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Urena lobata

Urena lobata
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-09
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D3200, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-11 19:22
Viewed: 2153
Points: 28
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Botanical name: Urena lobata Family: Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Common name: Caesarweed : Bengali, Bon Onkra Hindi: Bachita, Unga, Lapetua Manipuri: সমপাকপী Sampakpi Marathi: वनभॆंडी Vanbhendi Tamil: Ottatti Telugu: Nalla Benda, Pedda Benda Kannada: Otte
Caesarweed is a pantropical weed, having pink flowers like miniature hollyhocks. Many taxonomists now believe it evolved somewhere in Asia. Caesarweed grows to 2 meters in height. The lobed leaves are covered in star-shaped plant hairs which give the leaves a grayish color and raspy feel. The derivation of the common name is uncertain, but may have come from the Latin caesius "bluish-gray" or caesariatus "covered in hair". The ovary of the flower is five-carpellate. If pollinated, each carpel or chamber will produce a seed. The fruit, about a centimeter in diameter, is a flattened globe and dries when mature. It snaps easily from the plant and each of the five wedge-shaped mericarps separate. The outer surface of each mericarp is covered with glochids, minute hooked spines that cling to fabrics and fur and tangle in hair.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-10-11 19:57]

Hello Samiran,
What a beautiful image of this rather unique looking flower. Perfectly composed shot while showing excellent detail. It reminds me of the Holly Hocks that we used to grow in our flower garden when I was a young boy. Very attractive photo!!

Hi Samiran,
Very impressive capture of this rarely seen flower! Excellent sharp details, superb composition and fabulous natural colors. Well done, and thanks. Have a nice weekend!

Namaste Samiran,
Very crispy image of the flower,good lighting too.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-12 0:57]

Hello Samiran,
what a lovely flower you have captured. The texture and colours are just beautiful. Well composed, good POV and details. I like the DOF too.
Well done.Regards Siggi

Hello Samiran
這花很有氣質 光線掌握的很棒
花都有著透明度很美 花苞也很漂亮
構圖美麗 背景好看

Ciao Samiran, great macro of lovely flower, beautiful light, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

interesting flower, probably first in TN, TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-12 2:34]

Hello Samiran,
Very beautiful macro in splendid natural light and colours. Great to look at agianst such a beautiful background. Fantastic sharpness and details. Attractive composition.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-12 9:50]

Hi Samiran,
Nice photo of this beautiful flower. Amazing colors
with lots of sharpness details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-10-12 12:04]

Lovely species very well recorded.



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-12 15:05]

Hi Samiran,very interesting this pic that come from the malvaceae family but from this POV remember me a lot an hibiscus,very nice capture whit the usual top quality.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Another great photo Samiran! As always the composition is excellent! Fantastic colours and impressive sharpness too!

Ciao Samiran. Excellent DOF and sharp here. Brilliant colours too.


Hello Samiran Da-Onek Din apnar dekha nei ekhane.Jodio fb-a majhe majhe apnar chobi dekhi.Darun chobi eta.Khub sundor rong.Valo thakben.Regards-Srikumar

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