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NZ Cabage tree

NZ Cabage tree
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Copyright: Sue Way (sway) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02
Categories: Trees
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828
Exposure: f/7.2, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): New Zealand native fauna & flora, 40-49 Points (Chapter 5) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-24 4:27
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cabbage Tree (Cordyline Australis)
(Maori Name Ti Kouka)

A palm-like tree, that only gets its domestic name, Cabbage Tree, because early European settlers used to boil and eat the young shoots. The Maori used the tree for many purposed as well as food. The leaves make a stronger thatch than flax.

In spring and summer it produces large heads of sweetly scented, creamy flowers above its long, grass-like leaves.

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Hi Sue
Lovely colours. Good POV. The sun strike is a bit distracting but over all a great shot. Well done.

Hi Sue!
Thisis amazing shot! Just perfect. Superb colours and great atmosphere. I feel so happy to look at it!

Very nice picture, Sue.
Beautiful colours, good details and POV.
Well done.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-24 6:07]

A lovely shot Sue,
Fantasic colours and nice detail.
Great work,well done.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-24 6:27]

Hi Sue, lovely colours in the sky with the Cabbage tree silhouetted so well against them. Good POV and details. Well done.

Nice shot, with lovely composition and lighting. Well done.

Very nice shot Sue,
The colours are wonderful. Excellent composition, a real postcard capture.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend

Well here's some drama, Sue! Very nice composition; I like the centered plant with the off center sun. Lovely photo!

Wonderful capture Sue, very good POV and superb colours. Very nice work.

Spectacular sunset!
Perfect exposure!
Lovely colour!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-27 11:03]

Great shot Sue, the colours are excellent and I like the POV you used. The sun is a little distractinf but there isn't much of a trunk for it to hide behind. Very well done.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-06-29 17:33]

Excellent shot Sue, nice DOF, colours and composition. Well done, thanks for sharing..

i really kike this ahot as its very dramatic.good to see the flax flowersas well . it speaks strongly of New Zealand
well done

hello SUE:) pls keep it in secret:D really I love palms:) I love them all:) next to my parents' house we have one:) beautiful:) exellent one:) this one is also amaizing:) and this beauty light behind:) I love it:)



Wow! The light here is especially striking. The tones and glow of this makes it very special, the tree seems suited to a silhouette image. Fantastic - the small greenish spot on the upper tree could be photo shopped out (if desired - similarly on the trunk).

Nice shot, beautiful colour and contrast!

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2005-07-18 9:21]
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Hi Sue!
Very beautiful photo.TFS.
Best wishes,

Amazing! All those layered colors! I know that New Zealand is renowned for it's beautiful sunrises and sunsets ... you have given us the perfect example. Well executed with the backlight!!

Thank you for sharing!

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  • DLM Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 2] (124)
  • [2005-07-19 15:53]
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Hi Sue lovely image,really nice colours.
POV is very good too.
Well done.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-12 14:59]

Hello Sue,
What a great portrait i like the warm colours & details, very well composed.


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-08-19 7:27]

Nice beautiful composition.Lovely colours.Very well taken.

wonderful colours! I like the mood of this photo

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