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Cloud Forest Beauty II

Cloud Forest Beauty II
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-01
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70 AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-11 16:05
Viewed: 4978
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Posting same info as previous post. Image taken in the same place.

Image of this magnificent plant was taken in the upper reaches of the Bolivian Andean cloud forest.
The Andean Cloud forest runs along the eastern slopes of the Andes all the way from Colombia to Bolivia.

Since I do not know the ID of the plant (please let me know if you know!) I will put some info about the cloud forest itself.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A cloud forest is a generally tropical or subtropical evergreen montane forest characterized by a high incidence of low-level cloud cover, usually at the canopy level.

Typically, there is a relatively small band of altitude in which the atmospheric environment is suitable for cloud forest development. This is characterized by persistent mist or clouds at the vegetation level, resulting in the reduction of direct sunlight and thus of evapotranspiration. Trees in these regions are generally shorter and more heavily stemmed than in lower altitude forests in the same regions, and the moisture promotes the development of an abundance of vascular epiphytes. This results in abundant moss and fern covering, and frequently flowers such as orchids may be found. Soils are rich but boggy, with a preponderance of peats and humus. Within cloud forests, much of the precipitation is in the form of fog drip, where fog condenses on tree leaves and then drips onto the ground below.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-12 8:29]

Hola Shir,
Bella foto foto de esta atractiva planta. Gran nitidez y bellos colores naturales. Me gusta la composición contra el fondo parcilamente borroso y que deja a la imaginación la recreación del bello paisaje que seguro rodea a esta planta.
Un saludo, José M.

Hi Shir,
that's a beautiful flower, never seen such a one before. Excellent sharpness here and it's a nice arrangement with the soft one in the BG, wonderful shot, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Shir,
This is a very beautiful capture with excellents details, POV, DOF and great BG. I like those colors and composition a lot. I can't help you with ID but I appreciated your usefull notes about cloud forest. Thanks,

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