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    Garden and Pet Show at Quezon City Orchidarium

    At a time when taking a day off from my toxic work is a rarity, I was able to join my photobuddies armed with superkitlens-powered DSLR cameras, to take a breather on a Monday morning and head straight to the Orchidarium at the Quezon City hall complex.

    With my 300D in tow and a "service pistol" in the guise of a Canon Ixus 30, we took shots of various flowers, cacti, pets oblivious of the traffic and smog passing us by at a dizzying pace.

    some of my shots below:

    the mute parrot

    desert in the tropical philippines





    the cactus flower
    cactus flower again

    now for a test: can you guys guess which camera I used for each picture without looking at the EXIF data? I have my Canon EOS 300D with superkitlens vs the Canon Ixus 30 (point-and-shoot). Do let me know for those with a discerning eye :P

    By the way, as always the case, no tricks here, I only used Photoshop to put watermarks,contrast, saturation, and resizing only.:)

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 11:46 PM,

    4 Comments:

    At Nov 27, 2006, 11:13:00 AM, Blogger Sidney said...

    It is hard to tell. They are all good and very colorful!
    #1 and 5 is from the Canon.

     
    At Nov 27, 2006, 7:01:00 PM, Blogger paetechie said...

    ei sidney, it's really hard to tell when you see just a small picture :)

    all of them are from Canon as both my cams are. You're correct with #1 since I presume you're referring to the 300D with superkitlens. Buying a macro lens and other expensve stuff is out of my mind right now. Have so many things to prioritize :(

     
    At Jul 5, 2007, 12:35:00 PM, Anonymous nini said...

    awesome, simply awesome...there's no imperfect flower from a good shot.

    gee, the second one is really gorgeous. wish i can paint that

    nini

     
    At Jul 8, 2009, 3:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    fyi.. the mute parrot is a cockatiel.

     

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