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Indian heliotrope

Indian heliotrope
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-13
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon Macro 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-14 2:53
Viewed: 3522
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TE.

The dry season for the northern part of Malaysia promotes extensive growth of weed and wildflowers. This tiny flowers were spotted by the rice field. The leaves are deep green with stems about one inch long. The flowers are really small but the shape of the stem is really fascinating.

Thanks for viewing!

Thanks Bayram for the ID. It is called rumput ekor kuching in our language (means cat's tail grass). My sister told me that it will cause itchiness if it is in contact with our skin.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-14 2:59]

Hi Jusni,
fantastic macro.
What clarity, details and colors.
Nice POV with a top BG, congratulations.
Have a nice day,

Hi Jusni,

Really long time passed since we met last time here on TN. I'm glad You're posting again.

Beautiful curves of the bunch (of flowers), excellent exposure, nice composition. Simple yet quite pleasing macro shot. Congrats and tfs.

Friendly regards, László

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-14 4:21]

Salam Jusni,
a very beautiful and pretty tiny flowers that emerges during the dry season. What an amazing feautures and details it possesses. The tiny whites really stands out beautifully against the greenish hues of the grasses and leaves.
The gradual bokeh of your composition gives a dramatic effect and exciting presentation from the top.
Well ventured and well found exciting subjects.


Sometimes these hidden beauties of nature go unnoticed, Jusni.
Thanks for bringing this out to share with us. The little flowers are delicate in shape and colour. Lovely macro.
Good to see your picture after a long time.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-14 5:01]

Hello Jusni,
Very beautiful photo of these tiny flowers in great contrasting colours and a very good composition. Excellent sharpness, POV and BG.

Hi MF Jusni,

Lovely use of the light, this image portrays such a peaceful mood. Well composed and focused too. The clarity, composition and lighting all look impeccable. I think it may be a Heliotropium indicum (Indian heliotrope) [Rumput ekor kucing, jengking kala] belonging to ther family Boraginacea.
TFS and happy Valentine's day MF!


Bonjour Jusni,
Trčs belle macro valorisant bien le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-14 6:33]

Hello Jusni,
Stunning macro capture of these tiny beautiful flowers from top POV with flawless details, great DOF and delightful composition.
Thanks for sharing this! Have a nice night!
Best regards Siggi

Hello Jusni,
a splendid picture of this wonderful flower, good sharpness and very beautiful colours, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

hello Jusni

beautiful macro photo of these flowers, with fine POV and
the way it is framed on the image, fine focus sharpness
and details, excellent details of the white colored petals,



Hi Jusni!

The shape of this flower makes the picture already but with composing and exposure you even added a nice artistic way of showing it! I like the shallow dof and the dark bg contrasting well to the subject. TFS!

Best regards,

Hi Jusni. Wonderful macro photo of a heliotrope. Details and composition are splendid..Prof. Göçmen is not only a zoologist:) he is also knows plants more than me although i am trying to be botanist:)
Best regards

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-14 21:45]

Hola Jusni,
Very beautifulflowers.Well seen and composed.
I liked contrast between flower and dark BG,
lighting,exposure and composition a lot.
Have a great week!
Thanks for posting..

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-14 23:33]

Hello Jusni

This is a superb shot - the contrat in colours and tones is great. The sinuous form of the flowerhead is well placed in the frame. I also like the shallow dof - highly effective.

Best wishes


Hello Jusni !
Wow, these flowers are so pretty and elegant ! I like the shap of each tiny flower, and I also like the general big shape of the flower. Excellent details, beautiful composition, and the flowes stand out so nicely on the dark BG. Very well done !

Hi Jusni,

That's a very nice close-up of this interesting plant. You've isolated the flowers nicely with an attractive out-of-focus background. Good exposure too, the pale flowers retain detail well.

Thanks for sharing your photo with us,

Hello Jusni
great presentation of this Indian heliotrope, the dark green and blurred BG highlight this nice white flowers,luminosity and sharpness are superb
thanks for sharing this beauty
have a good night

salam alaikum akhi Hadji Jusni
firstly many thanks for your kind words on messages to my post. I am pleasured that you are here again.
this very beautiful flowers. I saw similar (maybe same) species in Turkiye.
you greatly captured and presented it against fantastic blurred BG. sharp focus, POV/OOF and light using great. coloration also superb. thanks for sharing, best regards and salams

Original y efectivo encuadre, poco visto así.
Bien captada la delicadeza de esas pequeńas flores.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2010-10-24 23:01]

What I find here that we have too but not this much in green, next here I suggest more Exposure: f/22.0 and lesser shutter speed 1/60 seconds, that could bring more beauty.
It is nice shot beautifully composed and TFS.


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