|Copyright: Alp Capa (ArcapA)
|Date Taken: 2006-03|
|Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-03-19 5:51|
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|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Camellia (Tsubaki in Japanese) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae, native to eastern and southern Asia from the Himalaya east to Japan and Indonesia. There is some controversy over the number of extant species, with anything from 100–250 species being accepted.|
Leaves of Camellia sinensisThey are evergreen shrubs and small trees from 2–20 m tall. The leaves are alternately arranged, simple, thick, serrated, usually glossy, and 3–17 cm long. The flowers are large and conspicuous, 1–12 cm diameter, with (in natural conditions) 5–9 petals; colour varies from white to pink and red, and yellow in a few species. The fruit is a dry capsule subdivided into 1–5 compartments, each containing 1–8 seeds.
The genus is generally adapted to acidic soils, and does not grow well on chalk or other calcium-rich soils. Most species also have a high rainfall requirement and will not tolerate drought.
Camellia species are used as food plants by the larvae of a number of Lepidoptera species - see list of Lepidoptera which feed on Camellia.
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Red... red... red..!
Simply beautiful... Great textures and fine lines in your composition, this is pure beauty!
Nice composition. Those blue edges demarcate each petal well.
Just WOW. What a great macro. It almost feels like an bastract painting. The soft color red and white lines are excellent.
- [2006-03-20 10:56]
Un beau coeur de camélia ! La saturation me semble un peu trop poussée (?). Merci.
- [2006-03-25 14:09]
Well seen and done Alp. Very good composition, a bit soft maybe. But a very good work.
This picture is freakin' amazing! The colors are BEAUTIFUL! I love it!