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A very rare beauty

A very rare beauty
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-05-12
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-02-11 13:18
Viewed: 1347
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
FIRST TIME ON TN for one of the most rare flowers of the world.
Another pic in the WS.

(unranked):Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Pereskia
Species:P. quisqueyana

Pereskia quisqueyana, commonly known as the Bayahibe rose, is a species of cactus that is endemic to the Dominican Republic. P. quisqueyana is one of only several cactus species which possess leaves. Its natural habitat includes subtropical or tropical dry forests that are found on the Southeast coast of Hispaniola; particularly around the town of Bayahibe, its namesake. It is critically endangered due to habitat loss.
The species was discovered by the French botanist, Henri Alain Liogier, in 1977. He named it quisqueyana, in honor of the Dominican Republic, which is also referred to as Quisqueya. Law 146-11 of the Dominican Republic, established the Bayahibe Rose as the national flower of the country and ensured its protection due to its endangered status.
P. quisqueyana is a dioecious cactus that resembles a shrub and reaches up to 6 metres (20 ft) in height. Its trunk is surrounded by groups of spines which erupt in bunches. Its succulent leaves are elliptical in shape and are a bright green color. The flower of the P. quisqueyana is pink in color and blooms from the ends of its branches. Its fruits are yellow and contain black seeds.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-02-11 21:21]

Well lit crisp sharp and beautiful colour, nice catch.

Ciao Luciano, una delizia questo fiore, magnifici colori e splendida nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Luciano,

La fleur est bien placée dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de la Rose de Bayahibe. La netteté est très bonne. La lumière fait ressortir la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-02-15 8:10]

Very nice picture with excellent details and sharpness. First time that I see this beauty.
Thank you for sharing it.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2018-02-16 21:39]

Hola Luciano, hermosa foto llena de luz y color, me encanta la nitidez y la textura de la flor...saludos.

Hi Luciano,
Hats off for finding and photographing this beaut. Perfect light management with flash usage, and spectacular bright pink flower. WS image's great, too. Worthy and valuable post, not only photographical, but botanical-wise also. Thanks for sharing this fantastic cactus image, and for your contribution on TN.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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