Thursday, 19 February 2009

La Mesa Eco Park

After the photo walk in Quiapo and Manila Bay, the following day I went to La Mesa Eco Park with my college friends.

Here are some of the photos I took:

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There's a pond on the other side of this fence inhabited by Japanese Koi's.


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The Lake.

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Reflections and ripples.

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From this spot the La Mesa dam is just a few cartwheels away.

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May isang Blogger na naliligaw sa litratong ito. ^_^

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Inside the Eco Park you can also visit the Butterfly Garden and Hatchery.

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Green and Brown pupae.

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Pupae glued on a cardboard strip glued on a styrofoam.

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Closer look.

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I forgot the name of this one.

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A newborn butterfly resting on my fingers.

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Dead butterflies

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Dead butterflies...close up.


If you're a nature lover, you'll definitely love this place. Other activities you can enjoy in the park are swimming (yes, there is a swimming pool complex inside), wall climbing, fishing, boating and paint ball.

The park is quite similar to Singapore's Botanic Garden.

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About the La Mesa Eco Park

La Mesa Ecopark envisions a better environment for our children. Our mission is to spread environmental awareness through education and advocacy. La Mesa Ecopark is a venue providing for healthful outdoor recreation and a true forest experience. It is a living classroom and laboratory for environmental education and aims to be a center for biodiversity conservation. In 2006, over 280 different schools from all over the country, some coming from as far as Laoag, Bohol and Cebu, trooped to La Mesa Ecopark for their educational school field trips. Today, the park continues to be a popular destination for family outings and picnics; a more healthful alternative to shopping malls.

Source: La Mesa Eco Park web site

16 comments:

Turismoboi said...

i wonder whos that blogger

PUSANG-gala said...

I saw your flickr account and I think you really are good in photography-----this one is of no exemption~~

gillboard said...

gusto yung reflection on water na pichur... galing nun.

Chyng said...

I wanna ask sana kung nao ginamit mong effect/setting sa mga pictures ng water reflection, pero wag na, wala pala kong SLR. hehe Let Enrico ask you nalang.

Malamang sa EcoPark na yan next date namen! *winks*

jeszieBoy said...

yea. i've been there. very relaxing ung place. sarap tumambay maghapon. hehe..

love the pics! :]

Ron Centeno said...

Wow ang ganda ng close-ups mo! You definitely have an eye for photography.

Eben said...

@Turismoboi
siya si *tooot*


@PUSANG-gala
maraming salamat. nakakataba ng puso ang sinabi mo.


@gillboard
pareho tayo, peborit ko rin yun


@Chyng
Madalas po ako naka Av mode (Aperture Priority) 5.6 default settings. Minsan konting adjust sa exposure din.

iintayin ko yung mga pics sa eco park photo walk date niyo.


@jeszieBoy
Nice di ba? thanks!


@Ron Centeno
salamat po sir. :)

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olan said...

i haven't been to la mesa but i've heard grabe daw tlga ang effort na ginawa just to revive and protect the area. nice one eben. tnx sa late bday greetings. hehehe.

Reena said...

i like the "reflections & ripples" photo. i'll try going there narin. i didn't know the place looks that good. :)

iriz said...

i'm also wondering who's that blogger...but anyways, never mind.

i really love the place, i enjoyed it. the butterflies, those steeps and slopes, the still water, the air, the flowers, the heat of the sun, everything...except the moment when your camera turned low bat. ^_^.

goodnight.

gravity said...

WOW! wow! nice shots! =)

r-yo said...

it's a shame i haven't gone to La Mesa yet; e di taga QC lang ako. I really should pay a visit the next time i'm home.

enrico said...

matagal na kino-consider ng team namin na mag-teambuilding sa la mesa. sayang di pa kami nakakapunta. mukhang pupuntahan nga namin yan for our next date. hehe :9

the donG said...

astig ng mga kuha eben! keep it coming.

Anonymous said...

so beautiful in this place ya, i was go there on december, i don't know what is exact day. i like to the zip line...