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Ceiba speciosa

Ceiba speciosa
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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-19
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Kodak easyshare C613
Exposure: f/4.3
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(pink) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-04 13:35
Viewed: 4759
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Ceiba speciosa, flower, commonly known like "drunkard wood" or "samohú", original tree of central South America, from Peru to the north of Argentina. This tree reaches the 20 meters of height, and its trunk has form of bottle and up to 2 meters of diameter. The flowers are of about 10 to 12 cm of diameter; once they are polinizated form an extended fruit of 7 cm by 20 cm that hangs in vertical form and has capsule form, in its interior are numerous fibers similar to the cotton with numerous black seeds, that when it cracks the fruit are weighed by the wind.
Taken in Plaza Alsina, main squre in my town (see map)

Flor de Ceiba speciosa, comunmente conocido como "palo boracho" o "samohú", árbol originario de Sudamérica central, desde Perú hasta el norte de Argentina.
Este arbol alcanza los 20 metros de altura, y su tronco tiene forma de botella y hasta 2 metros de diámetro.
Las flores son de unos 10 a 12 cm de diámetro; una vez polinizadas forman un fruto alargado de 7 cm por 20 cm que pende en forma vertical y tiene forma de cápsula, en su interior hay numerosas fibras similares al algodón con numerosas semillas negras, que cuando se raja el fruto son levadas por el viento.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-04 17:14]

Ciao Hernan,e' un fiore bellissimo,non ho mai visto niente del genere,complimenti per la perfetta qualita' della foto,buona giornata,Luciano

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-04 18:51]

Hola Hernan.
Muy bellos los colores de los petalos de esta Flor de Ceiba. Debe ser muy bello poder ver el resto de las otras que estan por abrir.
Saludos Hernan

Hi Hernan,
Lovely flower. Perfect composition and exposure. Nice details. TFS.
- Nirmal

A flowe really catching eyes....Pic needs a little contrast i think.



Hi Hernan

Very attractive flower and you have captured it very well. Beautiful pink flower. Good sharpness and DOf. well composed.


Hello Hernan,
this flower looks great, specially on a snowy day as today.
Fabulous color and good sharpness.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-03-06 8:37]

Beautiful shot with amazing colors and details.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-08 0:27]

Hi Hernan.
Amazing picture of a fine flower. I like all in the picture. Great POV and composition. Colours cannot be better. DOF is terrific. I like crisp sharpness and superb details of all parts of the flower and very nice surroundings. Perfect job. Bravo.

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