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Equatorial flower

Equatorial flower
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Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-21
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Fuji Finepix S602 Zoom
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flowers from intertropical africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-22 15:15
Viewed: 6348
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Flower of the rainforest photographied in the forest near the village of Makouké, Gabon (near the town of Lambaréné)

You can access this village by using a ferry on the Ogooué River (The length of the river is approximately 900 km; it takes its source in Congo Brazzaville and finish into the Atlantic Ocean, Port-Gentil).

After crossing, sometimes turbulent (frequently, you have to cross by canoe, the width of the river is several hundred meters), you reach the village of Makouké and then the large plantations of palm oil ; finally, there is the primary forest.

I have shot this picture in this virgin forest.

November (shooting month) is in the rainy season in this region. Surprisingly, during this season, the light is the best. So I have taken the photograph with a sensitivity equivalent to ISO-200, and a speed of 1 / 250. The opening was f / 3.6, for a focal length of 10mm.

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Excellent capture, very sharp details, nice colors, beautifull light, great BG,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-08-23 5:02]
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Bonjour Philippe,
Ombres et lumière font ici la photo! Et notre regard est attiré par cette magnifique petite étoile qui t'aura peut-être guidé dans la forêt...
Une image poétique et si bien réalisée
Un grand merci

bonjour Philippe
cette photo est d'une très grande qualité, les couleurs sont excellentes, j'adore les differents tons de vert des feuilles et la petite fleur jaune est la cerise sur le gateau
les détails sont superbes de même que le point de vue, la composition et tout le reste
Passe une bonne nuit

Bonjour Philippe,
Très belle mise en scène valorisant bien le sujet ; il est domage que tu ne saches rien sur cette merveilleuse petite fleur.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

hello philippe,
Up till now I thought that flower should occupy major part of the frame, but from this frame you have given me good idea.
Part of frame occupied by the flower is small,yet it is dominating the picture.
Excellent work.

Hi Philippe,
What a beautiful flower and those brighter leaves surrounding it are even more beautiful. The even lighting and the fine details make for a wonderful photo. It's great to see that my old camera can still produce this quality.

This is an amazingly sharp and well composed image Philippe. I love the simplicity of the palette and the composition: a simple off center five pointed star focal point and the three white leaves. The exposure and depth of focus are perfect.

Evelynn : )

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