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Beach Morning Glory

Beach Morning Glory
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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: 2010-11-27
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon PowerShot A95, Sandisk Ultra II 8GB
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: A small journey in Ghana
Date Submitted: 2011-05-16 16:34
Viewed: 5437
Points: 11
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R.Br., 1818

Other known names: Convolvulus pes-caprae L., Ipomoea biloba Forssk.

A plant of the order of Solanae family Convolvulaceae, it is a vine, creeping on the floor.

The leaf is simple, thick, elliptical to chordiforme emarginate.

The corolla is funnel-shaped pink and purple-stained. The flower blossoms stay one day only.

In its ecology (development in sandy areas, gravel), it helps to stabilize these types of soil formations with a strong rooting at the multiple nodes of the liana.


In addition to his mounting fragile soils, its roots are used in decoction against colic and fever in the Caribbean. In Reunion, the decoction of leaves has recognized anti-inflammatory properties and anti-rheumatic. They may also loosen the cramp. In many countries, Ipomoea pes-caprae is a remedy against inflammation, colic, gonorrhea and pains.


Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute
Missouri Botanical Garden
Flora of China
The Total Vascular Flora of Singapore Online

The shooting

The photograph was taken in a sunny morning. Camera : Canon A95. In view of the illumination, the rate was set at 1 / 800 th of a second. The opening is then F / 2.8.

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Nice composition, good details and colours. regards yiannis

Impressive flower captured with sharp details and vivid colours. Congratulations!

good sharpness and contrast. You must have cropped a little bit to make the flower appear more appealing.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-05-17 5:24]

Bonjour Philippe,
Quelle beauté et quelle excellente image. Intéressant ausi de lire que ces plantes contribuent à stabiliser le sol. Souvent ces plantes sont considérées comme de la mauvaise herbe, du moins chez nous. Une superbe photo, vraiment!
Bon après-midi

Hi Philippe,

Well what a superb and colourful image here my friend, wonderful sharpness with amazing detail almost 3D effect, perfect exposure/white balance control with lovely natural rich colours, impressive composition and a show of great Camera Skills,
Congratulations Philippe and have a nice Day,
Best Regards,


Hello Mr.Philippe,
Beautiful flower.It seems it's a road side/mountain side flower.Can see red dust all over.
Nice sharpness with good natural colour.Like this flower.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

Thank you very much for your comment on my picture.Yes,you are right-I enhanced sharpness,but due to some problem in my PC I can't understand the exact level of sharpness.When sharpening it doesn't look bad,but after posting in TN,can see sharpness is high.I must solve it.
I like if TN members show me my mistake.I have been learning.....

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