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Baby Rice

Baby Rice
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Copyright: Ms Karin (k-2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-24
Categories: Daily Life, Food, Nature
Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 16-50mm, f/2.8, RAW, Polarizer Warming
Exposure: f/11, 1/180 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: K2 go to Madagascar 2008
Date Submitted: 2008-12-21 18:38
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Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Malagasy people eat rice three times a day -- at least. Madagascar is almost self sufficient and has to import very little rice. The bright green patch of rice in the foreground is a patch of Baby Rice. Once it grows a bit more it is replanted into a different patch but spaced apart so that the plant can grow more.

The hill in the background is an exposed granitic intrusion, like you often find in the center of continents. (For Canadians this would be equivelant to the Canadian Shield in Ontario and Quebec for instance.)

Also, you can see the clear cutting on the mountainside. Malagasy clear cut in order to make room for more terraced rice fields as well as to harvest wood to make charcoal out of. Clear cutting can not last for ever.

The wide angle lens was invaluable on this trip.

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To WhiteKnight: cloningk-2 1 12-23 09:46
To bupga: Thanks for the composition hintk-2 1 12-21 21:21
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To Beger: Good eyek-2 2 12-21 20:55
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I like this one, Karin. A nice range of tones from the sunny fields in the foreground to the cloudy hills in the distance. Funny combination here for me - the paddy fields remind me of places in Asia (Indonesia) and the hills almost have a "Scottish" feel to them. Nice photo.

ciao Ms Karin !

this is truely wonderful!
lovely colors and POV!
beautiful landscape!
Greetings from Italy!


hi karin, very nice colors and details with this superb view, the greens are so nice too,
beautiful shot,

Hi Karin, beautifully saturated colors in this shot. I love the view of the rice fields off into the distance. The light is very nice. Great job.

Hi ms Karin,
Beautiful landscape nicely composed and presented with great colours and sharpness, Excellent POV. and DOF. beautiful tone of green and very well done.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-12-21 20:02]
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Hi Karen,
Very beautiful landscape so luminous despite the cloudy sky! With their different colors, the fields look like a creative patchwork! The mountains are interesting too, with their peeled slopes alternating with the wooded ones. Very well done! Annie

Salaam Karin,
very interesting capture, really original. Excellent composition .. Well done.
Best regards,
-- SADEGH --

Hello Karin
That photo is just like a colorful quilt. I like the different colors and shapes of those rice patches. That wide angle lens works perfectly an the depth of field here is beautiful, everything is sharp from foreground to background. The high horizon, the blue sky and the point of view you selected make a very good composiion. That note is also very interesting.

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2008-12-21 21:09]
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Thanks for the notes. We used to have this practice of planting rice in the phil. till to date. Thanks for reminiscing me. I like this landscape esp. the lights and the details are great. It will be more interesting if you captured full the patch in the front. Well seen.


Hi Karin
Wonderful capture and perspective
Gread colors and light
Good note
Have a nice days

Lovely landscape - rich colour and lots of interest.. I think it may have been a good idea to clone out the vertical line at the fron left of the photo?

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  • s65 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 0] (148)
  • [2008-12-21 23:58]

Bardzo ładny widoczek, super kolory i barzdzo dobra kompozycja
Pozdrawiam M

helow karin

amazing landscape you captured
beautiful sky, the mountain the trees..
good perspective..
another job well done



Hi, Karin. Very good lighting, great composition, colours and DOF.

Hi Karin!
Fine colors,and image, details
Well done.
Best regards,

Great capture Karin, nice well balanced colour and detail.

Regards Mark :)

Hello Ms Karin,
fields and clouds are amazing. Lovely colors.
Very good job!

Hello Ms Karin,this shot stands out in the thumbnails,the colours and the patterns catch the eye.
A lovely landscape with the mountains in the bg,
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2008-12-22 15:10]

A wonderful capture here, really lovely view great light.

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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2008-12-22 16:23]

Boa Noite Ms Karin
Wonderful photo. Congratulations
Merry Christmas

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-12-23 5:53]

Hi Karin,
What a spetacular landscape. Amazing how each square/block is a different colour. The hills and the clouds are an added bonus. Beautifully composed.

Hi Karin,
Great panoramic view of Madagascar. Superb viivd greens and a typical tropic sky. Great posting!

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