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Sonneratia Caseolaris

Sonneratia Caseolaris
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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: 2009-05-05
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-07 1:14
Viewed: 6523
Points: 20
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Sonneratia caseolaris @ Berembang
Family Sonneratiaceae

This is another mangrove tree found on the riversides. It thrives on the muddy soil. I have tasted the fruits when I was a boy. It was a bit bitter and sour taste. Not really delicious.

Flower bud
Similar to S. alba but has flowers with red petals (vs. white), young branches that hang down like those of the weeping willow (Salix babylonica) or angsana (Pterocarpus indicus) (vs. somewhat erect).
The fruit is persimmon-like with sepals whose tips bend away from the stalk. Found near the banks of tidal rivers in brackish water.

When ripe, the fruits are eaten raw or cooked. Fermented fruit juice is said to be useful in arresting haemorrhage. The wall of an old fruit is given as a vermifuge. The juice of half-ripe fruit is used to treat coughs. The juice of the flowers enters into a compound for treating blood in the urine. Pneumatophores were used as corks and floats.

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Excellent macro with great sharpness, colours and nice details.

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2009-05-07 2:54]

Hello Foozi,
Great macro photo with great sharpness, colours.Actually, ıt looks like bitter and sour taste. ı havent never taste ıt butit seems like nice fruit,flovers:)
best wish

hello Foozi
a very fine scene,lovely glance and resault,
fine photo

Hi Foozi...

Was it a bit salty too? Great detail of the flower as well as the leaves. I like the overall composition too. :)


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-05-07 13:36]

Hello Foozi,
Very nice Macro, looks great on the green BG. Excellent sharp details and wonderful color. Outstanding composition.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Foozi,
elegant composition with beautiful little flowers, fine details and wonderful colors, great sharpness.
The contrast is very interesting with a soft background. Excellent play of lights and shadows.

Hello Foozi,

You have captured fine details in this particular species!
The special flowers stand out well on the green background, and the red provides fine colour contrast...
There are a couple of bright blurry spots in the back that gives a tiny distraction but no big deal as the DoF gives strong emphasis to the subjects!

Pablo -

Foozi merhaba,hayatımda görgüğüm en ilginç çiçeklerden biri.Ne kadar çok püskülü var.Sanki içine bir mum konmuş gibi görünüyor,özenle süslenmiş bir çiçek,ellerine sağlık,selamlar :)

Bonjour Foozi,
Très belle publication valorisant bien les sujets dans leur environnement par la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Foozi
a very interesting flower, i like his shape very much
wonderful colors and great composition
A very beautiful shot
Have a nice WE

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