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Mt pulag mossy forest

Mt pulag mossy forest
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Copyright: alyssa erika louis agaban (seafetish) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 16] (96)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-12
Categories: Rain Forest
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-08-21 0:29
Viewed: 7974
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hi, sorry for the late notes =)
was fumbling my way here at trek earth.. =)
this was taken at mt. pulag national park last july.

Contrary to common knowledge, at 2,922 meters above sea level Mt. Pulag is actually only the 3rd highest mountain in the Philippines, next to Mt. Apo (godfather) in Davao, Mindanao (2,956) and Mt. Dulang-dulang (D2) in Bukidnon, Mindanao (2,938).*

It is an ecological wonder. There are four different types of forests here:

the typical Philippine rain forest, mossy forest, pine forest and much of the upper terrain is grassland forest.

The grasslands has its distinct characteristics of changing colors on different season or part of the year. During the dry season, Mt. Pulag turns into brown, while its rolling hills turns light to dark green during the rainy seasons, almost similar to those of well-maintained golf courses.*

That's why the local people believed that it is a playground of the gods!*

This picture is a just a part of the vast mossy forest kingdom.. the air is so thick with mysteries and wonder.. its so mystical feels like i have entered narnia or lothlorien..=)

And of all the mountains i visited, this is the most amazing. my pictures would never do justice, so come see it for yourself.. ;)

thanks for viewing! =)

*from www.pbase.com

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Very nice foggy mood image. I always seem to like the feeling this kind of weather brings. I just left the Philippines yesterday heading home to Beijing. I was there through the storms. You have great colors and a nice point of view. Sometimes it is nice to add notes or comments so that we know where you are and what you feel about the place you are photographing. Welcome to TN!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-02 2:36]
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Hi Alysaa,
very nice scene you captured here, the colours of the plants in foreground look greeat againsy the murky background - definitely a place i would like to explore!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-09-05 22:45]
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Mt. Pulag sounds like a great place to discover. I like your POV / point of view, with the rainy mist hiding the hills in the background.And I like the colours of the different grasses in the front too.
Thank you for sharing Alyssa

Your picture makes me wish i could climb pulag too :)

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  • Tlapp Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 6 N: 19] (112)
  • [2008-09-28 11:38]

Nice and atmospheric picture. I like the play of colors at the bottom - reds dancing with greens.
Regards, Rafal

VERY good. I would just have cropped the very bright sky off from just above the tree on the left, which would further enhance the beauty of the foreground and the trees. Great image, TFS. Best wishes.

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