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Ipomoea aquatica

Ipomoea aquatica
Photo Information
Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-08
Categories: Water Plants
Camera: Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5~5.6G ED
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-04 6:09
Viewed: 4790
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN,

The water spinach growing wild by the roadside with the beautiful flowers attracted me to take this shot.

Ipomoea aquatica is a semi-aquatic tropical plant grown as a leaf vegetable. Its precise natural distribution is unknown due to extensive cultivation, with the species found throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

Common names include water spinach, swamp cabbage, water convolvulus, water morning-glory, kangkung (Indonesian, Malay), kangkong (Tagalog), eng chai (Hokkian), tangkong (Cebuano), kang kung (Sinhalese), trawkoon ( Khmer: ត្រកូន), pak boong (in Thai: ผักบุ้ง) (Thai), rau muống (Vietnamese), kongxincai (Chinese: 空心菜; pinyin: kōngxīncài; literally "hollow heart vegetable"), home sum choy ( Hakka), and ong choy or tung choi (Cantonese pronunciation of 蕹菜, ngônkcôi; pinyin: wéngcài).

Ipomoea aquatica grows in water or on moist soil. Its stems are 2-3 m or more long, hollow, allowing them to float, and these root at the nodes. The leaves vary from sagittate (typical) to lanceolate, 5-15 cm long and 2-8 cm broad. The flowers are trumpet-shaped, 3-5 cm diameter, usually white in colour.


Thanks for viewing.

Model NIKON D50
Software Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time 1/125
F-Stop f/14.0
Focal Length 18 mm
Date Taken 2007-12-08 11:50
Metering Mode Pattern
File Size 182 kb
© jusni nasirun 2008

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Cioa Jusni,
stupendo paesaggio pieno di luci e di colori, eccellenti POV, DOF e composizione con il contrasto fra le zone in ombra e quelle in luce che crea questo bellissimo colore verde-oro, ottima nitidezza, magnifici i colori e meravigliosa ed intensa la luce.
TFS. Maurizio

Hallo Jusni
This is such a welcoming scene. The colours, mood, composition, lightning, everything is just so right. The display of colours of the elements of nature in this image is really wonderful. The blue sky, white clouds, different shades of green of the grass, the palms in the distance, the water in between the greenery, the beautiful flowers on the foreground. Everything just shouts out. Spring, Spring, Spring. – Anyway that is how I see it, a lovely inviting and very peaceful scenery, and I am glad you shared it with us. I just love the very light area you have captured in the middle of the scenery. It is really a beautiful landscape.
Kind regards

Hi, Jusni,

an excellent photo of a wonderful paradise!! the colours - esp. the green and blue - are so fresh! that one can really smell the freshness from your photo!! well done. TFS.

Man Yee

Salam Jusni,

You considered many aspect on this shot. I like the composition and great lightness and colour tone.Good feeling of athmosphere to explain the Ipomoea aquatica and dramatic BG.Cantik tempat ni Jusni,dekat mana?great eye, like so much.TFS.


Hello Jusni,

Good to see someone is continuing the landscape tradition!
And the colours are wonderful........
I like the varied light making the rice field really sparkle, in this well balanced composition!

Pablo -

Hi Jusni,
This is a breathtaking image!
It's so enjoyable the colour saturation used, the contrasts and combination of different elements here.
It must be rainy season there, everything is so green and appealing.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,


It most certainly shows off the rich colours via a D50..I at once thought there might be a polarizing filter in it which I carry often but the density is wide and even over the entire photo! No matter what the scenery it is also a fine quality image..

Jusni Hi, my friend:
I really like the colors, POV, natural b/g and wonderful sky. Amazing presentation of the composition. A keeper for sure.
Thanks for the note.
Congratulations, nicely done.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-04 9:43]

Hi Jusni,

This landscape is absolutely picture perfect. The colors are so natural and beautiful with all the shades of green, and the blue sky with the wonderful white fluffy clouds. The composition is superb. I love the flowers in the foreground, what seems to be a small brook, the grass and the trees beyond. There is a feeling of depth as the eye follows the meadow leading to the clouds. I hope you share many more scenes like this with us.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-08-04 10:23]

Hi Jusni.
Amazing place and great shot of it. I like the point of view, wonderful composition of the image, superb wide DOF and excellent details of the entire scene. Colours are vibrant (may be a bit over saturated on my monitor) and nice. Pictured moments is selected brilliantly (I mean fine cloudy sky and strong sunlight). Bravo and TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-04 11:36]

Hi Jusni,
Great shot. Excellent sharp details with well exposed colours. Good lighting and well composed. Very well done and TFS.

amazing landscape, TFS Ori

hello Jusni,
Watch for it-my first posting coming soon in TN. Thanks for your encouragement! I am also on the lookout for plant and butterfly ID books. Here one has to identify the species with botanical names. Its great, as is this photo. The colours and textures are superb.
As I have said before, I wonder what you put in your coffee each morming-as these wonderful images on all 3 sites just keep rolling out.
TFS, Joni

Abang Jusni,
As a lover of landscape, I consider this is a perfect and quality landscape image with both the shot and the notes which is precise!
good controlled over exposure and focus also the contrast of colour!
special compliment for this fine landscape!
take care and sincere regards

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-08-05 5:00]

Hello Jusni,
Superb view and great clarity. Excellent landscape shot. Well done Ganesh

Hi Jusni

Great rural scene from Malaysia. Beautiful composition and stunning
colours. Great work.


Merhaba Jusni,müthiş bir manzara.Gökyüzü ve yeryüzü harika bir kontrast oluşturmuş.Yemyeşil bir doğa,oldukça hoş.Bulutlar kare ayrıca dinamiklik katmış.Yeryüzünde koşasım,gökyüzünde uçasım geldi :)

Excellent shot, beautiful captured, love the details and sharpness here
Best wishes,

Hello Jusni.
Really like the comp and color sat, great detail/DOF.
Wonderful combination of the water spinach FG, field of green with clouded patterns of light, and lush covered mountains that suddenly jut up to kiss that beautiful sky :)
Well done!

hello Jusni

WOW ! what a stunning landscape shot with
the excellent luminosity, great contrast and
saturated colours, and the very fine POV and DOF,



Hello Jusni,

What a richly saturated, powerful image this is. The strong light in the distance along with the lead lines really draw one into the scene. I like the strong values. I'm curious about the darkness above the central cloud. It is a super landscape composition.

Evelynn : )

beautiful. great expression and colours.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2008-08-19 3:50]

Salam Jusni,
great shot of the hill and its environs. Lovely clouds anf of course the dramatic blue sky always present in your splendid shot.
Lovely tones of the fields and its pretty hues.


Hi dear Jusni ,
Very nice scenery with great composition.
Amazing colours.

Kind regards

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-01-06 3:00]

Salam Jusni
A scene that gives me deja have here one that reminds me so much of my state especially its Northern belt where life is still original and forests are virgin...I can only imagine the serene and tranquile atmosphere you would have soaked up while standing there with your camerain hand.I can almost hear a song echoing from the other side of the rising hills and field getting busy with working peasants... the water spinach flowers got a bit drowned in the larger picture you shared but they are indeed part of the scene.Very nice composition with a fine PoV, you had superb lighting to assit you and you produce a work with a fine set of elements.
TFS and accept my wishes for a peaceful and healthy 2009

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