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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: 2010-03-13
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Fuji Finepix S602 Zoom, Sandisk Ultra II 8GB
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/111 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Trip in Congo Democratic
Theme(s): Flowers from intertropical africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-12 15:13
Viewed: 4880
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The flower

Flower of Verbenaceae. Probably is it Stachytarpheta jamaicensis (L.) Vahl.

It is an erect annual herb, sometimes woody at the base. It can reach 50 centimeters in height. The quadrangular erected stem (characteristic of Lamiales) carry simple opposite leaves, ovate toothed margin.

The inflorescence is erected, more or less succulent. They wear blue to purple flowers, small (3 to 5 millimeters). The petals are fused with bilateral symmetry. There are four stamens with two longer, the stamens are fused to the corolla. The anthers have two boxes. The pistil has an ovary divided into compartments and style terminal with two stigmas.


Shooting conducted in a sunny morning, in the presence of a slight breeze. The camera is set in aperture priority mode, with a sensitivity equivalent iso-200 and a focal length of 8 mm. To avoid camera shake and to have a sufficiently neutral background, the opening was set at f / 3.6. With these parameters the speed is 1 / 111 th.

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Hello Philippe,
excellent capture of this impresive flower, sharp details, nice colors, excellent POV and BG.

Hola philippe

Un colorido muy llamativo para esta pequeña flor y bonito el tono de la propia planta en si.

Un saludo Antonio

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