Friday, November 18, 2016

5th Floor Window Sunsets 2016

I hope you still remember my horizon, my sunsets. I am sorry for posting almost the same looks, as that is the only horizon i got from my 5th Floor Window.

I have posted these style the previous years to compare the position of the sun's view in relation to the objects in my horizon. This just shows the movement of the earth in its rotation in one day, and in relation to the sun in a year's time. I noticed the single path for the first 7 months or until July, after which the the sun was observed coming back to the original position. To the astronomers and physicists, that will mean very different things, but for me that is just a wonderful way for my sunsets not to be boring. Can you imagine what i will feel if the sun is always on top of the spire of that Iglesia ni Kristo church? I might not be too eager to watch my sunrise if that happens.

Another nice thought is the reality that our earth is still moving. Or else we might be at the end of our state! I will be too alarmed when that happens! God bless.












November sundown

November sundown

November sundown

Friday, November 4, 2016

Baguio City Lepidopterans Too

Lepidopterans are moths and butterflies, didn't separate the two to distribute the colors. I opted not to post all the butterfly species i found in Baguio City in my first post as it gets too long.

I am used to butterflies in our garden too difficult to photograph because they are always fluttering. Here in the highlands with the subtropical temperatures they seem to be too kind to the camera. I can even take more shots and more angles with them still there, not flying away. It is relatively easier to take photos there compared to our hot lowlands. The reason is because it is more difficult to fly when the air is laden with high humidity, more so when it is cold. So my friend and i had a great time looking for them, shoot and delighted.

The following are more moths than  butterflies. In our place moths are mostly nocturnal, but here, there are plenty of daytime moths. 

Xanthoneura telesinus Mabille 1878
Hesperiidae; Hesperiinae

Unidentified Gelechioid

Timandra sp. nr. punctinervis
(Geometridae; Sterrhinae; Timandrini)

Nyctemera luzonensis EREBIDAE 

I am so fascinated by this photo, as the skipper alighted on a very lovely leaf with all those trichomes and the fantastic color! And look at the very long proboscis! I wonder why it is not coiled when there is no nectar to sip here!

Above and 2 bottom photos: This looper is also fascinating, because of its color and design. It will become a moth, however i still don't know which.

Some of the larvae converge on this host plant, which i also am not familiar with. It is a sub-tropical plant so i am not familiar.

Mycalesis aramis

Above and Below: RED HELEN

Menelaides helenus hystaspes C.& R. Felder 1862

Papilionidae; Papilioninae; Papilionini

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