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Nucifera.


Nucifera.
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Stoeckl (peter_stoeckl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1736 W: 291 N: 4004] (11526)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-08
Categories: Water Plants
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7Hi
Exposure: f/4, 1/180 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-05 13:48
Viewed: 6315
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
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Nucifera.

Nucifera, carrying nuts.


... nuts are quite versatile, and can be eaten raw or dried and popped like popcorn. They can also be boiled down until soft and made into a paste. Combined with sugar (…) a common ingredient in pastries”.

Bon appetite.


I guess you know which well tasting seeds we are talking about. But just for confirmation you may

> click here to see the blossom.


References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelumbo_nucifera
http://cgi-host.uni-marburg.de/~omspezbo/nutzpflanzen/details.cgi?id=330


The camera:

Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi, 2560 x 1920 pixel, sRGB, 51mm, F/4, 1/180 sec., ISO-100; no tripod, no flash; 08.08.2004, 10:54.


Postwork:

Photoshop Elements: combination of an original and a close cropping from the original. Upper image: original downsized to web. Lower image: closely cropped, downsized to fit in. Selectively sharpened; brightness, contrast and saturation slightly adjusted.

The picture was taken in the Botanical Gardens of Parco Sigurtà.


Thank you for looking.
Have a very good day - gettin' nuts.

jmp, loot, star74, Alex99, XOTAELE, RAP, cedryk, TAZ, horia, anel, shirgold, TheMystic, cicindela, ppmiranda has marked this note useful
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great pictures, TFS Ori

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-05 14:43]
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Hi Peter

My, my, it is the first time ever I laid eyes on this strange (alien-like if you wish) seed pod and great was my surprise when I saw which plant it belongs to. You have provided me with a very interesting learning gained. Thank you very much.

I appreciate this composite posting for giving the overall view and the close-up view, all in one. This is rather beneficial to form a proper perspective of the pod in relation to the plant. Wow, nature is always so full of surprises. Just when you think you saw everything (if that is ever possible) something new pops up, something more extraordinary, something incredibly complex or simplex, or something overwhelmingly beautiful.

You have captured two great shots here and prepared it in a lovely presentation. The colours are well defined, the details are brilliantly sharp, and the exposure was managed to the T.

Very well done and TFS.
Regards
Loot

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-01-05 15:10]

Hello Peter , It's a beauty shot , very apart good colours compositie details sharpnes the blossem is beautifull , I have this fruits never seen before , Good Weekend Teunie .

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-01-05 15:15]

Hi Peter,
It is a very interesting plant,
I have never seen it before,
Nice colours and details,
TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-05 15:48]

Hi Peter.
I'm surprised. My knowledge it is absolutely not enough to coordinate these two fine pictures. At every shot you managed to create 3D-effect. Tree-dimensional space is reflected excellently. Combination of well lightened surfaces and deeply shadowed parts of images is looked amazedly. Great lovely green key of these wonderful pictures. Captured pieces of flowers are simply charms. Outstanding and wonderful reproduction of texture and colour tones. Lighting in its softness and pleasantness is amazing too. Next your piece of photo art. My congratulations, dear Peter, and TFS.
Alexei.

Preciosos detalles de estos frutos, más ampliamente detallados en la imagen inferior.
Una nitidez estupenda Peter.
Saludos, JL.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-05 16:41]

Original y bien lograda compo Peter de esta planta, la cual había visto así hasta ahora.
Gran presentación con la combinación de las dos imágenes con el primer plano de los frutos y el punto de vista del conjunto entre sus hojas.
Me encanta el encuadre y los correctos y naturales tonos captados.
mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

Original and well achieved compo Peter of this plant, which I don't have seen this way up to now.
Great presentation with the combination of the two images with the close up of the fruits and the point of view of the group among their leaves.
I love the framing and the correct and natural captured tones.
My best regards... Ricardo

Hi Peter,
Great macro shot, especially the one at bottom. Very neat, sharp, and great details.
Perfectly done.

