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Commelina erecta

Commelina erecta
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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: 2011-01-22
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-21 15:02
Viewed: 3850
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Commelinales
Family: Commelinaceae
Subfamily: Commelinoideae
Tribe: Commelineae
Genus: Commelina
Species: C. erecta

Commelina erecta, commonly known as the white mouth dayflower or slender dayflower, is a perennial herb native throughout the Americas, Africa and western Asia. It is considered to be the most variable species of Commelina in North America. Fernald recognized three varieties, but Robert B. Faden has questioned their significance.
Commelina erecta is native to much of the world, including the Americas, Africa and western Asia. In the Americas it is present in the United States, the West Indies, every country of Central America and south through the tropics into Argentina. In the United States it can be found from New York and Nebraska in the north, south to Florida and Texas. In the West Indies it is present throughout Puerto Rico and on several of the Virgin Islands such as Saint Croix, Saint Thomas, Saint John,Curacao, George Dog Island, Anegada, Great Camanoe, Guana Island, Tortola and Water Island.
In tropical Africa the plant is also widespread. In west Africa it is present in Senegal, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, and Bioko.
In the West Indies it is common in disturbed sites as well as in dry to moist woods from sea level up to 1300 meters.

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Ciao Luciano. Primizia esotica di lusso. Pazzesca la profondità. Di pari passo lo sharp, alquanto duro ma efficace in questo contesto. Contrasto eccellente.


effettivamente la foto sa di poco.

Preciosas y exóticas las últimas tres imágenes que nos has mostrado últimamente.
Gran nitidez.
Saludos Luciano: Josep Ignasi.

I have seen this delicate flower for the first time, Luciano.
Its two curiously shaped petals are beautiful in their blue colour.
Thanks for sharing it and best regards.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-02-21 18:27]

Hello Luciano,
What a delicate and attractive flower you have posted. Your notes claim this little beauty can be found here in my region of the US, but I must admit I have never seen this particular plant before.
Excellent detail and beautiful coloration. A wonderful close-up of this gorgeous and unique flower. I will have to keep my eyes open for it in the future.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-21 19:29]

Hello Luciano,
this is splendid. The colour stands so well in green leaves. The excitement is looking at its finest details. So pretty and so wonderful, this is the beauty under our feet.
Very well presented shot.


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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-02-21 19:36]

Hi Luciano !
Very beautiful your pic here with a very artistic composition.Nice colors and sharpness.Thanks for sharing and also thanks for the instructive note.
Best regards from,

Very strange but beautiful flower Luciano!! Excellent photo with very good composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-02-21 22:45]

Hi Luciano,
Congratulations for this first time photo-Flower on TN, excellent pictures and useful presentation, TFS!

Ciao Luciano,
splendida macro dai colori contrastati esaltati dall'esposizione con il flash, la nitidezza è straordinaria e la composizione come sempre molto accurata.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Luciano, superdettagli per questo fiore antilliano, grande la luce e perfetto lo sharpness generale dell'immagine. Un saluto, Paolo

You have truly an eye for those beautiful tiny flowers friend Luciano! Impeccable balance and harmony in this frame. Good colors and superb detail. The sharpness here is deadly! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-22 1:50]

Hello Luciano.
Very nice macro of this Commelina erecta. Superb composition, very nice details and excellent POV. The BG makes your flower stand out nicely. Bestregards Siggi

Ciao Luciano,
Eccezzionale dettaglio e profondità.
I pistilli escono letteralmente dalla foto quasi a farsi toccare...

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-02-22 4:10]
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Ciao Luciano!
Il cuore di un fiore è sempre affascinante e il tuo POV ce lo mostra in modo eccezionale. Mi associo a Manuel, i pistilli sembrano proprio venire incontro a chi guarda!
Fantastico contrasto con lo sfondo!
....peccato che sia un po' insipida..ahahahhhh!...ahahhhhhh!!
Ciao! Vanda

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-22 4:43]

Hello Luciano,
A beautiful blue flower, well portrayed to show its features from a nice POV with excellent sharpness and natural colours, the f4 aperture giving just the right DOF in this pleasing composition.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-02-22 6:03]

Hi Luciano.
Superb, terrific picture of an amazing flower. Breathtaking sharpness and details, simply great lighting and vibrant colours. DOF is fantastic. Bravo. Great job and wonderful presentation of the fine plant.

hello Luciano
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

salut Luciano

une autre joli bouquet de fleur sauvage avec un excellent POV
et cadrage, excellent contraste, focus netteté et détails, TFS


Ciao Luciano,

Absolutely fantastic capture in the style I love so much: flashlight, rightly exposured subject and underexposured bg which creates awesome contrast! Plus, crowned with excellent composition and top notch sharpness. Delightful capture with beautiful warm color tones. Not only exotic post but very elegant also. Bravo!

About the user "marco69" and his opinion: we're dealing with another internet troll here. There are so many nowadays plaguing TrekNature.

Friendly regards, Ladislao

Hello Luciano,
Outstanding capture with amazing sharpness and very good focus as usual.
Excellent clarity and composition.
Very nice details.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-02-22 10:11]

Hi Luciano,
Another great macro from you,a very good sharpness of this delicate flower with excellent colors and composition.TFS and have a nice night.

Ciao Luciano, questa è la serata dei fiori e degli uccellini, va be' tra un po' inizierà a volare qualche bellezza, deliziosa sta prima su TN, magnifico il dettaglio con cui l'hai ripreso, ottima nitidezza, perfetta in tutto, i fiori non volano via e hai avuto tuto il tempo per scegliere i dasti di scatto ottimali e per fare un piccolo capolavoro, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,

an for me an unknow flower that you havebeen good photographed with exellent pov , sharpness and pov.
fine colors.


Hi Luciano,
perfect photo of this flower. Amazing colours. Excellent composition. Very good point of view.
Thanks for sharing.

Bonjour Luciano,
Très belle macro bien composée, finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Ciao Luciano,
Cielo! Questo anche nato nel mio giardino ... E non ho mai venuto in mente di fotografare! :) ... Grazie a Dio che si visita i tropici!!!!
Bella foto! Congratulazioni!

complimenti Luciano ! molto belli i colori e i riflessi sul fiore, buoni anche i dettagli,

ciao, tino

ciao Luciano
what a beautiful flower and what a perfect macro shot with excellent razor sharpness of focus. coloration and lighting wonderful as like POV/DOF and exposure. blue, yellow and green splendid colors nicely contrasted to each other.
complimenti e grazie amico mio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-02-25 5:33]

Bonjour Luciano,
Suis un peu en retard..mais je viens saluer cette petite merveille de fleur tant par sa forme que sa magnifique couleur. Et félicitations au photographe pour cette excellente image, pas si facile à faire.

Bonjour Luciano,

Les feuilles aident au cadrage de la fleur. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de la fleur Commelina erecta. La lumière de l'aprè-midi met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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