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Green Caterpillar

By on February 23, 2012

Oh! It’s a fuzzy worms I found in my garden. It’s a beautiful caterpillars! These caterpillars has the same pattern and color, banded with brightly green yellowish white stripes and dotted black. They have blue eyes and red thoracic legs.I found them crawling and balancing on the same stem of the host plant. They have the same color with the host plant. It seems there’s no give and take as they blocked each others way climbing on top.

Days ago,  I’ve seen both of them swinging and hanging on the surface of small leaf. I remember they were still tiny and light at that time, even a small leaf can accommodate both of them. How wonderful to see immediate changes,they become bigger,fatter and heavier that a small leaf can’t hold anymore.This day is the most disgusting and destructive stage. I hate to see what they are doing now.They spend all time eating non-stop. They ate all the leaves of the host plant. While photographing them, I’ve counted no. of leaves eaten by them,they ate 7 small leaves. What an appetite!

I will continue observing them everyday,checking and following their path so I can get full details of  everyday changes. I’m not going to capture them, I’ll just set them free so they can move around freely. It takes time, 2 weeks maybe, I will note counting no. of days it takes caterpillar to become a real butterfly.The most interesting part, is to see  what happen in the life cycle of a real insect.I’m excited to see changes , Let’s see!  I will wait for the caterpillars to become a pupa,and out of pupa, It will become a real insect. I will wait for these caterpillars to become a beautiful butterfly!

I will give you a follow-up of these soon. I’m still  in the process of gathering full details. I will welcome all comments. Thank you my dear readers.

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MERALCO’S LIWANAG PARK 2011

By on February 13, 2012

As I promised last week. I have mentioned that  I would post more photos of my night photography. It was  taken on the same night but in two different locations. How beautiful to view the Christmas lights show. It was a bit delayed due to work overload and I was busy during the past Holidays. However, Last night, I have uploaded the latest from my camera. I have photographed more than a 50 night scenes and landscapes during my long spare time.

There’s no time for photography except on Saturdays, Sundays and Special Holidays. However, It’s wonderful to view your own work, and to experience shooting the colors of nightlife, you can feel the enjoyment  expressing the result of your passion. I’m collecting my efforts to store it here just for you. Let’s get started. Let us enjoy what photography has to bring!

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SHOW AT MERALCO

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This is the annual Christmas Lights display inside the Meralco Compound along Meralco Avenue, Ortigas. It’s a family destination,a delightful way to spend a December evening.

 

The Meralco building filled entirely with bright lights, spiral lights wraps around the giant Christmas trees.

The Giant Nativity scene features the reenactment of the Holy Family.

This is the most attractive Giant Christmas tree I’ve ever seen. It was the star of the night.

I was amazed to see this Christmas balls around. I was very attractive, It was a very glamorous light.

 

The glittering well designed Chapel.

 

 

I was delighted to see the luminous glow of  bahay kubo.

The slimmering reflections of multi-colored lights changes from time to time.

The Meralco bus is a special attraction.

I’m here,you can see me making the peace sign.

The Starlight ship was so beautiful!

The reflections of the night.

 

The Wonderland playhouse. One of the children’s favorite to take pictures.

I love the glitzy glow of neon bulbs.

The hanging and graceful spiral lights brighten up the surroundings.

The Angels with a long trumpet call of the night.

I felt like,  I was already in heaven to see this place.

A special train ride for the kids is crowded with people taking turns to ride.

Dozens of people lined up to pay before boarding and under age must be accompanied by an adult.

 Merry Christmas Santa is also present.

The Giant robot is the boy’s favorite view.

 

Other kid’s favorite, A special toys.

Thousand bright bulbs line the paths and illuminate the entire compound.  It was a beautiful evening sight! What  a joyous activity photographing splendid settings of the night.  Meralco  is just four blocks away from home. I hope you enjoyed viewing my night photos. Hope to hear from you.