Ben Lakitan

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-05 20:18]

Hi Peter,
Great details, colors and depth of field on these captures. Also a great note, it blew me away to find which blossom bears this fruit. Thanks for sharing.
Rick

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-01-05 20:31]

Hello Peter,
Really interesting shot. Never sew this plant before. All details, colors, sharpness, light and composition are just great. TFS
Donald

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-01-05 20:32]

Hello Peter,
I like very much this contribution! Very interesting shapes and placement of the seeds. Excellent shades of green too. Good idea with the closeup view at the bottom.
Nice note.
Best greetings,
Michal

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-01-06 1:57]

Hello Peter,
Good idea to show us another stage of the flower with to clear view.
The "+++" : subject, collage, exposure, sharpness, DOF, colors, note...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations and TFS !

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-06 4:03]

Hi Peter,
Awesome shape and colors of this fruit. From such a flower such a fruit! Perfect light that an excellent relief and beautiful colours. Both views are beautiful and clarify what we see.
Best regards, José M.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-06 4:10]

Hi Peter

What an interesting post!
This is definately a very interesting fruit and plant :)
I must confess, however, that i had no idea this was eatable, and i don't think i've seen any around here :)
Wh, well...anyway...this is another great thing about TN - you learn a new thing everyday!
This pictures are both top quality, with super sharp details, charming natural colors are excellent POV and DOF.
Very well done, my friend!
Bravo and TFS
Horia

Hello Peter
Fantastic set. Great idea. I heve never seen these plant. The photos are great very good sharpnes and colors.
Best wishes
Krzysztof

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-01-06 7:29]
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Hallo Peter,
Ein sehr ungewöhnliches Bild zeigst Du uns hier.Wir lernen dabei viel und haben die Freude ein perfekt komponiertes, farblich schönes Bild zu sehen. Eine Frage betreffend Nüsse im Bild. Es sind davon nur 4 grosse, in einem Quadrat angeordnet; die andern sind viel kleiner. Ist es Zufall oder sind sie immer so angeordnet?
Herzlichen Dank und liebe Grüsse
Anne

Genial - hi Peter, das ist wundervoll!
Diese Details, die Du hier so schön nochmal näher presentierst, das ist eine gelungene Zusammenstellung dieser abstrakten Blume.
Ich sehe das war in Sigurta. Das ist eine tolle Anlage und ich bin froh, daß man nun nicht mehr wie früher mit dem Auto durchfährt, das war unmöglich, man konnte die Schönheiten gar nicht genießen. Jetzt sind die Italiener auf dem Schumi-Trip mit den Elekto-Golfcaddies, das war die beste Idee für sie ;-)
Ich war in den letzen 2 Jahren auch dort, wir sind jedes Jahr in Lazise im Urlaub.
Viele Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-01-06 23:00]

Hi Peter, I loved the flower when you showed it and certainly didn't recognise this as the same plant. I can now that you show us.
It is very interesting, and very well presented to us too. TFS
Janice

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-01-08 13:30]

Bonjour,
Etonnante plante, belle netteté !
Bonne journée.
clnaef

Hi Peter,
This is fantastic and very interesting. I remember well the other post of the flower, seems the fruit is no less interesting.
Thanks you for sharing this great post!
Shir

Great visual impact in this montage. The closeup reminds me of alien eyeballs staring at me....
Cheers
Otto

Hi Peter,
It is a very interesting plant,
I have never seen it before,
Nice colours and details,
Biswarup

Dear Peter,
This is really original picture, not only because this is not a butterfly :)
I like a lot not only DOF and a very artictic POV, but even the idea for the photo! Great details and terrific final effect.
My best congratulations and also best greetings from really summer Lodz,
Radomir

Peter,

Maravilhosa sua foto. Seria interessante que fizesse outra onde se pudesse observar todo o conjunto.

Paula

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