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Red Wild Ginger

Red  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: 2011-06-17
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor AF 50mm
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-11 3:19
Viewed: 2979
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-07-11 4:32]

Salam Foozi,
Pretty macro shot ..
Wonderful colours and great composition.
Best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-07-11 4:44]

Hello Foozi,
A very poetical shot of this wild Ginger. Love the way you show the colorful plant against a dark background with all these lightspots like soap bubbles. Very charming indeed!
Kind regards

Ciao Foozi. What amazing show of colours and reflections! Lovely compo in very good quality.



Excellent detail and charpness of the subject. I also like the contrast in colour of the subject to the surrounds.

Sawasdee Ka Foozi,
Lovely picture of the Red Wild ginger, beautiful colours, nice details sharpness, perfect composition and background, great lighting and point of view, great shot!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice week,
Best Regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-07-11 6:21]

Fine colors of this flowers captured well with interesting background. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-11 6:29]

Hello Foozi,
On our visit to Penang Hill years ago, I rember the wild ginger in flower, which you captured with excellent colours, contrasting withthe natural BG in a pleasing composition with good use of the low lighting.
Thanks for sharing this, a nice memeory for me.
Best regards,

Hi Foozi,

Very nice exhibit of this Red Wild Ginger my friend, love the vivid red against the green, splendid sharpness with good depth, i like the Bokeh highlights that fills the otherwise plane background, lovely work Foozi and well done,
Best regards,


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-11 7:36]

Hello Foozi,
Excellent photo of this flower in total saturated colours contrasting against the green and black background. Nice sharpness and centred composition.

Salam friend Foozi.
I like this composition for its art-form as well as educative presentation of this fine looking flower. The bokeh from this prime glass is just amazing with contrasting smooth background colors.
Thanks and sweet dream :-)

hello Foozi
great details and beautiful colours
the BG is very good
thanks greeting lou

Hi Foozi.
Amazing flower. Great sharpness. Excellent composition. Very good use of light.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Foozi
Beautiful photo with very good composition and good sharpness, The lighting and the colours are fantastic.

Hello Foozi,
Fantastic colors and excellent sharpness.
Impressive details, very nice composition and superb clarity.
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

Preciosa flor que me recuerda (no se si lo es ) a la f. de las Bromeliáceas.
Buen documento para Tn.
Saludos Foozi: J. Ignasi.

Hello Foozi,

An outstanding colour palette, with the red flower contrasting the deep green surroundings!
Nice bokeh, the DoF works well in isolating the main subject...
Classical framing, sharp fine details!

Pablo -

Hallo Foozi,
a very beautiful macro shot, splendid vivid colours, a very pleasant composition with a brilliant background
Best regards

Hello Foozi,
What a splendid image with the beautiful colours in great sharpness standing in contrast with the "floating" spots of light. Very well done, it is a pleasure to view. Best wishes.

Hi Foozi,

The flower is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Red Wild Ginger flower. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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