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Colours of Vishu...

Colours of Vishu...
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Copyright: JEAN PAUL (japiey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 127 W: 2 N: 78] (405)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-12
Categories: Flowers
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-05 15:15
Viewed: 6932
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
KANIKONNA (Cassia fistula)

This flower is seen largely during
APRIL , and is a sacred one.
The festival VISHU has this flower
as it's colourfull version.

Vishu is a festival held in the state of Kerala (and adjoining areas of Tamil Nadu) in India around the first day in the Malayalam month of Medam (March – April). This occasion signifies the Sun's transit to the zodiac Mesha Mesha Raasi as per Indian astrological calculations. This day is celebrated in almost all places in India by the Hindus albeit by different names. In Bihar this day is called Bihu, in Punjab Baisakhi and in Tamil Nadu Puthandu.

The festival is marked with offerings to the divine called Vishukkani. The offerings consist of a ritual arrangement of auspicious articles like raw rice, fresh linen, golden cucumber, betel leaves, arecanut, metal mirror, the yellow flowers konna (Cassia fistula-Golden Shower Tree-Kanikonna), and a holy text and coins, in a bell metal vessel called uruli.


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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Royaldevon: thank you..japiey 1 08-25 08:36
To Royaldevon: yes...that's right.japiey 1 08-19 02:45
To uleko: Thank you..japiey 1 08-12 02:07
To lemoineth: Bonjour mon cher ami THOMAS.japiey 1 08-12 02:05
To CENT-TRETZE: original...japiey 1 08-11 12:48
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Hello Jean Paul;

A flower and a very pretty composition. I surprise the bottom(fund), not if it is a question of an assembly(montage), where the flower has been superimposed to this stumped bottom(fund). The truth is that I do not deal due to the fact that my photos always become directly using only the original one, I alter the color and cut away but nothing more.
Nevertheless to my observation the photo that you present is very attractive. I like it(him,her,you).

Cordial regards.


Belle photo de ces jolies fleurs prise au traver d' autre qui étant beaucoup trop près sont un flou royal. Bien joué avec ce flou artistique. Amitiés Thomas

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-12 1:36]
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Hello Jean Paul,
This is a very bright and artistic image. I like your approach very much but would have liked to see a bit more details of the flower in the middle and slightly less blurr around. Beautiful warm colours and a very interesting note!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

hello jp, this flower looks really very beautiful, i have also captured the same flower and hope to post soon, you have treated this image with a difference, nice pov, the yellow colour looks beautiful here, framing is effective,
tfs & regards

Hello J.P.

A very artistic and very pleasing approach!
I like the colours and the soft focus but have to agee with Ulla that a little less of the surrounding blur would probably have been better.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Excellent composition, perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details with great POV!
well composed and well seen! Take care Ana:)

this is very nice, the note is interesting.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-10-06 5:45]

bonjour Jean Paul
j'aime l'innovation que tu apportes sur TN, un peu de risque et de création dans le cliché. J'aime le pov discret et l'ensemble tout jaune.
bien vu


Hi Jean Paul,
What a pretty yellow photo, intersting POV looking through the flowers. I like the effect. TFS

Hello Jean Paul,
An interesting capture with craetive qualities!
I like the lovely colours, and the un usual way to frame the flowers!
Pablo -

Very pretty, the yellow is glowing! I do not know if I ever saw this festival...... I went to all I could find!

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