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Bismarck Nobilis.

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STEVE IN SO CAL

Wowza...those Glaucas !! Must plant more.

I see some photo contenders for the calendar this year  :;):

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Walter John

Oh wow, Oh geez

I just fell to my knees.

A million thank yous, these are by far the best pics from Madagascar seen on the board, seen anywhere probably.

I definitely want that Bizzie pic for my desktop.

I now have it, thanks.

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Tyrone

Whoa. Even more awesome pics. The best Ravenea glauca pics I've ever seen. Who doesn't want to plant a 1000 D onilahensis after that last pic? Mt Vatovavy must have been awesome. Not many have got up there. Did you get any larger pics of D basilonga with more of it in one photo. POM only has a drawing and it's meant to be similar to decipiens reportedly. I've wanted to get this one because of it's mountain origins. Was it cool temp wise up Mt Vatovavy? Could you tell much difference from the lowlands in temp etc? Just wondering.

Keep the pics coming and thanks for the wonderful reports back.

best regards

Tyrone

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PALM MOD

Well,

Do you think I should just forget about the Photo of the Year Contest and award the winning prize right now?  :)

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STEVE IN SO CAL

(IPSPTModerator @ May 18 2007,20:51)

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Well,

Do you think I should just forget about the Photo of the Year Contest and award the winning prize right now?  :)

I don't think he's done yet...told me when he was over here this week that he had 1,500 pics. Even if he has 150, there's probably enough fodder for his own calendar.

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SunnyFl

(IPSPTModerator @ May 18 2007,20:51)

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Well,

Do you think I should just forget about the Photo of the Year Contest and award the winning prize right now?  :)

Oh yes :D

An award for the onilahensis and another award for the glaucas.  

Almost fell outa my chair looking at those beauties.  Want 50 more of them, that's for sure.

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bgl

Gary,

That landscape with the Bismarckias is absolutely incredible!! But why so serious in the Ravenea shot (which is great, BTW)?? :D

Bo-Göran

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palmazon

muy buen ojo (ask yr wife)

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Gtlevine

(bgl @ May 18 2007,21:53)

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Gary,

That landscape with the Bismarckias is absolutely incredible!! But why so serious in the Ravenea shot (which is great, BTW)?? :D

Bo-Göran

Believe it or not, I did not get sick at all while in Madagascar, but I brought with me a nasty bacterial infection I obtained from my son, so I looked like hell in most of my photos for the first two weeks.

Gary

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Gtlevine

Here is the nicest Ravenea Rivularis colony on the island.

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Urban Rainforest

Gary, What an epic journey of a lifetime. Those pics are priceless! I especially like the "black stem", white stem, Decipiens and those R. Glaucas...wow :o ! I have 5 planted already and I must plant more. Did you see any D. Bejofos or mad foxtails while you were there? Also was curious why with so many of the weeping form of onily in habitat it is so hard to find at local nurseries  ??? . Thanks for posting the pics Gary and can't wait to see more! Steve

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STEVE IN SO CAL

Is that Pandanus in with the Rivularis???

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Gtlevine

Here is a non palm pic of the Palm Gang in Romanafana. Peter Bolasky, Bill Beattie and myself. Of course Bill and Petes tremendous guides.

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Gtlevine

My favorite insect, the Giraffe Weevle.

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Gtlevine

Back to palms, by request I am posting a close up of the trunk and crownshaft of Dypsis Ifanadiana.

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wendisplantation

OMG, Gary, stunningly awesome!!

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BS Man about Palms

(Wal @ May 18 2007,17:20)

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Oh wow, Oh geez

I just fell to my knees.

A million thank yous, these are by far the best pics from Madagascar seen on the board, seen anywhere probably.

I definitely want that Bizzie pic for my desktop.

I now have it, thanks.

Wal,

I just did the same thing....

GARY, MY EYES ARE HAVING PALM ECSTASY.  :D

Edited to save our Moderator extra greyhair.

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neoflora

the line -up looks like the o-kay corral.

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ellidro

Gary,

Some truly stunning photos! Did you happen to see and get a picture of what is being sold as dypsis betafaka? I have only seen one pic of a more mature plant that is on JD Andersons website.  

Nick

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Surf Guy

DYPSIS "BLACK STEM", DYPSIS ONILAHENSIS, RAVANEA GLAUCA! WOW!

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paulgila

i am running out of adjectives!i've used amazing,awesome,someone else just used stunning,theres priceless,epic,it goes on & on!by the time you finish posting these we will be helpless blobs of protoplasm!

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Matt in SD

I've sometimes wondered whether our efforts to preach preservation in distant lands are just examples of "the grass is always greener" mentality.  Americans in particular tend to think that far away places are much more worth preservation than our own homeland, which seems to us boring just because of it's familiarity.

Well, I still think this is mostly true, but there is absolutely no denying that that there truly is something special about Madagascar.  That Bismarkia photo is insane.  It's like a window into another world.  

Matt

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paulgila

yeah,that pic with the bismarkia was my favorite,too!

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Don Little

I don't even know where to begin, the Bizzies are astounding along with the R glauca's, majesties, and onihilensis.  Once again thanks Gary

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tropicalb

I just about FELL OUT OF MY CHAIR when i saw the bizmarkia photo!

Gary...it looks like you took a still out of a million dollar Imax movie and posted it!!!!

UNBELIEVABLE PHOTOS!

keep 'em coming please....also...what kind of camera were you using?

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Daryl

WOW! Great photos. That Bismarckia landscape photo is mind-numbing!

Please post all of the other photos you took in Madagascar... :o

Daryl

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RRONNIE

All's beautiful. Loved that rock/palm in post 41 - realy rocks !

Ronnie

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Tyrone

More more more

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Gileno Machado

Eye candy, all the way...

I'm curious about your camera too, Gary, congratulations for these unforgettable images.

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madagascarbob

Time for a re print of "The Palms Of Madagascar"using your photo's!

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Gtlevine

For those of you that asked, I use a Nikon D50 SLR.  I will get more photos up soon including the Betafaka, but I will be out of the house today.

Gary

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RainForestt Robert

Gary, really great photos.  This board is truly amazing.  From Amazonia to Madagascar, the Caribbean to South Africa, Australia to the Americas we truly represent the International in the IPS.  Gary while in Madagascar you whetted our appetites, dropped a teaser or two, and now the bomb.  We all appreciate the photos.  Show us palms and whatever else, I know I'm interested.  Thanks for that Bismarckia habitat scene.  Special, special, special.  I'm inspired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JakeK

Awesome photos from an awesome trip. That Bismarckia habitat photo is unreal.

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Exotic Life

Fantastic pics! Show me more if you have more :)

Robbin

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JD in the OC

Well, I know where I'm buying a summer house when I'm older!!!!

It'll go something like this:

"Sorry guys, I can't make the Vegas trip this year because I'll be in Ambositrae all summer!!!"  :D

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SubTropicRay

WOW unbelievable stuff.  Keep it coming.

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madman

Gary the best photos I have ever  seen of Mad palms---you done her proud. I hope that  they will inspire palm lovers everywhere to participate in the preservation of Madagascars palms and its biodiversity. Madagascar needs all the help it can get in order to not become another environmental failure.

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jdapalms

Gary,

I have to agree these are some of the best photo's of the Madagascan landscape that I have seen.

Last week or so there was a program on nightline in Madagascar. Anyone else see it? The focus was on gemstones. I can't remember what the stone was but it was interesting seeing what is going on. A lot of area is being chopped up by mining.

Jerry

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