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Heliconia stricta

Heliconia stricta
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Copyright: ana ribeiro (ana974) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-16
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/4, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-25 15:40
Viewed: 3451
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello dear friends!
Here we have another tropical plant which is much appreciated by landscapers because of their lively color and exotic forms.
Hope you like!
Big hug from,

Heliconia stricta is a "clumping" species of Heliconia, commonly found in the Caribbean islands, Central America and South America.Wikipedia

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-10-25 19:04]

Hello Ana,
When I was in Brazil a few years ago I remember seeing many strange and beautiful flowering plants, this one looks very familiar. The shape is very unique and the colors are vivid and well saturated. You are fortunated to have such attractive plants in your country.
I also remember viewing some gorgoous butterflies with delicate wings and yes!! a caterpillar with a very painful sting when I touched it.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-25 21:39]

Bonjour Ana,
Couleurs éclatantes et de toute beauté pour cette fleur.
Les tons orangés ressortent magnifiquement bien sur les tons verts.
Belle journée

Hallo Ana,
a beautiful macro, good sharpness and vivid colours, a very pleasant visual impact
Best regards

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-10-25 23:46]

good lighting and colors. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-26 0:44]

Hello Ana,
Excellent photo of this flower in splendid colours. Good sharpness and POV.

Ciao Ana, lovely flower with fantastic colors, wonderful sharpness and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

I do not like that image dear aNa. Good day ...and please do not get me wrong. The focal point here I presume is the red/orange part of the plant which seems totally out of focus, my friend or at least large parts of it!!! Look carefully after the focus and if you are not happy take another shot...and another. For me the damn "white balance" is also far ..far away from reality, just have a look those green leaves. Now take your yellow summer glasses, go to the same plant and take a careful look...nice isn't it?....but not realistic! In my opinion this attempt of yours is another disappointment...if you agree with me just go back to the drawing board !!!
Thanks for your support for my man made "Rogue wave"...appreciated!
George Veltchev

Hello Ana,
What a lovely image with fantastic colours. It is a wonderful composition
with perfect focus and great POV.

Reminds me of Birds of Paradise plant usually planted in gardens, Ana. This one too seems to be a favourite of gardeners in your country.
I like the shape and colour of these flowers.
Low aperture value and slow shutter speed do seem to have taken some toll on the sharpness, but all in all, it is a very pretty picture.

Hello Anna,
I love this superb species of flower.
It is a wonderful macro with great details and very good clarity.
Splendid contrast against the background.
Impressive colors and almost a perfect exposure. (f/4 is not good enough for a perfect dept of field and focus on the entire flower)
Thanks for sharing!

HI Ana,
another beautiful plant. Great point of view. Amazing colours. Perfect composition.
Thanks for this interesting photo.

Hello Ana,
In my view as a novice, it will depend on what you were looking for. A Soft, yet fairly detailed exposure of the flower? You have done that. Well done, you succeeded with that!!
Now, and this is totally my own observation, I would have tried to set my focus absolutely on the flower and automatically the sharpness of your object would have increased dramatically, with the F/4 setting it would have left you with a absolutely, and I mean it, "Stunning shot".
Regards and enjoy the last part of the week,
Beautiful flower Ana!!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-26 11:21]

Hi Ana,a beeautiful flower and a nice capture whit these wamr and rich colors,maybe the sharpness isn't the best on the flower but better on the background,you must set better the focus..ehehe..Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano.

.. pues a esa focal utilizo simplemente un monopié, lo que me permite, con buena luz,
disparar con pequeñas aberturas de hasta f24. Suelo trabajar con insectos siempre a f muy altas.

Esta toma tuya tiene las características de algunas de tus fotografías, osea, plasmas bien los colores y encuadras bien, pero se te escapan algo esas potentes tonalidades. Creo que la velocidad de disparo fue algo lenta, aunque lo entiendo debido a la poca luz que supongo tenías.
Saludos Ana: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Ana,
This is amazing coloor and very good species.
well done.
Have a good week.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-11-02 6:18]

Hello Ana,
very lovely heliconia. The red is so splashing and it attracts the eyes to it very much. Very special flowers that I always see in bouquet sold in town.
nice natural shot here.


Hello aNa,
A very beautiful flower which is unfamiliar to me and so I am glad that you uploaded it here. It does seem that the field of focus is a little behind the flowers and just today I again thought that one should use a tripod always, unless it is just not possible. It would have given you complete camera stability and the opportunity of using a smaller aperture for more DOF. As far as the white balance is concerned, it is a matter of taste and not an issue here. Definitely worth my two points. Best wishes.

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