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Sweet Potato Flower


Sweet Potato Flower
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Copyright: Subhrojyoti Banerjee (subhrojyoti) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 32] (194)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-01
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM, Digital ISO 100, Sigma EX Multi-coated UV 58mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-08-07 1:19
Viewed: 4159
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant which belongs to the family Convolvulaceae. Amongst the approximately 50 genera and more than 1,000 species of this family, only I. batatas is a crop plant whose large, starchy, sweet tasting tuberous roots are an important root vegetable.

It is commonly referred to as a yam in parts of North America, although they are not even distantly related to the other plant widely known as yams (in the Dioscoreaceae family), which is native to Africa and Asia. This plant is a herbaceous perennial vine, bearing alternate heart-shaped or palmately lobed leaves and medium-sized sympetalous flowers. The edible tuberous root is long and tapered, with a smooth skin whose color ranges between red, purple, brown and white. Its flesh ranges from white through yellow, orange, and purple.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-08-07 6:38]

Hi,
Good exposure and fine design of the flower captured well. The background, though natural, is bit distracting the image. tfs.
nagraj.v

very nice, never saw its flowers, TFS Ori

Bonjour Subhrojyoti,
Bonne compositiion dans un cadrage serré valorisant relativement bien le sujet bien que l'angle de prise de vue applatisse la fleur et empêche d'en apprécier la finesse des détails ; remarquable maitrise des hautes lumières.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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