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Sandbox tree cone

Sandbox tree cone
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-06
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-03-31 0:36
Viewed: 3345
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN,

Sandbox tree (Hura crepitans), either of two species of large trees (Hura crepitans and H. polyandra) in the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae). They are among the largest trees of tropical America and are interesting for their pumpkin-shaped seed capsules that explode with a loud report, scattering the seeds.

Sandbox tree

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Hi Jusni,
Very nice picture. Perfect exposure. Sharp focus.

hi jusni, great colors ans composition, however it could use a little bit more contrast and focus imho,


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-03-31 2:10]

Hello Jusni,
A good idea to show trees-seeds like this one. They have indeed a special shape and amazing to read that they explose loudly. I'm not so sure about the chosen framing,it might have been higher and more narrow. But I respect your choice. Nice color-combination too.
Have a nice weekend
Kind regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-03-31 2:51]

Hello Jusni,
A fine capture of the flowering cone of the Sandbox tree. The POV, colours, sharpness and DOF against a clean Bg are top.
Interesting note too!
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

colorful photograph. nicely presented. good clarity and tfs.

Bonjour Jusni,
Très belle macro valorisant bien le sujet ; merci pour le partage.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2012-03-31 6:22]

Hello Jusni,

A very interesting looking cone, not seen before with good notes..
You've captured the cone well with good lighting. colors and tones are natural and good POV. TFS


Hello Jusni
Beautiful macro.Wonderful elegant composition,wonderful colors and light.I did a WS,hope You don't mind,just increasing sharpness and contrast.
Have a good weekend and thank You
Kind regards

Ciao Jusni, lovely fruit on a beautiful lighting BG, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Jusni
very nice composition with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-31 11:57]

Hello Jusni.
Interesting capture and well done on the composition and details.Very good presentation.Best regards Siggi

Hi Jusni,
really interesting plant. Great colours. Perfect composition.
Have a nice Sunday,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-31 15:37]

Hi Jusni,very strange and very nice to see,remember a little a strawberry..ehehe....excellent capture whit very good sharpness and colors,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Jusni

Excellent photo of this Sandbox tree cone,
with fine POV at its level, beautiful soft
light and color tones, excellent contrast
between the color tones, TFS


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