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banana plant

banana plant
Copyright ©2004, michael hoefner HoF Win ¤ $

another musa ensete shot.

Photographer: michael hoefner HoF Win ¤ $
Folder: flora/fauna
Uploaded: 2004-Dec-19 09:39 EST
Current Rating: 8.40/5 (Weighted rating: 8.22)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 100
Aperture: f13
Shutter Speed: 1.6s
Focal Length: 54
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: Yes
Critique Level: Dead Honest Critique

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Very nice Michael...I love the texture, detail, and composition of both "banana plant" shots....very artistic.

Doug Pitts ¤ at 10:36 EST on 2004-Dec-19 [Reply]


Personally, I would like to see a few more middle tones in this, but for a high contrast image, this is very nice. That is personal choice so that comment is not a complaint. You used a small -stop, but I wonder if /22 (or a slightly closer focus point) might have brought the nearest leaf into focus.

E. Edwin Ennor ~ (E) HoF Win ¤ $ at 10:50 EST on 2004-Dec-19 [Reply]


This treatment suits the subject well. The definition of the texture is great.

I also feel the front leaf is a bit soft due to DoF and this treatment wants a sharp image.

Rex Waygood HoF ¤1 $ at 14:19 EST on 2004-Dec-19 [Reply]


Very nice - it looks more like a Calla Lily than a banana leaf. :-)

p.t. Inactive Win ¤1 $ at 14:58 EST on 2004-Dec-19 [Reply]


Hi Michael

I love the idea but feel it requires a higher f stop to do it the justice it deserves. Having said that I love these images you are sharing with us these days. The texture is great.

Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $ at 15:09 EST on 2004-Dec-19 [Reply]

Your Tabletop? :o)

...has been quite well used lately? Grin! I like this one. The shape and texture are really highlighted by the conversion. This is a very 'stylish' image. Nice work.

Monica Cowles HoF ¤ $ $1 at 16:03 EST on 2004-Dec-19 [Reply]