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Pachypodium succulentum

Pachypodium succulentum
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Copyright: Albert Herbigneaux (albert) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 421 W: 12 N: 670] (2971)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-27
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon D200 with MB-200, Nikon 105mm F2.8 "G" ED/IF VR macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-08 7:14
Viewed: 5571
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Flower of Pachypodium succulentum, photo taken in the arid bush near Upington, Northern Cape province

Family: Apocynaceae
This species is not as deciduous than most Pachypodiums, and will generally not lose all its leaves in winter.
Origin: Endemic to South Africa.

Habitat: It is found in arid places, usually among rocks associated with succulent scrub vegetation at altitudes of 15-685 m . Unlike other South African species of Pachypodium, succulentum is resistant to frost and sometime withstand temperatures of -10° C in winter. It is naturally well adapted to the hot and dry environment in which it grow. The succulent stems act as water stores, and enable the plant to survive the harshest conditions. The thick tuberous underground stem also help the plant to survive long periods without water. It can therefore withstand intense heat and long periods of drought.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-08 7:38]

Hello Albert,
A fine macro of the flowers of Pachypodium, looking so delicate and beautiful compared to the thick, elephant foot-like stem. Excellent sharpness and contrast with a fine natural OOF dark BG.
TFS this beauty,
Kind regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-08 8:01]

Hello Albert,
Excellent close-up of these beautiful flowers that really stand out against the dark background. Beautiful colours and very fine sharp details. Well composed too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-12-08 8:35]

hi albert,
very delicate and beautiful image of these flowers. looks like fresh and happy. tfs.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-08 9:15]

Hi Albert.
You have created a very nice, true art picture of beautiful flowers. I welcome shallow DOF, pleasant light unhappiness of the main part of petals and excellent details of the flowers at whole. Lights and colours are delicate and nice too as well as the composition of the shot. Elegant work. My compliments and TFS.

Bonjour Albert,
Très belle macro valorisant bien le sujet par la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs avec une très bonne opposition sur l'arrière plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

bonjour Albert

belle image de ces jolies fleurs africain,
avec un excellent POV, excellent focus,
belle netteté et détails, j'aimes le contraste
entre l'arrière-plan et l'avant-plan, TFS


Hi Albert

Great shot of this flower I am not familiar with. Beautiful colour though and its composed very nicely against that dark background.


Hi Albert.
Beautiful picture with very soft pink color of the flowers..
Information and detail perfect..TFS.
Best wishes,

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