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Ipomoea - Morning Glory

Ipomoea  - Morning Glory
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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: 2009-08-06
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 70-300mm / F 4-5,6 G AF
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-26 6:15
Viewed: 3617
Points: 46
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This morning glory is not very common in my place. the common ones are the light pink.

The reference form Wikipedia is quite interesting about this speci of morning glory, i.e Ipomoea
The genus Ipomoea (pronounced /ˌɪpɵˈmiːə/,[1] from the Greek ips ~ ipos, wormweed or bindweed, and homoeos, resembling, referring to the twining habit) is the largest in the family Convolvulaceae, with over 500 species. Most of these are called "morning glories", but this can refer to related genera also. Those formerly separated in Calonyction (Greek καλός, kalos, good and νύκτα, nycta, night) are called "moonflowers". The genus occurs throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world, and comprises annual and perennial herbaceous plants, lianas, shrubs and small trees; most of the species are twining climbing plants.

Human use of Ipomoea is threefold: First, most species have spectacular, colorful flowers and are often grown as ornamental plants, and a number of cultivars have been developed. Their deep flowers attract large Lepidoptera - especially Sphingidae such as the Pink-spotted Hawkmoth (Agrius cingulata) -, or even hummingbirds.

Second, the genus includes food crops; the tubers of Sweet Potato (I. batatas) and the leaves of Water Spinach (I. aquatica) are commercially important food items and have been for millennia. The Sweet Potato is one of the Polynesian "canoe plants", transplanted by settlers on islands throughout the Pacific. Water Spinach is used all over eastern Asia and the warmer regions of the Americas as a key component of well-known dishes such as Canh chua rau muống (Mekong sour soup) or Callaloo; its numerous local names attest to its popularity. Other species are used on a smaller scale, e.g. the Whitestar Potato (I. lacunosa) traditionally eaten by some Native Americans like the Chiricahua Apaches, or the Australian Bush Potato (I. costata).

Peonidin, an anthocyanidin potentially useful as a food additive, is present in significant quantities in the flowers of the "Heavenly Blue" cultivars.

Moon Vine (I. alba) sap was used for vulcanization of the latex of Castilla elastica (Panama rubber tree, Nahuatl: olicuáhuitl) to rubber; as it happens, the rubber tree seems well-suited for the vine to twine up upon, and the two species are often found together. As early as 1600 BCE, the Olmecs started to produce the balls used in the important Mesoamerican ballgame thus.

The root called John the Conqueror in hoodoo and used in lucky and/or sexual charms (though apparently not as a component of love potions) usually seems to be from I. jalapa. The testicle-like dried tubers are carried as an amulet and rubbed by the user to gain good luck in gambling or flirting.

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Ciao Foozi, lovely couple of wonderful flowers, fantastic colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Foozi!

The Morning Glory - what a suitable name! This flower is very beautiful and I can imagine that its view early in the morning would be an ideal beginning of a day. You have reproduced beautiful and natural colours and created a very pleasant atmosphere. Moreover, your instructive notes accompany this beauty at best.

Kind regards


hello Foozi
super colored flower with great sharpness and good details
very nice light
greeting lou

Hi Foozi, what colourful image! Amazing!
Thanks for sharing it. Carme.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-26 7:47]

Hi Foozi,finally a specie very common in my country too..hehe..but the pic is truely fantastic,not easy to take the colors so perfectly,very nice composition and sharpness too.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-26 7:57]

Hello Foozi,
Beautiful clear photo in excellent sharpness. Splendid colours. Good composition.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-26 7:57]

Hello Foozi,
A wonderful capture of a Morning Glory, a species that I have in my garden in summer. I don't know from where this originates but it spreads easily. I love your composition and details and colours are fabulous.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-26 9:48]

Hello Foozi,

Splendid purple and blue color together.
Lovely presentation, not alone for ladies but also for men.
Sharpness and clarity are wonderful
Nice the blurred background.
Very well done, TFS.

Nice weekend,

Hi Foozi
The colour is outstanding on these two morning glories. Excellent DOF and POV, an all around great portrait!
TFS Janice

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-26 13:03]

Hi Foozi. The colour of this Morning Glory jumps out of the computer . You have taken the flowers with fine detail . Your use of the light has given rich colours. well taken TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-26 13:12]

Hello Foozi.
This is a very nice composition of this lovely flowers. Beautiful colours and detail. I like your background and framing.
Best regards Siggi

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-02-26 13:39]

Hello Foozi,
Beutiful shot of these beautiful morning glories. Colours, details and composition are wonderful.
TFS ang G's,

hello Foozi

very beautiful photo of these lovely flowers, with fine POV
and the way they are framed on the image, fine focus and
sharpness with very beautiful details of the petals, TFS


Ciao Foozi. Very good sharp here in perfect DIO anf fascinating violet shades. Impressive detaisl on petals weft.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-27 6:18]

Hello Foozi,
The centers of these beautiful flowers almost seem to glow. Your camera work on this image also shines, the composition, depth of field, focus and exposure are wonderful. Great posting Foozi, thank you.

Bonjour Foozi,
Très belle publication avec cette splendide macro, bien composée, valorisant les sujets, sous un bon angle de prise de vue et une excellente profondeur de champ, par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Salam Foozi.

I can see a few blooming outside my gate but none is as beautiful as this one. You have managed wonderful lighting with the translucency of the inside. The details of the petals are so well captured which is never easy for this king of flower.

Perfectly executed DoF and thanks for sharing. Happy weekend shooting and best regards.

merhaba akhi Foozi
this is really very beautiful flower and its wonderful shot in amazing beautiful colors. As like splendid coloration, sharp details, POV/DOF and composition superb. I also like frame, it is very nice.
We use similar names in Turkish for these flowers and ones from its related genus Calonyction. many thanks for sharing this beauty. best regards and salams my brother.

Hi Foozi,
Fantastic close-up of the Ipomoea (in Hungarian: Dawnie. Some species of the genus and their hybrids are often planted annuals here in gardens), beautiful focus / sharpness, gorgeous colors, well chosen background. Simple yet very-very pleasant image to my eyes, about a beautiful plant. Thanx so much, also for the informative note.
Have a nice Sunday, friendly regards, László

Hi MF Foozi,

Awesome post of these morning glories. They seems to be focused in all the right places. The POV and use of the available light has a really good effect here, text-book composition too.
TFS and have a nice Sunday!


Excelentes luz, colores y sobre todo profundidad. Aquí tenemos, si no es la misma , una especie muy similar.
Un abrazo desde España Foozi: Josep Ignasi.

Lovely morning glory! Like the color and the soft light.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-03-27 11:33]

Here in South America we have a very similar species with similar colors and shape. Successful POV-DOF, great sharpness and vivid colour.
Greetings and TFS.

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