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Young Makamaka Leaves

Young Makamaka Leaves
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-30
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): New Zealand Native Fauna and Flora (2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-09 1:26
Viewed: 7058
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Iíve seen this tree a few times but have had trouble giving it a name. I did think it was the juvenile Towai, Weinmannia silvicol, but TimTim / Tim has told me that it is the Makamaka. And he is right - thanks Tim.

I think the plant is quite attractive and I like how the new leaves appear at the ends as shown here.

Corrected notes

Makamaka - Maori Name
Caldcluvia rosifolia

Family : Cunoniaceae
Caldcluvia rosifolia
syn. Ackama rosaefolia, Makamaka

is a small bushy tree, growing naturally along stream and forest margins between Kaitaia and Whangarei. And itís even growing here on the North Shore of Auckland.

It has creamy white flowers in Spring, which develop into bright pinkish-red seed capsules in Summer.

Very similar to juvenile foliage of Weinmannia silvicola, which is what I first thought it was until Tim told me otherwise Ė thanks Tim.

It can be distinguished by the domatia (small structures or depressions on the lower surface of a leaf in some trees) on the underside of the leaves. These domatia are known as tuft pocket domatia and occur at the junction of the mid-rib and the side vein where there is a pocket of hairs.

Makamaka also has huge prominent stipules that are large, green and heavily veined.

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Hello Janice
Very nice shot of this juvenile Towai,
Perfect composition,exposure and POV,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2008-01-09 2:32]

Hi Janice!

Great shot of this Towai. Very good POV and DOF. beautifull green colours, and it shows the new leaves perfectly. Great detail! Well done!

TFS, Thijs

Well done. You have soft focus but enough sharpness to easily discern the plant characteristics. The central focus on the two leaves makes for an eye pleasing artistic composition.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-09 9:09]

Hi Janice.
High end art close-up picture. The subject is brilliant as well as the taste and skill of the photographer. I like wonderful diagonal composition of the picture, excellently selection of the DOF and impressive combination of the sharpness and blurriness. Light and colours are clear and rich. Details are amazing. Bravo and TFS.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-09 12:23]

Hello Janice,
Very nice macro.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done.

Hi Janice,
Really like the composition, with the new growth in diagonal opposition to the OOF larger leaves of the BG. Very good light & colors, excellent detail :)

Hi Janice,
Well I can't help you at all with the idenity but I can tell you its a great shot! I really like the diagonal line of the leaves and your DOF leaving the background in a blurr but showing the leaves in perfect sharp focus , its a very peaceful and beautiful photo. TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-14 13:41]

Hello Janice,
Great composition in presenting the opening leaves of the top of this sapling Towai. The shape and patterns are a work of art!
Thanks for sharing this,
Best wishes, Ivan

Hi Janice,
What a beautiful composition! You chose excellent DOF that makes details stand out well and give an interesting blurred BG. Colors and details are just great. As usual, your notes are well documented. Thanks,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-15 6:22]

Hello Janice,
This is a lovely composition showing these beautiful budding leaves. They look so crispy clear in the light and against the dark background. Well done!
TFS, Ulla

  • timtim (42)
  • [2008-01-16 13:30]
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I am not sure this is a Towai, from this photo it looks to me like 'Makamaka' CALDCLUVIA ROSIFOLIA But prob need to see from another angle.
anyway great pic nice DOF and exposure

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