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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
« on: April 26, 2014, 09:21:46 AM »
And still there is a lot more to be done after Typhoon Haiyan.. Below is a seashore town on Samar Island cleaning up the felled coconut trees. These need to be cleared for health & safety reasons and to make room for new coconut saplings to take there place.


Eastern Samar by alabang, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« on: April 26, 2014, 09:21:22 AM »
And still there is a lot more to be done after Typhoon Haiyan.. Below is a seashore town on Samar Island cleaning up the felled coconut trees. These need to be cleared for health & safety reasons and to make room for new coconut saplings to take there place.


Eastern Samar by alabang, on Flickr

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
« on: April 23, 2014, 02:46:03 PM »
Surprisingly the most prominent non-profit religious org that helped the predominantly Christian Philippines was the Taiwan-based Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation or Tzu Chi (慈濟) who helped startup the local economy again with cash for work of 500 pesos/day (US$1.00 = 44.80 pesos) for work that involves cleaning of debris in their community. This cash for work program was made possible by shipping hard currency by aircraft to the typhoon-hit areas as banks and other remitting services were victims as well.

They also provided relief materials like that white half pipe structure that serves as temporary classroom for the kids to learn in.


Lingayon Elementary School by alabang, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« on: April 23, 2014, 02:45:34 PM »
Surprisingly the most prominent non-profit religious org that helped the predominantly Christian Philippines was the Taiwan-based Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation or Tzu Chi (慈濟) who helped startup the local economy again with cash for work of 500 pesos/day (US$1.00 = 44.80 pesos) for work that involves cleaning of debris in their community. This cash for work program was made possible by shipping hard currency by aircraft to the typhoon-hit areas as banks and other remitting services were victims as well.

They also provided relief materials like that white half pipe structure that serves as temporary classroom for the kids to learn in.


Lingayon Elementary School by alabang, on Flickr

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
« on: April 21, 2014, 02:21:15 PM »
A sign that life is going back to normal is children going back to school at the start of 2014.


Binongtoan Central School by 500px.com/dolina, on Flickr

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/qa6V2

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Landscape / Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« on: April 21, 2014, 02:20:51 PM »
Thanks Graham and Jeff.

A sign that life is going back to normal is children going back to school at the start of 2014.


Binongtoan Central School by 500px.com/dolina, on Flickr

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/qa6V2

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
« on: April 21, 2014, 01:05:43 AM »
On March 7-8 I went around the islands of Leyte and Samar to survey the progress being made in the rehabilitation of Haiyan-hit areas of Eastern Visayas in the Philippines. Although disheartening from a a local's point of view I see that life is slowly going back to normal.


Villa Calicoan by 500px.com/dolina, on Flickr

The image above was taken at Guiuan, Eastern Samar where the typhoon (known as Yolanda in the Philippines) first made landfull on November 8. I have been here before because of the thriving surfing community that I take personal interest in photographing as often as I can.

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Landscape / Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« on: April 21, 2014, 12:31:49 AM »
On March 7-8 I went around the islands of Leyte and Samar to survey the progress being made in the rehabilitation of Haiyan-hit areas of Eastern Visayas in the Philippines. Although disheartening from a a local's point of view I see that life is slowly going back to normal.


Villa Calicoan by 500px.com/dolina, on Flickr

The image above was taken at Guiuan, Eastern Samar where the typhoon (known as Yolanda in the Philippines) first made landfull on November 8. I have been here before because of the thriving surfing community that I take personal interest in photographing as often as I can.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 20, 2014, 12:00:14 PM »
THanks scyrene.


Philippine Bulbul (Hypsipetes philippinus) by 500px.com/dolina, on Flickr


  • ƒ/5.6
  •             800.0 mm
  •                          1/80
  •                          160
  •                                                                                      Off, did not fire
  •                          Shutter speed priority AE

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« on: April 19, 2014, 03:59:04 AM »

Philippine Bulbul (Hypsipetes philippinus) by 500px.com/dolina, on Flickr

The Philippine Bulbul (Hypsipetes philippinus) is a songbird species in the bulbul family (Pycnonotidae). It is often placed in the genus Ixos, but is better retained in Hypsipetes as long as this is not entirely merged into Ixos, as it is quite closely related to the type species of Hypsipetes, the Black Bulbul (H. leucocephalus).[2] It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests; on Mount Kitanglad on Mindanao for example it is abundant in any kind of primary forest at least between 500 and 2,250 m ASL.[3] Both the Mindoro Bulbul and the Visayan Bulbul were formerly considered subspecies. Fledglings of the Philippine Bulbul were recorded on Mindanao in late April, but the breeding season seems to be prolonged as females with ripe ovarian follicles were still found in April and May. Territorial songs are heard at lower altitudes as late as May, while further upslope the birds are silent at that time of year and presumably engaged in breeding activity. The Besra (Accipiter virgatus) has been recorded as a predator of young Philippine Bulbuls, and this or other goshawks might also catch adult birds.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Bulbul

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Escudero_Plantations

ƒ/9.0
1200.0 mm
1/40
12800
No flash
Shutter speed priority AE

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 19, 2014, 03:58:41 AM »
Thanks Click.


Philippine Bulbul (Hypsipetes philippinus) by 500px.com/dolina, on Flickr

The Philippine Bulbul (Hypsipetes philippinus) is a songbird species in the bulbul family (Pycnonotidae). It is often placed in the genus Ixos, but is better retained in Hypsipetes as long as this is not entirely merged into Ixos, as it is quite closely related to the type species of Hypsipetes, the Black Bulbul (H. leucocephalus).[2] It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests; on Mount Kitanglad on Mindanao for example it is abundant in any kind of primary forest at least between 500 and 2,250 m ASL.[3] Both the Mindoro Bulbul and the Visayan Bulbul were formerly considered subspecies. Fledglings of the Philippine Bulbul were recorded on Mindanao in late April, but the breeding season seems to be prolonged as females with ripe ovarian follicles were still found in April and May. Territorial songs are heard at lower altitudes as late as May, while further upslope the birds are silent at that time of year and presumably engaged in breeding activity. The Besra (Accipiter virgatus) has been recorded as a predator of young Philippine Bulbuls, and this or other goshawks might also catch adult birds.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Bulbul

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Escudero_Plantations

ƒ/9.0
1200.0 mm
1/40
12800
No flash
Shutter speed priority AE

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