Little Wonders Series’ Third Episode


These photos were all taken during our challenging amid the heavy rain and darkness climb to Mt. Marami in Cavite last 08 May 2011. Like Mt. Cristobal in Quezon, Mt. Marami also boasts an array of flora. Unfortunately, I only got a few because of the heavy rain that lasted for hours.

This plant is called “Barak” by the people in Mt. Marami. Sounds fun and weird …

“Little Wonders” are photos of small organisms from plant (and, at times, animal) kingdom which were all captured during my travels to different places particularly mountains in the Philippines. They are creatures that are often neglected yet each of them raises a striking beauty upon closer look. I still want to improve my photography skills so I’d be really happy to see comments and suggestions from fellow bloggers and non-bloggers on each of my posts for this series, especially pros in this craft.

45 Comments Add yours

  1. Northern Narratives says:

    I really like the colors in the last photo. They are very beautiful.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      That’s for the compliment! I know how beautiful your photos are too so hearing that from you makes a difference.

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  2. ElizOF says:

    Delicious…. and you took my breath away when my eyes caught the cashew fruit!! Ahh, I was transported back home to my days of plucking those fruit and eating them with my friends… TY for the Memories. 🙂

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      With that, I just can’t help reminiscing the good young days too when we and my playmates climb our fruit-bearing trees in the backyard. Such a joyful chapter in my life’s book too!

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  3. Nandini says:

    Beautiful photos, Sony! Second last is my favorite!… 🙂

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Just in case you haven’t seen the caption, which I just added recently, that plant or flower is called BARAK by the locals. Shukriya, Nandini!

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  4. willofheart says:

    all snaps are fantastic…

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      And your comment is just fantastic. 🙂 Thank you!

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  5. Arindam says:

    Excellent post Sony. Beautiful photographs. Keep up the great work. Best wishes to you. 🙂

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Hmmm, THANKS! Excellent is such a big word, Arindam. Nonetheless, I am thankful for that. Best wishes to you too!

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  6. frizztext says:

    I came via Eliz …

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Thanks to Eliz then and to you for making it here! 🙂

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  7. cocomino says:

    How beautiful and lovely. 🙂

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Indeed, my friend. Like what Tom Robbins said, “When we accept small wonders that we qualify ourselves to imagine great wonders.”

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  8. john tugano says:

    that no.4 flower is a grass I also have a photo of that bro,It’s just so surprising on how beautiful it appeared on your lens I think that’s the magic of your improving photographic skills,huh… The makahiya also looks so magnificent so colorful bro..

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Yes, it is actually a grass, bro. Thanks to my fellow hiker ad backpacker, Paul Basco, for teaching me how to use the Macro Feature of my GE X5. Thanks for saying that I’m improving. 🙂

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  9. Another beautiful day, Thanks Bro to your colorful, bright and optimistic post. The pictures are amazing. I finally checked my spam section. Behold, your comments somehow found its way there. I restored them back. Thank you. I appreciate the thoughtfulness and the inspiring comments.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      I couldn’t be happier to hear that, Bro. It’s just that I somewhat felt like I lost my connection when that happened. I mean, not being able to send comment/s. You are welcome, bro. And thank you too!

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  10. Bonnie says:

    Gorgeous shots, Sony – the raindrops on the greenery in some of the pics makes them even more beautiful.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Thanks for noticing the appeal courtesy of the raindrops. They look more natural and lively because of them, I think.

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  11. Filipino Festival says:

    Reblogged this on FilipinoFestival.com.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Thank you for that!

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  12. 7theaven says:

    excellent clicks, brilliant colors

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Thank you, my friend!

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  13. markpere2010 says:

    Hi, Kuya Sony. Mark here. I wanna revive our blog partnership. Haha. Hope you still remember me. 🙂
    Your photos are very good. For your own good, please add watermarks to them. Alam mo na. Anyone online may just use/reproduce them without any credit to you. Btw, I am really frustrated about my aging Olympus digicam. The qualities of the pictures I am taking through that are of increasingly poor quality.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Of course, I remember you, Mark. I’m really glad to see you here. It’s been a while. Thanks for the compliment. Actually, I already considered putting watermark to each of my photos. Unfortunately, I don’t have the software yet. Olympus is a very good camera. You just have to be patient, extra patient, to be able to cope with the features that it lacks. I repeat, patience is the answer to that poor quality. Trust me.

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      1. markpere2010 says:

        Thanks for the encouragement, Kuya Sony. Pero yun. Once I have the means, I will scout for a better one already. I’ve had a number of contacts who are photographers lately and I truly admire them cause they seem to be capable of appreciating the beauty of everything around them. 🙂

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  14. nelson RN says:

    Beautiful macro shots, Sony! The pics are so crisp!
    Can’t wait for the next installment of this series.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Installment sounds nicer. H’m … You will them very soon. Thank you, Bro!

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  15. Still very colorful Sony! Those flowers are very pretty and just pop! Some of them are very unique, all of them beautiful. What?! No bugs or snakes in this Little Wonders Series Sony 🙂 I truly enjoy the Little Wonders Series, great idea!

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Sad to say there are no bugs and snakes in the series. 😦 But, I think that’d be cool idea. Thank you for that and for the kind words as always!

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  16. aRVee says:

    With that challenging climb comes great set of photographs, bro…You have grown to become like a professional photographer, just my thought… 🙂

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Daghang salamat, bro! I’m happy to see you back in the blogosphere.

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      1. aRVee says:

        welcome bai… thanks, happy to be back reading your blog and all the others too…

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  17. jakesprinter says:

    Amazing photograph you have here Sonny ,Excellent shot for all of it 🙂

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      That’s heartwarming for an enthusiast like me, Jake! THANKS.

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  18. Beyond awesome Sony! You are a very talented photographer. 🙂

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Donna, that’s disarming. It is such a compliment for someone like me who’s using a point-and-shoot-camera. Thank you very much!

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  19. The solo yellow flower is just INSANE 🙂

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      I am you like that. That’s my favorite actually.

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  20. Tatay Joni says:

    no wonder you’re one of the handful Filipino bloggers featured in WordPress, great photography!

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Jon, pinalukso mo na naman ang puso ko. Salamat! Bibisita ako sa blog mo mamaya.

      Umaasang meron ka ng bagong istorya,

      SOMWF(&M)

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