spiky fruits of the mangrove


PandanusAffinis

Here’s another favourite nature objects of the Sebung River mangrove, Bintan, after the numerous snakes from mangrove snakes to phyton and viper and the cute silvered leaf monkey. Pandanus has bright coloured fruits. This particular Pandanus affinis, however, has its fruits deep red with yellow lining between the spikes. The colour combination makes it distinct in the dominant green of the mangrove. This species lives in the damp area on the banks of Sebung River in the freshwater part. Many of the 600 pandan species fruits are edible, but I’m not sure about this one. Anybody want to try?

This is an HDR of three frames with 2 stops interval, with shutter speed from 1/160s to 1/10s, handheld.

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2 thoughts on “spiky fruits of the mangrove

    • Thank you, Charmaine. Yes, a combined three different pictures of the same object with different shutter speed settings, with help of Photomatrix application, although we can also do it with Photoshop. I’m not sure if the fruits are edible, and so far I have not seen any sign of this being eaten by any animal.

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