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Cloud Forest Beauty III

Cloud Forest Beauty III
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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: Mountain, Lichens
Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70 AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-02 17:02
Viewed: 6085
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another plant image that was taken in the upper reaches of the Bolivian Andean cloud forest.

This one was not blooming but I just loved the way it looked and how beautiful it was growing on the bare rock.

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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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2006-11-02 20:36]

Hola Shir:
Me gusta mucho esta toma minimalista, por sus colores, sus detalles y las diversas texturas en primer plano, con un fondo borroso que destaca muy bien a la pequeña planta. ¡Felicitaciones!
Un cordial saludo desde ARGENTINA.

very nice, looks like an orchid. Ori

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2006-11-04 13:33]

Hi Shir,
It certainly seems to be an amazing place this "Cloud Forest".I haven't seen anything similar to the plants you have displayed recently.Nicely composed with thought.The DOF has really made the subject stand out.Soft light...a soft mood.TFS.
Regards, David

Really lovely image.
Perfect DOF with the main planty perfectly in focus, the foreground plant only just blurred and the background blurred but showing us what the surroundings are like. Excellent composition, especially the position of the main plant and the sloping ground.
Exposure looks spot on too.
Very Well done.

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  • Luar Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 16] (49)
  • [2006-11-29 6:36]
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Hi Shir,

It looks like a Pleurothallis orchid to me. Great photo!


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