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Tropical Almond

Tropical Almond
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-16
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Fun in the Sun at Fiji
Date Submitted: 2005-08-31 6:04
Viewed: 6848
Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

In Fiji it is known as Tavola Tivi. It belongs to the combretum family.

When I first saw this tree on Mana Island, Fiji, I really fell for it. It is a big tree and there were many of them on the island. I loved how the sun would shine through their leaves, which seemed be a variety of green, yellow and red colours and they would really glisten against the blue sky.

It thrives as an ornamental tree in many tropical cities in the world and it is also known in other countries as: Badamier, Java almond, Amandier de Cayenne, Tropical almond, Wild almond, Indian almond, Myrobalan, Malabar almond, Singapore almond, Ketapang, Huu kwang, Sea almond, Aobateishi, West Indian almond, amandel huu kwang and in Fiji – Tavola Tivi.

Tropical almond is a large deciduous stately tree, originally from India, growing up to 90 feet tall with horizontal whorls of branches offering clusters of foot long, obovate leaves that turn pink-red to red - yellow before falling.


HELP!!I really wanted to post another photo of this tree, but I had trouble with it. In the workshop you can see this other photo. Any suggestions please…

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  • Great 
  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-08-31 6:18]

HI Janice,
I too like how the sun shines through the leaves. The leaves colours look great against the blue sky.
Nice composition.

  • Good 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-08-31 6:22]
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Hi Janice,

Nicely compose, although I must say this picture just doens't do something for me. Colors are nice, but I do think parts are underexposed. TFS!


Hi Janice,
great composition with the back lighting thru the trees. Greats colors, with nice detail. That is a hard shot with the broad exposure range.

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-31 11:03]

Hello Janice!
Very nice capture.Well seen and composed.Lighting,POV and details are excellent.

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-31 14:04]

What a nice and interesting composition. The point of view is good and unusual. Contrast with sky, colors and light are very good ! Thanks for sharing Janice.

Wow Janice, that is great. I like it. Very interesting plant. POV is excellent. Colorful photo, good sharpness and details. Well done.

  • Great 
  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-08-31 14:23]

Hoi Janice,

Every time afgain you surprise us with the Fiji beauties. I would love to be there.

Very nice picture,


Nice shot Janice,
Another busy night. No time for proper critique.
Well captured, well worth the smiley.
Thanks for posting

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-31 18:33]

Wow, what a sky Janice! And this leaves looks like tropical, green butterfly :-) I really like composition and colours. Interesting note completes your post.

Good night [00:32AM]

  • Great 
  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-09-01 1:47]

Hi Janice,
good colours and sharpness. Interesting plant and note. Good job.
Rgs, Aleksander

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-09-01 11:46]

Janice, I like the mixture between light and dark shades.

A simple and effective picture - that's great.

Great contrast, pov and sharpness.

Well done.

This is defiantly your style Janice and your perfecting it. Great use of natural light as it filters through the leaves. Composition is hurt slightly by the cropped leaf on top. Good detail and exposure. 6/10 Well done.

Hello Janice, I like this perspective from underneath and the blue sky BG. Very good details, colors and I like the effect of this filtered light. Well done!

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