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Merry Christmas
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Copyright: ana ribeiro (ana974) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-20
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-12-21 7:59
Viewed: 3635
Points: 47
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear friends,
After so much time absent I ´m here to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and all the blessings for the New Year.
And for my favorite ones this thought from Collin McCarty:

THERE ARE A FEW ABSOLUTE GEMS IN THIS WORLD;PEOPLE WHO
MAKE A TREMENDOUS DIFFERENCE IN OTHER PEOPLE´S LIVES...WITH THE SMILES THEY GIVE AND THE WAY THEY WARM THE HEARTS OF EVERYONE AROUND THEM.AND ONE OF THOSE WONDERFUL,DESERVING,AND ONE-OF-A-KIND PEOPLE IS MOST DEFINITELY...YOU MY DEAR FAVORITES !!!
God bless you all!
Big hug from,
aNa

PS: this pic was taken from a big tree in a square not so far from my house.I don´t know its ID but I've heard that the tree whose flower I photographed, was brought from Africa by one of our governors.Maybe some friends who live in Africa can give its ID.I will upload another pic from it in the WS.Bye bye!!!

PS:
This plant was well identified by Yannis as Couroupita guianensis, family Lecythidaceae.Thanks, Yannis! I appreciated it!
"Couroupita guianensis, whose common names include Ayahuma and the Cannonball Tree, is an evergreen tree allied to the Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa), and is native to tropical northern South America and to the southern Caribbean. In India it has been growing for the past two or three thousand years at least, as attested by textual records[citation needed]; hence it is possible that it is native to India also. It's part of the family Lecythidaceae and grows up to 25m (82ft) in height. The "Cannonball Tree" is so called because of its brown cannon-ball-like fruits. The majority of these trees outside their natural environment have been planted as a botanical curiosity, as they grow very large, distinctive flowers. Its flowers are orange, scarlet and pink in color, and form large bunches measuring up to 3m in length. They produce large spherical and woody fruits ranging from 15 to 24cm in diameter, containing up to 200 or 300 seeds apiece." Wikipedia

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-21 8:07]

Hi Ana,a beautiful postcard for Christmas,the right colors and a magnificent flower! I wish you all the best me too and thanks to show us this beauty! Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-21 8:09]

Hello Ana,
Splendid photo of a very beautiful flower. Very nice to celebrate Christmas here in this way. Thanks for this great gift. I wish you a Happy Christmas too.
Kind regards,
Peter

Ciao Ana, Merry Christmas to you, my dear friend, lovely composition with beautiful flower, fantastic colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Ana,
I haven't seen you for a long time. But you are back.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Amazing photo of this flower. Very good composition. Nice colours.
Best regards,
Maciek

Hello Ana
A fine photo of a beautiful flower. Excellent detail and nicely contrasting with the bark of the tree.
Your plant is Couroupita guianensis, family Lecythidaceae and is a native of northern Brazil to Trinidad. It is known as the Cannonball tree.
regards yiannis

Amazing plant and excellent photo Ana! Very good composition and impressive sharpness. The colors and the lighting are fantastic.
Merry Christmas!!
Christodoulos

hello Ana
Very nice and sharpness picture of this beautiful red flower
very nice composition with great details
A Merry christmas and happy newyear for you
and your Family
greeting lou

Hello Ana,
A beautiful flower captured with excellent sharp details and nice colours. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

Hello aNa,
Wishing you also a very happy and blessed Christmas. What a wonderful image and unusual for me. Maybe this plant occurs in the more tropical parts of my country or elsewhere in Africa. In my opinion this is one of your best. Very beautiful and a real pleasure to view.
Neels

hi Ana,

no need to wait for someone from Africa, am giving you the ID of this flower plant :)
Yiannis is absolutely correct. this flower plant in English, is commonly known as the Cannonball tree... this one is also much available in India. in Hindi, it is called 'Shiv-kamal' and in Tamil, it is known as the 'Naglingam' plant.
i myself have also taken some of its photograph. the flowers are really fascinating with soothing colour and artistic petal structure. the tree is huge indeed.

and yah, Marry Christmas :)

Ruby

Ana,

I like your POV and colours shown in this image.
Merry Christmas to you too!
TFS,
Sheriff

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-12-22 2:56]

Hi Ana,
Beautiful flower. Nice colours with excellent detail.
Fantastic contrast against the background.
Very lovely and informative notes
Regards Jiri.

Oh aNa this made me tear up, i feel the same way!! I usually don't comment on flower shots or fungus, but for some reason when I read the "Merry Christmas" and saw the bright red had to take a closer look and SO GLAD I DID! muah! BACK AT YOU our sweet precious aNa!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-22 5:47]

HI,
Wish the same to you. Lovely flower image. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hello Ana,
Merry Christmas to you, my dear friend!!!
Excellent image of a lovely red flower. Perfect focus and razor sharp details.
The clarity, colors and and POV are great. As usual you do a wonderful composition.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-12-23 8:15]

Hola Ana,
A beautiful flower ..
Very good photo of this red flower, great colors and very fine details.
Merry Christmas,
Seyfi

Hello aNa

Beautiful photo of this flower with the petals
having Santa Claus's same red color tones,
fine POV, excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS

Merry Christmas also for you

Asbed

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-12-24 2:39]

Ma chère Ana,
Je suis donc retournée voir ta nouvelle image. Bonne idée car elle montre une superbe plante que je n'avais encor jamais vue. Très joliement photographiée de manière décentrée et avec une très bonne netteté. Et elle a même trouvé un nom!
Un sujet idéal pour Noël. Bonnes Fêtes à toi et aux tiens :-)
Amitiés
Anne

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-12-24 8:32]

Hola Querida Anna
Muy bella tu foto, y muy ideal para esta epoca Navideña.
Muchas Gracias por compartir tus fotos durante este año que casi termina, y que Dios te bendiga y conserve con salud el prox. Año.
Que tnegas paz y felicidad enta Navidad en compañia de tu familia.
Luis52.

De cuando en cuando, y como ya te dije una vez, nos sorprendes con unos trabajos fantásticos.
Precioso conjunto, de sobrada profundidad y unas finas texturas muy bien captadas a pesar de su
dificultad. Buena luz, colores y contrastes.
Buenas fiestas Navideñas para tí y los tuyos, saludo y prosperidad.
Un abrazo Ana: Josep Ignasi.

Hallo Ana,
a fantastic macro shot of this marvellous flower, outstanding sharpness, a very beautiful picture in workshop too
Merry Christmas to you and your family
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Ana,
May you have a blessed festive season and a super 2012. What a beautiful flower with excellent clarity and detail against a stunning BG. Well done my friend!!
Best regards,
Carl

Beautiful flower shot for seasons greetings, Ana. Nice red delicate petals and sharp details of the stamen. Thanks for the great shot and kind regards,
Jusni

Olá Ana,
Cumprindo sua sugestão vim ao seu portfolio para contemplar a Curupita que foi também seu cartão de Natal.
Dei um olhada na sua geleria e vi que tenho de voltar muitas vezes.
Cordialmente,
raimundo

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