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Red Etlingera Elatior

Red  Etlingera Elatior
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor AF 50mm
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-07 4:54
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Points: 26
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Etlingera elatior
I have another lucky encounter for this species. I went to Cameron Highlands, Pahang for a weekend vacation and I saw this red ginger.
Such an exciting colour, really really red. Verey saturated colours, I did not do much about this shot.

Etlingera elatior (also known as Torch Ginger, Ginger Flower, Red Ginger Lily, Torch Lily, Wild Ginger, Combrang, Bunga Siantan, Philippine Wax Flower, Xiang Bao Jiaing, Indonesian Tall Ginger, Boca de Dragón, Rose de Porcelaine, Porcelain Rose) is a species of herbaceous perennial plant[citation needed]. Botanical synonyms include Nicolaia elatior, Phaeomeria magnifica,Nicolaia speciosa, Phaeomeria speciosa, Alpinia elatior, Alpinia magnifica.

The showy pink flowers are used in decorative arrangements while the flower buds are an important ingredient in the Nonya dish laksa. In North Sumatra, the flower buds are used for a dish called arsik ikan mas (Andaliman Peppercorn Spiced Carps)

It is known in Indonesian as bunga kecombrang or honje, Malay as bunga kantan and Thai as kaalaa.

In Karo, it is known as asam cekala (asam meaning 'sour'), and the flower buds, but more importantly the ripe seed pods, which are packed with small black seeds, are an essential ingredient of the Karo version of sayur asam, and are particularly suited to cooking fresh fish.

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Hallo Foozi
An absolutely delightful flower, with magic colours and details. It is indeed striking and is very eye-catching. The strong colours is a great match and it perfect harmony with each other. I like it a lot! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend. Best regards.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-08-07 5:42]

Hello Foozi
Another beautiful flower. Well done

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-08-07 5:45]

Slav Foozî,
Nice capture of this red flower with nice colors.TFS.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-08-07 6:25]

Lovely flower with excellent colors, fiery. Could have made an off-center composition for more effect. tfs.

Hi Foozi...

What a dynamic flower. Clarity of detail is wonderful of this flower I have never seen. TFS.


Salam Foozi,

This is an excellent shot with lovely colors & details. Well done & TFS.



What lovely flowers you have in your country, Foozi!
Very well seen and presented!

hello Foozi
great sharpness and good details
super flower with beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi and Good Morning MF Foozi,
An awesome close-up capture of a beautiful flower whic it is also a novelty for me from nice POV with excellent clarity and details.
TFS and have a nice WE!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-08-08 8:28]

Hi Foozi,your forests are incredibles,every day a new fantastic and spectacular specie.This is another wonder of nature,a great beauty takne very perfectly!My best compliments,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

Hello Foozi
Wow, what a amazing flower, very superbly presented with beautiful vivid clors, superb sharpness and wonderful composition
thanks a lot for sharing and have a great sunday

HI Foozi,

The macro view is showing the colors and the details of the Red Etlingera Elatior flower. The blurred background is putting in eveidence the flower. The surroiunding light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Bonjour Foozi,
Très belle maitrise de la lumière, sous une excellente profondeur de champ, permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs dans un cadrage serré valorisant bien le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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