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Cunninghamia lanceolata

Cunninghamia lanceolata
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-11-30
Categories: Trees
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Raynox DCR 250 macro lens
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Cones And "Coniferal Blooming" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-12-07 12:49
Viewed: 2102
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Trekkers,

Today I'd like to introduce a species new to TN: Cunninghamia lanceolata (Lambert) Hooker, a subtropical evergreen conifer from East Asia. The genus is monotypic (contains one species only), the most primitive survivor from the family Cupressaceae, and was also distributed in America in the tercier. On the photo you can see the female cones (look at the male ones here if interested).

Photo: taken in the Fota Arboretum on a fantastic sunny day a week ago, using my macro converter lens; manual exposure mode, flash. PP: moderate cropping, slight level adjustment, selective sharpening on the cones.

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Hello Laszlo,
Brilliant in all aspects.....Incredible clarity, focus and sharp details. Very nice image. The exposure is perfect. The colors and contrast of this image are amazing.
An image suitable for winter holidays.......
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Laszlo,
Beautiful colors, texture and DOF. Wonderful work.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-12-07 17:41]

Hello Laszlo,
I must admit I have never seen this particular species of pine before. The female cones are lovely with their beautiful brown and green scales. Sharply focused and perfect exposure allows us to view them in exceptional detail. Nicely composed and displaying great DOF. Well done!!

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-12-07 22:28]

Hello Laszlo,
great capture different conifer,thanks and regards..

Hello Laszlo - Congratulation for a new species here in TN. No doubt, a stunning BG and against it these pair of female Cones look very natural. Excellent DOF with well managed light, as well as sharpness. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar/ Thanks Laszlo for your comment on my last post. Giraffe was so close that I couldn't get much space. I knew before posting it, but glad to see that you have pointed out. Regards and take care - Sri

Ciao Laszlo, great macro of beautiful and interesying splecie, lovely composition, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my froend, ciao Silvio

Hello Laszlo

Very nice image of this conifer species, very nice composition and presentation, excellent clarity and sharpness, very good DOF, fine details.



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-12-11 15:20]

Hi Laszlo,spectacular way to show us the fruits of this interesting conifer,i like a lot the use of flash and the contrast with the blue sky in background,magnificent details and bright colors,very well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello László

The against diving (en contre-plongé) POV with the contrast
light and color tones, it gives dynamism to the image, TFS


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