Gardening/Greenery/Garden Insects | My Indoor and Outdoor Photography

Rainforest Butterfly House

By on July 26, 2019

Truly worth to receive the widespread admiration they deserve, the butterflies, one of the most beautiful and scientifically interesting creatures on earth. Today, I’m bound to catch something interesting and genuinely happy to share my experience capturing the wonderful world of butterflies.

Considered by many as the most beautiful habitat, Rainforest Butterfly House showcased different species of live butterflies in an enclosed garden. In here, you can walk around to admire and interact with them. This park provides educational tour with a guide to supply adequate information about butterflies, you’ll also see here all the nectar flowers, it’s a butterfly favorite but the most interesting part, you’ll witness the release of the newly hatched butterfly on their first flight.

I’m enjoying a half-day shooting here, this is not my first time to visit this place, my last visit was in October 2018, a month when temperatures are mild, sunshine and sky clouds definitely good compared to this year.

Rainforest Butterfly House

Butterfly garden is an enclosed butterfly habitat, it’s a place to provide food and shelter butterflies throughout their life cycle. It is also a place for visitors to observe and interact with them.

Butterflies are winged insects with knobbed antenna and attractive rainbow-colored wings, carrying the wings erect when at rest. Butterflies and bees are the best pollinators.

Parts of a Butterfly

This is a graphic displaying anatomy of a butterfly with its major body parts. This is very important for the students and researchers too. I just snapped this picture, you may have noticed it’s a clear and natural picture of a butterfly pollinating a flower.

Feeding the Paper Kite Butterflies

Beautiful moments behind the scene, my sister took this shot while I was walking around to appreciate each of them. 

Savoring every moment with my favorite agent of pollination. To document myself interacting with these pollinators fluttering around countless flowers, it keeps my spirit alive. I was so excited to snap them.

Caterpillar Habitat
Monarch and Paper Kite Caterpillars

Raising eggs, caterpillars and butterflies. You can clearly see the life cycle of a butterfly here. (Butterfly photos below)

Newly hatched paper kite butterfly

I’m watching the butterflies emerged from their cocoons and taking their first flight.

Butterfly feeder

What do butterflies eat? Aside from the nectar of the flowers which is more refreshing for them, butterflies can eat anything that can be dissolve in water but kite butterflies of this kind, they prefer sweet fruits like; ripe mangoes, bananas, watermelon etc.. You’ll see here all the favorite fruit of the butterflies.

At home, we also have our own backyard garden, butterflies, dragonflies and honeybees are my morning visitors but nowadays especially when rain comes, we don’t have rainproof enclosure for the butterflies and that drives them away.

Paper Kite Butterfly

There is something really adorable about these stunning insects, their attractive rainbow colors and their purpose to pollinate flowers are beneficial and that alone, captivates me.

Feeding time

Elaborate courtship ritual

Butterfly mating

Wonderful World of Butterflies

I took these lovely photos of butterflies during my timely visit. Only 3 different kinds of butterflies to show it here; the Lime butterfly, Golden Birdwing butterfly and Paper Kite butterfly, other species not present during my visit.

When I set out to cover these lovely pollinators to feature here, I just want to share few things you didn’t know and I already received praises from other butterfly lovers and fellow bloggers, it’s clear my readers love it too and nice to know I’m not alone here. This is an equally satisfying hobby to snap and I’m enjoying it. Let’s get started. Happy viewing!

Lime Butterfly

Paper Kite Butterfly

Golden Birdwing Butterfly

Lime Butterfly Gallery

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Lime Butterfly
Lime Butterfly
Lime Butterfly

Paper Kite Butterfly Gallery

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Paper Kite Butterfly
Paper Kite Butterfly
Paper Kite Butterfly
Paper Kite Butterfly

Golden Birdwing Butterfly Gallery

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Golden Birdwing Butterfly
Golden Birdwing Butterfly
Golden Birdwing Butterfly
Golden Birdwing Butterfly
Golden Birdwing Butterfly

Golden Birdwing Butterfly
Golden Birdwing Butterfly

Golden Birdwing Butterfly

Golden Birdwing Butterfly

Golden Birdwing Butterfly

If you are like me, make butterflies and bees as your honored guests. Let pollinators visit your garden and make your own garden an educational ground and lovely place to enjoy all the agents of pollination.

Rainforest Butterfly House is a quiet place to observe, study and photograph butterflies. Let us support the preservation and conservation of our own native butterflies.

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My Indoor and Outdoor Photography | Travel and Adventure

Photography Elements and Application

By on May 28, 2018

Even the simplest things in life, we photographed the sunrise and sunset from the beginning of day to the end. Others in between, we also photographed landscape, people, events, site of natural disasters, wildlife, beauty spots, war photos and forensic matters, just to name a few..  

I would like to begin outdoors. Outdoor photography is so much fun, much more to take interesting subjects of life and nature as we observed much about what’s happening around, about people, places and things. Through photographs, it has the power to show us the real images much more to understand life itself.

Following my own photography assignment everyday, I cannot go out without my camera, (Smart phone as one good option) it’s already a part of long time ago up to the present. I’ve captured a handful scenes of summer indoor and outdoor photography, these pictures includes landscape, vacation scenes, wildlife snapshots done in  a bright and foggy condition. The result of each or the outcome depends upon the weather condition  and time of the day.

