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NONI - Plant with a View

NONI - Plant with a View
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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: 2005-08-14
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Fun in the Sun at Fiji
Theme(s): Edible [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-24 4:14
Viewed: 14064
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Great Morinda
Morinda citrifolia
Indian Mulberry, Mengkudu (Malay),
Nonu/Nono (Pacific Islands), Noni (Hawaii) Kuro (Fiji)

Don’t you just love the view this plant has as it is growing? I was up on a lookout hill on Mana Island and had photographed the area 360 degrees and I saw this plant looking out to sea. So I couldn’t resist taking a photo of it. And fortunately there was a name attached to it. And only now as I looked up the internet for facts on it I realise it is the ‘new’ wonder plant that many people are now selling as a ‘miracle’ fruit. They say that the juice of the Noni fruit is rich in health promoting vitamins, trace elements, enzymes, beneficial alkaloids, etc., etc.


Quoting from: www.bula-noni.com
Noni, or Morinda citrifolia, comes from the Rubiaceae family which has 80 different plant species in it. Noni is a small tree or shrub that has been used in many cultures, including the Pacific Islands, for over 2,000 years. The noni plant can even grow as high as 20 feet. It has large evergreen leaves and small white flowers that sprout at different times during the year. The flowers become bumpy, pitted fruit that is several inches long. Upon ripening, the yellowish-white skin of the fruit things and turns somewhat translucent. At this time, the flesh has an offensive odour in which some describe as rotten cheese. The fruit has numerous brown seeds with air sacs which allow the seeds to be buoyant in the water. Many attribute that to the idea that because of their buoyancy the noni fruit travelled by sea to other parts of the world. Noni is mostly found on the island terrains of the South Pacific (including Tahiti and Hawaii), Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, India, Africa, Guam, and the West Indies (Puerto Rico and the Virgin Island). The noni plant grows fruit mostly year-round.

But apart from all these uses of Noni, I found the tree’s outstanding view more interesting than the facts about the plant. I hope you all like it too. The different colours of the lagoon waters within the coral reef is so different from the outer Pacific Ocean. I do plan to post some views from this lookout hill one day soon.

All I do with these photos is to sharpen, crop for TN and place a border around it. I definitely don’t change the colours, contrasts or saturation, this is as it is. Nature as nature is…

ddg, dew77, Comandante, NINIX, sAner, chiliu, marhowie, wallhalla15, liquidsunshine, halki, coasties, PDP, Luc, scottevers7 has marked this note useful
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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-08-24 4:18]

Bonjour Jancie, c'est une "mise en page reussie"!! bravo pour la composition , very well done. Didier.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-24 4:23]

Hello Janice!
Lovely capture.POV,details,sharpness,lighting,POV,composition and your informative note are excellent.

Hello Janice!
Very nice shot.Lighting,DOF,POV,3D effect and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-08-24 6:11]

Hello Janice,

This is a nicely composed picture. Colors are good and the details are sharp. I like the light on this one. Well done & TFS!


Hi Janice,
Very good light and excellent depth of field, great POV.

Hello Jancie, You've done a great job of showing this interesting plant with an excellent view..Great light, colors, details and DOF. An excellent note - I like it!
Well done!

Janice, very interesting plant. Colorful photo, good sharpness and details. Well done.

Very nice picture, Janice.
Good POV, good compositions and details.
I like the lights and colours too.
Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-24 13:09]
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Janice, it's lovely indeed. I know you don't like to "change" nature, but anyway, maybe I'd try a different composition in which the plant wouldn't be at the center of the photo.

But this is just a preference, of course.

Apart from that, the shot is really great. Excellent and vivid colors, great sharpness and pov.

A pleasure to check.

Great post Janice,
Good detail and great POV. Well composed. Good sharpness, exposure & notes.
Hectic week = rushed critique
Well captured, thanks for posting

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-24 15:37]

Hello Janice!
Very nice capture.Great composition...
Thanks for posting.

Well done on a great shot. Sorry this is rushed, almost out of battery power on my note book. Well done. Thanks.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-24 17:31]

Looks like a bad hair day to me! Nice shot Janice. It is a lovely view you are right. It's a good shot and a great note. Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-24 19:41]

Hi Janice! I do not have the time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smiley.

" Smiles are the soul's kisses. " (Minna Thomas Antrim)
" The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul. " (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

Have a wonderfull morning, afternoon, evening, night!

Hi Janice,
excellent shot. The colors and detail are superb. It has the best view to look at as it grows. I wish I had that view.
Nice shot, and great notes.

I love your eye for detail, many people would not even notice the potential of this subject. Great color ans sharpness too.

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