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    Jardin Maria Clara Lobregat in Pasonanca

    Flower pictures and exotic butterfly at Jardin Maria Clara L. Lobregat in Pasonanca Park, Zamboanga City where flowers are in bloom and a butterfly farm is also located

    the sign in front of the garden
    the gumamela, or hibiscus, incidentally, is the national flower of Malaysia
    a lantana, common in exotic butterfly gardens as source of nectar

    a black butterfly called Common Mormon (not sure though, have to confirm with local butterfly watching enthusiasts)

    Note: Entrance fee to park and the butterfly garden: Free!

    All photos taken using Canon 300D either with kit lens or 50mm...

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    posted by GingGoy @ 9:35 PM,


    At Mar 11, 2008, 9:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    nice pics of those island flowers, ha! me likey! =D

    At Mar 12, 2008, 4:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Great macro pictures - breath taking - very exotic flowers for a Norwegian!

    I remember I saw some like them when I was in Malaysia long time ago :-)

    At Mar 12, 2008, 11:41:00 AM, Blogger Toe said...

    Wow, you took wonderful photos of those exotic flowers Tutubi! Talagang tutubing palipad-lipad ka. :)

    At Mar 13, 2008, 4:49:00 AM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    That butterfly looks pretty spectacular. We don't have any like that over here in little old Belgium, but I saw some nice ones in the south of France some years ago.

    At Mar 13, 2008, 6:12:00 AM, Blogger carlotta1924 said...

    that photo of the butterfly is amazing. =)

    At Mar 13, 2008, 10:11:00 AM, Blogger Oman said...

    wow. zamboanga is one of my dream destinations but there are lots of negativity surrounding the place. i am surely glad that you have proven that these are mere urban legends and a safe place to visit. thanx for sharing.

    At Mar 13, 2008, 9:24:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    lawstude, it's safe in Zamboanga City, even felt safer there than some parts of Manila. No "evil" look from people while I was walking with my DSLR. Safety and security is your concern only outside the city.

    At Mar 14, 2008, 12:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Beautiful flowers and I see the hibiscus!


    At Mar 14, 2008, 10:46:00 AM, Blogger orange said...

    love the butterfly shot

    At Mar 15, 2008, 12:31:00 AM, Blogger escape said...

    nice zamboanga. negative rumors are just rumors. ive been to this place already many times.

    At Aug 26, 2008, 11:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    it's a paro-paro(butterfly) not a tutubi(dragonfly).zamboanga city is safe provided you're in the city area and with someone who's a's really nice place to's cheaper than manila yet just as interesting. the food is exquisite...this is from a zamboanguena expat.mi corazon ta allegra na orgullo de mindanao...

    At Aug 26, 2008, 10:19:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    anonymous, i'm the tutubi and it's really the butterfly in the pic :P

    At Mar 12, 2011, 9:05:00 PM, Anonymous said...

    what is the profile of jardin de maria clara ?


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