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~Netted Pawpaw~

~Netted Pawpaw~
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Copyright: Angela Reigelman (MommaMiaX3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 215] (737)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-29
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS 12X Zoom, 52mm UV filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-06 9:30
Viewed: 3183
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These Netted Pawpaws are blooming in my field, they are quite a lovely sight. This is one of the rarest and smallest of the various Asiminas found in the Southeast.

The flatwoods or netted pawpaw (Asimina reticulata Shuttleworth ex Chapman) is a small open-branched shrub found in flatwoods and sandhills of Florida and Georgia. There are seven species and one naturally-occurring hybrid of Asimina; all are native to the eastern or southeastern U.S. Unlike other members of the Annonaceae, the custard apple family, the pawpaws are found outside of the tropics.

Pawpaw flowers are strange, nodding structures; the netted pawpaw has one of the prettier blooms. The flower is trimerous; the calyx has three sepals, the corolla is composed of 3 extravagant petals and three inner petals that clasp over the numerous stamens and 3 to 6 (rarely 9, 12, or 15) carpels. The stamens are tightly packed forming a solid hemisphere of anthers surrounding the receptacle. Three or more stigmas emerge from the center of the anthers.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-06 9:37]

Hi Ange,
Thats three, what a nice composition with great colors and sharp details. Your note and frame is also excellent, great work Ange.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-06 10:08]

Hello Ange,
This is a fine post of a plant entirely new to me: I didn't know the plant that produces the well-known Paw-paw, or Papaya had such sub-tropical relatives.
This shot shows the flowers well in a pleasing diagonal composition and the OOF BG sets them off in a fine way.
TFS and enjoy your holidays,

Hi Angela,
A very nice shot on these Netted Pawpaws. Well composed and framed shot. The nice OOF backround compliments the flowers so well. They are beautiful!

bonjour angela
j'aime la composition dans la diagonale,quelques zones sont un peu OE mais dans l'ensemble c'est reussi avec le fond flou mais juste assez pour voir encore les arbres et fleurs.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-06 20:47]

Hello Angela

A very beautiful and unusual flower,I have never seen this one before.Well composed ,I like the diagonal composition.Very nice use of lighting,and the DOF is well done.TFS


hi angela,
nice shot, liked the composition very much, natural colour tones, nice blurry bg,
well done, tfs & regards

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