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Tillandsia cyanea

Tillandsia cyanea
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Copyright: Elif Eren (eliferen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 517 W: 84 N: 197] (1812)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-30
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 3200
Exposure: f/2.8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-03 8:55
Viewed: 5006
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a little, kind and charming houseplant called Tillandsia cyanea. I posted previously another macro of it. After i took those shots she pop-upped couple of purple flowers from edgy parts. Now this magenta part of it look pale green with no flowers..:( Sure she's waiting for spring to revive!

* Taken at morning sunlight. I prefer the light coming back from the flower to get glowing edges.
* Used black cardboard and by having the sunlight at back top i tried to get a good matte black.
* macro shot
* exposure -1.0 on Nikon Coolpix 3.2

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A BEAUTY, Elif, stunning colours, love the 'see-through' edges, thanx, M, (*_*)

I haven't seen this plant before.Very attractive pink colour!Good use of light and it is outstanding in front of the dark background!
Thank's for sharing.

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  • nuria Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 0] (216)
  • [2006-03-03 10:06]
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Cok basarili bir ters isik calismasi yapmissiniz. Renk ve geometri harika. Selamlar sevgiler.

beautiful colors Elif :)
i like the glowing effect on the edges
good use of light :)

Good use of the light, Elif! The edges are well defines, but there is also a nice balance in the foliage at the bottom. Good clean composition. Very good!

Hi Elif,
lovely lighting! the colours are beautiful:)

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  • Yug Gold Star Critiquer [C: 158 W: 0 N: 89] (1864)
  • [2006-03-03 13:01]
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Beautiful picture Elif. Nice lightning and colour!

Beautiful picture of this plant, Elif, and I think this could be in a book about plant. I like the composition, the light and the colours. Excellent!

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  • c3101 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 0 N: 93] (1250)
  • [2006-03-03 15:24]
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Very interesting plan Elif. Nice backlighting. Good job.

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  • Kocak Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 38 W: 34 N: 4] (298)
  • [2006-03-03 16:30]
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Colors and the symetry of flower very good. Also i love the glow effect at the edge of the flower. Last i want to thanks your black cardboard it's so useful.Valla çok kullanışlı bir kartonmuş. :)
Tebrikler Elif


A wonderful plant Elif and you made a real art of it in this photo...I hope spring will arrive soon in Istanbul ;-)
Have a wonderful weekend and tot ziens


  • drymd29 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 242 N: 659] (7658)
  • [2006-03-03 18:11]
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Text says: little and kind, picture shows huge and strong; whatever, the view is great and massive. Nice central symmetrie.
Thanks Elif

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-03-03 22:30]
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Beautiful light and colors! I love the black background that creates a strong color contrast with the pink! Nice composition! Very well done! Michel

This is it! True flower power! Fantastic dear
ce TL member ! :-))


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  • yalin Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 19] (246)
  • [2006-03-04 17:46]
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Cok farklı bir cicek, muthis renkler.. Isik da cok basarili. Daha dun capitolde gormemis olsam gercek olduguna inanmayacagim bu cicegin.

Tebrikler, Iyi hafta sonlari.

Hi Elif, Great shot. Great sharpness and colors on a perfectly black background. Great lighting.

See you on TL, Marie-José

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2006-03-06 3:53]
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Hi Elif, Glad to heard your baby 3200 is back again! Wonderful lighting is set! I like the edge been highlight so well & the composition is perfect in symetric that present an eligent mood on it! Always great photo from you my friend! Cheers!


Hi Elif,

Nice shot. Very good work with the light, specailly the ligth coming from back. Wonderful colours.



Hi Elif,
o, this flower is so beautiful.
It's perfect to see it with the light behind.
So it seems that the leaves are a little transparent, wonderuful shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2006-03-06 18:28]
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Excellent work ! With the black cardboard, the flower stands out really well. Thanks Elif!


Excellent Elif! Thanx for explaining the process, really appreciated.
the backlighting effect works wonderfully well.

Hello Elif, this flower is beautiful! And you did a great close-up! The colours are well saturated. Nicely framed with it tiny leaves.

Cheers, Yan :)

Really lovely work Elif especially the light shing through the flower. Wonderful crisp coloursand extremely well executed. TFS
PS Many thanks for your comment on Reflections I

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  • olam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 112 W: 7 N: 13] (628)
  • [2006-03-19 5:30]
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I like its symetrical shape :) Great colours! :)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-03-19 22:51]
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It's a real beauty Elif, such a pretty plant. And from teh sound of it, you are getting lots of enjoyment from it.
I like how you placed it right in the centre. So upright and even - wonderful...
Thank you

the perfect shot.

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  • sufi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 7 N: 106] (1336)
  • [2006-04-09 7:53]
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Merhaba Elif...
Gercekten mükemmel bir kompozisyon, harika renkler ve ISIK... Renkler arasindaki kontrast da müthis... Tabii ki kusursuz bir yakin plan cekim...
Ellerine saglik...
Saglicakla kal..
NOT: Land and Sky fotografima gönderdigin yorum icin tesekkürler...

Hi Elif,
Lovely capture. I like the symmmetry in the image and the bold colour. The backlighting works very well.

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 53 N: 58] (3371)
  • [2006-08-23 16:29]

Hello Elif

nice close up photo with great colours+ The black backgorund is OK and helps al lot to the composition



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