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Copyright: Doug Carpenter (CHIPPY) (17)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-10
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-01 2:45
Viewed: 4148
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hoya sp. Hoya species are difficult to identify at best, maybe another botanist more Knowledgeable about this genus can do better?
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Hi Doug
A beautiful flower. Where did you photograph this one? I love the sharpness of the centres and the velvet like leaves...they remind me of big pink fluffy slippers!

Excellent, lighting and DOF is good. I have never seen this flower before and I am amazed at the fluffiness of the petals, they look like they are made from fluffy fabric! Beautiful.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-05-02 5:33]
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Hi Doug

A warm welcome to you here at TrekNature and I sincerely hope you will have a long and pleasant stay with us here at the site.

It seems like you have your size issues sorted out, because there is nothing wrong with this posting's size and quality. In fact it is quite perfect at 198kB and 800x601 pixels. Further the details are well presented through this sharp image, the colours are rich and pleasing to the eye, and the exposure levels are spot-on.

I need to ask you one question though and unfortunately it is necessary to ask this and for you to know the reason and the implication. Is this a cultivated garden plant or where did you photographed these flowers? If you acknowledge that it is a garden plant then the regrettable reality is that you will have to remove it as such photos may not be posted according to the rules of the "Terms of Service". The goal of this site is to remain pure as far as natural species are concerned and it must be found in a natural environment. The exception to the rule is botanical gardens for plants or zoo's for animals, but then the TOS require that one mentions the fact and the name of the institution. If you have not done so yet, may I suggest you read through the section that contains all the rules and the do's and don'ts of the site. You will find this at the right hand site of the top row of menu items under "About". Pay special attention to the "Guidelines", "FAQ", and "Terms of Service".

At this stage I cannot or will not do anything about this as only you know the true answer so, I will have to give you the benefit of the doubt, but normally if it is found to be a hybrid of any sorts, a cultivated or garden plant (also agricultural), a domestic animal (pets or farm animals), or man made objects as main subjects, then it will be or might be reported as a violation and then it probably will be removed by the site admin. So, by knowing the rules and working according to it will prevent later distasteful incidents. I really hope this will help you to enjoy this site in a more complete and informed manner.

Take care and TFS.

Hi Doug
Welcome to TrekNature.
This is a great capture of the pink fluffy Hoya flowers with the interesting centres. Very good focus, colour and composition.

Such criticism is not the picture, I love the flower
And fine photography

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