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Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 49 N: 964] (4707)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-14
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-04 1:24
Viewed: 3941
Points: 20
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Taken in the tropical Menglun Botanical Garden 96 Km from Jinghong, the capital city of Xishuangbanna prefecture, near the border with Laos and Vietnam. Established in 1959, the sanctuary is 940 hectares in size and has more than 4000 (some sources say 6000) species of plants from China and elsewhere. It accommodates a botanical research centre and is absolute paradise for all lovers of nature.

Can someone please identify at genus and species level?

Thanks to the response by Chritodoulos (chrimakris)it can now be identified as belonging to the family Amarillidaceae, possibly genus Pancratium or Hymenocallis. More specific identification would be appreciated.

Known as "Spider Lilies", they grow in subtropical to tropical regions and do not tolerate cold climate. They are fast growing herbaceous perennials up to 1m tall with a spread of one-and-a-half metres.

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Hi Neels
Impressive photo of an impressive plant of the family Amaryllidaceae (Pancratium??). The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

Hi neels,

Beautiful flower & nicely photographed. Great sharpness & very well framed.
These lily's are common in my garden in chiplun.
Welldone & TFS.


Excellent photo, well captured. regards Yiannis

Hi Neels,
another extraordinary photo. Beautiful flowers.
Nice sharpness. Interesting point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Wow, Neels!
An absolutely out of this world graphical image! Just like a plant from the Avatar movie! Perhaps, may be the contrast is a bit too hard and the brightness on the shadows and mid tones a bit low, ..... or that's may be the idea behind that image. Controversial, ...and that doesn't mean bad at all!
George Veltchev

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-04 13:49]

Hi Neels,very impressive and different pic,i like a lot this very strong contrast between the white of flowers and black background,very brilliant composition,impressive sharpness and focus.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-04 14:00]

Hello Neels,
Very pretty shot and composition. Not easy to capture white flowers. You did it very well with a good management of light. Best regards Siggi

Hi Neels,

what an beautiful plant.
Good pov, sharpness and details.
Fine colors.


I like the white flowers against the dark background. The shiny leaves also add to the beauty of the picture

Hi Neels,
This is a beautiful photo! I also like the light on the leaves with the black background.
Never seen those flowers before.
Kind regards

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