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Argentina National Flower

Argentina National Flower
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Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 40 points or more - 40 puntos o más, National Symbols [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-11 4:36
Viewed: 35759
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 54
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Ceibo or Coral Tree (Erythrina crista-galli)

By national decree of December 2 to 1942, the Flower of Ceibo was declared National Flower Argentina... I wished to share these 3 images of this wonderful flower with all the TN friends.

In the Workshop1, can see another image with a set of open and closed flowers, and Workshop2 can see the complete tree totally flowery.

It belongs to the families of the leguminous.
Gorgeous tree when it is in flowering, provided with stings.
Exceptionally It can reach the 20 meters of height and one of diameter in the trunk.

The Trunk
The stalk is simple, ligneous; it is a tree whose ramify trunk to several meters of the ground.
There are some are ramify from the base, in this case have the aspect of shrubs.

The cup of the tree is not very dense.
During the winter the plant is without leaves and the branches that are born in spring are green with leaves and flowers.

The Leaf
It can get to measure 30 cm.
His petiole is long and its lamina is divided in three parts.
It is a compound leaf.

The Flower
It blooms at different times according to the region, at the beginning of October, see ceibos bloomed in the northern provinces. They are born grouped in the green branches, that is to say, the formed ones in the season.

The Fruit
It is a long scabbard and bending, dry, flat that it approximately has between 10 and 20 cm. in length and of 2 to 3.5 cm. wide where 2 to 6 seeds lodge.
These are of kidney-shaped form of dark brown color.

pione, TAZ, red45, hvr_oosterzele, gerhardt, AndyB, sandpiper2, marhowie, extramundi, Luc, Robbrown, PDP, mogens-j, livios, willie, Callie, gelor has marked this note useful
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  • pione Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 113] (542)
  • [2004-11-11 4:39]
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Fiore stupendo come l'Argentina! Non ci sono mai stato...
Bella immagine tecnicamente perfetta, i colori forti aiutano a definire la bellezza di questo fiore!

Great shot except the flash reflection, I like it.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-11-11 4:48]
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Magnifique macro de cette belle fleur ! Jolies couleurs bien saturées et bonne netteté !
Well done !

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-11-11 5:11]
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Red-black compositions always looks superb. I like this shot very, very much.

Very good macro Ricardo.
I like this very much.
Great colours and sharpness.
Very good and informative note,
Excellent work.

Beautiful tree. How cold does it get in winter in Argentina?

What a nice tree to have as a national tree, Ricardo. I know them well. This is a great composition. I tried the same a week ago but could not get a suitable composition like this. Very well seen and taken.

Judging by the pistil, it seems like someone is giving you the finger, perhaps meant for a neighbouring country (forgive my impertinent thoughts but I tought it was funny, am I the only one that sees that)? Interesting cheeky flower!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-11-11 6:55]
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A very nice shot and with excellent composition.
Lovely rich colours and texture,great DoF.
Great job,well done.

Its great to see another South American flower. Great detail on the main shot and the workshop extras are a very good addition. I think its always useful to see the plant as a whole as well as the detail of the flower and or fruit. Well done.

Ricardo, Well I guess it's time to post some of my flower shots & enter the competition! Great compostion & detail especially on the stamen itself. The reds seem to be saturated perfectly. Well done - Again!!

Me quito el sombrero, amigo. Aparte de ser unas fotos muy bonitas, de conocer la flor nacional argentina y de disfrutar con tus notas, nos regalas dos fotos adicionales que completan esta publicación de forma inmejorable. Muchas gracias por tu esfuerzo, espero que el mio aunque modesto lo lo compense de alguna manera.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-11-11 11:00]
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Great work, Ricardo. I really appreciate the efforts you put for all your presentations and in this one in particular.
Beautifull, your National Flower of Argentina.

Gran trabajo, Ricardo. Realmente aprecio los esfuerzos que usted pone para todas sus presentaciones y en ésta en detalle.
Beautifull, su flor nacional de la Argentina.

very good ricardo I was amazed how smalL each flower was when I checked it out. the detail is superb . notes are spot on nice one

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-11 16:08]
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Beautiful flower indeed. The extra WS views leave us wanting nothing more. Very cnice composition and colours. Great job Ricardo.

Absolutely wonderful colours Ricardo. The dof is spot on and the cropping/composition is very good. Thanks for a very educational note.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2004-11-11 21:45]

Ricardo, onde você consegue informação para escrever notas tão completas e interessantes?

Quando vi a foto pequena, pensei a princípio que se tratasse de uma aranha na flor. Não é o caso.

Gostei muito das cores e da sombra da for em si mesma.

Como sempre, Ricardo, um belo trabalho.


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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-11 22:45]

I am glad that you shared this - I love it. The color and DOF in these shots are great, with the sharpness excellent as well.

Thanks for posting

Ricardo, this is very good. Great colour and composition, Also very good notes.
Great Job

This is not nature, this is art, how artistic nature can be without help from us, nice shot, nice seen, nice done, Ricardo!

Hanssie was here....

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-11-16 14:55]

Hi Ricardo
No, I am not back - yet. Still too much work that must be done. Beautiful, what more can I say. We have about six species of the same family, but none as striking as this - thanks for sharing. And yopu didd a splendid job in photographing it!

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  • Junim Gold Star Critiquer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 1] (6)
  • [2005-02-19 6:34]

Very nice composition, Ricardo. This shot is excellent. I love the flowers on top, and the blue hues. Great work. Thanx for sharing.

Wow, la verdad que no sabia que el ceibo era la flor nacional. :) Excelente descripcion y la foto es buenisima. Saludos desde el sur.

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-05-06 8:16]

belle macro de cette fleur très originale. Il s'agit d'une fleur apparue à l'état sauvage ?

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-10-04 15:36]
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You too have a wonderful national flower for your country Ricardo. Quite beautiful in shape and colour. Thank you for sharing this with me
Kia ora
New Zealand

Hi dear Ricardo ,
lovely shot.
nice color and very good sharpness.
thanks dear Ricardo.

Hi Ricardo,
Well captured of your National Flower. Marvelous shades of red in this well composed picture. Also great sharpness and exposure. You did justice to this delicate and beautiful flower.

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