Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What breed is this puppy's father dog ?

Its mommy dog is an Azkal, but its papa dog was a big one, acccording to the school's Security Guard.The puppy has inherited its papa dog size.

Statues and markers: Dinalupihan First line of defense of Bataan.

I saw this sculpture of soldiers when we passed along the way from Pampanga to Mt. Samat of Bataan. It is a monument to the brave Filipino and USAFFE soldiers who manned the first line of defense at Layac junction in Dinalupihan, Bataan against the invading Japanese forces on January 6, 1942.

I think the barrel of the machine gun has been bent? It does not look realistic as a weapon. I was riding at the back of a motorcycle and found it inconvenient and dangerous to shoot since you have to release your grip on the motorcycle momentarily. We did not stop to take more and better photos. This image was cropped, but the result has sufficient resolution.

Further readings:

38th Infantry Division of the United states

Wiki entry for Dinalupihan

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Butterfly at Dunsulan Falls in Bataan

The entrance fee was fifty pesos per person at the Pilar resort where Dunsulan falls is. They give you an official receipt.The Dunsulan waterfall itself is small, not as spectacular as the one in Don Salvador Benedicto. But my wandering spirits was lifted with the sighting of this black butterfly:

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tradescantia pallida purpurea, Purple Heart

They are common in Philippine gardens. They are prized for their foliage with their violet leaves and they flower too. They belong to the same family as the wandering Jew.

Plant Tradescantia pallida purpurea
Common Name Purple Heart
Location Philcoa, Quezon City
Date Noveber 25, 2013
Camera Fujifilm HS25EXR
Photographer Dr. Errnesto P. Adorio
Acknowledgment Ella Bernales Jacildo (Identification)

Lomandras flower

Image courtesy Susan E. Dicker of Australia. Published with permission in this blog.

Melastoma flower spp.

I still need to find the exact scientific name of this plant. They grow profusely in the high mountains town of Don Salvador Benedicto. The leaves have short hairs. Our specimen has almost oval leaves.

I am identifying it as a melastoma rotundifolium. The flowers look like those of tibouchina plants.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Canterbury Bells, Gloxinia Perrenis flowers

I found these bell flowers in Alegria, Murcia, Negros Occidental. I want to thank gcy of PNPSCI for identifying them.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sample test shots with the CANON SX50HS

I got new camera, the Canon SX50HS superzoom model, which has a maximum of 50x zooming range. It is able to take more photos than my HS50EXR superzoom camera (30x maximum zoom range). the Canon was able to focus on far objects quickly, and the photos seems sharper. Here are some test shots taken yesterday and today November 18, 2013.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A pious Atlas moth in UP chapel

My niece caught this sight of a giant attacus atlas moth, attacus atlas, in UP Diliman Chapel. The photo was taken with a NOKIA 520 5megapixel camera and is clear enugh to display the snake head design in its wings.

Further reading: Wikipedia

Friday, November 15, 2013

Macopa [syzgium malacenssis] tree in Boro-boro Springs

I have identified the tree in Boro-boro springs at Monterry Resort in Bgy. Alangilan, Bacolod City. This tree has tambis looking fruits, but is more fleshy. This post supersedes a previous one on makopa.

The photos in Dr. StuartXchange is of tambis, showing these two fruits are easily confused with each other.

Plantsyzgium malacenssis
Common NameMalay Apple, Macopa
LocationMonterry Resort, Bgy Alangilan, Bacolod City
CameraFujifilm HS25EXR
PhotographerDr.Ernesto P. Adorio
ReferenceMarket Manila, StuartXchange