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Flower from the forest

Flower from the forest
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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: 2012-03-17
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flowers from intertropical africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-09-16 14:38
Viewed: 2907
Points: 8
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Unknown flower

ecology and location

I have encountered this flower in a forest area close to a road nearby Kisangani. It was in DRC, in the oriental part of the country.


White actinomorphic flowers from type 3 (we can see 3 sepals and 3 petals, which are identical: we have 6 tepals).

Yellow anthers grouped together in the center of the flower and in relief.

When young the flower is a white hairy bowl. After the pollination, it develops a fruit which is green in colours and covered with long filament.

The leaves are cordiform, delicately dentate, strong green. The nervation is greatly prominent. The secondary nervures goes up to the apex of the dentation of the leaves.

The picture

The picture was taken in the morning under a warm sunshine light. With a sensitivity equivalent to ISO-200 and an aperture of f/8, the speed was 1/100, with a focal length of 6 millimetres.

Post treatment

Re cropping and resizing ; improvement of the gamma and the sharpness with Olympus studio.

Other view of the flower

Full size picture
General view of the plant
Immature flowers and Fruit
Visit my album of tripical flowers

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-09-16 23:54]
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Very interesting flower species..the design is pretty and so is the color. good image. tfs.

nice frame taken in wonderful lighting. good work. tfs.

照的很漂亮 很美麗的花朵
構圖美麗 背景好看

Hello Mr.Philippe,
Beautiful small flower.It seems its smiling.Nice light on it made detailed the stripe of petals.Like its colour and the way you have presented it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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