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"no bananas today"

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Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 259 N: 4365] (26007)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-09
Categories: Food, Nature
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-14 3:18
Viewed: 1584
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
a huge banana flower, in an upside down position, at the entrance of a shop on main street.

Bananas are fast-growing herbaceous perennials arising from underground rhizomes. The fleshy stalks or pseudostems formed by upright concentric layers of leaf sheaths constitute the functional trunks. The true stem begins as an underground corm which grows upwards, pushing its way out through the center of the stalk 10-15 months after planting, eventually producing the terminal inflorescence which will later bear the fruit. Each stalk produces one huge flower cluster and then dies. New stalks then grow from the rhizome. Banana plants are extremely decorative, ranking next to palm trees for the tropical feeling they lend to the landscape.


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Ola Tsilla
Just in Madeira I use to see bananas trees...but I never find this colorful flower...it is very beautiful , appelative and interesting.
Good sharpness and good textures.
Um abraço

Banana flowers are better than the fruits to photograph. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Olá Tsilla,
I agree with Eleu, the fruit are tasty but not photogenic.
Nice capture, good highkey colors and details.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2013-01-14 9:28]

Hi Tsilla,

Very nice view of the flowers banana, I like very much the tones of colors.
Great détails of the pétals and the sharpness is perfect for the composition,TFS.
Shalom my friend.

Ciao Tsilla, lovely composition with nice flowers,beautiful light, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Tsilla
This banana flower is fantastic,like the vibrant red color,
Place this flower at the entrance of a shop surely attracts attention..well seen....TFS

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2013-01-14 17:41]


Your choice of portrait style framing works well here with you CU image. A good balance of color and detail with subtle lighting.


PS: Your title reminds me of the old Jimmy Durate song:
"Yes, We Have No Banannas."

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