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Padi Field Trail 2 - Strange Weed

Padi Field Trail 2 - Strange Weed
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-19 4:23
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Again I trekked into the padi field to discover some hidden and strange beauties. This plant is very strange as it looks like an elephant trunk.
It is quite small about six inches. The name is not known even to the locals and I cant find its scientific ID too.
This plants grows along the narrow trails around the padi plots. They seems to thrive very well. The farmers did not kill them as I believe the roots help to take hold of the earth, to make a strong footing.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-19 4:37]

hello Foozi,
This is really something special...and very unique on this site.
Bravo to keep eyes open on rare and not known species.
Well composed, like always. Beautiful and original posting.
Kind regards

Hi Foozi,
This is such a beautiful picture!
The subject is fantastic, with that turns resembling a fern, but with all that tiny and colorful flowers.
Magnificent composition, I can't imagine anything better, and the shadowed background makes a very special base to admire the plant.
My compliments and thanks for share it,

Ciao Foozi. An elegant composition with tender lines and strange, but efficent, playing of light.


hello Foozi

beautiful photo of these wild lovely flowers, the plant
has the shape of a insect it bring also for the beauty
of the photo (la plante qui a une forme d'insecte
apporte également ŕ la beauté de la photo),
fine POV and the way it is framed, fine focus
sharpness and details of the flowers, TFS


Ciao Foozi, lovely composition with splendid flowers, great light and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-19 6:47]

Hello Foozi,
A superb capture of a an unusual flowering plant!
The composition and lighting are superb to show the withering flowers on the right, the flowers at their peak on the top and the new flowers in bud appearing towards the coiled tip on the left. The dark contrasting BG is ideal!
Well done my friend: this is one of your best shots and among the best on TN!
If someone can give it a name I would be pleased.
Kind regards,

Very interesting picture of this great plant.
Nice capture.Well done.
Best regards and greetings.Alin.

Hy Foozi
Interesting flower, I would say from the Boraginaceae family,( like forget-me-not) after the flowers.
I found something with similar flower (Heliotropium ssp), but not sure. I am still searching.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-19 7:36]

Hi Foozi,
Very nice and interesting capture.POV,BG,colors and visual impact are perfect.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-19 7:41]

Hello Foozi,
Never seen something like this. Very beautiful photo in splendid light. The white-green contrasts are great, also against the BG. Good sharpness and details. An excellent composition.

hello Foozi
this is a super composition with very nice light and great sharpness
beautiful colours to
super shot
greeting lou

Hi Foozi.
Very beautiful macro capture of this Heliotrophium-like flower
The composition, POV and details are great.
TFS and kind regards,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-19 10:39]

What a interesting plant!
Great details and colors.
I never see one like that!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-01-19 10:59]

Hola amigo,
bonita flor,
atractivos detalles y compo.
buen foco.

Hi Foozi,
I've never seen such a flower - I love it, amazing design - like fern - and with tiny flowers on it - beautiful.
Thanks, I wish I could see it any day with my own eyes.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-19 12:48]

Hello Foozi,
Great close-up with very good sharpness and a very nice background. Sharp focus. with a nice POV and DOF.
Best regards Siggi

hello Foozi,

good pov on this strage flowering flower with goo pov and dof.
Exellent dark bg and details with fine colours.


This is indeed a very strange plant Foozi.
I've never seen anything quite like it before.
It will be interesting to follow this up and see if we can find out what it is.
Great find and capture.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-01-19 17:35]

Hello Foozi,
What a beautiful yet strange looking plant indeed. It kind of reminds me of a fern just before it completely unravels, but ferns don't have flowers on them. Excellent exposure used in order to show off the delicate white blooms. Well done!!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-01-19 21:07]

Hi Foozi,
Fascinating plant.
Nature never ceases to surprise us.
What an unusual way for the flowers to bloom.
A very lovely composition,
with this arrangement of blossoms against the dark green BG.
TFS. : )

Excellent shot!
The spiral shape, the beautiful fresh flowers, the bright colours: perfect.

TFS and regards, Jan

Hallo Foozi
Absolutely beautiful with an artistic flair to it. This is just so fascinating. What a great eye you have to capture a photo around something many would miss. Focus is just where it should be, colours and detail of the flowers are great and the composition just perfect. Very nice indeed. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.

Hello Foozi,
a superb macro shot of these flowers, very good sharpness and splendid colours, excellent POV and composition for this graceful plant.
Best regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-01-20 4:15]

Hello Foozi,
A wonderful capture of this remarkable plant with excellent focus on the pretty flowers. Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours against a soft background. A fine artistic composition too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hi Foozi,
Beautiful macro of a spectacular plant. Colors are beautiful (even in the deep shadow), composition also, and the blurry bg isolating the plant very well. Fabolous image. Bravo.
Friendly regards, László

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2010-01-20 6:22]

Ya Foozi,
Assalamualia kum.
S U B H A A N A L L A H,
never seen such amazing plant no dubt
it is the unique of its kind and you
honoured us to see this.
Well shot, beautiful colours.


Hello Foozi
what a beautiful flowering plant, superbly presented, very sharp shot
wonderful sharp details and fine coloration
a great image !
Have a good night

Hi MF Foozi,

Inspiring macro capture, the details and focus look incredible.
Words cannot describe this shot, it is simply perfect.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


Bonjour Foozi,
Trčs belle publication valorisant bien le sujet ; mercic pour le partage.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Foozi
This is an amazing plant with it's curled stem overflowing with blooms. Nice sharp detail, colour and DOF. I would also love to know what species this is. Well done!
TFS Janice

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