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Copyright: Peter Stoeckl (peter_stoeckl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1738 W: 291 N: 4005] (11530)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-17
Categories: Seascape
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-04-16 7:23
Viewed: 5768
Points: 22
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Coccoloba uvifera L.
Uva de Playa, Seagrape, Meertraube,
"Uva Caleta" in Cuba ...

... is “a sprawling evergreen bush or small tree that is found near sea beaches throughout tropical America and the Caribbean, including southern Florida, the Bahamas, Barbados and in Bermuda where it is called the Bay Grape. It reaches a maximum height of 8 metres, but most specimens are little more than 2 metres tall. It has large, round, leathery leaves with a primary vein that has a red color extending from the base, and the entire leaf turns red as it ages. The bark is smooth and yellowish. In late summer it bears green fruit that gradually turns orange, to red, until there is a purplish fruit, about 2 centimetres diameter, in large grape-like clusters." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccoloba_uvifera)

Muy abundante en todas las playas de la Isla de Cuba.
And always impressing to see this vigourous plant there, just as charming, vital and colourful as Cuba's people.

The location.

The camera: Sony DSC-HX1.
Image: 3456x2592pixels, downsized to 800x600.
Local time (corrected): 2010-02-16 18:57

Thank you for looking. Have a nice end of the week.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-04-16 7:33]

Hi Peter,i'm happy to see that you work whit a camera like mine!And i'm happy to see this beautiful pic,a simple leaf transformed in a great spectacle,i remember this leaves in ly cuban trip many years ago,great sharpness and great contrast between the red and the green.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Hello Peter
composizione molto semplice ma di vero impatto visivo grazie all'ottima messa a fuoco ed alla luce particolare che accarezza la foglia mettendo in risalto tutti i suoi dettagli ed i suoi colori.

hello Peter
super sharpness picture with good light and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Peter
What a interesting form have this leave!
Perfect details and lovely colors.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-04-16 13:58]

Hello Peter,
This is very nice picture with great light,colors and perfect sharpness.TFS.

Bonjour Peter
Je trouve cette image très réussie, côté technique rien à redire, l'exposition est bien calculée. La netteté est parfaite. En bref, une image plaisante et agréable.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-04-19 4:38]
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Lieber Peter,
Welch eine Ueberraschung!! Ein Bild von Dir, so sonnig und unkompliziert wie das kubanische Volk.
Ein Blatt, das einen Baum enthält, so schön. Für mich ist auch das WS-Bild wichtig, da ich diese Pflanze noch nie gesehen habe und mir so eher etwas vorstellen kann.
Voller Licht und unprätentiös, freue mich daran.
Vielleicht hast Du noch welch andere Bilder von der Castroinsel?
Wünsche eine schöne Woche
Herzlich grüsst

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-04-29 12:34]

Hi dear Peter.
I cannot imagine more precise reproduction of the leaf. Amazing pattern created by Nature. Very attractive play of sunlight reflection of the leaf surface. Combination of green and red colours are wonderful and pleasant for looking. DOF and details are incredible. Thanks for showing of this beauty and all the best for you and your family.
Yours Alexei.

Hello Peter,
a very beautiful macro shot, a leaf as a tree, outstanding sharpness, vivid bright colours, a very pleasant close composition.
Best regards

Hi Peter,
NATURE GOT THERE FIRST:Obviously you use this photo, when teaching colour theory at the design department of the University in Vienna.

Botanic Architecture has also been an inspiration e.g. the ribstructure of the huge leaves of the South American Waterlily for the cast iron structure of the Crystal Palace.

The combination of shape and colours in your image is very pleasing for the viewer.

Enjoy the rest of your week,
Kind regards

Hi Peter,
Finally, a botanical shot in your gallery. ☺ And what a great one! The unique textures of the huge leaf is breathtaking, color saturation is just the optimal and you used the late afternoon lights in a perfect way. Simplistic yet wonderful, minimalistic yet gorgeous! Bravo!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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