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STARRY,STARRY NIGHT

By on February 3, 2012

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Before the end of the year 2011, I made myself available for a night to photograph the Glittering lights of the city. The long holiday vacation gave  me  the option  free to shoot the colours of nightlife. For me, photography is not just a pastime ans a  favorite hobby during vacation, it’s my responsibility to shoot and take good photos for my blogs.As a blogger, using pictures in articles is the best way to communicate with my readers and an effective way to show author’s account. Not only for the reason to document the place or makes the site looks distinctly beautiful, It can simply helps me to explain what I’ve written. For only a night, I took photos of the show from all different locations. It was a cozy and bright surroundings, the shimmering  bright lights, glittering small bulbs, etc. It’s a dreamland of a moving mannequin show. These pictures will reveal a starry, starry night worth remembering.It taken around Greenhills during the 2011 Christmas show. How wonderful to shoot the touch of the night transformed into a starry,starry night. I stayed up to the closing time , I’ve waited for the fireworks display which would end up the show.

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MIGRATION TIME AGAIN

By on January 26, 2012

RECOGNIZING THE BEAUTY OF THE EGRETS BRINGING ATTENTION TO THE WORLD

Do you still remember the first wildlife  article I have written on this site?It was the ”EGRETS- THE MIGRATORY BIRDS” Part 1-2. How are the egrets doing? It’s migration time again.I can still remember,a month after  publishing,I have received lots of request from readers worldwide to write more of the same subject.It became the most popular and best story of wildlife that I have also received lots of emails from students worldwide requesting permission to copy the V- Formation of Birds for science thesis. The permission was  granted  for school purposes only, and not for commercial and personal interest.It was the same month January when I first published in 2011.

Soon after, another wildlife article came up.”OWL- THE SILENT HUNTERS OF THE NIGHT’. It was a wonderful story with interesting information about these species.The Coverage of the Migratory birds was photographed by Alex Chan,the Director of Pixel Pro Photography and other Pixel Pro Photography club members,Malaysia. They came up with shots worth publishing. More than sixty  images that will stimulate your appetite to make  your viewing more meaningful.

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A year after, World seems endless with problems. Egrets started to disappear. Changes of climate effecting these species leaving them less in numbers. It was an alarming rate and the  curious threat is hunting these birds for feather trade. I truly believed, the extent of hunting these epecies maybe much more than what has already been reported and greater in danger to  face extinction. Some egrets living in an area that is heavily affected by habitat destruction and hunting. We are losing wild places and wildlife. The world’s original forest  have been cut down. Other threats; poaching and capturing them for illegal trade.

What do you think of these birds? Like humans, they can also feel the environmental changes, having delicate sensitivity of pollution around.I don’t want them to vanish forever. hence, the  purpose of writing these articles is  to‘ Save the Egrets”with the hope to increase their population growth and to spark hope in the eyes of the young generation. Perhaps, the brighter future for the wildbirds.The most terrifying thing about, it will surely happen again unless something serious is done to prevent it. But sometimes, rescue efforts always proved to be not enough.We keep on repeating the same mistakes and never learned lessons from the past. This is the reason why, history keeps on repeating itself. We, Man itself is the greatest enemy of the animals and the real environment’s foe. As horrible as it sounds, the great deal of blame fall on human activities. What is your belief about this?

In the coming years, There will be plenty to worry about when it comes particularly to these migratory birds.They might face the same fate like the passenger pigeons. They vanished, leaving not a single species left on earth.It’s a waste of time to point fingers about who! responsible for their disappearance.

To ease worries, this new vision of conservation for the next generation has come up. The time to do something is now. We need to protect the egrets and encourage others to do the same. A new approach is born! Prevent history from repeating itself. All we need to work on, is a solution. We can only achieve this if we start to realize that we can put an end to all problems if we help each other.

Help me spread my message.This is a wake-up call to all concerned. I just hope that we can all work together to protect the wildlife for future generations. I wish, We could spare more time and be reminded of our responsibilities.  I’m not here to force you to do so. I will say it again and again and again that I’m not here to educate you using these species. It is the responsibility of humans to take care of the animals.  If we work together, we can make world a better place to live in, and  to live the best of our lives. We should act now,I’m doing my part. How about you?

The egret in flight.

During the shooting of the migratory birds, Pixel Pro Photography club  members capturing the scenes at the right time and at the right moment, and the result?  Each picture was mind-blowing and beautiful. What do you think?

I would like to thank  Pixel Pro Photography, Malaysia for providing images and for the kind permission to reproduce all photos. Thank you very,very much

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BEAUTIFUL CLOUDS

By on January 14, 2012

Have you ever watched the clouds as it moves across the sky? How wonderful to see changes happen from time to time. It’s an impressive display of natural wonders.The sky is creating special effects. Today, without hesitation, I pulled my camera and aimed at the clouds.I want to capture the white and sharp radiance of the clouds above me. I’m getting sharp details and clear view along the way following the clouds with my camera.I was tempted to do this kind of shooting activity because the formation seems different at this time. The clouds move away very fast as they drifted apart. You are also a part of today’s activity and I hope you’ll enjoy viewing it.

