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La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

Posted by on Aug 1, 2010 in Art & Photography, Featured, La Union, Philippines, Travel | 5 comments

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Right…

Me, and butterfly photography!

I know I’m not really a hardcore photographer but I have patience… If you would have seen me inside that butterfly garden, you would see sweat dripping down my back and everywhere… Now, that sounds disgusting!  But I am a very determined woman!

I did not really have macro lenses or what not… so I just used my defective kit lens (18-55mm Nikkor) with my Nikon D40 and my Panasonic Lumix LZ10.

Leh, no grabbing the photos and using it without my permission okay?

la la la…

Here we go 😀

General Information

Open daily from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

General Admission: P 20

Senior Citizens and Students (with ID): P10

Children below 5 years old: Free

The La Union Botanical Garden was initially maintained and operated through the countrywide development fund (1995-1998) of the  then Congressman Victor F. Ortega representative, first district of La Union.  Presently, The garden is being managed by the La Union Botanical Garden Foundation and being subsidized by the city government led by the then Hon. Mayor Mary Jane C. Ortega and now presently by the Hon. Mayor Pablo C. Ortega.

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

By the Entrance

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

La Union Botanical Garden, Cadaclan, San Fernando, La Union Map

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

You need patience to capture them beautifully… this one isn’t even as beautiful as I hoped it would be

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

Pink Frame

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

Purple Gray

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

Spider ant

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

eh? monkey! why that pose leh?

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

Fascinating

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

Close-up

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

Ferdz (ironwulf.net) taking photos of Lam-ang (a hero in Philippine Literature – Biag ni Lam-ang)

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

Just used my digicam Panasonic Lumix LZ10 to do macro shots

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

The world is beautiful

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

Close Up 😛

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

busy Butterfly

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

Poor flower, all eaten by grasshopper

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

still using digicam… quality not as good as SLR… which made me think of buying a new one *faints*

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

Serpent Eagle

They probably feed on serpentsssss 😛

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

Philippine Sea Eagle “the suplado”

Eagles have really strong features.  I got intimidated just by looking at it resting on top of a rock… good thing there’s a cage, if not I… *faints*

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

Hawk Eagle “The Pirate”

I called him that because his other eye is injured 🙁

Unlike the other eagles above, I can say that this Eagle is more like a “rockstar”

he’s a goofy kinda eagle…

La Union Botanical Garden and Butterfly Photography

Rofus Night Heron

La Union Botanical Garden (59)

I named him “Spock”

because he looks like spock 😛

La Union Botanical Garden (56)

what a show off lol

La Union Botanical Garden (60)

O_o mushroom growing on top of the mini fountain

La Union Botanical Garden’s mission is to establish a garden for environmental education, scientific research, biodiversity conservation, aesthetic recreation and public service potentials.  It also aims to bring together as complete a collection of all Philippine native plants and all ornamental plants suited to the climatic zone of the lowland areas of Northern Luzon.

more photos here.

Hope you enjoyed reading and viewing my photos hehe 😛

I only used my digicam Panasonic Lumix LZ10 in almost all pictures because my Nikon D40 kit lens’ auto-focusing is broken 🙁

Up next on my Thunderbird Resort Series of Adventures,

the MACHO Temple!

That’s right

Temple of MACHO!

5 Comments

  1. Wow! I love those butterfly shots! 🙂

  2. Oh you went inside the mysterious Macho Temple na??? Landmark lang natin yan dati ha! lol!

  3. oo nga eh haha… pag nadaanan na ang Macho temple ibig sabihin malapit na ang SurfCamp! hahaha… yeah.. pwede ka pala mag picture picture dun… 🙂 for free! (I believe)

  4. wooot! dude astig ang dami mong napuntahan at ang gaganda ng pics! kelan ka lang nanggaling here? O__O

  5. ngayon ko lang nakita ang comment! We went here last august ata 🙂

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