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Milkweed Flowers

Milkweed Flowers
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-08-22
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-09-27 1:39
Viewed: 1289
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Milkweed plant is wide-spread in India.
Considered to be poisonous, it still provides nourishment to quite a few species of bugs and beetles.
Its flowers are crown shaped and beautiful to look at.

Calotropis is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae, first described as a genus in 1810. It is native to southern Asia and North Africa.

They are commonly known as milkweeds because of the latex they produce. Calotropis species are considered common weeds in some parts of the world. The flowers are fragrant and are often used in making floral tassels in some mainland Southeast Asian cultures. Fibers of these plants are called madar or mader. Calotropis species are usually found in abandoned farmland.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-09-27 8:06]

Hello Ram,
Beautiful photo of this Milkweed in splendid contrasting colors and good sharpness. The black background works well here.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-09-27 8:59]

Hi Ram,excellent macro showing us the flowers of this plant that i seen many times during my trips,perfect colors and fine details,but don't eat the fruits!ehehe... have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2016-09-27 10:57]

Hello Ram!
Lovely bouquet of Calotropis.Great contrast against this black bg.I love it! Good job!TFS

PS: I would like so much go to visit the Himalaias...Perhaps some day in the future!

Ciao Ram, lovely composition with beautiful flowers, splendid light, good details, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-09-27 18:36]

Hello Ram,
When I first brought your image up on the screen I asked my wife to come over and check out these beautiful flowers. I then read your title and couldn't believe they were from the milkweed plant.
A wonderful close-up shot showing these common blooms off in fine detail and rich colors. Very good DOF and perfectly exposed. I like the dark BG in this instance. Great shot!!

nice Calotropis procera, TFS Ori

hallo Ram
nice composition of this group flowers
beautiful colours to
thanks gr lou

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