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Heliconia (var.)

Heliconia (var.)
Photo Information
Copyright: Carmem Busko (carmem_busko) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 32 N: 91] (431)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-01
Categories: Rain Forest, Flowers
Camera: Olympus OM 2000, Vivitar 28-210, UV
Exposure: f/3.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heliconia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-08 21:02
Viewed: 6278
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Flower of another Heliconia (probably a variety of H. psittacorum). The third bract up do down has a fruit emerging, indicating the flower was successfully pollinated by a hummingbird.The reddish pointed structures are called bracts. These tough, leathery structures protect the actual flower, which is yellow and quite delicate. The hummingbird that comes to this flower has a bill precisely shaped to fit into the flower. When the bird feeds, it receives a meal of nectar and in return, the plant's flower is pollinated.

Other information about Heliconia species can be viewed here and in http://www.junglephotos.com/plants/heliconias/hpsittacorum.html

Just ran in Neat Image, since it was a negative iso 400 scanning. Framed with PSP 8.0 (add border and3-d effects)

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To nofer: Posso falar um palavrão?carmem_busko 2 01-27 19:33
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Very nice sharp image, also interesting note. Never seen that plant in my life, so it's great to see it at least on such good picture. Well done, and thanks for sharing.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-12-08 23:00]
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Another great post, Carmem: picture and note.
Thanks for sharing.

Very nice composition, great colors, very sharp.
Well done.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-12 0:40]

This is beautiful! I like the composition and the shot is sharp with excellent DOF.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-01-13 7:14]

Belissima foto Carmem, as cores ficaram ótimas. Parabéns.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-01-26 21:09]
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Mestra... uma perguntinha... quem não sabe fazer "faiz" isso... ?

Ola Carmen
Que composição maravilhosa de luz e formas.

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