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Allamanda cathartica

Allamanda cathartica
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fuji FinePix S3100
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-29 8:57
Viewed: 6860
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yellow allamanda, a prolific bloomer, is a scrambling, perennial shrub or vine up to 15 feet tall found on the riverbanks in Suriname; it is a fast grower.
The big yellow funnel-shaped flowers are arranged in rather long racemes; mostly at the end of the branches. The leaves are smooth, thick, opposite and pointed.
The fruits are prickly capsules, splitting to release winged seeds.
Yellow allamanda has white milky sap in all parts, which oozes out as soon as it is broken.
All parts of the plant are considered poisonous and highly cathartic.

Picture taken in Cozumel Mexico.. While parts of Cozumel were still baring the effects of hurrican Wilma, this spot was already cleaned up and flowers full in bloom.

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chiliu, wallhalla15, livios, klemmg, hummingbird24, nofer, firelord, Aliza has marked this note useful
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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-01-29 16:49]

Hi Sky,
Very beautiful flower, and the details and colours are excellent.
Well done and thanks for sharing!

Hallo Sky, sehr schönes Foto von der Goldtrompete. Die Stimmung des Bildes wird durch die Wassertropfen noch verstärkt. Sehr schöne Farben, sehr gute Schärfe und ein wunderbarer Hintergrund. Danke für das Foto.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-30 10:51]

Sky, this is beautiful and lovely. Congratulations.

Excellent sharpness, pov and composition. The droplets are really very nice.

I like contrast too.


bonjour sky
magnifiques couleurs,les gouttes d'eau donne de la fraicheur,bravo.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-01-30 17:44]

Nice capture with great detail and colour, well exposed, good use of DOF to isolate the subject from the BG, nice composition.

Hello Sky,

Sorry, no time for a decent comment, but definitely worth a ;-)


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-02-03 14:26]
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Hi Sky
Welcome to TN (a bit belated though) as I see you joined just one day before me (a week and a half ago).
You managed to capture the flowers and its foliage with exceptional clarity and the exposure was very well handled. Yellows burn out sometimes just as easy as whites, but you managed it very well.
In my opinion you could have benefited by a wider f/stop (you don't say what it was, but I bet it could have been around f/9-f/11 or somewhere close by), thus improving on the depth of field (DOF). The background is a little bit busy and probably too sharp in focus thus distracting somewhat.
Otherwise well done and TFS.

Hi Sky,
Diese tolle Blüte und die Tropfen darauf, richtig romantisch. Ich liebe Tropfen, es sieht so frisch aus, nach einem reinigenden Regen, ganz toll. Vielen Dank
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-02-16 18:17]

Cores muito boas... Uma boa nitidez. Profundidade.
Composição está boa.

Very good colors... A good clearness. Depth.
Composition is good.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-02-21 20:09]

Hi Sky.
Mexican colors...wonderful, great shoot of yellow flower,very nice composition colors and details, nice photo.

I wait more photos ,tips, critiques and comments.

Saludos desde Mexico.....RICARDO.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-06-07 18:26]

Hi Eva!
This is wonderfiul view, i love yellow flowers but they always reflect the light and become blury on the photo.This one is cristal clear and water drops look great, really good work!

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  • Aliza Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 3] (98)
  • [2006-09-19 13:53]

Hi Sky,
What a gorgeous photograph!
Great colours and perfect sharpness!

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