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Chris Chance

Anyone ever try flash at night? Some palms look really cool. I like the way the Parajubea sunka looks with the silver undersides of the leaves. Anyone want to join in? I bet some of you can do better! Might have some fun with this one!

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Kim

I agree, flash photos of palms at night can be really cool, especially if a palm has white undersides to the leaves.  Also if the only thing illuminated is the palm, it looks especially dramatic, but not always so easy to do.

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Kai

Indoor Lytocaryum weddellianum.

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Pal Meir

Lytocaryum weddellianum and L insigne:

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Pal Meir

And an update, taken just now:

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Pal Meir

Sabinaria baby at night:

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Kevin S

 I don't think this photo counts because no flash was used but it is a palm at night LOL

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Chris Chance
4 hours ago, Kim said:

I agree, flash photos of palms at night can be really cool, especially if a palm has white undersides to the leaves.  Also if the only thing illuminated is the palm, it looks especially dramatic, but not always so easy to do.

Kim is agree it's kinda tricky. I just do it random and sometimes it turns out awesome. I did all those pictures with my phone by the way. I don't have any other camera at the time.

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Chris Chance
4 hours ago, Kai said:

Indoor Lytocaryum weddellianum.

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That looks fantastic. Not sure how you made the palm lean like that but that's some serious talent haha. Gotta love the look of those Lytocaryum weddellianum. I only have a Lytocaryum hoehnei at the moment and it's still small. They're now considered Syagrus now right? So confusing when names change.

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3 hours ago, Pal Meir said:

Sabinaria baby at night:

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Pal you always are showing off some nicely grown indoor palms. This is one I would love to grow in the garden but not sure it would make it but man they're cool!

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2 hours ago, Kevin S said:

 I don't think this photo counts because no flash was used but it is a palm at night LOL

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I Think that's an epic silhouette shot and it looks cool! 

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Kai
5 hours ago, Chris Chance said:

That looks fantastic. Not sure how you made the palm lean like that but that's some serious talent haha. Gotta love the look of those Lytocaryum weddellianum. I only have a Lytocaryum hoehnei at the moment and it's still small. They're now considered Syagrus now right? So confusing when names change.

Hi Chris, the palm doesn't lean. I had to lie on my back and take the picture from beneath. It is not a wall on the background but the ceiling.

All Lytocaryum have been switched to Syagrus, but I refuse to go along with the scientists in this. I feel these plants should be distinguished if it were for their beauty only.

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steve99

Mauritellia armata

 

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Chris Chance
7 hours ago, Kai said:

Hi Chris, the palm doesn't lean. I had to lie on my back and take the picture from beneath. It is not a wall on the background but the ceiling.

All Lytocaryum have been switched to Syagrus, but I refuse to go along with the scientists in this. I feel these plants should be distinguished if it were for their beauty only.

I thought the picture was sideways but now it makes since. seems like a good spot to relax for a bit. it's look really healthy by the way!

I agree seems that they can't make up their minds on this one.  

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Chris Chance
29 minutes ago, steve99 said:

Mauritellia armata

 

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Wow that's stunning! wish that could make it in my area!

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DCA_Palm_Fan

I've noticed this on lots of plants. Not just palms.  It seems many plants have an underside that is almost reflective.  The flash against a nighttime dark backdrop makes it look even more pronounced.   I first noticed it about 12 years or so ago when the undersides of a silver maple got into a photo I was taking of a nighttime insect.  It was like they were almost bike reflectors!   Very cool pics!   Thanks for sharing with us. :-)

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Danilopez89

Armata looks pretty cool with a flash. 

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And a "non palm" that photographs well at night...

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Chris Chance
On 9/28/2016, 6:34:51, DCA_Palm_Fan said:

I've noticed this on lots of plants. Not just palms.  It seems many plants have an underside that is almost reflective.  The flash against a nighttime dark backdrop makes it look even more pronounced.   I first noticed it about 12 years or so ago when the undersides of a silver maple got into a photo I was taking of a nighttime insect.  It was like they were almost bike reflectors!   Very cool pics!   Thanks for sharing with us. :-)

I agree that many different plants look amazing with flash. I also take pictures of things like cannas and they look cool. I think it's the fact the flash showcases they individual and really makes color pop.

23 hours ago, Danilopez89 said:

Armata looks pretty cool with a flash. 

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And a "non palm" that photographs well at night...

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That's very cool looking! That Brahea is very happy out there! Love the look of that Dioon too!

I think if I find the time over the weekend I'll try to get some other shots. Maybe even some of non palms just for fun. Keep them coming everyone. This is fun! 

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palmfriend

A nice thread - thank`s for starting!

I`ve got two pictures to share, the first one is a shot into my yard (without much "aiming")...

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..and if you look carefully you might see a reflective leaf behind the right swing - which is my...

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..pretty well doing Dypsis pembana.

It is a beauty at day and night - I am happy to have it and that it probably goes along with our climate.

best regards

 

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doranakandawatta
On 27 septembre 2016 23:21:00, Pal Meir said:

Sabinaria baby at night:

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I am sure that Sabinaria has a dream: wants to wake up in srilankan garden ... like Doranakanda (we already have a Cryosophila!) :D

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Danilopez89

My Attalea is doing great. Fronds are growing waay bigger since I put her in the ground B)

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GottmitAlex

Flash!

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Pal Meir

Silvery underside of newest leaf of Lytocaryum weddellianum:

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PalmTreeDude

Sabal palmetto, this thing was tall!

 

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Chris Chance

Man this thread has turned out great! Complete with Coconuts, Bizmarkia, and gotta love Lytocaryum. I really want to plant an  Attalea now! 

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Chris Chance
On 10/4/2016, 8:10:02, Kim said:

Might as well bump this old thread from September 2014 with flash photos of palms in the pre-dawn hours:

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/43299-pre-dawn-palms/#comment-666408

Kim I think I remember that thread a while back. Couldn't hurt to add to that as well. Bet it would be cool to get some shots when the sun is about to rise in the background. Guess I need to get a nice camera. Using my phone at the moment. 

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Pal Meir

(Update of) 2 Lytocaryum at night:

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Chris Chance

So now I saw this threat still going so I got the itch to do some flashing again. I went out and started flashing the same palms I did when I started it. It's too much fun! These palms sure have grown!

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JubaeaMan138

Ok I was outside snapped a pic of bizzie flash

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Tracy

Not flash photography, but night photography using uplighting and a long exposure.  First the Pseudophoenix sargentii ssp saone var navassana, followed by Arenga engleri.

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Tracy

Looking up at my Foxy Lady against a dark sky.

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steve99

Mauritellia Armata.....agian

 

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GottmitAlex

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GottmitAlex

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GottmitAlex

One of the two dypsis plumosa which germinated in the narrow garden, compliments of DD who mailed the seeds to me.

The second picture is a closeup flash of my golden Malayan dwarf.

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