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~Stiff-Leaved Wild Pine~


~Stiff-Leaved Wild Pine~
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Copyright: Angela Reigelman (MommaMiaX3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 215] (737)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS 12X Zoom, 52mm UV filter
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-12 8:12
Viewed: 3403
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Took this a photo a few days ago, on one of my many hikes threw the Hickey Creek Park. This particular Stiff Leaved Wildpine was in bloom, about 20 feet above my head, and measured I'm guessing about 22 inches wide. These are lovely and grow on many trees in the Hammock.

Tillandsia fasciculata

Stiff-leaved Wild Pine

Growth: a bulky plant that's the most common and most conspicuous species at Corkscrew; in deep shade, leaves may grow to as much as forty inches and be strongly twisted; in open, it is compact and highly colored; when grows on trunks, forms large protuberances that give host tree a knobby appearance; large plants in tree tops are often mistaken for bird or squirrel nests; grows equally well in canopy or near ground

Leaves: long, slender, tapering, bluish-green, reasonably erect; often have brownish bands at base

Flowers: flower stalk usually bright red, although green or yellow at times; appears braided because of the branchlets; from each "braid," bright violet flowers appear; flowers January through mid-summer

Notes: other common name sinclude Quill-leaf Air Plant, Cardinal Air Plant, Cardinal Wild Pine

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-12 22:34]

Hello Ange,
Nice capture of this flower, the composition is good, the harsh light hurt a bit on the limb, some fill flash may have helped. May I ask what the blue and orange is the the right?
Thanks for sharing Ange.
Rick

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-04-13 0:13]

Nice shot Ange,I like the hues of red on that shotts .
The green and the huge bark.
I 've a suggestion, a bit of a crop would get a closer view of the pine.
TFS & Cheers

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-13 22:52]

Hello Angela

This is a neat posting.Very well focused with sharp detail.It must be wonderful to have these flowers blooming all over.Well composed.TFS

Rob

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