Saturday, November 30, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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.
38th Infantry Division of the United states
Wiki entry for Dinalupihan
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
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|
|Photographer||Dr. Errnesto P. Adorio|
|Acknowledgment||Ella Bernales Jacildo (Identification)|
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
Monday, November 18, 2013
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
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
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.
|Common Name||Malay Apple, Macopa|
|Location||Monterry Resort, Bgy Alangilan, Bacolod City|
|Photographer||Dr.Ernesto P. Adorio|
|Reference||Market Manila, StuartXchange|