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Clitoria ternatea

Clitoria ternatea
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Copyright: Nirmal Roberts (nirmalroberts) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 345 W: 64 N: 705] (2857)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-23
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd, Fujinon f=6.2-66.7(28-300)mm 1:2.8-4.9, Marumi 58mm UV Haze
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(blue) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-19 1:44
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Clitoria ternatea.
Common names: Butterfly Bean, Blue Pea Vine, Mussel-shell Climber.
Common Hindi name: Aparajita.
Plant: 6m. Slender vine.
Flower: 4-6cm long.
A wild plant in the Indo-Gangetic Plain.
Often cultivated in gardens. Flowers are occasionally white.
In southeast Asia the flowers are use to colour food. In Malay cooking, an aqueous extract is used to colour glutinous rice for kuih tekan (also known as pulut seri kaya) and in nonya chang. In Thailand, a syrupy blue drink is made called nam dok anchan. (Wikipedia)
Roots and seeds are used in traditional medicine.
Seeds are a strong purgative.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2007-10-19 3:21]
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Living in surrounding mountains, flowers and plants like this are not seen here, it has a cool look with freshness.
You wrote a whole NOTE for this as this gives us a knowledge for such plants and I do appreciate your point of view.
I prefer more aperture for getting uniform sharpness as here the corner of the patels are a bit OUT, TFS.

Hello Nirmal, very beautifull shot with splendid blue color, perfect focus on this very nice flower
cheer and thanks,

Hi Nirmal.

No doubt about this pic.

Regards Mike

Geniales colores y buena nitidez.
Buena presentación y nota.
Saludos, JL.

wow, that looks just great! very nice!

Hi Nirmal,
A beautiful capture of this Aparajita flower. My wife's name is Aparajita. And I like this flower very much both in white and dark blue. Thanks a lot for sharing.

quelle magfnifique macro de cette jolie fleur, cette couleur bleue est parfaitement nette, bonne présentation, bravo+++
merci a toi, amitičs, bon weekend

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-23 12:16]
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What a beautiful picture of this beautiful flower!
I like a lot the color and texture of the flower.
Great sharpness and very good POV, DOF and composition.
Great job.
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-12 15:32]

a very fantastic blue,never seen as that,beautifull pic,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Nirmal,
WOW, what a awesomw pic. Nice colors very good sharpness and lightning.

Hi Nirmal.
A nice flower you´vce portraited well despite poor light conditions (I think). Powerfully attracts me the scientific name "Clitoria" a bit funny...
I wish the best for you in 2008

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