Life’s Insectscapes & Bob Dylan

by glenn.angeles.bautista

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. This picture of our internet group started by Alfredo Roces has to do with why I started taking close up photos of insects. A long story, indeed. Slowly, I will include a few stories and images about this subject.

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This incomplete picture of our internet group, “Banggaan” started by Alfredo Roces has to do with why I started taking close-up photos of insects. A long story, indeed. Slowly, I will include a few stories and images about this subject.
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Banggaan Net Group – Melissa Nolledo with Fatima “Fats” Lasay, Ben Razon, Glenn A. Bautista, Heber Bartolome and Ding Roces / July 31, 2008
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Rodolfo Samonte: Beautiful picture. Wow . . .
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Glenn A. Bautista: Mims, a both sad and happy pic . . reminds me of (dickB) Dick Baldovino too for this photo was taken at his studio (using remote) by benR (Ben Razon). Lorna and David (my wife & son) miss dickB terribly for this man had always been a jolly man to both of them sharing everything he knew about food, jokes, photography, etc. Fats, dingR (Banggaan’s pioneer) and benR too seem to be, at present, apart from Banggaan, myself included. But, all in all, I do have happy memories of Banggaan, I mean those art interactions I spent with the original members. I do welcome the new members, a few of them I am very fond of, but cherish the old ones, as well.
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Thanks Mims for posting this photo – gb

Thanks RodS for posting this album – gb

 

Meeting with Glenn. May 30, 2013

 

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Video on

Claro’s BanggaanTreat ’07

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gH0y67kDpk

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Uploaded on Jan 9, 2007
A dear internet friend, Claro Cortes III of Asia Reuters, invited us, an internet group called the “Pinasbangs” meaning Banggaan members from the Philippines to a food n’ drink treat at the famous Oarhouse, Malate.. here’s the video of that memorable night of fun and friendship.(7pm/jan 8, 07)

(net from our end has been down especially google n’ yahoo for d past days, minsan my dsl substitute ng ip addy but in vain because of it’s super slow speed. Eniways, woke up at 2 am just to try uploading this 10minVid of fun n’ friendship of that memorable night with our little friend from China . . took me 1hr+!! )

Comments:

Glenn Bautista: he he, tnx rodS, email size upload ito just to get it to UTube, sori sa image quality, importante makita nyo lang, net from our end is still super slow. Regards to all banggamembers . .

(from banggaan site)
thx glenn. napanood ko sa youtube ang saya ng tropa.
hehe oks talaga treat ni claro, Glenn, at lahat ng PinasBangs. -eddA
Hoy, anong little friend si Claro..hehehe…but huge in accomplishments.nakakainggittt­tttttttt talaga.
Ang sayaaaaa. Thanks Glenn – rodS. Wish I was there.
Uyyyyy, binati ako ni Ben…hehehe. Ben pagupit ka na.

Rod Samonte: Oks, Ding, uuwi na ako. Bakit si Heber hindi nagsalita? Nakalimutan mong tutukan ng kamera.
Glenn Bautista: RodS, d longest Canon G7 video was on Hebs & JoeGa but I think I lost d 1mgpxl transcend sd card @ d Oarhaus. Hope I get it back.. sori Hebs & JoeGa.
Eduard Labadia: Sori, GB, I really thought I’ve left a note here b4. Good to see Nonoy Claro, Ben, Ding, Irene David & you in your most animated moments. Kyut pala mga boses nina Noy Claro at Ding… lalo na si Ding, hehehe…
pasaway na Elf…. SALAMAT BEN, GLENN.. sa Balbacua/SanMig offering.. kahit wala ako riyan… hindi pa rin ninyo ako magawang DI AKO MATITIRHAN. Hehehe… Ingat palagi kayo, mga Kapatid.
Rod Samonte: Five stars. Hahahaha. Nakakainggit kayo. Sige Ding uwian na kami. 

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Life’s Insectscapes & Bob Dylan

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Click on this link to view the video of these super-tiny creatures . . only through my close-up lens can they be seen and observed properly:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRezZdmeaUQ

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Precious things come in small packages like this 1/8″ inch cross between a skipper and the stealth bomber which amazing detail and design may be slightly seen thru my home-made macro-lens. An Oz UV Visual Artist Edd Aragon after seeing this skipper commented,

awesome wing design of the fly, like a pair of black rising sun jap flags! only in macro. thx glenn”

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Together with the 1/16″ of an inch red fly (?) and extremely tiny buds and shoots in the wild, a morning video-shoot after the 5 AM tennis, made my day. A tiny skipper, stealth bomber & “Bob Dylan’s “Modern Times”, how can we go wrong?

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A ten-minute video excerpt from a one-hour documentation of a drama of sacrifice exemplified by two ants making their frail bodies as bridges for the rest of the other ants going about their chores for the day. Handheld, I couldn’t keep up video-graphing with the patience and determination of these two ants who after performing their roles were brought up by a sympathizer ant via the tiny twig, perhaps to rest, to again perform the same task for the next days to come. I caught this particular scene at the start of this video after the first ant performed the sacrificial task for 30 minutes . . a touching experience, I must admit. Do test your patience too by finishing watching this incredible feat of two ants hanging on to a twig despite the wind, their frail bodies and minimal strength. This was first in their maker, so it is also manifested in them, the created . . less found in humans nowadays.

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4 responses to “Life’s Insectscapes & Bob Dylan

  1. Hey Glen, just keep on bringing us images of the micro universe around us. Wich most of the time we don’t even notice that it’s right there, at our side.
    Take care and see you around 😉

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