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Wild Flower of Pahang -Erythrina fusca

Wild Flower of Pahang -Erythrina fusca
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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: 2010-03-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron AF 70-300mm Tele-Macro ( 1:2)
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-22 3:30
Viewed: 5808
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Erythrina fusca is a species of flowering tree in the legume family, Fabaceae. It is known by many common names, including purple coraltree, gallito, bois immortelle, bucayo, and the more ambiguous "bucare" and "coral bean". E. fusca has the widest distribution of any Erythrina species; it is the only one found in both the New and Old World. It grows on coasts and along rivers in tropical Asia, Oceania, the Mascarene Islands, Madagascar, Africa, and the Neotropics.

E. fusca consists of legume pods reach 20 centimetres (7.9 in) in length and contain dark brown seeds. The seeds are buoyant, allowing them disperse across oceans. The tree is highly adapted to coastal conditions, tolerant of both flooding and salinity.

Like many other species in the genus Erythrina, E. fusca contains toxic alkaloids which have been utilized for medicinal value but are poisonous in larger amounts. The most common alkaloid is erythraline, which is named for the genus. The new buds and leaves are eaten as a vegetable. The easy-to-grow and attractive flowering tree is cultivated as an ornamental shade and hedge plant. It is a common shade tree in cacao plantations. It attracts hummingbirds, which pollinate its flowers.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-22 3:53]

What a great flower have this lovely plant!
I like this intensive red!
Great details.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-22 4:28]

Hello Foozi,
Again a great macro.
A special flower, which I personally have not seen so far.
Excellent color contrast.
Have a beautiful day,

Ciao Foozi. Great close up on this handsome coloured flower hitten by the light. Excellent DOF and sharp. Best conpliments.


Bonjour Foozi

C'est un merveilleux macro et les couleurs de ces fleurs sont très jolies ,les détails et la composition sont supers.

Merci et au revoir....JP

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-03-22 6:27]

Well captured colorful flowers with green leaves, beautiful. tfs.

Ciao Foozi, splendid flower with fantastic colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello Foozi

i love here your POV with the fine DOF and the way
it is framed n the image, superbly focused with great
sharpness and details, very beautiful luminosity,
excellent contrast between the 2 main colour tones,



Hallo Foozi
A lovely macro from your lens. What a delight to look at such a beautiful shot, filled with warm and rich colours. The detail captured is great and pleasant to look at and admire. The striking red flower is striking and eye-catching. The contrast between red and green is magic. Thanks for sharing this pretty image. Best regards

Hello Foozi. Impressive macro capture!
Details, colours and composition are wonderful.
TFS. Kind regards,

Hello Foozi,
Excellent demonstration of exuberance in this picture, the colors and contrast are powerfully attractive. Good note. Greetings / Thanks for sharing. Jesus

hello Foozi
great sharpness and good details of this beautiful coloured flower
great shot
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-22 12:27]

Hello Foozi,
What a splendid colours in this photo. Really perfect! Superb contrasts. Great sharpness, details and composition. Good POV and DOF.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-22 13:46]

Hello Foozi,
Lovely flowers, beautiful colors and fantastic details. Very well exposed, composed and framed. A great job! Well done & TFS!
Best regards Siggi

Hi MF Foozi,

Impressively clear macro capture of these beautiful and atractive flowers. All are flawless.
TFS and have a nice ay MF!


Hi Foozi

Beautiful natural colours, great composition and sharpness.


Hello Foozi
wonderful flower with bright red color, very great details
superb sharpness and very good lighting
Have a good night

salam akhi Foozi
Another great flower shot from Pahang. this leguminous species is very very beautiful with red flowers. you greatly captured them with splendid colors, wonderful sharp details and focus. POV/DOF and composition also superb. thanks for sharing this beauty. best regards wassalam

Hello Foozi,
a very beautiful picture of Erythrina fusca, superb sharpness and fantastic vivid colours, a good visual impression.
Best regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-03-26 19:14]

Hello Foozi,
I must admit when first viewing your thumbnail image it looked like a bunch of red chili peppers. I then brought it up on the large screen only to find a beautiful cluster of vivid red flowering pods.
Love the composition as it gives us a great view of this interesting plant. Great DOF and just the right exposure. Super work!!

Gracias por compartir esta flor desconocida para nosotros.

Hello Foozi,

Another god image from an flowering plant with good pov and fine colours.


Hi Foozi,

The macro point of view is showing the details and colors of the Erythrina fusca. It is clear and precise. The branches and the leaves are framing well the flower. The morning light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day

Bonjour Foozi,
Très bonne valorisation du sujet dans une bonne composition sous une belle lumière et une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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