Monday, April 16, 2012

Where Are the Dragonflies?

I was in the car glancing from time to time at the sunset yesterday on my way back to Manila. It was so beautiful. The silhouette of Manila City buildings with the backdrop of the full setting sun (why is the sun and the moon noticeably bigger these days? Summer!!!).
I spent my weekend in Rizal and as expected, my view of the sunset from the second floor of our house is now blocked by the filing of new houses on that new village. The days are gone of shooting the sunset from our roof top.
Not only is the sunset view diminishing from our backyard, my sister told me that dragonflies can’t be seen in our place anymore because just like human, she pointed it out to me crystal clearly, “Dragonflies need fresh water…”.  I remember my childhood, there were eagles, bats and dragonflies flying over that vast field and sky during sunsets. Today, the numbers of airplanes passing above us are more frequent than the passing of birds.
Sharing some sunset photographs I took few days ago from Batangas, a province few hours from us. Now, we have to go out of town to see the unobstructive view of the sunset.  

28 comments:

  1. these are amazing shells..

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  2. WOOOOOW lovely photos, i am in love by this shells, i wish a can have one ;( cant you give me ones x) Lovely! perfect harm colors

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  3. I recall when I was younger, there were so many vacant lots in Antipolo. And of course, a lot of trees, birds, etc. Now, villages stand where they used to. I guess that's what we have to pay for development.

    Anyways, I love the sunset pics - something so calming about them :)

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  4. Hi, Dee. I saw more shells here that are really amazing. Thank you.

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  5. Tiago, I can give you a lot of these kind of shells if you visit here. Don't worry, I'll keep it for you, I promise. See you someday. Thanks for your comments.

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  6. Hi, Zaizai. I love Antipolo way back a decade ago. You're right, there were so many trees. I hope, every changes will lead to sustainable development so that we'll still see (and the next generation) the beauty of nature.

    Rizal is beautiful. I wish we can retain it that way. Thank you for loving the sunset photos.

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  7. If even if you don't have dragonflies any more, you do have quite a lot of nice objects beneath the ocean surface :-)

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  8. Thanks a lot, RuneE. I wish someday, this will still be the same or more richer marine life. :)

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  9. i've always loved silhouettes. there's something appealing about them. i want to get my hands on those shells.

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  10. You're right, silhouettes are always interesting and appealing. I brought home the shell that I put on my friend's head (first photo). Can't stop staring at it. Beauty and treasure from nature. :) Thanks a lot for your comments, LR.

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  11. batangas looks like an amazing place.
    those are such beautiful shellfishes!

    your photos look magical as ususaL!!

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  12. Hi, Betty. Thank you very much for saying that my photos look magical. Batangas was once a very famous summer getaway here in our country. Other beaches in our country are now competing with Batangas.

    Have a nice day. :)

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  13. beautiful set of photos, super love that one with jumping kids. very joyful, true celebration of a beautiful day that had passed and another beautiful day to come.

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  14. Thanks a lot, Betchai. I'm smiling from ear to ear reading your comments. I'll keep this smile to my heart.

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  15. Magical photography as always Rizalenio. The shells are so beautiful and your pics enhance their beauty further.
    Also I love these sunsets, the beauty of nature and God.
    Keep clicking friend, have a nice day:)

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  16. Thank you very much, Arti. These shells are more beautiful upclose and personal. Proof that marine resources are still abundant on that part of our country.

    Happy weekend, my dear friend. Thank you again for your very nice comments. :)

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  17. .. sad you lost that great view lito. anyway, you still take fantastic photos of the sunset that i have always liked. :)

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  18. the fourth photo to me is so dramatic.
    it can be a stimulus for any poet for some creative blah blahs :)

    ako din matagal ng di nakakakita ng tutubi.

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  19. Hi, Rob. Our Rizal's landscape changed drastically over the past few years. Di ko na din matanaw masyado yung Laguna de bay from our house. Before, I count the bangka passing that bay. Ingat lagi. Thanks a lot for your beautiful comments.

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  20. Maraming salamat po sa magandang comments, Docgelo. I got to photographed the pink sunset there too (on our second day). Will post that here too.

    Happy weekend. Salamat po. :)

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  21. I love sunsets! You made the photos more unique by adding what looks like your collection of seashells. Too bad about your diminishing view - I had a feeling that with the housing boom (more gated communities), the hill sides on Rizal will eventually be filled with houses.

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  22. Stunning images. Truly great captures. thanks for sharing such wonderful talent and a beautiful, serene area.

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  23. Those are some amazingly beautiful sea shells in your hand!

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  24. Hi, Nomadic Pinoy. Thank you very much. You're right, it will soon be filled with buildings. Have a great new week ahead.

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  25. Thanks a lot, Julie. Glad you found the photos serene. Have a great new week ahead too.

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  26. Wonderful gifts from the sea, Doug. I enjoyed holding them. Mother nature is really that creative. Thank you very much.

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  27. Mesmerizing sunset shots and wonderful shells.

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  28. Thanks a lot, Rajesh. These shells are indeed wonderful. Happy Monday! :)

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