March 2019 - Patterns

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Re: March 2019 - Patterns

Post by Detlev » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:09 pm

Ali Baba wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:33 pm
Monanthes polyphylla
A wonderful picture that clearly fits the theme of "beautiful mathematical forms". The picture reminds me of the Brassica variety 'Romanesco', whose fractal patterns every mathematician should enjoy.
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Re: March 2019 - Patterns

Post by el48tel » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:02 am

I knew I'd set a challenge for you all. But I didn't realise the challenge I'd set myself to choose the winner. There's some wonderful plants out there .... and some super captures of patterns. It's a photo competition and not a plant competition, so therefore, I did judge on composition, selection,focusing and isolation of the subject, lighting and presentation.
All of the entries were commendable. I could have chosen any as winners and runners-up.
Amongst my frontrunners were:
The Astrophytum and "spination" by MattGibbs
The cruciform by AcidJohn
The nonatych (pattern of nine patterns) by SpikyMike
Monanthes polyphylla by AliBaba
The apricot hued blossoms by Sylvia
A special commendation should go to DetLev for the macro photos of seed casings which definitely requires a special skills set.

This month's winning entry is that amongst a bumper bundle from MikeT ... the fifth image [Mammillaria(?) Rebutia(?)]. I loved the fact that he'd seen the circular bud arrangement within the delicate tracery pattern of the spines; captured all of the pattern without losing any; nullified extraneous materials such as labels and pots.

MikeT .... over to you
Attempting to grow Echinopsis, Lithops, Aeoniums, Gymnocalycium, Rebutia, Sulcorebutia and Aylostera.
Just discovered Echinocereus.
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Re: March 2019 - Patterns

Post by MikeT » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:39 pm

Thanks, el48tel

The picture in question is Mammillaria hahniana, looks good in or out of flower.

So for April, Spring is in the air
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