Exact copy of mature leaves,those just blooming ginko babies are trying to catch some sunlight to make them grow...
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba; in Chinese and Japanese 銀杏, pinyin romanization: yín xìng, Hepburn romanization: ichō or ginnan), also spelled gingko and known as the Maidenhair Tree, is a unique species of tree with no close living relatives. The tree is widely cultivated and introduced early in human history, and has various uses as a food and in traditional medicineGinkgos are large trees, normally reaching a height of 20–35 m (66–115 feet), with some specimens in China being over 50 m (164 feet). The tree has an angular crown and long, somewhat erratic branches, and is usually deep rooted and resistant to wind and snow damage. Young trees are often tall and slender, and sparsely branched; the crown becomes broader as the tree ages. During autumn, the leaves turn a bright yellow, then fall, sometimes within a short space of time (1–15 days). A combination of resistance to disease, insect-resistant wood and the ability to form aerial roots and sprouts makes ginkgos long-lived, with some specimens claimed to be more than 2,500 years old.
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Sonata11 (31253) 2012-04-06 6:54
I love this beautiful plane blossom and the DOF, like the focus and the blurr BG. Fabulous pic. Well done.
All the best and have a beautiful Happy Easter,
altay1364 (0) 2012-04-06 8:45
Fotoğrafı bütün olarak çok beğendim.güzel ayrıntılara sahip.tebrik ediyorum.selamlar
Turkoglu (0) 2012-04-06 9:25
Bugün izlediğim güzel kaç fotoğraftan biri hem teknik olarak başarılı çekim ve hem konu ve manzara olarak iyi.tebrikler
siudzi (27779) 2012-04-06 12:23
Very carefully composed and executed shot of nature. Superb DOF and saturation make it truly attractive and unique. Very well done.
bukitgolfb301 (32680) 2012-04-07 7:05
Hello dear Fred
Nice idea of shallow exposure from your own originality. So artstic shot indeed.
Good seqaure framework and well considered composition too.
Thanks for your sharing with your fine work, best regards,
Beaumonde (48) 2012-04-08 22:19
Great frame...good to see an innovative idea displayed here. In fact a good example of Shallow DOF...may be if the bottom stem could have been sharpened under enhanced focal points then surely it will be more like a rounded flower with colorful backdrop.
bona (11180) 2012-04-09 18:46
I'm a pharmacologist and know about the therapeutic effects of Ginko, however I never had saw this plant. Lovely photo with this blue/green blurred bg and the fantastic details on the leaves of the plant.
- Copyright: Fred Hendrickx (maxifred) (2695)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-02
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 5 D Mark II, 24-105 f4 L IS USM, CF SanDisk III 8 GB, 77MM B+W UV
- Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-06 5:53