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Manokwari 05

Manokwari 05
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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-19
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: sony A100, DT 18-200mm F3.5-6.3, 62 mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Manokwari: a hidden paradise
Date Submitted: 2006-11-27 18:56
Viewed: 5082
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tropical Rainforest

Taken from foothill of Gunung Meja, Manokwari, Irian Jaya Barat. Just to show how dense this tropical rainforest is. This dense natural forest is situated in valley surrounded by a horseshoe-shape highland. At BG, it is shilhouette of mountain on the other side.

I include a cloud in this image, to give an idea on altitude of the mountainous area in this region. My guesstimate, the altitude should be around 2,000 meters above sea level.

This is the view over top of forest canopy, and I will post another shot to show how it look like from under forest canopy. Then, I will share with you some of interesting plant species that I encounter in this area, including orchids.

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Hello Ben,
Lovely rain forest atmosphere well captured!
I love the hazy background almost hiding the mountains, and that fluffy white cloud is a nice element in this attractive composition!
Pablo -

Hello Benyamin,
Beautiful undertaken of tropical rainforest which I still unable to compose one. Nice landscape with imposing mountain in the background. Very well done and tfs.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-11-28 2:18]
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Hi Ben!

Another great piece of paradise. Very dense and green forest, I bet it is also very moist. Beautifull landscape. I think you used too strong compression - look at artifacts around trees.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-28 8:21]

Hello Benyamin,
Very nice plce and capture.Looks like a painting.POV,colors,DOF and composition are wonderful.

très bonne composition de cete foret et de ce ciel bleu, netteté parfaite
bravo amitiès et merci du partage

Salut Ben
C'est une belle prise de vue avec ce merveilleux paysage avec ses forets et son beau ciel! Les couleurs sont sublimes.La composition est très belle ainsi que les détails!

Merci et au revoir....JP

Outstanding! This is such a lovely photographic rainforest, it has everything going for it.
Well done...

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-29 6:20]

Hi Ben,
wonderful rainforest landscape. The lucious greens with the hazy mountains in the background is wonderful. Nice composition with a wonderful POV.

Hello Ben,
This is a very interesting place. How many nature's treasures could be hiding in there. This is a very nice POV and composition. There is something a bit strange though about this picture and I can't tell exactly what it is... Maybe it is as Red45 said... Nice picture anyway with great colors and interesting notes. Thanks,

belle photo, jolie vue,bien nette. Thomas

Your Manokwari series is captivating, Benyamin. The hazy valley between you and the high mountains looks promising for spending quiet and peaceful time on a holiday.
TFS and take cae.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-29 15:37]

Benyamin, magnífico paisaje, buen pov y maravilloso habitat, saludos

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-11-29 21:29]

Stunning, misty & mystical: a postcard perfect shot with great colours and composition

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2006-12-20 17:31]

Hi Ben. A beautiful composition with the heavy clouds and the forests they help create. Good DOF. Murray.

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