WIP Koi Pond Waterfalls


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When Bo heard that my sister was taking down her fish pond, he has a vision to build waterfalls for our backyard Koi Pond.

He has been working on it for 2 days and it is still not complete.

The side needs some rocks or bricks to coverup the black plastic lining.

It was working by the time I got home from work and the waterfalls sound so nice.  The fish seem to love it and even birds find the upper part to be their new bird bath.  I will need to get some water plants for the upper pond.

I think it looks good as is and can’t wait to see when it’s finished.

First photo was taken with Canon T2i, and EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens.
Koi Pond photos were taken with Canon T2i, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.
The video clips were shot with Canon T2i, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.

My Dad’s Garden May 28, 2011

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My dad’s garden has grown by leaps and bounds.  I bet it must be in the water, or is it the tradition that he lets my sister planted all the vegetables because she has the green thumb in the family.  I might have to book her for next year.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/200sec, ISO 400, focal length 36mm, evaluative metering

I think the tomato plants are too leafy and need some pruning.  The best way is to pinch and remove suckers that develop in the crotch joint of two branches.  As for pruning the leaves, he can thin some out so that the sun can reach the fruits.

I was amazed of how much the string beans have grown.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 36mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/100sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

I think the rains have made every grown faster, at least in this garden anyway.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 39mm, evaluative metering

My sister was afraid that the cucumber plants won’t bear any fruit by July 4th week since we’ll have a family reunion that week. I don’t think she has to worry about that anymore.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/80sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

The banana trees are growing new leaves.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

And new baby plant.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

The Thai eggplants look a lot better this week.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 31mm, evaluative metering

My dad’s garden is very sunny, and I think the Chili pepper plants like full sun.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/200sec, ISO 400, focal length 38mm, evaluative metering

My sister has to weed the corn area.  This is a lot of work for her and I can’t say she enjoys gardening much.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 22mm, evaluative metering

The lemongrass.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 35mm, evaluative metering

Pears

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

Crab apple

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/50sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

My sister didn’t even notice that she has some buddings on the Jasmine tree until she saw me taking a picture of it. I do love the aroma and this variety is the doubled-flowers and smells like Jasmine tea.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/200sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, cropped, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

Lee was admiring my mom’s Orchid. The bottom branch is in the 18th week of blooming.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/640sec, ISO 3200, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

Grey Winter Day

Grey or Gray is the one word that I use both spelling and today is definitely a gray day. I often see birds perched on the electric wire on a cloudy day, but this one perched on my neighbor’s Bradford Pear tree.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/640sec, ISO 100, focal length 200mm, white balance cloudy, evaluative metering

I think this is a Finch bird.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/640sec, ISO 100, focal length 200mm, white balance cloudy, evaluative metering, closeup cropped

I didn’t get a chance to post my Saturday Random Photos. My fish pond froze over the weekend and the fish seem to be doing okay.  My sister and dad lost several more fish since I last posted about the 3 that died due to the cold weather.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/30sec, ISO 100, focal length 70mm, white balance auto, spot metering

The ice was not that thick, Bo broke it with a broom stick.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/30sec, ISO 100, focal length 94mm, white balance auto, spot metering

My dad only lives 15 minute drive from me, and his area is colder at night.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/50sec, ISO 100, focal length 78mm, white balance auto, evaluative metering

The crab apples that I didn’t get to pick, looks kind of depressing. I can’t wait for Spring to get here.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/640sec, ISO 100, focal length 126mm, white balance auto, evaluative metering

The  last few days I’ve been working on fixing my vimeo videos posted on this blog.  I’m not sure what had happened but the setting was all off and part of the video was not showing.  I thought that I would have to change the theme at first, and after looking around I couldn’t find one that I like better than this one.  I looked into the problem and saw that I could modify the posting height and width of the video to w=500&h=400, perfect fit for this theme.  This is my favorite spring video, can’t wait to see the tulips again.