Sunday, September 29, 2013

September 29, 2013 A flock of birds against the gray expanse of sky

I dont know the species. Are these migrant visitors? What are they doing over Metro Manila?

September 29: A new butterfly appears!

It is a Lime Butterfly (Papilio demoleus).

Photo taken at Fairfield School, Bgy. Central, Q.C. with a Fujifilm Finepix HS25EXR camera.

September 29, 2013 brown shrike sighting.

The bird was perching on an electric wire. If it is migratory, we are only awed by its energy in crossing vast distances from Japan and northern countries to spend their winter in the Philippines.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Variegated plant with violet colors

I often lose the ID of this plant!

Foliage plant with mostly red leaves

This looks like a specimen of "Alternanthera ficoidea". Also called a Josep's coat.

Canon releases EOS 700D camera

I just scanned the page D1 from Manila Bulletin, Septemb3r 27, 2013.. The ad emphasizes the available 7 creative filters than can be displayed real-time like making the photo looks like an oil or water color painting or taken with a toy camera.

Canon might have hired a cheap advertising agency though. It says that

The new Canon EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 STM kit lens integrated STEPPING motor allows fast and quite autofocus. Perfect for movie or live view shooting.

It should be 'quiet' not 'quite'.

it is available with body only(34,998 pesos), with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens (40,998 pesos) and with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens lens(53,998 pesos).

There are cheaper modern compact cameras but the canon brand is well respected for its Image Quality.
Further reading: March 2013.

Images of the day- Blades of grass

Photographed with a Fujifilm HS25EXR camera at University of the Philippines, Clarkfield, Pampanga by Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio.

bato-batos feeding on a grass field.

Photographed at U.P. Clarkfied , Pampanga using a Fujifilm HS25EXR camera by Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

yellow vented bulbul

Red headed, blue-winged waspish insect

I saw the insects pollinating an aratiles (datiles in Visayan) in UP Clarkfield.

Cropped image taken using Fujifilm HS25EXR camera.

A yellow green coleus

My friend Al Claud captured this stunning photo of a yellow green coleus with a Samsung ES15, a 10+ megapixel camera.
The red coleus provides a nice contrast.

(c)2013 by Al Claud, Republished with permission in this blog.

Monday, September 23, 2013

An unknown plant (identified as creeping charlie)

The plant has been identified as Creeping Charlie, Pilea nummulariifolia by Dr. Romana Pahilanga Delos Reyes. Thanks a lot >>Dr. Roms!

We disccover that the plant is also called a swedish ivy,sharing the same common name as the Plectranthus_verticillatus.

Plant Pilea nummulariifolia
Common Name creeping charlie, swedish ivy
Location Fairfield School, Bgy Central, Quezon City
Camera Fujifilm HS25EXR
Photographer Dr. Ernesto P Adorio
Acknowledgement Dr. Romana Pahilanga Delos Reyes
Reference Wikipedia

V-22 Osprey VTOL in flight.

I shot this from Clarkfield with my HS25EXR camera.

More photos:

Polyscias balfouriana Marginata, a foliage plant

I need more info to distinguish from polyscia guilfoylei.

Plant Polyscias balfouriana marginata
Location Philcoa, Quezon City
Camera Fujifilm Finepix HS50EXR
Photographer Dr. Ernesto Adorio
Acknowledgment Dr. Romana Pahilanga Delos Reyes(Identification)