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National Flower

National Flower
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Copyright: Thong Wing Hoong (Ah_Thong) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 1 N: 39] (142)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-27
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus C-730 UZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-03-01 23:02
Viewed: 4846
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the Hibiscus Flower (Rosa Sinensis), and it is the official national flower for my country, Malaysia.

it is locally known the Bunga Raya. No one knows when the flower was first introduced to Malaysia, but undoubtedly it came via trade from its original home in China, Japan and the Pacific islands probably before the 12th century. From early times, the hibiscus has been known to have many uses, mostly medicinal. Its petals were commonly used to darken and enhance women’s eyebrows; while some people still use the roots of the hibiscus plant as a cure for fever and other ailments. Skin eruptions and glandular troubles are said to be relieved by the application of the juice obtained from its leaves and roots while a poultice prepared from the leaves is often applied to cure headaches.

I tried a different angle and composition on this hibiscus flower, by main focusing on the yellow seeds/flowers (correct me if i am wrong about that thing).. and leave the 5 wonderful red petals behind. Hope it looks ok.

Comments, Critiques and Workshops are welcomed.

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Tack sharp. I am pleased to see your National flower captures so nicely. Very well done Thong.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-03-02 14:47]

Good shot Thong, very interesting but beautiful point of view. Colors are nice too.
Well done.

Thong, Very good sharpness & colors. You've done your national flower justice here! Well done!!

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