Photo Identification Clues?

pitter_colSeptember 3, 2010

When I am photographing a bromiliad for identification what are the most important aspects that should be visible in the photo?

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hotdiggetydam

The bloom, top of the leaves and underside of the leaves

    Bookmark   September 3, 2010 at 8:29AM
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fdnpedro(NSW north coast)

It depends on how accurate you want ids to be and how technical you want to be, especially with species. Angled top and side view/s of whole plant, closeups of floral material (inflorescence, branch, floral bracts, flowers and pulled to bits if necessary) and habitat info if in the wild or collected. Measurements of all are important too (use a cm/mm ruler).

Pedro

    Bookmark   September 3, 2010 at 11:26PM
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pitter_col

Thank you for those tips. I will try to follow them (so long as I don´t have to climb the trees they live in).

    Bookmark   September 5, 2010 at 7:48PM
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