Bright and beautiful!  2 great subjects just appeared, an airplane and a bird crossing with each other. It makes your viewing interesting. I’m now behaving like a professional photographer and a scientist as well. It caught my attention and thought, It would be a nice idea to include it, it makes scene more dramatic.I’m learning now.The sunlight reflection makes it interesting to view it.It was taken mid-afternoon in bright sunlight.

and one more. This is an eye-catching view! There’s a lot of intruders around to make your viewing more memorable. I think, I’m very lucky to have all this, with the beautiful  clouds as well.The clouds moves away quickly fast that made the sky clear and birds flew apart in different direction.

A cotton clouds, It looks like really a lightweight clouds in the sky.

Clouds changes position,formation,direction and colors too.

In doing this activity, I have learned a lot from this. I’m not done yet. I will post the next images with a landscape background. View for more tom.

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GORGEOUS SUNSET

By on December 29, 2011

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Nothing can compare with the feeling you’ll get when you see the beauty of the sunset. When I first glimpse at the sunset, I couldn’t resist to photograph it. To see is to believe, but to experience it is another thing. I was so impressed with the scenery and could imagine how things could be better. it was really  beautiful! Here, You can savour the serenity and speak with your mind. Don’t you know that sunset has a healing power? I have discovered it by myself. I felt this admiration while watching and photographing this sunset upon descending below the horizon. I would like to share with you what’s good about it and, the feelings that I felt;

Firstly, You can achieve peace to yourself, It brightens my day and revitalize my mind. Allows me to think of past memories left behind, I have developed my patience when the lukewarm breeze blows that gives me a breathing space, An hour from a busy day makes a difference that brings a cheerful mood, The sunset light of perfection is perfect that you’ll appreciate God’s given beauty of nature, It is a perfect subject for photography, It brings calmness and dissipates stress, You’ll see the beautiful changes and transforming of lights into different colors, It will increase your knowledge to witness the sunwheel rotating and descending in front of you, The best science subject, You” ll develop a unique kind of admiration to see the sunset colors reflecting through the water.

What made you more exciting about it? It makes you think of the good things about your outlooks in life,  the convincing power was powerful to help you  tolerate your big problems when high pressured. Positive things would really comes to life and the happiness you’ll achieve to where your heart grows. Try the experience to watch the sunset.  It is the best way not only to communicate with nature but with yourself too. It’s a  special attraction you would like to visit more  as the fulfillment of your dreams, and lastly, It’s the most beautiful experience that you’ll cherish forever.

Note: I took this sunset during our short vacation in my own province.  Cagayan Valley Northern Luzon,  Sta Ana town. I took this sunset  at around 5:15- 5:25 pm. You’ll find Cagayanos as warm, kind and hospitable. Along the way, You’ll pass through places of interest. Going to Sta. Ana from Manila is about 10-12 hours drive.

 

 

 

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TOWERING CHRISTMAS TREE

By on December 13, 2011

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It’s a beautiful and chilly night.Take a moment to view  something unique and adorable reminders of Christmas.I photographed this towering Christmas tree  around Metro Manila. It’s a night photography. You might probably wonder why I shot them at this time. This  photos will tell you! The brilliant reflections of bright and multi-clored   lights, the twinkling  and dazzling glow of small bulbs, slimmering reflections lights up the surroundings, the magical displays and colored lights outlining everywhere appeared with splendor and refreshing air creates a holiday scents.  So Many things to consider. In the Philippines,  Christmas trees comes in different varieties.  Many families enjoy making them on  their own depending on choice of whatever you wish to add on.  Some have choosen to add sparkling  spices  and multi-colored bulbs  around in order to create appropriate setting. No matter if it is natural or artificial, no matter what they are made off, still appeared to be very attractive and fascinating. The assortment of favorite things  makes you feel and smell  a holiday that Christmas is here! My greeting, Merry Christmas everyone.

