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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Peace and Love, gondox's favorites - abstracts and close ups [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-08 6:13
Viewed: 4225
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I dedicate this beautiful rain-drenched Bauhinia Candicans to each and every women on this special day and more specially to our lady friends here on TN.

International Women's Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women. Started as a political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries (primarily Russia and the countries of former Soviet bloc).
In some celebrations, the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love to the women around them in a way somewhat similar to Mother's Day and St Valentine's Day mixed together. In others, however, the political and human rights theme as designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. However, with time the meaning of the Holiday evolved to an apolitical celebration of women with an emphasis on their beauty and motherhood.

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Excellent shot!
I love the sharpness and the details!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-08 6:22]

Hi Sumon. This is a beautiful picture of the white flower. excelent deatil with the water droplets . rich colours the white against the green . well done TFs. good notes too.

Hello Sumon,

Image is very good. Excellent exposure, shadows,...
I can confirm the cultural relevance of IWD in Russia and the countries of the former USSR.


Beautiful and intriguing shot and dedication, Sumon! Glorious light and of course detail! Top job!
Cheers, Klaus

A beautiful Bauhinia blossom with dew or water drops captured expertly against the contrasting dark green leaves and the black BG Sumon, a perfect composition within a pleasant frame my friend. I'm sure our lady friends in TN would cherish this dedication. TFS and cheers,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-08 7:42]

Hello Sumon,
Brilliant close view of this beautiful flower in good light. Great focus and very sharp details. The shadows on the petals and the water droplets look really lovely. Beautiful leaves in the background too and very well composed.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-08 8:16]

Hi Sumon,

This is exquisite! The flower is beautiful, the water droplets are marvelous, the leaves are perfect, the colors are wonderful, the details are sharp, the composition is superb. We women thank you.


A beautiful and thoughtful image and dedication. You do a service to the women of the world. I did not know of this day, but I am still voting for Obama:-) Peace to you my friend. And continued succe3ss in your images!

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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 8:37]

Hi Sumon.
What a brilliant picture of an amazing flower for our charming TN ladies. Bravo. You managed to reproduce all splendid details of the superb flower and plant with high end skill. All is simply fantastic as well as touching dedication. My greetings and TFS.

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2008-03-08 8:47]

Hi Sumon,
Very delicately done, Very celebratory indeed!

Hermosa flor y hermosa dedicatoria.
Buen colorido perfectamente equilibrado y estupendo comentario.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Hi Sumon!

Beautiful lights&shadows, amazing details! A perfect gift for the women we love so much! We keep this day too in Hungary but I was not sure it was international. TFS and for the infos.

Best regards,

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-03-08 9:11]

hello mr.Sumon,
Amazing picture,the droplets on the flower is excellent.Loved all thingsd in the picture.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-08 9:39]

Hi Sumon

Beautiful shot - good, clear colours and excellent exposure and detail.



Hello Sumon,
Perfect image for the dedication on IWD!
excellent composition in great displayed of light and shadows here, just beautiful!
you had it all in sharpness, colour and details in the shot
very well done always

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-08 12:51]

Hello Sumon,
this composition looks wonderful,
the lighting and the colors create a wonderful setting.
Very nice division of space and the sharpness of the details are excellent.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-08 14:24]

Hello Sumon,
Impecciable work my friend a very fitting dedication. A beauty for the beautiful women. Great job Sumon.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-08 15:39]

Hi Sumon,i think there isn't a way too perfect to show a flower,my best compliments,this is a great artwork,thanks for share ,Luciano

Fascinating!!! great color, detail and shadows and an amazing BG.



Hello Sumon,

Very nice picture of this flower. Great sharpness. Wonderful light and colours. And the droplets of water are very well captured.
Thanks for the women,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-09 3:12]

Very nice image Sumon!
The women of the world will love this :-D
I like the shadows from the droplets and stigma.
Superb clarity and detail.
Great POV.
Well done,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-09 4:02]

Hello Sumon,
A delightful capture of this Bauhinia flower in celebration of IWD. The angle of the lighting to highlight the rain drops is wonderful and it is a wonderful flower for this occasion with its innocent purity.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,
Best wishes, Ivan

Thank you for dedication and the superb macro image.

Hi Sumon,
a very fine picture of a wonderful flower.
The exposure and lighting are good and the sharpness as well.
The droplets are a nice bonus as they also adds a lot for the colours.
Well done.

Delicate and beautiful. Wonderful dedication. The ladies thank you!
This is a beauty. Each droplet is so clean and clear. Gorgeous!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-09 9:56]

Sumon, Superb shot and excellent view. Lovely drops on the flower makes live moments. Ganesh

Excellent dedication Sumon. Crispy sharpness on the shot with well used light and shadow. Those droplets are just brilliant and I'm sure every woman seeing this will be happy. Regards. Jusni

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-03-09 23:35]

Hello Sumon,
Very beautiful capture, very sharp and well composed


Hello Sumon,
A delicate flower and the wonderful light make this a pleasure to my eyes!
The white petals are very well exposed with great details, and I notice how the shadows play to enhance the subject...
Well framed, attractive colours!
Pablo -

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-10 4:05]

Hi Sumon,
beautiful my friend, the water droplets, the light, clarity and detail...all combine to make this first class, very well done
(so do we get an international Mans Day??? ;o)

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-10 7:49]

Hi Sumon,
Thank you for this lovely dedication.
It's a beautiful photo of this elegant flower with very good lighting, exposure handling, focus, sharpness, POV, and composition. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-10 18:42]

Hola Sumon.
Muy hermosa la postal de hoy. Alta calidad en fotografia, delicados y finos detalles en la presentacion.
Saludos Sr. Sumon.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-03-11 2:53]

Hello Sumon,
It looks so fresh and shiny this Bauhinia Candicans and is like a jewel for every woman you dedicate this picture. A great thank you. Amazing light and sharpness,bravo

Hi Sumon!

Congratulations for this wonderful dedication to all women! It wouldn't be possible to offer them a better image than the one of a pure white flower, jeweled with delightful transparent pearls. Excellent lighting and sharpness highlight this delicate posting.

Kind regards


Hi Sumon, splendid flower with wonderful drops, great details and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Belle vue pleine de finesse et délicatesse.
Bonne journée.

Siempre agradezco tus elogios Sumon. Tu fotografía es encantadora, habiendo realizado un excelente trabajo con la LUZ. Bien plasmados, los brillos , las sombras y los colores. Acertado encuadre, formato y presentación. Una delicia.
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi

Nicely processed... good tones and technical quality. Water drops are a good touch.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-20 21:05]

Hello Sumon,
sorry that Im late at looking at this post. This is a nice, subtle,pure and neat.
Lovely and noble act of you to dedicate this pretty flower to all the women in this world.
All the best.


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