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Costus lucanusianus

Costus lucanusianus
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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: 2010-11-21
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Fuji Finepix S602 Zoom, Sandisk Ultra II 8GB
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/150 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Visiting Gabon in 2010
Date Submitted: 2011-04-25 15:32
Viewed: 4652
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Costus lucanusianus Joh Braun & K.Schum is a perenial plant with rhyzom and leaves in spiral disposition along a cylindrical stem of uo to two meters legnth.

It can usually be found in humid areas, on the border of the virgin forest. The one you show here was found in the forest close to Lambarene.

This specie is frequently traditionnaly used as a medicine as well as for the nutrition (like in Gabon, where the yound stems are frequently eaten or in Congo, where the leaves are eaten)

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  • egres Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 144] (754)
  • [2011-04-25 17:41]

Hi Philippe

That's a beautiful photo with sharp details and perfect management of whites. Good interaction with the ant, deep rich colors and good bokeh.
Nicely done

Hello Philippe,
beautifull capture, nice colors and light, sharp details, nice work on the whites, well done,
TFS, regards,

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