In this social network era, it suddenly became a trend topic among many in this city: some talipot palms were flowering! Besides its beauty, I quite didn’t understood the uproar. Only when I knew that this plant has the biggest inflorescence among any other plant in the world, and that it only flowers once in its whole life, it made sense to me. I then rushed to capture this rare moment.
As a side note, although I live in a tropical country with a huge plant variety, this species isn’t native, but from @shreedhar’s land.
Photoflow: new edge sharpening tool, relight, tone mapping, curves.
I was lazy to remove the big light pole behind in Gimp or Darktable.
IMG_6027.cr2 (14.3 MB)
IMG_6027.pfi (28.5 KB)
… and from far away:
IMG_5937.cr2.xmp (18.1 KB) (DT 2.7)
Sorry if I don’t present you sharper images, but I’m still struggling with DOF settings and a bad kit lens.
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