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Contests! This is where we occasionally host banana contests. Guessing games, ID games, how many fingers games, and other various contests based with banana plants. Enter and win! All contests must be posted here, and all threads here are approved by our moderators before they will appear.


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Old 01-12-2009, 07:29 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Default Re: Photo Contest - January '09

Thanks mskitty! I have to get one of these. I will also try to get it to variegate like that at some point.

I can see this is going to be a tough job deciding which photo to place in the magazine first. That's a beautiful laterita, Brent! So many to choose from, and don't forget the Ensete perrieri plant Jeff just posted. It is in the "Trying again with Ensete perrieri (from RPS)." thread. Gorgeous!
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wow Bigdog! thats an amazing Banana. Sorry to hear it went to that big compost heap in the sky. But at least you have that stupendous picture to show it was on this earth. got any tips on were i can get one?
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:04 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Those Musa Siam Ruby's are beautiful! I have not been able to find one in Costa Rica yet, but I imagine someone will eventually introduce them.

Here's one of my personal favorites.
Ensete perrieri leaves - Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:25 PM   #24 (permalink)
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California Gold Sept. 6. 08
"Unfurling after a refreshing rain"

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Old 01-14-2009, 08:35 AM   #25 (permalink)
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OK so I know everyone has seen these before but it's the best I have in terms of unusual.
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OK so I know everyone has seen these before but it's the best I have in terms of unusual.
love the red on the leaves. what is it? the red is awesome.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:01 AM   #27 (permalink)
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love the red on the leaves. what is it? the red is awesome.
That's the Siam Ruby queen of hearts
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Lorax,
Here are a few of the bananas I got started this past spring ('08), in SE TN. Not sure how they will overwinter, but only time will tell!!!



Here is a link to a few other pics of what I have grown this past year. Not sure if any other pics are any better, but wanted to let you see and know you are welcome to any or all of pics I have in my photobucket account...

randy4ut/Nanners 2008 - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
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That's the Siam Ruby queen of hearts
. that is one LOVELY plant!!!!!!!
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:21 AM   #30 (permalink)
 
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A contest combining two of my favorite hobbies? What an excellent surprise! Here's my stab.



This photograph was more about composition than subject, but it still turned out to be one of my favorites. I regret not being able to identify the species/cultivar, though I'd greatly appreciate it if one of our resident experts could give a suggestion as to what it could be.

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Old 01-15-2009, 10:36 AM   #31 (permalink)
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r u a photographer? i took evidence photography last semester. i didnt know taking pics could be that much fun. we took pics of mock murder scenes, break-ins, and spousal abuse....all mock of course. i love your flower pic....to me it looks like and oronico from the flower.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:42 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I like the composition of your photo too. It reminds me of the two stars on the front of the stage, with the rest of the troupe in the background.
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Pharazon- I love all the colors in that close up. Nice work.
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Come on guys! Let's get some more submissions!

I'll toss one in the fire....
Musa ornata 'Royal Purple'
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O.K., I'm surprised we haven't seen anything from Jon (pitangadiego) yet.

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A couple from me.

Mannii and Enste Glaucum
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Great photos, everyone! Photos like these are one of the things that's going to make our magazine kick butt!!
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Jeez, you all aren't going to make this easy for me, are you?
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lorax you know we love you.....and the answer is no were not going to make it easy for you....that ask and you shall recieve thing. lol!
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