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Plumeria
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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: 2009-05-01
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 70-300mm / F 4-5,6 G AF
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-16 1:44
Viewed: 7585
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Plumeria is related to the Oleander, Nerium oleander, and both possess poisonous, milky sap, rather similar to that of Euphorbia. Each of the separate species of Plumeria bears differently shaped leaves and their form and growth habits are also distinct. The leaves of P. alba are quite narrow and corrugated, while leaves of P. pudica have an elongated oak shape and glossy, dark green color. P. pudica is one of the everblooming types with non-deciduous, evergreen leaves. Another species that retains leaves and flowers in winter is P. obtusa; though its common name is "Singapore," it is originally from Colombia. Frangipani can also be found in Eastern Africa, where they are sometimes referred to in Swahili love poems.[3]

Plumeria (common name Frangipani; syn. Himatanthus Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.) is a small genus of 7-8 species native to tropical and subtropical Americas[citation needed]. The genus consists of mainly deciduous shrubs and trees. P. rubra (Common Frangipani, Red Frangipani), native to Mexico, Central America, Southern India and Venezuela, produces flowers ranging from yellow to pink depending on form or cultivar. From Mexico and Central America, Plumeria has spread to all tropical areas of the world, especially Hawaii, where it grows so abundantly that many people think that it is indigenous to that island system.
Plumeria flowers are most fragrant at night in order to lure sphinx moths to pollinate them. The flowers have no nectar, and simply dupe their pollinators. The moths inadvertently pollinate them by transferring pollen from flower to flower in their fruitless search for nectar.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2009-05-16 2:22]

Ya Foozi,
Salaam,
Amazing flower of the equater but not here I have seen, well captured and composed.
Regards, TFS.

Musa.

Hi MF Foozi,
A fine macro capture of this beautifully coloured Plumeria from nice POV with excellent details and and fine composition.
Greetings from London!
Cheers,
Bayram

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-16 4:48]

Hi Foozi.
I like your amazing and truly art picture of the wonderful flowers. The composition of the shot is simply brilliant. Combination of lovely white and yellow colour tones of the flowers and dark green BG is sweet. I like great DOF and level of flowers details. Lights and colours are amazing in their delicateness. Bravo. Well done.
Alexei.

Salam Foozi
Impressive moment captured
Good shot. Nice macro....good contrast. Good efforts.
Thanks for sharing
**MAB**

Hello Foozi,
a splendid macro shot of Plumeria, superb sharpness and fantastic colours, i like the contrast of colours tones in this nice composition
TFS
Have a good weekend
Maurizio

Ciao Foozi, beautiful composition with wonderful flowers, excellent sharpness and splendid ligh, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-05-16 7:07]

Salam Foozi,
A fine macro wonderful flowers and photo...
Light good.Excellent details and and fine composition.
Have a nice weeknend,
Seyfi

Bonjour Foozi,
Très belle publication, bien composée, dans laquelle tu réussis, malgré le grand nombre de sujets, à préserver la finesse de leurs détails et la délicatesse de leurs couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-05-16 14:41]

Slav Foozî,
Excellent photo of beautiful flower.Very good sharpness and nice colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Regards from Mesopotamia.
Dûrzan

Hi Foozi,
We had Frangipani trees in our gardens in the Cook Islands.
I remember well their fragile branches and sticky white sap.
I also remember the delightful scent of the flowers,especially when they were hung around the neck in a Lei.
Beautiful image.
Cheers
Steve

merhaba Foozi
what a beautiful flowered plant species and its perfect close-up. Oleanders common here, especially Mediterranean coastal zones. but I have never seen this plant formerly. you greatly captured it and presented with wonderful post. POV/DOF, sharp focus and composition marvellous. but also exposure (white balance) splendid. thanks for sharing this beauty. best wishes and selams, my friend
Ahmet

Hello Foozi
Plumeria are very beautiful flowers and you have photogrphed this one very nicely
great pov and very good contrast against the dark BG
the colors are wonderful too
Have a good night
Jacqueline

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