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Red Flame


Red Flame
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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: 2010-03-20
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Fuji Finepix S602 Zoom, Sandisk Ultra II 8GB
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Trip in Congo Democratic
Theme(s): Flowers from intertropical africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-25 9:56
Viewed: 4237
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
plant

Ixora coccinea , Linneae is an elegant thicket shrubby from tropical and equatorial humid areas. This plant of the family rubiaceae, Gentianales group is native from Asia. Today, its expansion has become much broader and through many acclimatization, they became a flower from hot humid areas sub-spontaneous or introduced in the gardens, where from it has escaped.

The specimen presented here was to photograph near the Congo River in to the town of Lisala (Equateur province).

Photography

The photograph was taken in the middle of a sunny and bright morning. The camera mode is set to aperture priority, with sensitivity equivalent to ISO-160 and a focal length of 8 mm (macro enabled).

To isolate the small flowers from the background, I chose an aperture of f / 5. With this opening, the speed was calculated at 1 / 250 th.


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