Of all images, one best memorable shot goes to the bearer, surely this would be the  best advantage to see full transformation. To document yourself as part of your own personal record, you may start it from the beginning of life up to aged and soon.. never to mention the end of time. If you have images from birth up to the present, all photographs serves as a personal history record of your transformation from day one to the end of time. I’m sure the long years of collecting pictures would be your long lived effort as you fade with the time.

Photography is a process in which an image is produced by the action of visible light and it is also a learning process as you go on with it. In the past, I’ve discovered something about insect behavior that wasn’t even written in any book, I can see by myself now the value of what I’m doing, it will give more understanding and information as it also serves as add on to the things I’ve already learned from the past.

Here are the images taken lately, I would like to begin with images done outdoors in a broad daylight followed by nightlight. Other photos, from dawn to dusk.

A wide freedom to choose the best subject to shoot. Whatever the subject, all photographs tends to create a different mood upon seeing it. May it be remarkable, beautiful, romantic, magnificent, lonely setting or a gloomy one. I don’t have gloomy images here but I’m 100% sure astronomer has it. A photo is not always at its best but to admire and appreciate is just a matter of personal taste.

Some photographs here fully done in horizontal format, holding the camera horizontally is much easier than vertical one, I’m sure we all know the basic functions. It all depends, horizontal format is good for landscape photos however, vertical format suggests high rise buildings and a tower.

Sports photography

Flyboarding Jumeirah Dubai ( Hydro water sports) an amazing water show but extremely a dangerous stunt. Picture above and my present featured image are the rarest to capture.

3-D Photography (Three-dimentional) the art and beauty appeared to be natural. Most feared photo but I admired.

Underwater Photography Puerto Galera Oriental Mindoro

Meet my model subject: the Snorkelers  HJ and GGG

The most challenging photography because you need to be a good diver and photographer at the same time. It’s very hard to keep camera steady underwater,You can only get successful pictures if the visibility is good. Points to consider;  clear water and sunny day is the most favorable from 10 am to 1 pm

Night Photography

Capturing beautiful fireworks exploding in night sky of Manila Bay. Photo taken during the  Philippine International Pyromusical Competition at SM Mall of Asia Complex.

Photography Above Ground

These 2 photos was actually captured from airplane window during a flight from Sydney Australia. It takes a great deal of luck to photograph from aircraft  as you know photographing through a plastic window degrades the quality. I’m lucky to have both the bright sky clouds and the sunset, cool!

Capturing the sunset through a plastic window of an aircraft. You can clearly see here the beautiful colors of the sun above dark clouds. A very rare chance to capture these 2 photos from above.

Landscape photography

Sydney Harbour Bridge is a wide steel arch bridge. Below Harbour Bridge is the Sydney Opera House and from the left is Luna Park, the 3 most popular Sydney attractions. Photo taken at Sydney, Australia

Beside the West Lake in Hangzhou, China. Famous West Lake is a man-made lake located in the city proper of Hangzhou,

St. Jerome Parish Church of  Morong, Rizal is a beautiful example of Baroque architecture. Photography to be the old traces of the past is very much alive!

Gigantic Monkey Statue of Isdaan Floating Restaurant Calauan, Laguna

Thailand scene in the Philippines, the Giant Statue of Isdaan Floating Restaurant Calauan, Laguna,

A good example of Chinese temple architecture. Hwa Chong Temple of Buddha is a Buddhist temple place of worship.

Reflections of the sunset through my pineapple juice is a very dramatic element at sunset time. Photo taken at Cloud Nine Antipolo city

Basilica de San Martin de Tours is Asia’s largest church and the oldest Church in Taal, Batangas. I took this aerial view of Basilica from the Bell Tower.

The beauty of Boracay, the most photographed beach in the Philippines and was awarded ”Traveler’s Choice 2011”  This photo of beautiful beach as shown with detailed effects, the shadow of the 2 girls from the clear water. Photo taken at Boracay Island, Aklan Philippines

Sunset photography

The beautiful Harbour view sunset Harbor view Roxas Boulevard Manila. Best spot to capture the sunset.

The lone fisherman sitting on a rock is a lonely feature as the background tends to be a gloomy atmosphere. The broad and lonely setting will change your mood.  Photo taken during our Manila Bay Cruise, Sun Cruises, Manila

Gondola ride at Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig City. Truly a grand and elegant mall.

The easiest to capture Marvel Super hero. If you are a fan of super heroes from the comic book, you will love this! This is an old parade standby platform. Picture taken during one of my morning visit to the Butterfly Garden of Rainforest Park.

What should I do when I get bored? Well, I will continue to pursue my hobby, I will shoot the carpenter bees, they are the easiest and nearest to home but if I’m busy, admittedly, I will miss the precise schedule of my daily routine.

After hot summer and here comes the rainy days,I’m running out of time to complete all images for publishing, need to maximize more time. My patience is being tested to do all these things. Doing all these things to give justice to all beautiful things in life, I’m recording it to preserve such moments. I’m sure, my efforts is no great deal goes to waste. I wish to show sharp edges and fine details, quality pictures is very important to document reality of life.

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