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Hairy flower

Hairy flower
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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: 2012-03-18
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-18 9:49
Viewed: 2963
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Unknown flower

ecology and location

I have encountered this flower in a forest area at the roadside, nearby Kisangani. DRC is Its Localisation, in orientale province of the country.


Actinomorphic flowers. Whorl of green bracts forming an epicalyx, very apparent. Green small discrete sepal. White and red petals. We can see 5 attached petals , which are identical. It is a flower from type 5 (pentamerous flower)

When young the flower is a white bowl prolongated by a very long filament. At maturity, the bowl open and the long filament separate in 5 filaments at the apex of the petals.

The leaves are elliptic, entire, strong green with arcuate venation. They are simple and alernate. The leaves are waxy-coating.

The picture

The picture was taken early morning under when the sunshine light was not yet intense. With a sensitivity equivalent to ISO-125 and an aperture of f/4, 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.

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Gamopetals - Jussieu University Paris
Gamopetals - Jussieu University Paris
Cours de botanique Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris

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Hello Mr.Philippe,
What an interesting flower.I haven't seen before.Don't know its name!Well presentation.Perfect sharpness(to me) with natural colour.
Thanks for sharing such attractive look flower,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hi Philippe,
interesting flowers. Excellent sharpness. Very nice composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Philippe,
照的很美麗 有一種曲線纏繞的氛圍 很流暢

Wow..this is really wonderful flower with interesting shapes etc., well captured..cann't make out where it starts and where it ends..lovely. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-19 8:25]
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Bonsoir Philippe,
C'est le tour des fleurs mystérieuses du continemt africain. Une grande beauté celle que tu nous présentes et si spéciale par sa forme, délicate par ses couleurs. J'aurais éventuellement choisi un autre angle de vue pour éviter un arrière-plan un peu chahuté, mais probablement tu voulais nous montrer l'environnement immédiat de la fleur. Intéressant!

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