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Jatropha integerrima (male flower)

Jatropha integerrima (male flower)
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Copyright: Nirmal Roberts (nirmalroberts) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 345 W: 64 N: 705] (2857)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd, Fujinon f=6.2-66.7(28-300)mm 1:2.8-4.9, Marumi 58mm UV Haze
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-26 0:14
Viewed: 22230
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Jatropha integerrima (male flower).
Synonyms: Jatropha hastata, Jatropha panduraefolia.
Common names: Peregrina, Spicy Jatropha.
Plant: 4m. Evergreen shrub with slender branches.
Leaves: 10cm long 5cm wide. Alternate, fiddle-shaped, smooth and glabrous, dark green on the upper surface, pales or with a puplish tinge below.
Flower: 2,5cm across. Small terminal cyme. Male and female flowers on different plants.
Native of Cuba. Escaped to the tropics of both hemispheres.
Like many of the euphorbs, Jatropha contains a milky sap that can irritate sensitive skin. All parts of the plant are reported to be poisonous if ingested.

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I am now looking for a plant with female flowers.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-26 0:36]

Hello Nirmal,
A great capture of this male-flowered Jatropha.
It is amazing how many tropical species of plants from the neotropics have spread to tropical Asia. But we may as well enjoy the results of our interference with nature, as you have done by showing us this striking image where the flowers contrast so vividly against the foliage.
Thanks for sharing this,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-08-26 2:12]

Hello Nirmal,
Very colourful plant and interesting note. I also had a look at your other picture, which I missed, at the time my PC was broken. The male flowers seem to have different colours. We also are looking for the female plant!
Thanks and best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-26 4:42]

Hi Nirmal ,a great contrast of colors between the red of flowers and the green of leaves! Wonderfull details,i like a lot the point of view ,excellent note,thanks to show us this beauty of your country,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-08-26 4:43]

Hi Nirmal,
Wonderful shot of these beautiful flowers with such bright colours. I like the colour contrast here and the alignment. Excellent POV and composition. Thanks for sharing this beauty.

Hello Nirmal,

Beautiful bouquet of dark rose flowers. Excellent focus. Good exposure. Great bright colours.

Hallo Nirmal
What a delightful and bright view of this pretty red flower. The details of the flower are just stunning and really a real pleasure to look at. I cannot find any fault and can only give you my praise on this one. It is a bright and beautiful sight. Focus and sharpness is super and point of view is just spot on. I like the way you fit the flower in the frame, which makes the details more closely to observe and appreciate. Thanks for sharing. I found pleasure in looking at this small part of the Creation.
Kind regards

Bonjour Nirmal,
C'est très beau et superbement présenté avec une excellente maitrise de la lumière qui valorise la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Nirmal,

A beautiful composition, wonderful color, an excellent image.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-28 0:36]

Hello Nirmal,
This is a lovely view of this interesting plant with the flowers and buds very nicely in focus. Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours too. Very nicely framed too and an interesting note to go with it!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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