Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Flowers from a mountain town roadside store

I saw these plants and flowers at our starting point in descending to Malatan-og Falls in Salvador Benedicto last October 29, 2013.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis)

It looks like a pied fantail, but it lacks a white ring around its neck.Maybe it is a female? I hope a bird expert is reading this and be kind enough to identify this bird. Thanks in advance.

Photographs taken last October 29, 2013 with a Fujifilm Finepix HS25EXR bridge camera by Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio.

The bird has now been identified as Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis) by Dr. Paul Guerrero,
who says that one can differentiate from the pied fantails. Pied fantails are always fanning their tails and pirouetting and fantails have a white ring around their necks.

Visit his Facebook page: Wild Birds of Aurora

BirdCopsychus saularis
Common nameOriental Magpie-Robin
LocationSum-ag, Bacolod City
Camera Fujifilm Finepix HS15EXR bridge camera
PhotographerDr.Ernesto P. Adorio
AcknowledgmentDr. Paul Guerrero (Identification)

Alligator dog poses

All photos taken with the Fujifilm Finepix HS25EXR camera.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Beautiful weeds

I was walking along the Sum-ag Punta-taytay road after visiting the black sanded beach. These weeds were photographed near the Sacred Heart Memorial Park, the final resting place of my dear departed parents.
Even if these are weeds, one can see that the Lord has put beauty in these relatively ignore plants, plants which may have medicinal values!

All photographs taken with a Fujifilm Finepix HS25EXR camera by Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio.

Ruellia tuberosa

I have to admit, the flowers of the ruella tuberosa are much more regular rounded that that of our ruella simplex, but this species grows in the wild and in fact grows besides sidewalks and streets. Still the flowers are beautiful. Our specimen was found in Punta-taytay road besides the Sacred Heart Memorial Park in Sum-ag, Bacolod City.

Plant/flowerAcanthacea|Ruellia tuberosa
Common nameMinnie Root, Wayside Tuberose
Location Bacolod City
CameraFujifilm Finepix HS25EXR superzoom camera
PhotographerDr. Ernesto P. Adorio

Rruella Simplex (Desert Petunia)

Plant/flowerAcanthaceae|Ruellia simplex,R. brittoniana, R. tweedieana, R. coerulea, R. malacosperma, R. spectabilis, Cryphiacanthus angustifolius
Common nameDesert Petunia, Mexican Petunia
LocationBacolod City
CameraFujifilm Finepix HS25EXR 30x superzoom digital camera
DateOctober, 2013
PhotographerDr. Ernesto P. Adorio
AcknowledgmentRebecca Adorio(gardener)

Tipolo (breadfruit) tree in Bacolod City.

The scientific name of this tree is Artocarpus blancoi.I found this specimen growing in Bgy Punta-taytay, Bacolod City and in Mag-aso Falls, Oringao, Kabankalan and of course even in U.P. Bliss Area, Philcoa, Quezon City. I hope it will be more widely known to Filipinos all over the country.

Related trees are the rimas, kamansi and dalungyan. It would be fun to differentiate between these.

Infrared photos set #2

There is a central flare in the photos. I have to check if these are plain artifacts of the multi-element lens or a defect of the filter.