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Riot of Colours

Riot of Colours
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Copyright: Himanshu Ranade (Xplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 125 W: 13 N: 327] (2187)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-04
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT, CANON EFS 18-55MM 1:3.5-5.6 II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/120 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-25 4:56
Viewed: 2176
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Something different today for the many dedicated plant lovers on TN. The various colours present in the plant itself is the reason for trying to take this and posting it.

This photo has been taken in the canopy of a thick forest where usually this grows in abundance as undergrowth. Used high ISO instead of flash to preserve colours as much as possible. After sharpening some noise reduction has been applied.

As I understand this is the Eranthemum Roseum. Rosy Eranthemum is a perennial herb growing up to 1-2 meters high. Oppositely arranged oblong lance-like leaves are 10-20 cm long. The leaf stalk is 1-3 cm long. Blue-violet flowers occur either singly in the leaf axils or in a spike 10-15 cm long, at the end of branches. Bracts are prominent whitish with green nerves. Flowers have 5 petals and two stamens emerging from the flower tube. The flowers have a strong fragrance and fade to a rosy color. It is commonly found on shady forests of the hills of Western Ghats. Flowering: November-April.

Plant identification and above information courtesy www.flowersofindia.net, a phenomenol database on Indian flowers.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-08-25 5:30]

Hi Himanshu,
Superb macro of fantastic flower ..
Beautiful colours, great sharpness and a fine composition.
best wishes,

Hello Himansu,
Remarkable photo with exceptional clarity and details. This interesting species of flowers have wonderful colors. The contrast against the background is superb. Very nice composition taken from a excellent POV with lovely light and best clarity.

Impressive, and i love your idea of a "riot" get lost in this form anytime! Amazing beauty reflected

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-25 13:07]

Hello Himanshu,
beautiful flowers taken from very good point of view. Amazing colours.Very good details.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-25 13:24]

Hello Himanshu,
A photo in beautiful matching soft colours. Even the background is a part of that. Good sharpness, details and taken from a nice POV.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-25 15:11]

A very good capture but not the best,you pay the difficult light and the details are not perfect everywhere,no problem,the specie is very small and not easy to take,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

very nice artistic picture you present us Himanshu. very very perfect colour. great tonal balance and picture quality.
best wishes my friend,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-08-27 2:21]

Hello Himanshu,
A very fine and charming picture of this beautiful flower with this amazing blue coloration fading to red when fading. I think it was a god choice not to use the flash here, this flower living probably in the shade and having such a subtle coloration. Interesting!
Kind regards

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