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Commelina erecta

Commelina erecta
Photo Information
Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2073)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-11-24
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-10 8:42
Viewed: 1548
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.

Distribution and habitat[edit]
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.[3] 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, George Dog Island, Anegada, Great Camanoe, Guana Island, Tortola and Water Island.[4]

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.[5]

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.[4]

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-10 9:44]

Hi Raimundo,great close up,especially on the Yellow pistils,of this flower that i seen many times in my trips,bright colors and sharpness from the best POV.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi, Raimundo. Nice macro shot of this beautiful flower and I believe I have also seen this one. Good exposure and well composed with good depth of field to highlight the subject. Thanks for sharing.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-12-11 23:12]

Hello Raimundo

Excellent macro of this beautiful glower, nice POV, excellent sharpness and details, brilliant natural colors.



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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-12 8:11]

Hello Raimundo,
A beautiful little blue flower captured in an attractive macro by your lens. You obtained pretty good DOF considering you only used an f2.8 aperture. I like it's unique dual petal feature with very long filament and anther. This shade of blue can sometimes be tricky to record, but you managed very well.

Hello Raimundo,

Thank you for showing the relative of "Commelina benghalensis. In our yard there are so many such plants.

"benghalensis"> benghal> bengal. I'm from West Bengal which is a eastern state in India, just next to Bangladesh. The name derived from our area.
Well captured this "Commelina erecta". Very nice exposure too. As usual Well BG.
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,
Regards and have a nice WE,

Hi Raimundo,
Nice composition, but the usage of f/2,8 wasn't a good idea in my opinion, everything's a bit blurred except the small white and yellow parts of the flower. Should have been tried at least with f/10, or even tighter. If I were you, I tried to repeat the photo in more sunny conditions and different settings, because the scene has its potential.
Kind regards, László

Hi Raimundo,

The tight frame is putting the flower in evidence. The point of view is showing the details of the Commelina erecta. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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