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Dancing Girl Ginger

Dancing Girl Ginger
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-27
Categories: Rain Forest, Flowers
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-01 7:03
Viewed: 2561
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For many years I was thought that this beautiful flowering plant is not our native plant. I have a misconception that it was brought by Rathindranat Tagore (he is Rabindranath Tagore’s son and first agricultural scientist as well as Botanist in India) from foreign country at Santiniketan. Very recently after surfing few days over internet, I have convinced to consider this as a species of schomburgkii and the botanical name becomes Globba schomburgkii. Yes it is purely an Indian subcontinent plant, very precisely in Bengali it has two Bengali name ‘Bhui Ada’ (ভুই আদা ,ground ginger) or ‘Jongli Ada’ (জংলি আদা , wild ginger). Now a days this plant is not widely available in Bengal but in Santiniketan we can found this plant.
I hope you can enjoy to see this lovely beautiful wild flower Dancing Girl Ginger.
Most probably this is the first entry at TN.
Thank you for viewing and comments

Some scientific information about this plant :
This beautiful verdant orange colored flower pertaining to the plant family Zingiberaceae. All kind of gingers are from this family. The genus of this plant is Globba (derived from the Indonesian word 'galoba'). A dwarf ginger, native to mountain forests from eastern India, southwest China and Indochina, with narrow, green shoots. Kinked inflorescence with ornate yellow orchid-like flowers that small bulbils instead of seeds. Pseudostems are 30-50 cm long. Leaves are 5 or 6, carried on stalk about 5 mm long. Leaves are elliptic-lance shaped, 15-20 × 3-4.5 cm, hairless, base blunt, apex falling off. Beautiful yellow flowers are borne in a pendulous raceme or thyrse, 3-11 cm long. Bracts are lance shaped, 0.6-1.2 cm. Cincinni, if present, 1-2.5 cm, laxly 2- to many flowered. Bulblets are present, globose or ovoid, 2-4 mm in diameter, tuberculate. Flowers are yellow or wholly reduced. Sepal cup is bell-shaped, 4-5 mm. Flower tube is 0.8-1 cm long, with ovate petals. Lateral staminodes are lanceolate, curved. Lip is yellow, orange spotted at base, narrowly cuneate, tip 2-cleft. Filament is curved, about 1 cm, anther with 2 wing like appendages on each side. Ovary is tuberculate. Flowering: June-September. Plant uses to propagate through the bulbs and sometimes through seeds, though it's hard to preserve the seeds.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-01 8:33]

Hello Samiran,
This special plant stands in beautiful light. So beautiful colours, nicely contrasting against the dark background. Good sharpness. Taken from a very good POV in an excellent composition.

Interesting plant and interesting note Samiran! Beautiful photo too! Excellent composition, nice BG, wonderful lighting and very good sharpness.

Ciao Samiran, splendid light on lovely flower, fascinating composition, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Samiran. Amazing playing of tender light. Good DOF and excellent details in the lovely compo.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-09-01 12:45]

Hello Samiran,
this is wonderful shot.Amazing colors and great lighting.
i like it very much.What a nice dark BG and very well composed.
Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-01 15:20]

Hi Samiran,very very interesting plant and perfect pic to know this beauty,i like the pov and the great light position,a perfect backlight in a dark background,impressive details and colors too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Samiran,
This image is so beautiful in its wonderful colours, composition and quality. I have been sitting back here and enjoying it for quite a long time. At the same time I was looking for things to criticise it by, but I could not find any. Well done. It is sheer pleasure to view. Best wishes.

Hello Samiran
An excellent photo showing the features of this flower. Good detail and background.
An interesting plant.
regards yiannis

hello Samiran very good light on this beauty flower
i like the position to show it
great sharpness and good details
thanks greeting lou

Excellent light management in this picture of a flower the name of which intrigues me, Mr Nandy.
The picture is well composed, but, as I said earlier, it is a work of art simply because of well controlled light management at aperture value quoted.


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