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Either lenses are targeted to those who need the f-number and IS. Doesn't matter whether you be wealthy or not as so long as the money's there the thing will get purchased.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
« on: April 30, 2014, 05:53:08 PM »
Life is slowly going back to normal. The simpler life in the province.

Children are jumping into saltwater from the foundation of the old Sulangan Bridge in Eastern Samar. The day was so hot that one is tempted to join in to cool down.


Sulangan Bridge by alabang, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« on: April 30, 2014, 05:52:26 PM »
Life is slowly going back to normal. The simpler life in the province.

Children are jumping into saltwater from the foundation of the old Sulangan Bridge in Eastern Samar. The day was so hot that one is tempted to join in to cool down.


Sulangan Bridge by alabang, on Flickr

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« on: April 29, 2014, 07:34:05 PM »

Male Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) by alabang, on Flickr

The Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) is a pigeon which is a  widespread resident breeding bird in the tropical and sub-tropical parts  of the Indian Subcontinent and east through Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia  and Indonesia, to northern and eastern Australia. The dove is also  known by the names of Green Dove and Green-winged pigeon. The Common  Emerald Dove is the state bird of the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.

It has a number of subspecies, with three existing in Australia,  longirostris from the Kimberly, Western Australia to Cape York  Peninsula, chrysochlora from Cape York Peninsula to southern New South  Wales as well as Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island, and natalis from  Christmas Island.

This is a common species in rainforest and similar dense wet woodlands,  farms, gardens, mangroves and coastal heaths. It builds a scant stick  nest in a tree up to five metres and lays two cream-coloured eggs.  Breeding tends to occur in Australia spring or early summer in  southeastern Australia and late in the dry season in northern Australia.

Its flight is fast and direct, with the regular beats and an occasional  sharp flick of the wings which are characteristic of pigeons in general.  It often flies low between the patches of dense forest it prefers, but  when disturbed will frequently walk away rather than fly. They are  particularly good weavers when flying through forests. When flying they  expose a buff underwing and a chestnut colour of their flight feathers.

The Common Emerald Dove is a stocky, medium-sized pigeon, typically 23  to 28 centimetres (10 to 11.2 inches) in length. The back and wings are  bright emerald green. The flight feathers and tail are blackish, and  broad black and white bars show on the lower back in flight. The head  and underparts are dark vinous pink (in chrysochlora, more brown in  longirostris), fading to greyish on the lower belly. The eyes are dark  brown, the bill bright red and legs and feet rufous.

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

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

Best viewed on a Retina Display: http://500px.com/photo/68583595/male-common-emerald-dove-%28chalcophaps-indica%29-by-paolo-dolina

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 29, 2014, 07:21:19 PM »



Male Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) by alabang, on Flickr

The Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) is a pigeon which is a  widespread resident breeding bird in the tropical and sub-tropical parts  of the Indian Subcontinent and east through Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia  and Indonesia, to northern and eastern Australia. The dove is also  known by the names of Green Dove and Green-winged pigeon. The Common  Emerald Dove is the state bird of the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.

It has a number of subspecies, with three existing in Australia,  longirostris from the Kimberly, Western Australia to Cape York  Peninsula, chrysochlora from Cape York Peninsula to southern New South  Wales as well as Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island, and natalis from  Christmas Island.

This is a common species in rainforest and similar dense wet woodlands,  farms, gardens, mangroves and coastal heaths. It builds a scant stick  nest in a tree up to five metres and lays two cream-coloured eggs.  Breeding tends to occur in Australia spring or early summer in  southeastern Australia and late in the dry season in northern Australia.

Its flight is fast and direct, with the regular beats and an occasional  sharp flick of the wings which are characteristic of pigeons in general.  It often flies low between the patches of dense forest it prefers, but  when disturbed will frequently walk away rather than fly. They are  particularly good weavers when flying through forests. When flying they  expose a buff underwing and a chestnut colour of their flight feathers.

The Common Emerald Dove is a stocky, medium-sized pigeon, typically 23  to 28 centimetres (10 to 11.2 inches) in length. The back and wings are  bright emerald green. The flight feathers and tail are blackish, and  broad black and white bars show on the lower back in flight. The head  and underparts are dark vinous pink (in chrysochlora, more brown in  longirostris), fading to greyish on the lower belly. The eyes are dark  brown, the bill bright red and legs and feet rufous.

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

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

Best viewed on a Retina Display: http://500px.com/photo/68583595/male-common-emerald-dove-%28chalcophaps-indica%29-by-paolo-dolina

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Landscape / Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« on: April 28, 2014, 01:01:26 PM »
We Filipinos are most grateful to the help that came pouring from all over the world like UNICEF. Almost 6 millions kids like the little lady below are most vulnerable from natural disasters like Category 5 Super Typhoon Haiyan. Kids like her urgently need access to safe water, hygiene supplies, food, shelter and a safe environment to recover.


Sulangan Princess by alabang, on Flickr

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« on: April 27, 2014, 11:08:50 AM »
Nice airshow.


Mangrove  Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra) by  alabang, on  Flickr

The Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra) is a  species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is found in Brunei,  Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Its  natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

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

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

Best viewed on Retina Display: http://500px.com/photo/68510011/mangrove-blue-flycatcher-%28cyornis-rufigastra%29-by-paolo-dolina

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 27, 2014, 11:00:52 AM »

Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra) by alabang, on Flickr

The Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

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

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

Best viewed on Retina Display: http://500px.com/photo/68510011/mangrove-blue-flycatcher-%28cyornis-rufigastra%29-by-paolo-dolina

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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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