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Delonix regia

Delonix regia
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Copyright: Nirmal Roberts (nirmalroberts) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 345 W: 64 N: 705] (2857)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-04
Categories: Flowers, Trees
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd, Fujinon f=6.2-66.7(28-300)mm 1:2.8-4.9, Marumi 58mm UV Haze
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/280 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-23 4:09
Viewed: 5567
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Delonix regia.
Common names: Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant.
Common Hindi names: Gulmohar, Krishnachura.
Plant: 5-12m tall. Virtually evergreen tree with wide spread and dense shade.
Leaves: The compound leaves have a feathery appearance and are a characteristic light, bright green. They are doubly pinnate: Each leaf is 30-50 cm long and has 20 to 40 pairs of primary leaflets or pinnae on it, and each of these is further divided into 10-20 pairs of secondary leaflets or pinnules.
Flower: 8cm long. Vivid red, vermilion, orange, or yellow.
Fruit: 60cm long, 5cm wide. Seed pods are dark brown.
The Royal Poinciana is endemic to Madagascar, where it is found in the West Malagasy forest. It is regarded as naturalised in many of the locations where it is grown, and is seen by some as an invasive species in some parts of Australia, partly because its dense shade and root system prevent the growth of other species under it.
The seed pods of the Royal Poincianas are used in the Caribbean as a percussion instrument known as the shak-shak or maraca.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-07-23 4:12]

Hi Nirmal,the position fo the light is a great choice,the colors are beautifulls and the background too,excellent work and note,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

I have fond memories of Chandigarh of the mid-sixties when the newly built city looked beautiful with its Gulmohar lined avenues, Nirmal. I was a university student then.
The bright red colour you have splashed across the canvas here is so full of vitality and life.
Thanks and take care.

Hi Nirmal,

Nice picture from this flowering tree.
Good details on the red flowers.


Hi Nirmal, splendid composition with lovely flowers, wonderful colors, great sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Nirmal,
Excellent angle de prise de vue faisant bien ressortir les détails et resplandir les couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Nirmal,
Nice photo and nice red color. TFS.
Best wishes,

Hi Nirmal
The colour is really striking on this Delonix regia. In interesting species, similar to a Hybiscus. Nice detail and good notes.
TFS Janice

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-08-09 13:41]

Hi Nirmal
Excellent picture of this flower. it have a wonderful color, with good details.
Well done

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