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Ficus


Ficus
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-20
Categories: Trees
Camera: Fuji FinePix S3100
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-19 15:19
Viewed: 8841
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The picture was taken while cruising to the Panama canal. The tree is located in Panama Viejo ( Old Panama) a site with the ruins of the original 16th century Panama City. Founded in 1517,Panama City was the first city built on the Pacific Coast of the Americas.

Of all the trees on earth, the figs (Ficus) certainly have the most bizarre growth forms and the most ingenious method of pollination. Imagine a tree with numerous snakelike, aerial roots growing downward from the limbs, a massive, buttressed trunk with huge surface roots spreading in all directions, and a peculiar aggressive growth habit that literally strangles other trees. Although most people are familiar with the Old World edible fig (F. carica), the vast majority of fig species grow wild in exotic tropical regions of the world. Their unmistakable growth form resembles the background scenery from a "Tarzan" or "Rambo" movie.

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Hello Sky
Ce magnifique arbre semble ensorcelé avec toutes ses ramifications qui montent a travers ses branches, les couleurs et les détails sont ravissants
Merci et Bravo ...JP

An totally awesome tree captured in a very pleasing image... Good composition and framing, the colours and details are very good... Well done on the presentation, including the note!
Greetings,
Pablo -

Very strange this trees. Good exposure. The saturation is perfect.

Thank for your note
Nicolas

Hi Sky,
An excellent capture on an amazing tree, The composition and framing look great. A good job on the exposure with the extreme range of light in this scene. Great detail, DOF, and clarity.
Scott

I have one of these in my dining room, gosh, I hope it doesn't get this large :-)

Wonderful limb formation and details, colors, exposure and POV.

Great job Sky, thank you!

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-02-19 21:57]

Este também é meu fraco....'árvores'... tenho algumas fotos nos 3 sites!!!!
O ficus guaranitica (clic here) uma árvore muito bonita e chega a ser muito muito grande... e bonita!
A sua foto ficou ótima. Linda. Nitida e com boa composição.
TFS
Reynaldo

This is also my weak one.... 'trees'... I have some pictures in the 3 sites!!!!
The ficus guaranitica a very beautiful tree and it gets to be very very big... and beautiful!
Your picture was great. Beautiful. Clear and with good composition.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-02-20 4:51]

Hi Sky, great composition of this unusual tree. Good colour and detail. TFS.
Dean.

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2006-02-20 6:08]

Hi Sky!
What an interesting tree.Well seen and composed.POV,
framing and composition are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Sky!
Very good composition, nice colors and light. Well done!
TFS ;-)
regards
Dorota

Hi Sky,
Early morning rush, well worth the big smiley.
Thanks for posting, have a good week.

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-02-26 13:53]

Hi Sky Fa, this is good photo of this interesting plant. I sad plant becouse in Sloveija we have it like room plant.I saw it like a tree but no so big like on your photo. Excelent notice about it . TFS
Marjan

Hi,
Beautiful photograph Sky! Love the colours and the perspective is amazing! Well done Ana:)

wow, what a tree~ Love the stuff growing all over it...nicely done. Very interesting shot. TFS
Donna :o)

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