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Copyright: Albert Herbigneaux (albert) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 421 W: 12 N: 670] (2971)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-09
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon D200 with MB-200, Nikon 60mm/2,8 Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bayram's Favourites-III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-10 5:11
Viewed: 3964
Points: 30
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In my serie « Asclepiadaceae » this is Echidnopsis archeri from my collection
Family :Asclepiadaceae
Genus : Echidnopsis
Species : archeri

Distribution : Kenya, Somalia

Coming home after a long stay in South Africa I was surprised to see this asclepiadaceae flowering for the first time after 5 years of patience and good care!

The flower is tiny, only 6 mm in diameter and I had to use a 36 mm extension tube on my 60 mm macro lense fitted with a close-up speedlight

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-10 5:21]

Salut Albert!! Je suis content de te voir encore...et de voir tes magnifiques et uniques photos!Tu as attendu beaucoup mais tu a reussi a nous montrer cette rare merveille!Excellent qualite' comme d'habitude,j'espere d'en voir beaucoup parce qu'ils sont tres tres interessantes.Bonne journee' et merci,LUCIANO

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-10 5:46]

Hello Albert,
How nice to see you again. Great photo you got here. Very beautiful colours and excellent sharp details. Good contrast against the dark BG, composition and POV.

Hallo Albert
Beautiful, warm and rich colours. Attracts the eye immediately. I just cannot help looking at it again and again, as it is so basic, yet so eye-catching and very striking. I just love this posting. Warm and rich colours. Nice background. Splendid detail captured. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

A perfect immage of this two lovely flowers.
Good details of photo and verry beautifull colour.
Well done.Cheers.Alin.

Hello Albert,
Stunning close-up shot of this beutiful flowe.
Great details and lighting.
TFS and regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-10 7:35]

Hello Albert,
A superb capture of this Asclepiid in flower. Great to see the different views of the flower as well a a flower bud, all with fine sharpness and colours against a fine dark BG produced by the use of flash. Interesting also to see that this species has evolved the cactus-like defence adapted by Euphorbias as well.
Thanks and best wishes,

hello Albert
a great 3D picture with great sharpness on the flower and very good BG.
beautiful colours and good light
SUPER!!shot Albert
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-11-10 9:55]

Hello ALbert,
What a nice surprise to come home to! The flowers are really beautiful and I like your composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

bonjour Albert

une autre de tes très jolies et excellentes photos
de plante/fleur prise par un excellent POV, DOF,
un superbe focus avec netteté et détails,
le flash a joué un grand rôle en rendant obscur
l'arrière-plan et lumineux l'avant-plan, TFS


Hello Albert, beautiful shot of this different flower that i see firstly. Details, contrast and colours are splendid.
TFS and regards, Bahadır

Hi and Good Morning MF Albert,

I love this! Very effective use of the light and shadows.
The subject well composed in an artistic manner.
Great spotting, but more importantly, great shooting.
TFS and have anice day!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-11-11 3:00]

Bonjour Albert,
Encore une de ces beautés,toujours présentées d'une manière si belle par tes images. Jaime beauoup le cadrage choisi, le contraste entre la fine fleur et l'arrière-plan sombre. Les fleurs doivent vraiment être minuscules! Bravo!
je te souhaite une belle journée

Hi Albert,
Excellent picture of this interesting species, very well done.
TFS. Ferran.

Bonjour Albert,
Très intéressante publication remarquable par la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs ; merci pour le partage.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

very nice capture, TFS Ori

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