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A flower from Cuba

A flower from Cuba
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-19
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-26 16:51
Viewed: 1434
Points: 28
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Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Ipomoea
Subgenus: Eriospermum
Species: I. pes-caprae

Ipomoea pes-caprae, also known as bayhops, beach morning glory or goat's foot, is a common pantropical creeping vine belonging to the family Convolvulaceae. It grows on the upper parts of beaches and endures salted air. It is one of the most common and most widely distributed salt tolerant plants and provides one of the best known examples of oceanic dispersal. Its seeds float and are unaffected by salt water.
Originally described by Linnaeus, it was placed in its current genus by Robert Brown in 1818.
This species can be found on the sandy shores of the tropical Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Goat's Foot is common on the sand dunes of Australia's upper north coast of New South Wales and can also be found along the entire Queensland coastline.
Goat's Foot is a primary sand stabilizer being one of the first plants to colonise the dune. It grows on almost all parts of the dune but is usually found on the seaward slopes sending long runners down towards the toe of the dune. The sprawling runners spread out from the woody rootstock but the large two-lobed leaves are sparse and a dense cover on the sand is rarely achieved except in protected situations. This plant grows in association with sand spinifex grass and is a useful sand binder thriving under conditions of sand blast and salt spray.

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Hi, Luciano. This is really beautiful the Cuban flower emerging from the sand. I cannot imagine that flowers grew in beach sand but this is wonderful. The image is sharp, well composed and thanks for the note.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-05-26 20:00]

Hello Luciano,
What a beautiful and unique flowering plant you have posted today. The bloom appears to come right out the sand with no stem visible. I am assuming the leaves we see are from the same plant as the flower. It has the typical shape of the Morning Glories we have here in Ohio. I love the very low POV you chose and the composition is quite beautiful. Colors are well saturated yet natural and focus is tac sharp. Exposure is perfect and you achieved excellent DOF. A pleasure to view!!

Salve Luciano,

Welcome back from Cuba, :)

this is indeed and attractive and vivid post from this beautiful flower,

Very inspiring photography, well done!


Beautiful and amazing flower Luciano , sharp and bright colors.
Interessting info.

Thanks for sharing.


Hello Luciano,
Beautiful colored flower from Cuba. Well sharpness as well as details. Well managed light too.
Thanks for sharing,

hallo Luciano
super good sharpness and beautiful colours
nice to see this flower from Cuba
thanks gr lou

ciao luciano,
super belles couleurs de cette merveilleuse fleur dans le sable. Difficile à prendre avec de si délicates couleurs, mais tu as fait cela parfaitement.
meilleurs salutations
Est-ce que Cuba t'as plus?

Ciao Luciano, bello, poi almeno non ci hai corso con trentotto gradi, magnifico fiorone, splendida nitidezza e fantastici colori, bravo, ciao Silvio

A beautiful object is emerging from the sand.

We call in Bengali "Gobore Padma-phool". Srikumar understand the meaning of this.

Hope you had a nice weekend...ready for tomorrow.


ciao Luciano,
Une magnifique fleur, bien présentée.
Intéressant d'avoir la possibilité de découvrir cette fleur.
Bonne soirée

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2015-06-01 9:58]

Bonjour Luciano,

Imposante cette fleur de Cuba, enorme pétales je trouve.
La couleur et la luminosité est parfaite pour la composition, excellente note aussi.
Merci pour le partage et une excellente semaine.

Bonjour Luciano,
C'est pour le moins original !!!
La finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs sont remarquables.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Luciano

Excellent photo of this wild flower with a very fine POV that you choose
and the great DOF, and a beautiful light doing light and shadow effect, TFS


this is very interesting - a flower growing out of the sand.
Beautiful colours and good sharpnes
gr. monique

Ciao Luciano,
The subject's different, the flash remained inactive - but the overall result became excellent also. :-) Fabulous composition and surprisingly good DoF in spite of the wide aperture, good details on the leaves also. But the textures on the flower, and even on the sand are well visible, the details are nice. So even the subject changed, the quality didn't. Aesthetic image, pleasant to look at.
Seasonal greetings, kind regards, László

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