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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: 2007-05-31
Categories: Flowers
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-29 5:11
Viewed: 3619
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Royal Poinciana, Delonix regia
(family Fabaceae), is a tropical or
subtropical flowering plant. It is also
known by the names Gulmohar, Flamboyant
Tree, Peacock Flower, Flame of the Forest,
and Flame Tree.The tree is named after
Phillipe de Longviliers de Poincy who is
credited for introducing the plant to
the Americas.The Royal Poinciana has been
described as the most colourful tree in
the world.
The tree's vivid Red/Orange/Yellow/Lilac
(Puerto Rico) flowers and bright green
foliage in any case make it an exceptionally
striking sight.

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Caesalpinieae
Genus: Delonix
Species: D. regia


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Hello Jean Paul,
All pure colours, fine details in the flowers!
Well framed view of this delicate plant!
Pablo -

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-29 7:09]

Hello Jean Paul,
Together with the Jacaranda this is my favourite tree! I love the shape and colour of those flowers and the leaves are so beautiful too. All of that you're showing very well in this capture against the blue sky. I believe it is natíve to Madagascar but I've seen it in India and the West Indies.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello jean,
Beautiful capture.Looks like the tree is on fire. Beautiful colours.i liked the POV and the way you have composed it. Thanks for the share,

hello jean paul,
the blast of colours look great here, excellent colours and contrast, nice lighting,
tfs & regards

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-09-29 8:52]

Hello Jean Paul,

What a wonderful colour through the splendid leaves, my compliments for this one.

Have a nice weekend,

Hello Jean,
Nice portrait of a tree :) A descriptive abstract!! what else can I say.

Hello Jean Paul.
Beautiful composition. Lovely colours. I like the shapes of the leaves and the contrasts between the flowers and the leaves and the blue sky. Good exposure. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

Bonsoir Jean-Paul
Les ciels et les arbres sont toujours, ŕ juste titre, une source d'inspiration pour le photographe. Cette image est trčs belle, les couleurs sont superbes et le feuillu se détachant sur le ciel est bienvenue.
Beau travail et Merci....JP

Gorgeous colors and a very eyecatching pov! Great details and beautifully taken. TFS

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  • sagar Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 4 N: 1] (32)
  • [2007-12-04 22:29]

Hi Jean,
Quite a good botany class here.Lovely shot compounded with a lovely note. Amazing colors. Let me add that in Bengali its called Krishnachura, and a tree in full bloom seems like a tree in fire.

Hi Jean Paul,
Very bright and colorful photo! Great POV, love those bright colors! TFS

Great shot! The colours and composition are superb. You have transformed a simple object to a thing of beauty. But I have the feeling that the picture would look even better if the out of focus green leaves at the bottom (not the dark ones at the extreme right hand corner, but the five projections of leaves just beside that) were croped/ cloned out, as they are somewhat taking the eyes away from the beautiful red flowers in front of the bright blue sky. Anyways, excellent shot.

Hi Jean,
Very nice picture of these beautiful Delonix regia flowers. These are found in India also. Right now these are in full bloom. I'll post a picture soon.
- Nirmal

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-06-07 4:28]

Hello JP,
this is anice one with the sky as BG. Contrasting colours make the photo very charming and full of impact.
Lovely shot and great idea too.


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