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AMAZING NATIVITY

By on December 12, 2011

It’s 12 days before Christmas and every where you’ll see beautiful decorations; giant Christmas trees, sparkling Christmas ornaments,  brilliant lights, garlands and mangers  are set up in homes, indoors,outdoors, hotels, churches, schools, public places  and literally everywhere but, the best Nativity I’ve seen is the one inside the compound of Meralco. The entire compound was so spacious that it can accommodate everything. I took this shot the night we visited the fantastic place.  The entire place was  very bright and very pretty especially these huge manger. The colors remarkably unique and vivid.

This is the colorful manger of the Holy Family  infront of  Meralco building.These Nativity represents the story of the memorable night in Bethlehem where Baby Jesus was born. It creates spectacular welcome for the coming of Christmas.I was amazed to see this scene. It was a huge towering sight and the sounds of  choral around scents the air and brightens my spirit evenmore to think Christmas is near.See how beautiful it is! The reflections of sparkling lights around appeared to be splendor.It’s wonderful to see Christmas past comes back to life and the true meaning of religious celebration is not forgotten by the Filipino people.For me, Christmas is the best season of the year.It is the season for giving,forgiving and sharing. A season for a get-together gathering for family and friends.

Looking forward to visit this place again night before Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone!

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Funny Picture

By on December 7, 2011

  

Yo!                      

 Hey, Man!

Anything goes!

It’s Comedy time for Pixel Pro.

Ever dream this man?  Nope

Is He a photographer? Yeap!

Is He a dedicated singer? Yeap!  

Is He a  graceful dancer? Yeap!

Is He our Super….man?  Off course!

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 OMG!!!

This man jumps off  the top of  Leaning Tower all the way down just to get his  RM50.00 back, blown away  by the wind. ( Knowing H e will survive the ordeal and might be thinking,  He gets better after the impact. LOL!  A little bit closer to the ground and, this man would be one dead man!  Opppps!  This is a  photograph that would leave the readers  laughing.

This is for entertainment purposes only. Do not try and use the moves at home.

To the Conservative Readers  and the Grammatarians >  I  used the words commonly known as text-messaging words; OMG= Oh my God, and  LOL– laugh out loud (abbreviation)   a popular online  chatting and text messaging for teenagers, for easy understanding, and quick to write that  goes well with this comedy, thus, not to imitate  because it will kill our language. I also used the words, ‘‘Yeap’‘,  an alternative of Yup, means ”Yes is a fun slang for buddies.  Also the ‘‘Nope” word, means No, is also a slang.

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WEEKEND ROUTINE

By on December 1, 2011

It’s a quiet weekend routine.I woke up 35  minutes before sunrise and drove to Eastwood city for my early morning exercises; jogging, running and biking around the area.I’ve been doing this for quiet sometime now. As usual, I’ve scheduled  all my activities  in advance. Running and biking makes me feel good, energized all day long and  it’s good to burn my  extra fats too. As always, I brought my camera with me. I went running for 45 minutes, biking for another 30 minutes and would spend the rest of my time for photography.  I always carry my camera, whenever I go.  It’s not a problem, but, I hate to bring my tripod everytime,  so huge to carry. What I have now on hand is just a pocket sized Digital Canon. The good thing about it? It’s easier to use and convenient to  carry,  I can just simply place it inside my pocket and just focus to specific point and shoot, done. Very easy and light to carry while running around.There’s a large display  viewing all my photos and features is good as well. Here are the shots I have captured around Eastwood area. Happy Viewing!

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The waterfront at the center of the shopping area.

Fountain is the most attractive scenes to view. Lots of people encircling the place, a  quiet place to relax after breakfast.It’s getting seriously fun here. It’s really a good place for shopping, dining and relaxing.

The high-rise buildings around.

A very modern design of architecture.I’m just curious, How long did it take to build these buildings? It may take years maybe. forgot the name of these buildings, I have to find it out again next weekend.

This is beautifulbeautiful but, I’m afraid of heights and just after this snap, I have kept my distance. Other buildings under construction near the area. I don’t want to be closer. I’m scared of the dust and the debris might fall anywhere.

Looking over the good pictures I took earlier. The result ended to be just a good one. Constant practice makes it perfect anyway. My adventure in shooting will not end up here. I will come back same place tonight. I still needed to come back  because It’s ”Greyson Chance’s concert around 7 p.m. Once more, it will give me a chance for nights shots so, keep coming back for a beautiful and amazing night shots.

 

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