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My One Year on TN

My One Year on TN
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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: 2008-09-07
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/8
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-07 1:39
Viewed: 6718
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pentapetes phoenicea.
Synonyms: Blattaria phoenicea, Brotera phoenicea, Eriorhaphe phoenicea, E. punicea, Pentapetes angustifolia, P. cebuana, P. coccinea
Common names: Midday Flower, Scarlet Mallow, Copper Cups, Florimpia, Noon Flower, Scarlet Pentapetes, Scarlet phoenician.
Common Hindi names: Gul-dupahari, Dupari, Dupahariya.
Plant: Erect, half-woody plant, 0.5-1m in height. Branches long and spreading.
Leaves: Alternate, linear, 6-10cm in length, toothed at the margins, usually having the broad, pointed base, and tapering to a pointed tip.
Flower: Scarlet flowers with 5 large petals are borne singly or in pairs, on short stalks arising from leaf axils. 2.5-3.5cm across, open around noon, and close the following dawn.
Pentapetes is native to a wide region of tropical South Asia from Ceylon and India to northern Australia and the Philippines.
Grows in moist locations, including rice fields, in which it is a weed.

I have completed one year of ever memorable association with my TN friends. During this period, I have learned a lot and have enjoyed tremendous appreciation and encouragement. Thanks a lot to all of you, dear friends.

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Hi Nirmal,

One can almost say hope there will be a lot more years on TN. You have built an impressive gallery showing members things that they probably would not have otherwise seen.
I like the way you have concentrated the attention on the pollen of this flower.



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-07 2:10]

Hi Nirmal,my best congratulations for you 1st year on TN and a great thanks for your very interesting and different gallery,that showing us a lot of beautifull and unknwons planta and trees of your country always perfectly and whit note very interesting! Thanks a lot for your work and for this beautifull flower taken from a perfect POV and whit a fantastic light,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

greetings for your first year! how big is this flower? TFS Ori

Bonjour Nirmal,
Félicitations pour la performance !!!
Très belle macro finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-07 23:33]

Hi Nirmal,
CONGRATULATIONS on completion of one year here on TN. I for one have always valued you images for their content and beauty. You really have portrayed a variety of flowers blooming in nature so eloquently. Looking forward to many more years of your association with such great images.
This indeed is a fine image of this gorgeous looking flower. Very impressive sharpness and details with lovely colours. Great handling of natural lighting and I like the natural surrounding too. Thanks for sharing this fine image.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-09-08 9:20]

Happy Anniversary!

Thanks for sharing with us some of India's botanical beauty!



Happy anniversary!
Good close .up!
Nice softness and colours.



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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-08 10:08]

Hello Nirmal,
Congratulations and thanks for all the beautiful and interesting flowers you've shown us so far. You seem very knowledgeable about your flora! This is a real beauty to celebrate with, fantastic red colour, great details and I like your composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Ciao Nirmal, congratulations for your first year on TN, thanks for all your splendid photo, this one is a wonderful flower with fantastic colors, great back light composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Nirmal,
CONGRATULATIONS on your 1st Anniversary here in TN. A nice captured beautiful flower to celebrate. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Nirmal
I missed this celebration on your first year on TN...Congratulations.
I really like your framing here catching amazing light and shadow details..I see from your shooting info that you had a long focal length and f8 to maximise the dof...Possibly if you were to reduce the zoom them you would have picked up the detail in the stamens...If the image is a little smaller then you have still the option to do a slight crop after to maximise the subject....I have to do a small crop on all of my inflight pictures to achieve a tight and sharp subject.
None the Less this is a fantastic Image of a wonderful flower with perfect notes.
Best Regards

Hi Nirmal
Congratulations on your first Anniversary with TN :D

You've captured this Scarlet Mallow very well. I find red a very hard colour to get just right. Nicely composed and sharp detail. Great note.

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