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Cycad Young Leaves

Cycad Young Leaves
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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: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-18
Categories: Rain Forest
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): #3 Tropical Plants [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-20 3:02
Viewed: 5614
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the same plant of Cycas rumphii that I posted earlier. My previous post was view of apical tip of the plant at dormant stage, captured straight down from above. Following a dormant stage, this plant develops several new leaves at once, bursting from the apical tip. This time, it produces 13 new leaves at once.

Now, you can see the young leaves of this giant fern. However, not all 13 new leaves are shown in this picture.

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Hello Benyamin,
Nice composition. Sharp and crisp clear picture. Interesting to see these young leaves streching out. Very well done and TFS.

Hi Ben,

Great shot - lovely composition and lines, I particularly like the contrast between the bright leaves and the dark background.

TFS, Doug

Hello Ben,
This is a composition with wonderful lines!
Macro work well done, with excellent details in the plant...
Well done on framing and contrasty background!
Pablo -

Hi Ben,
Love the soft look of the new leaves. Great colors and a beautiful black BG to accentuate the light on the leafs. The shape of the plant is beautiful especially the curled up part of the tips.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-20 9:09]

Hi Benyamin,
very nice capture with a wonderful dark BG. Colors, POV and crop look great.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-20 10:42]

Vistosa e inusual composición Ben, tan simple como efectiva visualmente.
Me encanta el POV elegido, con un bello efecto lumínico y perfecto fondo oscuro.
El encuadre realza el efecto de profundidad con adecuado DOF y foco.
Me gusta mucho.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Showy and unusual composition Ben, as simple as effective visually.
I love elected POV, with a beautiful light effect and perfect dark backdrop.
The framing enhances the depth effect with appropriate DOF and focus.
I like it a lot.
Thank you and regards... Ricardo

very good expo

hi mario

Merhaba Ben,
Wow! What an artistic pose? Superb composition and succesful managing of the light. Bravo and TFS my dear friend.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-21 3:41]

Hello Benyamin,
Wonderful capture.Well seen and composed.POV,dark BG,lighting,contrast and composition are excellent.

Hi Ben,
Nice image! Very good details and colours. I also like the compositions here.
Thanks for sharing


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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-10-21 18:20]

Hi Ben!
Interestin leaves, your photo makes this composition look very artistic, nice POV and capture, maybe add some color, well done!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-21 21:41]

Hello Benyamin

A beautiful artistic shot.I really like the balance of light and dark.Nice strong vertical image with gentle curls.Well saturated colours.A lovely composition .TFS


what a pretty shot, ben! :-)
wonderful mixture of light and shadows showing the green
"fingers" against a great dark bg, well composed and
with amazing details and patterns.
well done & take care, thorsten.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-22 10:53]

Hi Benyamin,
Very good composition that shows this fern with excellent details agains a appropriate back background.
TFS, José M.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-10-22 15:09]

Hi Benyamin.
Very nice picture, my friend. It is like etude. And etude which is executed with great skill. I like its geometry, light and shadow. Framing and composition are perfect too. Idea of this shot is simple enough, but the result is very impressive. Perfect done and TFS,

Bonjour Ben
Félicitations pour cette prise de vue de ces magnifiques fougères, la présentation est très jolie.Les couleurs ainsi que le cadrage sont très jolis ainsi que le beau BG..
Merci et au revoir....JP

Love the notes & framing.
A well presented composition. Has a striking BG.
Excellent clarity.
Best regards,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-10-26 9:17]

hi benyamin
good contrast between dark background with colours of plant. using of light, colours, details and note are great

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-26 19:16]

Hi Benyamin
Good shot and composition. Good colours and light
Well done mf


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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-10-31 12:24]

Very simple, yet beautiful. Nice lines and curves and the lighting is awesome.

Lovely close up of this plant. Back home we got some like these and it's said that they usually are good hideouts for snakes.. so I never go near them!:)


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-11-06 21:37]

Hi, Benyamin,

Wonderful composition, very nice colors and contrast,excellent sharpness and details,good note.


Hi Ben, I always think of these as Dinosaur plants as they are very old. Good POV to make this a very effective composition. Well done. Murray.

excellent use of light...

great capture, TFS Ori

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