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White ginger

White ginger
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Copyright: Carmem Busko (carmem_busko) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 32 N: 91] (431)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2004-02-23
Categories: Water Plants
Camera: Canon PowerShot A300
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-08-23 16:49
Viewed: 11748
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hedychium coronarium flower.
Shot taken near a waterfall in Brotas, São Paulo. This is Indian flowerfrom Zingiberaceae family, but now is found in Brazil in all region the soil is plenty of water.
White ginger is a tropical perennial; the green stalks grow from a thick rhizome to a height of 2-4' feet. In autumn the stalks are topped with fragrant white flowers that resemble butterflies.
The fresh sweet scent of this plant in bloom is a real treat on warm evenings.

Photo: Natural lighting, in an overcasted day.

Tech: gradient map to b&W and removing the BG with a mask. I did it to emphasize the textures.

Hope it´s not offensive to Treknature, since I captured it in wildlife conditions.

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  • Great 
  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-24 3:19]

This is stunning. Excellent DOF and detail. I like the composition as well Thanks for posting

  • Great 
  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2004-08-24 16:04]

I totally agre with japie. Excellent picture that I think deserve a lot more of points.

  • Great 
  • urban Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 4 N: 79] (413)
  • [2004-08-24 16:05]

Good choise to make this one B&W. The color contrast is great here. The lighting is good also. Great shot.

  • Great 
  • ellis49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
  • [2004-08-24 16:07]
  • [2]

Great Carmem
Very nice BW picture , very good composition and
good sharpness.
Good note .
Well done

  • Great 
  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-27 15:14]

Hi Carmen
This ia VERY beautiful, the B&W brings out the texture well as you wanted to show. I love the dark BG, evenm the frame. A serious nit is that the petal are cut-off in the right and the too tight crpp left and right. Look at the space you alowed at the top between the petal and the frame - you need that space min around the flowers to let them "breathe". The space at the bottom is also spot on and you can play between these two for left & right.

Very nice B&W shot, works very well. I agree with Callie however - you need more space around the flower.

  • Great 
  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-04-13 20:26]
  • [+]

Esta composição está linda. Sabe o que mais?... tive o prazer de completar os 50 pontos de suas críticas... dando uma estrela dourado... obrigado...!!!

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