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Padi Field Karst for Jamesp

Padi Field Karst for Jamesp
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-31
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 10 -20 mm
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-26 3:39
Viewed: 3658
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This limestone karst emerges in the middle of padi fields. They provide a lively view to enhance the monotonosity of the wide padi fields.

1. From : Wikipedia
Karst topography is a landscape shaped by the dissolution of a layer or layers of soluble bedrock, usually carbonate rock such as limestone or dolomite.

Due to subterranean drainage, there may be very limited surface water, even to the absence of all rivers and lakes. Many karst regions display distinctive surface features, with sinkholes or dolines being the most common. However, distinctive karst surface features may be completely absent where the soluble rock is mantled, such as by glacial debris, or confined by a superimposed non-soluble rock strata. Some karst regions include thousands of caves, even though evidence of caves that are big enough for human exploration is not a required characteristic of karst.

2. From : http://allmalaysia.info/news/story.asp?

Just like an iceberg, about 95% of a limestone karst is underground, with only a small portion sticking out of the ground. These towering hills are like islands surrounded by tropical rainforests. Being isolated and offering many different types of micro-habitat, many plants and animals have adapted to living in this harsh and dry habitat. Over millions of years, these life forms have evolved into unique species which are often confined to a single hill.

Some 15% of Malaysia’s endemic plants are found on limestone karsts. That is impressive considering that these geological structures constitute less than 2% of Malaysia’s land area. Biologist Reuben Clements has found 47 species of land snails on both Senyum and Jebak Puyuh, of which seven are endemic. Prominent botanist Dr Ruth Kiew from the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia reported that the plant Senyumia minutiflora is found only at Senyum and Jebak Puyuh, and nowhere else in the world. What’s more, it is the only representative of its genus – so if the species becomes extinct, the genus also becomes extinct.

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Salam Foozi,
What a lovely panaroma... Bravo my dear friend. Also your note is very helpful. I have never heard before about karsts. Interesing things.

With my best regards

Ciao Foozi. Perfect sharp. goddo light and intersting space's management. Wonderful landscape.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-26 5:06]

hello Foozi,
Your description is so true, these limestone karsts are a good add to the monotony of flat paddy-fields..and they are covered with trees and vegetation which allow another type of habitat for flowers and animals compared to the fields.
Most interesting subject!
Thanks a lot
Kind regards

Ciao Foozi, splendid landscape with wonderful natural colors, fantastic rocks formation and superb sky, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-01-26 6:25]

Very fine landscape with interesting and useful notes. A panoramic image will be more beautiful. tfs.

Bonjour Foozi
C'est plaisant de regarder une autre belle prise de vue d'un autre merveilleux paysage. Une belle composition éclatante de couleurs.

Bravo et merci....JP

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-26 7:33]

Hello Foozi,
The flat FG of the paddyfield is an exxcellent way of showing up these limestone karsts, looking like islands in a green sea.
These karsts are also very valuable as refuges for wildlife, not only for plant, but insect and other life.
A fine contribution to TN my friend!
Thanks and kind regards,

hello Foozi

a very beautiful landscape photo with the low POV,
beautiful vue of the Padi Fields with as background the limestone,
fine focus sharpness and details to all the image, TFS


Hello Foozi,

an very nice image from this two moutains with good pov and fine colours.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-26 12:44]

Hello Foozi,
Very beautiful landscape, light was wonderful, great PoV, greatly composed picture
Excellent shot.
Regards Siggi

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-26 14:22]

Hi Foozi

Thankk you for this very kind dedication :)

The pov is excellent and shows how the karst dominates the landscape. The colours are really beautiful too.

Thanks once again.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-26 15:29]

Hi Foozi,beautiful place taken from the best point of view,colors,sharpness and composition very very nice as usual!!! My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hi MF Foozi,

Awesome scene capture of limestone karstic hills from a fine vantage point with great clarity and delightful composition. Great dedication to James too.
TFS and Cheers,


Hello Foozi,
a very beautiful picture of this paddyfield and limestone karts, very good sharpness and splendid bright colours, a very interesting notes about this special habitat.
Best regards

Hello Foozi,

Excellent details in the rice field, that is leading so nicely up to the rock formations in the back!
Composition wise it is a balanced division of the frame, the colours are vivid and natural...

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