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Desert Rose

Desert Rose
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-31
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/13 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-02 9:44
Viewed: 3220
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Desert Rose

Adenium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae, containing a single species, Adenium obesum, also known as Sabi Star, Kudu or Desert-rose. It is native to tropical and subtropical eastern and southern Africa and Arabia.

The plant exudes a highly toxic sap which is used by some peoples, such as the Akie in Tanzania, to coat arrow-tips for hunting.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-07-02 10:20]

Hi Haraprasan,
a lovely portrait of this exotic looking flower. Soft colours, a good DOF and well composed, nice work.

Blue and Red seem to go well above each other HP! How lucky can we both be today...Now all we need is a white one above us and we shall have a 4th of July celebration with your lovely flora.

You know there are movie characters and songs called desert rose.....it has a romantic and charming sound to it...and you certainly did it justice for it's name by giving it the super start quality in the photo!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-02 11:08]

Hi Haraprasan . What a beautiful flower which you have taken with fine detail and pastle colours. I like the way it stands out from the plain BG. Well done TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-02 11:30]

Hello Haraprasan,
The colour combination in this photo is gorgeous. It are the ideal BG colours to give the best contrast. The composition does the rest. Great sharpness. Very, very beautiful!

Hello Haraprasan, great close-up shot of this beautiful flower with wonderful composition.
TFS and greetings,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-02 12:13]

Hello Haraprasan,
A fine colourful flower, well captured with fine sharpness from a POV that displays this Desert rose well. I guess these are also garden or park wscapes into the wild in India too.
Thanks for sharing this,
All the best,

ciao Haraprasan!
wonderful macro of this flower with great color and perfect management of light

greetings sERGIO

Sorprendente trabajo con la luz y el color, que incita a la meditación. Un trabajo diferente y sorprendente.
Saludos haraprasan: Josep Ignasi.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-02 16:30]

Hi Haraprasan,

A very pretty flower - I would not have guessed "rose" would be in its name. Not sure why it's called a Desert Rose either if it is native to the tropics. We sure don't have anything like this on our desert. Beautiful colors, backgroumd amd composition.


Namaste and Good Morning MF Haraprasan,
An awesome macro capture of this beautiful flower with wonderful details, DOF, sharpness and fine composition.
TFS and have a nice day!


Hi HP,

I Love the colors and the composition here. The pastel of red and pink is amazing, its nice to see that you are shooting diverse subject.

Goutham R

hello Haraprasan
been charmed with the colour, you impressed a very beautiful moment,
wonderful composition and photo
TFS thanks for sharing

Hi Haraprasan ,

Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture. I do have this plant at my home. Very nice flower. I just love it. Great capture. Nice composition


Ciao Haraprasan, splendid flower with fantastic colors, great light and colors, wonderful blurry BG and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Haraprasan,
a splendid picture of this beautiful flower, excellent POV and composition, good sharpness and marvellous colours.
Best regards

Bonjour Haraprasan,
Le cadrage serré et l'angle de prise de vue valorisent bien le sujet pour l'appréciation de la finesse de ses détails mais un éclairage qui me semble un peu trop fort empêche de percevoir pleinement la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Beautiful composition and colours.

Hi Haraprasan

I like the simplicity of the picture very much, just a flower and part of a leaf. The colours are superb, well highlighted by the background. The lighting, not easy with the white petals, is perfect, too.

Kind regards


hello Haraprasan

beautiful composition of this beautiful flower with very
fine POV and framing, beautiful vivid colours of the flower,
beautiful warm luminosity, excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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