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Tillandsia Blooms

Tillandsia
Tillandsia

Just happy with my Tillandsia giving off flowers. 🙂

 

Moth 2: Hawk Moth

Hawk Moth
Hawk moth: Eupanacra elegantulus

Found this moderate size hawk moth clinging in my sack bag while I was crossing the river. It just stayed there no matter how I moved the bag. Maybe It’s tired and just wanted to hitch a ride, or maybe it just wanted to be photographed.

Hawk Moth
Lateral view of Eupanacra elegantulus

When I was leaving the water I checked him out and he’s already gone.

 

 Location: Buda/ Habitat: Forest/ Family: Sphingidea/ Subfamily: Macroglossinae/ Species: Eupanacra elegantulus

ID by: Leana Lahom-Cristobal

Damselfly 6: Coupling Damselflies

Damselfly 6
Mating Damselfly

At first I only saw the  female partner on a tree near a river in the forest at around 2 pm, and then there’s two of them. 🙂 The male attached his claspers  at his hind end to the neck of the female. And up they go after I took three shots, they fly away on a higher spot, they don’t like to be watched. I don’t know what species are these.

Damselfly
Male Damselfly

 

Location: Buda/ Suborder: Zygoptera

Fern 9: Fern With Sorus on the Tip of the Frond

Fern
Sorus

Another type of fern where  clustered sporangia enveloped on the tip of the fertile fern frond.

Fern

This is how it looked like as a whole fern plant.

Fern
Fern with sorus on the tip of the fertile frond

 

Location: South Cotabato/ Division: Pteridophyta

Beetle

Beetle
Beetle

Beetle

Beetle

Beetle

Location: Buda

 

Damselfly 5: Wisps

Agriocnemis sp. ~femina femina
Agriocnemis sp. ~femina femina

Location: Samal Island/ Habitat: Freshwater marsh/Suborder: Anisoptera/ Family: Coenagrionidae/ Species: Agriocnemis sp. ~femina femina

Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra

My entry for this week’s photo challenge: Extra, extra.

The innocent ones and the innocent once.
Kids in Sikaw, Tamayong.

The Faces of Innocents and the Innocent once

We met this family in the mountainous area of Tamayong.  We were passing by their home when a very hard rain caught us. The kind mother invited us to take a shelter inside their house. We took a nap for a little while but the rain lasted for several hours, giving us more time to bond with this family, especially the kids.  I wanted to capture the innocence in the faces of these kids  but Kevin just appeared quickly on the side. He’s not supposed to be in the picture but it made the shot more memorable.

We became friends with this  family and gave them a visit every time we climb that mountain. After a while, they abandoned their home. Some sort of tribal war happened on their land. A year after that incident, we  came back to that mountain and we met the kids on our way down. We visit them on their new home and it’s good to see them again, new place was really far though. 😉