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Satellite Dish

Satellite Dish
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Copyright: Dennis Tsang (Luar) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 16] (49)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003
Categories: Flowers
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-09 6:03
Viewed: 5499
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I bumped into these satellite dishes while travelling across the Namib Naukluft Park in western Namibia. The Park forms part of the Namib Desert which is home to a wide range of unique plant species. I believe that a number of new species are yet to be discovered and described.

These "satellite dishes", which caught my eyes from a long distance as they are really outstanding in the barren desert plain, are known botanically as Hoodia macrantha. The species is also known to exist in the Richtersveld in northern South Africa.

The Namibian sunlight is particularly strong. What could my helpless digital camera do to such intense glare???

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Hi Dennis.
What an interesting flower. You captured it very well. TFS.
Composition : 5
Sharpness : 4
Colour : 4
Depth Of Field: 5
Point Of View : 5
Background : 5
Contrast : 4
Focus : 5

Framework : -
Note : 5

Selamlar / Regards.

Fantastic-looking plant, never seen anything like that before.
Great colour, the glare isn't that bad.
I suppose the only thing missing was some idea on how big the flower actually is?

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-08-09 8:08]

Bonjour Dennis,
Des fleurs disproportionnées avec le pied de la plante ! Belles couleurs. La mise au point ne semble pas tout à fait optimale ? Quelles sont les conditions de prise de vue ? Merci pour le partage.

Hi Dennis, Yes, very eye catching! I've never seen anything like it.... The glare detracts little from the presentation, the subject hogs the attension. Gtreat find, well done. TFS Regards Tim

Hi Dennis
Very unique looking bloom. You did well in the bright sunlight.
The colours are great and so is the composition.
TFS Janice

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-08-09 11:32]

Hi Dennis,
Never seen such cactus flowers before, usualy they have lots of fine petals. Very interesting find. Your exposition looks fine to me, but I can see some noise. Good POV and compo.
Well done and TFS

Hi Dennis,
Never seen such cactus flowers before - they are stunning.
Image quality is not so good but it is hard for me to say what is exactly wrong. might be as you say the hot glare.
TFS - Shir

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