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Ti Plants

Ti Plants
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Copyright: Gilbert Isaacs (gcifromsocal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 361 W: 0 N: 661] (2406)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-20
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 10d, TAMRON 10-24, 77 mm HOYA circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-22 5:05
Viewed: 1740
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These are Hawaiian Ti plants. They come in two colors - red or green - and they grow all over the Hawaiian islands. Hawaiians make use of their thick, leathery leaves to wrap food for steaming, and Hawaiian women use the leaves to make skirts. If you cut any length of the stalk and soak it in water, it will sprout and a new plant will grow. They are very hardy, and , in fact, are difficult to get rid of when you get tired of them! Tourist stores in Hawaii sell segments of them, and that's where I bought the little stems that formed these. I planted these about 12 years ago, and now they are over eight feet tall.

I shot this in my backyard after Saturday's early morning rain looking up towards the sky with my Canon 10d 6MP DSLR and my Tamron 10-24 zoom lens with my new 77mm circular polarizer. Not much was done on the computer - just cropped, resized, and increased sharpness and saturation on iPhoto.

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Lovely Gilbert ... love the rich vibrant colors of this shot .. the smattering of blue sky showing through. Very nice perspective.
I used to sell these in a garden center where I worked, but of course they can only be grown as houseplants up here!! I'm envious of all the plants you can grow.
Have a nice week

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-02-22 6:09]

Hi Gilbert,

I like the low POV in this, it emphasizes the size of the pants. Very nice color contrasts, the CP filter did a good job with the sky.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-02-22 6:32]


Sueprbe compo, uqel captage quel effet sur ce belle plantes vertes, grandisoe image dans un fond de ciel pur et bleu, une merveille.

bravo et amitiť


Very nice Gilbert! Like how you took the picture from behind the plants looking up. It adds a nice effect instead of just taking the photo from head on! Nice creativity!

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2010-02-22 10:56]

Ciao Gilbert,

I love this green, I love the details!
Perfect depth and perspective.
Composition and presentation are very well. TFS.

Have a nice day


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-02-22 13:17]

Hi Gilbert,
A very interesting picture with a subject special.
Nice POV that gives us more beautiful with some top colors.
The best friendly regards,

Excellent POV!

Hi Gilbert!

The clarity is so nice here, and the blue sky is sickeningly beautiful! :)))

Really great detail here, and composition!


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-02-22 20:15]

dear Gilbert,
beautiful shining green leaves against clear deep blue sky!
the light and colors are very hot and cheerful,
and the air and wind feels passionate,
a wonderful Hawaiian scene, thank you,

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  • rlrad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 8 N: 375] (1374)
  • [2010-02-22 20:17]

Hi Gilbert,

I like the deep saturation of the green and blue colors, the plants look like they are closing in on you, so you had better trim them before they take over your backyard. And your neighbor's backyards!


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-02-22 20:24]

Hi Gilbert

The yellow green vegetation contrasts superbly against the blue sky. Good framing & saturation with excelelnt shadow detail. Tfs!

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2010-02-23 5:40]

Hi Gilbert,
A very refreshing POV and simple composition.

Hi Gilbert!
Wonderful clear image!with rich and vibrant colours,
amazing warm lighting and details!perfect low pov!
well composed!
Regards and tfs

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