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Calotropis gigantea

Calotropis gigantea
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Copyright: Soumen Mandal (freakywindow) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 116 W: 39 N: 71] (990)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-23
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-10 3:14
Viewed: 1964
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Calotropis gigantea (Crown flower) is a species of Calotropis native to Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India and China.
It is a large shrub growing to 4 m tall. It has clusters of waxy flowers that are either white or lavender in colour. Each flower consists of five pointed petals and a small, elegant "crown" rising from the centre, which holds the stamens. The plant has oval, light green leaves and milky stem.
The flowers last long, and in Thailand they are used in various floral arrangements. They were also supposed to be popular with the Hawaiian Queen Liliuokalani, who considered them as symbol of royalty and wore them strung into leis. In India, the plant is common in the compounds of temples and is known as Madar. While in Cambodia, they are used in funerals to decorate the urn or sarcophagus and the interior of the house holding the funeral. The fruit is a follicle and when dry, seed dispersal is by wind. This plant plays host to a variety of insects and butterflies. In Indonesia its flowers is called widuri. Source: Wikipedia

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花很可愛 顏色非常醒目真是美麗

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-10 4:10]

Hello Soumen,
What a special flowers. Very beautiful colours, good sharpness and DOF. Fine composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-10 4:24]

Hi Soumen,absolutely beautiful this capture of this specie,i seen her sister in Africa but not the same subspecie that you show us today.Great capture of the purple,one of the most difficult colors for a digital camera,excellent exposure and details too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Soumen,
A fascinating photo with razor sharp details, very nice vivid colors and perfect exposure. Nice composition. As usual a exceptional image. Fantastic clarity and lovely contrast against the background!

Hello Soumen,
Nice capture with excellent sharp details and lovely natural colours.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-10 8:33]

Hi Soumen,
Perfect shot very nice flower.
Excellent colours and sharpness details.
Thanks for visiting my post and useful workshop.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Soumen
An excellent photo, very good light, excellent detail. The colours are wonderful and nicely caught. Nice 3-D effect.
regards yiannis

Hi Soumen,
amazing photo of the flower. Nice composition. Excellent point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Soumen, simple and lovely composition with beautiful flowers, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Soumen
Interesting species and nice photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness,

Bonjour Soumen,
Une belle macro finement détaillée et délicatement colorée avec une judicieuse opposition de couleurs avec l'arrière plan afin de bien valoriser le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hallo Soumen
Now this is something very special and I can only say that this is a striking flower. I love the colour purple and this is truly goregous. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Soumen.
Nice shallow focus of this beautiful flower. Colors and sharpness are pristine in the frame.

Hello Soumen.
very nice picture of this Akanda with very perfect colour and sharpness.

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