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Brahma Kamala

Brahma Kamala
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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-23
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon Coolpix L5
Exposure: f/3.9, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-26 10:02
Viewed: 15273
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Brahma Kamala - Night Beauty
This flower most popularly know as Brahma Kamala blossoms only during the night and fades away by morning the same day. When it blooms, it is so huge that you will have to hold it with both your hands. And the fragrance it emits is also so wonderful

In our language(Kannada) Kamal means Lotus.

It blooms at night around 9.00 pm and withers out very soon..(after about 40 mins ).
This is a beautiful flower

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-26 10:07]

Hi Arjun. You have taken this white flower so well and at night. You have captured such detail with the water droplets.A pure beauty. well done TFS.

Have a good weekend.

  • smurali Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
  • [2008-09-26 11:34]

Arjun, Very good image and excellent explanation.

Hello Arjun.
This is a marvel!
A image with extraordinary visual effect!
Fine colors, sharpness and details.
Congratulations for more a excellent work photographic!
All the best,
José Roberto

Hi Arjun,

Well captured image of the flower, I know its difficult to get whites perfectly.TFS

Bonjour Arjun,
Bonne profondeur de champ et belle lumière pour cette macro dans laquelle le sujet est bien valorisé par la finesse des détails, malgré un cadrage un peu trop serré amputant une partie non négligeable du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY work, young Arjun.
Love what looks & seems like a TINY "Crab Spider" in the center.
Warm regards,
Mario from Canada.

Hello Arjun,
Thanks for showing us this rare photograph. Good details, sharpness & POV.The picture you have here is a species of cactii....I believe. This one's called Epiphyllum oxypetalum.

Just a correction in photographer's note. The flower you have mentioned is the faux Brahma Kamal. The true Brahma Kamal grows in alpine weather from Sunflower family. Saussurea obvallata is the name of the alpine plant. Saussurea obvallata, also known as Brahma Kamal, is a species of flowering plant named after Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. It is native to the Himalayas, India, Northern Burma and South-West China. In membranous, boat-shaped floral trusses, it bears 2-6 sessile or shortly peduncled glabrous heads bearing purple or bluish flowers with brown fluff. Even in the cold air of the ice-bound arena, they come to bloom because of the warm space created by the leaf-cover a device that qualifies the plant to become one of the sacred species whose flowers are offered up, as pointed out by Edgeworth, at the shrines of Badrinath. The glabrous, toothed leaves are 10 to 21 cm. long, the uppermost terminating into incurved, bladdery, veined, translucent, globose or hemispheric pale head, 7.5 cm. to 15.5 cm. in diameter. The herb, 15 to 46 cm. tall, has a pubescent or glabrate stem as thick as a little finger. Its thick curved root is applied to bruises and cuts. Refer:http://www.indiapicks.com/stamps/Nature_Flora/NFL_1043_1046_Himalayan.htm
Best wishes-Subhash Ranjan

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