|Copyright: Soumen Mandal (freakywindow)
|Date Taken: 2013-03-26|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-04-27 4:28|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is Couroupita guianensis. Jose Migueal had also posted one like this before. That picture was taken in Venezuela. This one is from India. Couroupita guianensis, whose common names include Ayahuma and the Cannonball Tree, is an evergreen tree allied to the Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa), and is native to tropical northern South America; and to the southern Caribbean. In India it has been growing for the past two or three thousand years at least, as attested by textual records; hence it is possible that it is native to India also. It's rare, but also found in Bangladesh. It is known as নাগকেশর(Nagakeshar) or নাগালিংগম(Nagalingam) in Bengali.|
It's part of the family Lecythidaceae and grows up to 25 m (82 ft) in height. The "Cannonball Tree" is so called because of its brown cannon-ball-like fruits. The majority of these trees outside their natural environment have been planted as a botanical curiosity, as they grow very large, distinctive flowers. Its flowers are orange, scarlet and pink in color, and form large bunches measuring up to 3m in length. They produce large spherical and woody fruits ranging from 15 to 24 cm in diameter, containing up to 200 or 300 seeds a piece. Source: Wikipedia
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- [2013-04-27 5:56]
A poetical way tio show this superb flower, I like these fine tints a lot, the blue in the background fits so well with the fine red of the flower. Lovely!
Agréable macro valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
very nice details of this flower
good sharpness and beautiful colours
- [2013-04-27 7:23]
Beautiful photo of this flower in difficult light conditions. Excellent sharpness and composition.
- [2013-04-27 9:40]
Beautiful flower of an interesting tree. Do show us this cannonball fruit!
All the best,
- [2013-04-27 13:25]
Very good composition and sharpness details
in nice colours.
Very beautiful composition of this flower,
fine lateral POV, wonderful diffused light,
excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS