptor||40,998|
|EF-M 18-55mm ST||35,998|
|650D (body only)||39,998|
|... EF-S 18-55mm ISII lens||44,998|
|... EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens||57,998|
|1100D EF-S 18-55mm IS II kit lens||23,998|
|IDX (body only)||319,998|
|5D Mark III(body only)||169,998|
|... 24-105mm kit lens||219,998|
|6D (body only)||89,998|
|... EF 24-105mm||119,998|
|... EF 24-70mm||146,998|
|7D (body only)||69,998|
|... EF-S 18-135mm||87,998|
|... EF-S 15-85mm||104,998|
|6D (body only)||50,998|
|... EF-S 18-55mm||55,998|
|... EF-S 18-135mm||68,998|
I was shocked reading about this article digital photography school: Life with a rangefinder. In this article, the author states that he replaced his bag of Canon camera bodies and lenses for a $13,000 digital rangefinder Leica M system camera. The only advantages is the compact size, silent operation and light weight.
Obviously this is a retro thing, and I cannot imagine myself using this camera for stunning black and white images. I will stick with my HS25EXR camera.
Photo above by leica-camera.com.
Only very rich professionals can splurge on such luxury of exquisite high German quality Leica rangefinder monochrome cameras
For more information visit Leica-camera.com
For a review, click on http://www.pdnonline.com/gear/Camera-Review-Leica-8353.shtml. The monchrom camera is listed at US $7995.00 (body only!).
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
The shrub has been identified on January as most probably a Cratoxylum sumatranum by Greg Rule of Co's Digital Flora Facebook group. Please visit Facebook Philippines Plant Group. Thanks for the ID.
May 9, 2015. Apologies, I wrote Greg Ward instead of Greg Rule.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Already, cocktels (fields for growing fighting cocks), palayan(rice fields), resorts and sugarcane fields are enroaching on the last forests standing in Negros. Here is one more hill (SB is already high!) I am trying to climb and photograph. I am intent to record the biodiversity of this area, so many beautiful plants, trees, butterflies. I am already resigned to the fact that birds, deers and other large animals may have already irrevocably gone. Man is the number one destroyer of this paradise.
The hills and mountains of Salvador Benedicto is part of Negros Forest Reserve.
The resinous bark sap is used in varnishes. I found this young specimen along a trek to the source of a spring in the mountains of Salvador Benedicto. It can grow quite tall and we hope there will still be plenty of these trees in the future. The people living in the mountains used the sap for fuel for their lamps at night. I saw that the sap of this young tree is creamy white.
|Plant/tree||Agathis Alba}Agathis Philippeninses|
|Location||Salvador Benedicto town, Negros Occidental|
|Photographer||Dr. Ernesto Adorio|