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Alpinia- Wild Ginger

Alpinia- Wild Ginger
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-31
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-135mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-30 4:21
Viewed: 3504
Points: 18
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Wild ginger
From Wikipedia

Wild ginger may refer to any of a variety of plants, often with a similar appearance, odour or taste to cultivated ginger. Species involved include:
Any of the Alpinia species, especially A. caerulea.
Any of the Asarum species, especially A. caudatum
Curcuma australasica
Any of the numerous Zingiber species
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alpinia is a genus of plants, with more than 230 species from the Ginger family (Zingiberaceae).
DNA sequence-based methods (See : References) have shown that this genus is polyphyletic. It is represented by six clades distributed across the tribe Alpinieae, that do not correspond to Smith's (1990) classification of the genus (See : References). Further research is needed to specify the taxa in this genus.
They occur in tropical and subtropical climates of Asia and the Pacific, and are in great demand as ornamentals because of their flashy flowers.
These plants grow from large rhizomes. The stem consists of closely folded blades, such as in banana trees. The flowers grow on long racemes.
Ethnomedical Uses
Alpinia galanga is a commonly used species, with similar use and flavour to Kaempferia galaga.
The rhizome is used to create a tincture that is applied topically to treat fungal skin infections.
The rhizome is taken orally to enhance digestion, treat intestinal infection, Type II Diabetes, bronchitis, rheumatism, and as an aphrodisiac

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Hi Foozi!

Already the thumbnail betrays the author! You have developed your style, and that's fine. I like the simple beauty of the picture and your particular lighting and colour management more and more. Your notes are very interesting, too.

Kind regards


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-30 6:53]

Hello Foozi,
This is a beautiful and interesting flower of the wild Ginger species you showing here in a fine composition. Great sharpness, good light and beautiful colours.
Regards Siggi

Hello Foozi,

This is a fine image with the budding flower!
Nature seems to love to use strong colour contrasts, and that way makes it a bit easier for us photographers...
Focus is spot on the bud with good sharpness, and a fine dynamic composition!

Pablo -

Hello Foozi, nice close up of this wild ginger. Lovely composition.
TFS and greetings,

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2008-11-30 10:17]

Hello Foozi,

This is a lovely picture wich beautiful colors and details. The composition and POV is wonderful. Pleasing to the eyes. TFS.


Ciao Foozi,
bellissima composizione con l'inclinazione diagonale di questo fiore dal colore rosso vivo, il contrasto creato dall'alternanza con le fasce scure esalta l'effetto TD, ottima definizione, molto belli i colori.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-11-30 22:21]

Hi Foozi,
Wonderful shot which looks so abstract and artistic. Beautiful colours and the contrast looks fabulous. Very veat and sharp image and it looks very attractive too. Excellent composition.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-12-01 1:24]

hello Foozi,
Interesting to know how Wild Ginger looks like. I didn't imagine it like this! The picture is again a typical Foozi-work. I like the composition a lot, the colors are striking and the light well caught. Bravo again
Best regards

Hello Foozi,

Excellent close up.
Wonderful colours with fantastic details.
Lighting and composition are splendid.
Good notes.

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