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Michelia champaca

Michelia champaca
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Copyright: Nirmal Roberts (nirmalroberts) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 347 W: 64 N: 705] (2857)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-20
Categories: Flowers, Trees
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd, Fujinon f=6.2-66.7(28-300)mm 1:2.8-4.9, Marumi 58mm UV Haze
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-22 4:31
Viewed: 17797
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Michelia champaca.
Synonym: Magnolia champaca.
Common name: Joy Perfume Tree.
Common Hindi names: Champa, Champak.
Plant: Evergreen tree. Attaining a height of 33m or more and a girth of 2.4-3.7m or more under ordinary forest conditions.
Leaves: 13-25cm long, 5-9cm wide, lanceolate, glabrous.
Flower: Not very showy but strongly fragrant. Yellow or white.
Champak is native to South Asia and Southeast Asia.
The flowers are used in Southeast Asia for several purposes. They are floated in bowls of water to scent the room, as a fragrant decoration for bridal beds, and for garlands and hair ointments. Champak flowers are also used to produce an essential oil for perfume.

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-07-22 5:22]

Very nice floral piece. Good compostion, lighting, color tones, etc. Gary

Just sieving through the recent posts in my limited time Nirmal, but couldn't pass this beauty up! Surely I'm observing this delicately formed flower for the first time and your perfect macro-photography displays it quite nicely, thanks for sharing this, my friend.

amazing flowering tree, TFS Ori

Hi Nirmal,

beautiful Magnolia flower.
Razor sharp and very good of detail.
Good pov.


Hi Nirmal,

A beautiful, unique flower, nice composition, sharpness and exposure. Looks a bit green though, are the flowers greenish white or is that a result of the light filtering through the leaves on the tree?

Regardless, a beautiful shot.


Hello Nirmal! Perfect capture. Ideal sharpness. Nice light and bright. Good take. Well done!

Dear Nirmal,
a very carefully taken, well composed image, with gentle contrasts and very fine colours in a pleasantly dim light. A pleasure to see. Wished I could smell the Champak's fragrance, too.
Thank you! With best regards,

Bonjour Nirmal,
Très belle publication dans laquelle le sujet est bien mis en valeur.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2008-08-01 11:31]

Hello Nirmal,
A magnificent portrait of the flower of this Indian species of Magnolia. The POV and composition of the flower and foliage are an artistic as well as a botanical delight.
Thanks for sharing this,
Regards, Ivan

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-08-02 5:47]

I had heard it from books but never seen it! Very nice composition of this beautiful flower. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Nirmal,

Interesting Magnolia flower, the characteristics of plant are for Magnolia genus. In Romania are acclinatized some species of Magnolia genus. Very beautiful species.
Very good photo, good presentation.

All the best. Cezar T.

Very nice presentation. Perfect light and DoF.

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