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Heide - Ericas

Heide - Ericas
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Copyright: Bernard Fourie (Bernard) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 14] (47)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-03-23
Camera: Canon EOS 300D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-11-12 6:55
Viewed: 8278
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo was taken on the top of Table mountain. These flowers, called "Heide" or Ericas are part of the Fynbos Biome found in the Cape Floral Kingdom

Areas on the Cape Peninsula, and about 70,000 sq km (about 27,500 sq mi) of southern Western Cape Province, contain the distinctive fynbos biome, an ecological community. Although relatively small in area, this region constitutes one of the six recognized floral kingdoms of the world. It includes 8,500 plant species, of which more than 6,000 are indigenous.

If you are more intrest to read about fynbos this website is very helpful, http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/envfacts/fynbos/

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Very nice Bernard.
Good colours and very informative note.
I have read about the Funbos and I think it must be a very nice place to visit.
Well done.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-11-12 11:43]

Good focus, Nice compo and interesting flowerrs. Good Shot. Keep em coming

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-12 22:58]

I love fynbos to the n'th degree and posted a series about your beautiful part of the world a while ago. I knew that the range of species in fynbos was vast, but was amazed when starting to research my shots at just how species there were.

I like your shot a lot and the colors are beatiful. I have one or two suggestions which I hope will be useful. When taking shot like thes from the top down into the flower you need as much DOF that you can get and that can be achieved by using the smallest aperture that the light will allow you. I usually shoot with my program on Aperture Priority and with light permitting not shoot below F/13. This will get most of your flower in sharp focus.

The other thing is to use a tripod. It is a lot of hassle to drag around, bot it is worth it. quite often a shot is not sharp due to lens movement even while the focus is set correctly,

I hope you find this useful.

Thanks for posting

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-11-16 14:16]

Hi Bernard
Nice, striking red of these ericas. I like the compo to, altough it is a bit tight. The dissapearing dof works well too, but fr impact, you must concentrate to get 1 or three isolated, with more OOF BG.

Hi Bernard, Welkom hier op TN. It's a nice shot of our fynbos. I think Japie gave a nice critique and advise. Well done.

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