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Red flower (Ipomea?)

Red flower (Ipomea?)
Photo Information
Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-03
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Fuji Finepix S602 Zoom, Sandisk Ultra II 8GB
Exposure: f/10.1, 1/111 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Trip in Congo Democratic
Theme(s): Flowers from intertropical africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-04 7:13
Viewed: 5787
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]

This is probably a plant of the family convolvulaceae, characterized by a corolla funnel (visible on the flower being developed in the bottom of the photograph), with a radial symmetry type 5. The floral formula of the family type 5 (5 sepals, 5 petals fused, 5 stamens, petals and a 2 part syncarpous and superior gynoecium).


The photograph was taken in the forest near Imbolo, located in the District of Tshopo Territory Isangi.

Shooting performed in the afternoon, under sunny skies. The camera is set to aperture priority mode. The sensitivity is equivalent to iso-200. The opening was set at f/10 to get a sufficient depth of field in order to distinguish the flower and the leaf underneath. With a focal length of 8 mm, the speed was calculated at 1 / 110 th.

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Hello Philippe,
excellent capture, great light, very sharp details, nice BG,
TFS, regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-04-05 4:18]
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Rebonjour Philippe,
Une fleur de grande beauté rayonnante comme un soleil rouge..et qu'on trouve en forêt, c'est vraiment un cadeau de la nature. J'aime bien aussi la végétation environnante, la petite fougère à l'arrière qui avait envie de se montrer aussi..
Très charmant!
Un grand merci

Hi Philippe,
This picture helps me to learn about adjustments when shooting brightly colored flowers like this. As you have a bridge, I find the note very useful.
Happens me that when I take macros of flowers colored like this, the textures are not well recorded and the color looks too saturated. I think you have avoided some of these problems by combining a good opening, shutter speed and ISO. Good work, excellent result. Greetings / Thanks for sharing Jesus

Hallo Philippe
This is pretty in red and no lie about it. The vibrant colour of the flower is joyful and the natural sunlight adds to enhance this fact. The contrast between the red and green is great and works wonders on the screen. A beautiful sight that reminds me of the 1st day of Spring and I am sure it will cheer any person up that is feeling a bit blue. I personally think walking in a forest can bring forth many photographic oppertunities, not only plantlife but insectlife as well. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards.
ps. Sorry I lost out on the last smiley when I went back to edit my critique. I will make up to it with a next image.

Bonjour Philippe,
Très bonne opposition de couleurs valorisant bien le sujet sous une agréable lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

re-re Bonjour Philippe
cette fleur est extraordinairement belle et capturée efficacement
la couleur vive de cette "étoile" rouge ressort si bien dans le décor de feuilles verte et de BG noir, la netteté est comme toujpurs impeccable
à bientôt

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