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Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 271 W: 0 N: 286] (3684)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-20
Categories: Desert
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-22 3:49
Viewed: 5756
Points: 24
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Welwitschia near Swakopmund

Welwitschia is a monotypic genus of gymnosperm plant, composed solely of the very distinct Welwitschia mirabilis. It is the only genus of the family Welwitschiaceae, in the order Welwitschiales, in the division Gnetophyta. The plant is considered a living fossil. (wikipedia)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-22 4:00]

Hi Achim,this is a great scoop.Never seen nothing like that,i don't know what happen's when it's raining....eheh...perfect pov and excellents details and colors,my best compliments,have a ncice day,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-04-22 4:51]

Hallo Achim,
Ein sehr interessantes Bild dieses lebenden Fossils, das Du mit idealer Beleuchtung und gut zentriert fotgrafiert hast. Sieht aus wie ein Wüstenoktopus :-)
Herzliche Grüsse

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-04-22 7:45]

Hi Achim !
A very beautiful capture and interesting.
An excellent achievement, looks to be an Octopus.
Color contrast is nice.
Have a good day,

Hi Achim,
Magnificent picture of this strange plant, excellent focus and detail.

wow, amazing plant and amazing capture, TFS Ori

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-04-23 6:52]

Hi Achim,
Interestingly, the composition...
Excellents details and colors and color contrast is nice.
Have a good day,

Hi Achim,
A nice capture of this beautiful Welwitschia plant. Sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Achim,
a very interesting picture of Welwitschia, beautiful natural colours and fine details, simple and very pleasant composition.
Best regards

hello achim,
good presebtation of the Welwitschia, precise dof, sharp foxus and good details, natural colours,
tfs & regards

Bonjour Achim,
Trčs intéressante publication valorisant bien le sujet ; merci pour le partage.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Achim,

The point of view is allowing us to distinguish the details and colors of the plant. The picture is clear and sharp. It is well framed. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi Achim

Our guide tried soo hard to find one to no avail... You are very lucky to have seen one, and I really envy you :-))!



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