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Copyright: Sandy Garfinkel (messenger1) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 39 N: 1513] (7055)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-15
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-26 15:53
Viewed: 904
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While touring the new Tropical Forest Conservatory located in Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, I came across this plant that, according to my imagination, looked as though it had burst open as if by some force from the inside. I have no idea what it is, so if anyone knows, I'd welcome any information.

I cropped, sharpened, and that's about it.

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Olá Sandy,
That's a nice capture from a neotropical plant family named Bromeliad.
Very interesting POV. Very good presentation.

Boa noite Sandy
You are a great photographer and you have a great happy imagination...and I am luckier to see your good photos...Your way to look is always so special.
Excellent approach.
Um abraço

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2009-08-26 18:16]
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Great shot, nice POV
looks like some sort of Bromeliad Aechmea

'Aechmea is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. Aechmea has more than 140 species distributed from Mexico through South America. Most of the species in this genus are epiphytes.'

hello Sandy
interesting plant
nice pov and wll placed in the frame
sharp and well detailed
good shot
Manuj Mehta

Hello Sandy,
This reminds me of a green zebra...I mean the markings on its thick padded petals. Growing up I remember my grandma would decorate the tip of each bromeliad's petal with carefully broken egg shell. The central placement of the plant axis very well allows viewers to admire its design and symmetry. My best regards...

Very cool. I'm always amazed to see how common symmetry is in the natural world. You have captured a nice example here. I also like how some of the leaves emerge from the darkness.

Hello Sandy! Original POV and composition. Good contrast and sharpness. Nice natural light and colours. Good work. Well done!

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