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Today, It's Color!

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 7 February 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

While attending a macro seminar in Carlsbad, near San Diego, I found this amazing tree in the parking lot of a shopping center. While the others were photographing still life sets in the seminar room, I got my camera and headed over there. I loved the color of the trunk of this fan shaped, flat plant. I do not know its name - the leaves looked like banana leaves. I would love to know what it is! I loved the color and textures, and hope you will enjoy them, too!

NIKON D90 2/5 seconds F/32.0 ISO 200 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very nice abstract with great colors

7 Feb 2011 9:43am

Katherine from Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

Ooh I love this. Wonderful colours and textures, and a great composition to show them off.

7 Feb 2011 10:59am

Siepi from Perk, Belgium

Great photo of different texture and colour. Are you sure you need a macro seminar?

7 Feb 2011 11:44am

Noel from United States

Hi, Babara. I sat next to you yesterday at the macro workshop. This plant is a giant bird of paradise. It is one of the most wonderful plants we have in Southern California. It grows gigantic, white, bird of paradise flowers which drip with red sap. Photographically there's no end to it! I am enjoying your galleries.

7 Feb 2011 12:38pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A fantastic blast of colour and texture!

7 Feb 2011 1:34pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very nice shot :)

7 Feb 2011 1:42pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Great natural colours mixture !!!

7 Feb 2011 2:03pm

David from Detroit, United States

The color and texture are great, and the tight crop is good, too. The composition emphasizes the repeating pattern of the alternating leaves.

7 Feb 2011 3:40pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is a wall piece. I love the angular setting of the leaves and the contrasts in colors and individual members of the same family but diffrent personalities...I love this!

7 Feb 2011 6:02pm

joemulligan from United States

Beautiful image, Barbara. The colors and especially the textures are amazing.

7 Feb 2011 7:19pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

exquisite. absolutely superb

7 Feb 2011 7:19pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

very well spotted, composed and taken! really great example of the ability to see finer detail around us! the colours are beautiful!

8 Feb 2011 1:29am

MONICA from Paradise Valley, United States

very nice find and capture!

8 Feb 2011 3:37am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Superb abstract, so very well spotted and captured:-)

8 Feb 2011 9:30am

GIPSY ELENA from Basauri, Spain the kind of intensity it gives me..a bit of a rollocoaster of colours..

8 Feb 2011 5:40pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

A great find! Hope you're enjoying your macro class!

8 Feb 2011 9:53pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

This makes a gorgeous abstract. I wouldn't have guessed it was tree.

9 Feb 2011 2:56am

Mel from United States

Not a tree. Read previous post: a giant 'bird of paradise'. Looks like a water color painting. I love my latitude's botany.

9 Feb 2011 5:21am

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifiques textures et couleurs.

23 Feb 2011 2:28pm

2/5 seconds
ISO 200
135 mm (35mm equiv.)