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Manuka Tea Tree

Manuka Tea Tree
著作権: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
ジャンル: Plants
メディア: カラー
撮影した年: 2005-05-21
カテゴリー: Trees
カメラ: Canon EOS 300D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): New Zealand native fauna & flora [view contributor(s)]
アップロードした日: 2005-05-23 0:26
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Maori Name:- Manuka, indigenous to New Zealand
Common Name:- Tea Tree
Botanical Name:- Leptospermum scoparium

NEW ZEALAND TEA TREE is the common name in New Zealand for LEPTOSPERMUM SCOPARIUM known in Maori as MANUKA and sometimes includes LEPTOSPERMUM/KUNZIA ERICOIDES known in Maori as KANUKA. The leaves contain LEPTOSPERMONE, an antibiotic agent. It was first called Tea Tree by the expedition of Cook and Banks which identified the plant and established it's use when moored off the Purangi River in Mercury Bay in 1769.

Manuka is one of the most widespread of our native plants. It grows into a shrub or small tree up to a height of 8 metres. The narrow, pointy leaves are prickly and have a nice, sharp perfume when crushed. The grey bark of the slender trunk and branches come away in long strips. Manuka has single small white flowers with a reddish central disc, which generally bloom in spring and summer, and here it is now, still blooming in mid autumn. The seed capsules are brown and woody - the seed ripens by late autumn, but stays in the hard capsules until well into the following summer, when they release fine 壮awdust like seeds. Occasionally pink and red-flowered Manukas are found as wild plants.

I came across this native NZ plant a month back and was surprised it was still flowering then. So I was pleased to find it still in flower this week. I have some shots of the hard capsules that I will post another time.

I am still practising with Pam痴 macro lens. They are taking a bit of getting used to, but hey, aren稚 these digital cameras good for deleting 創ot so good shots? And think of the $$$痴 I've saved in developing costs.

Photo sharpened, contrasted and resized for TN


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Hi Janice!
An artistic shot.Bg,DOF,lighting and composition are excellent.Thanks for sharing.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-05-23 3:21]

A very nice shot Janice.
Excellent composition,great DOF and a superb oof background.
Nice detail,especially with the strands of web.
Good work and an interesting note.
Well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-05-23 3:25]

Very fragile and well composed Janice! Remainds me paintings from Japan. Green BG is also very suitable, interesting note complete the picture.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-23 3:41]

Belle et int駻essante composition macro-photographique bien r饌lis馥 en diagonale pour ces petites fleurs. Jolies couleurs et bonne nettet.
Interesting & well done !

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-23 3:59]

..Wonderful shot Janice!
Colors,lighting,DOF,BG,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-05-23 4:59]

Nice one Janice, great macro shot. Excellent DOF and composition. Very well done. TFS

Hi Janice

I think you may have been a bit close. I know what it is like trying to come to grips with a macro lens. When the camera was a 'point 'n shoot' you had to almost have the lens right on the subject, but the macro lens is completely different. The whites are a bit OE, but it is a great shot of the Manuka flower all the same. Keep it up!

Great shot Janice!
The composition is more than perfect. I like it very much.
Great colours and details.
Very well done!

Hi Janice!
I love your wonderful flower. I missed flowers all long winter - so now I decided to post a lot of wonderful flowers and to look a lot of great flowers.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-05-23 12:58]

Nice composition with the diagonal branch. Lovely BG. Pity the whites are OE but I know it's not easy as I often have that problem.
Regards Toni

Very nice shot Janice,
Fantastic composition, good detail and DOF. The whites are OE, but they are tricky to get right.
I see you have got yourself a tripod, did you get a remote too?
Thanks for posting

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-05-24 3:33]

Beautiful flowers, Janice. Good composition, sharpness and DOF. Interesting note. I like it.

This is a lovely shot Janice, and that's exactly what I love about digital photography too! No more prints in a box that are just plain terrible, but I never seem to throw them out. You've even captured the spider web here. Well done with a great note on your native plants. Someday I'd love to visit your country.

Great capture, very artistic with just a hint of overexposure on the whites in the flowers - did you remember to stop down? Good sharpness and excellent POV with nicely oof bg.
Actually, I tried to get one of these as potted plant once, but I never succeeded. Oh well, it'd probably have been dead by now, anyway, had I gotten one ;-))

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