Sometimes can find this species in city as selected plants growth in front of Goverment Administrative Offices & some Trading Companies...etc, but just never know it name.
By visit to Berjaya Hills' Resort - Bortanical Garden, then now I know the name and the origin.
Species : Calathea Burle - Marxii
Name in hornor of the renowned Brazilian landscape designer, Roberto Burle Marx whose gardens featured dramatic swathes of plants such as calatheas. This is Brazilian species growth rapidly up to 5 feet high.
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trekks (14348) 2008-12-14 20:52
I like this graphic pattern formed by the cluster of tropical green leaves, like a view of animal skin. Interesting name!
axiotea (21649) 2008-12-14 21:26
Interesting graphism provided by the lines of the plants and with colors nicely rendered.
I've got these plants in my garden but till today I did not know the name :)
Graal (98343) 2008-12-14 23:23
unusual patterns, amazing leafs, interesting plants and informations. Good photojob.
belido (19934) 2008-12-15 2:23
another great aproximation. There is a nice graphcal apealing in those leaves. As beautiful as the other one. Very good work!
jorgi (3810) 2008-12-15 2:24
photo trully creates a wonderful graphism with such an amount of the same pattern.
Different directions of leaves and their mutual covering and revealing create an illusional abstraction of shallow relief but still deep enough to feel the third dimension.
Excellentlly seen and presented.
riclopes (35577) 2008-12-15 2:25
Olá Ally, very nice graphic composition. Not only the shape of the leaves but also the stripes make a wonderful pattern. The only thing I miss here is a golden fish peeping out somewhere to break the pattern :))))
pally3100 (3413) 2008-12-15 4:28
A good background for diaporama or other experimental photographic picture arts. A sharp image with good colors and contrast also.Friendly Henri
serp2000 (40654) 2008-12-15 4:32
Fine composition! I like your work, good colours and interesting note. I never seen this species. TFS!
Miha2ou7 (5048) 2008-12-15 6:07
A simple, but refreshing photo, with a ton of patterns indeed. Nice, natural colors and good PP work in general. Nothing to complain about here. A photo that is simple and to the point.
jmdias (56641) 2008-12-15 6:13
burle marx received a homage few days ago on TV cause his 100 years (he is dead), they shown lots of his works in brazil and I am happy you remembered his name in the other side of the world. We have a similar native especie in my region, but this one is different. he loved our native plants and used lots of them to create nice gardens.
nice image, good sharpness and colors
feather (51130) 2008-12-15 8:42
This kind of image would make a perfect abstract, enlarged for the wall. The patterns are wonderful.
gracious (20025) 2008-12-15 9:13
very attractive plant with it's beautiful pattern indeed, looks nice in a big area that makes nice contrast with any building!
thank you for the name for this plant as well
many thanks for the sharing
Silvio1953 (124687) 2008-12-15 12:51
Ciao Ally, superb graphic in your beautiful natural composition, splendid colors, perfect focus and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
toto (0) 2008-12-15 14:50
belle photo de ces feuilles qui se ressemblent et me font penser a ces feuilles que lorsque on les brise, laisse échapper un genre de lait qui est nefaste pour l' homme?
Nous vous souhaitons de bonnes fêtes de fin d' année et nos meilleurs voeux pour 2009.
Amitiés Thomas & Rosa
stego (24030) 2008-12-15 15:32
A wonderful pattern indeed, that you cleverly used to produce a very attractive photo. Pure beauty!
gunbud (34066) 2008-12-15 17:45
Wonderful lines and beautiful textures to this fine macro of this unique tropical plant.
Waylim (25362) 2008-12-15 23:45
Very nice image using nature to create an interesting pattern and composition. Very well observed and capture of the graphically elements. I get a little dizzy looking at it too long. Nice rich color and good sharpness and good light. Thanks.
jafadabret (56501) 2008-12-16 1:35
J'aime beaucoup cette photo pour son graphisme et ses couleurs.
Tu as eu l'oeil pour voir la photo à faire avec ces plantes.
pierrefonds (57991) 2008-12-16 3:59
The patterns on the leaves are assets to the composition. The close-up point of view i showing the details and colors of the leaves. The picture is clear and precise. The subject is well frame. The surrounding light is enhancing the colors and is giving them a good contrast. Have a nice day.
tober (8797) 2008-12-16 14:34
Hello Ally, I very much liked the dance of those exotic leaves. I agree with Ricardo on that, there should be a golden fish, preferably a Koi somewhere looking towards us through the leaves :)
Regards to Malaysia,
John_F_Kennedy (43065) 2008-12-17 1:33
Magnificent shot of this beautiful flower. Great handling of the exposure. Well done.
Dyerco (10185) 2008-12-22 21:19
I like this pattern. It really drew my eye to it when I viewed your gallery. Well seen.
pablominto (53744) 2009-03-17 6:28
I like the details and the repetition effect in this close-up!
Lovely pattern in the leaves, and the deep colours add beauty...
Well framed presentation!
fritzi007 (6619) 2011-10-29 0:12
beautiful model with green paint, it really is for the eyes!
Wish you a nice week
- Copyright: Ally Theanlyn (shevchenko) (19541)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-09
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/5.2, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Berjaya Hill's Resort
- Date Submitted: 2008-12-14 18:10