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Melastoma malabathricum

Melastoma malabathricum
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-17
Categories: Rain Forest, Flowers
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 F4-5,6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My purple obsession 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-23 0:40
Viewed: 6823
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN.

Melastoma malabathricum or locally known as senduduk are blooming wildly during this time of the year. Very ordinary but nonetheless very special. Flowering seems to be non stop.

Always flowering, the fruit a berry-like capsule with numerous seeds coated with red, sweet astringent pulp. Young leaves are eaten raw or cooked and taste sour. The pulp around the seeds are tasteless and can be eaten. The seeds are used to produce a black dye, the roots -a pink dye. Leaves has multiple uses. Can be fed to silkworms, used to treat diarrhea and dysentery, wash for ulcers, to prevent scarring from smallpox and to treat piles.



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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-23 0:42]

Hi Jusni,
Very beautiful flower.well caught,framed and composed.
I liked colors,POV,lighting and 3D effect a lot.
Thanks for posting..

Hallo Jusni
This is great. I love it. The colour and detail are so special and the flower is gorgeous.
It is indeed the photograph of the day in my personal opinioun.
Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Jusni.
Very good colors and details in yours picture.
This flower look wonderful.
Best regards.Alin.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-23 4:59]

Hello Jusni,

Flowers are always a lovely subject not alone for woman but also for men.
You shows us a very lovely detailed image, splendid of color.
Good captured and composed.
Very well done,TFS.

Best regards,

Ciao Jusni, beautiful composition with wonderful flower, fantastic colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-23 6:26]

Hi Jusni
Great capture this great Melastoma malabathricum !
Wonderful shot!

Hi MF Jusni,

Very detailed macro of this spectacular flower which i saw firstly. The colours caught my attention straight away. The laighting effect, POV, DOF and composition are also wonderful!
TFS and have a nice night!


Excelente luz en el motivo principal, buena profundidad de campo y mucha nitidez.
Saludos Jusni.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-23 15:53]

Hi Jusni,very interestin specie,new for me,from your malaysian incredible garden....great pic,colors,sharpness and light at the top.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-23 15:56]

Hi Jusni,

Most of us don't have pretty flowers this time of year so there haven't been many posted lately. It is so nice to see this purple beauty with the lovely green leaves. Colors, details, textures, and composition are all wonderful.


Hi Jusni.
Beautiful and looks so pretty..Colors so nice...Thanks for share..
Kind regards,

hello Jusni

beautiful flower photo of the Rain Forest, with very fine POV
at its level, fine focus excellent sharpness and details,
very beautiful luminosity of the image and colour tones
of the petals, TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-23 21:24]

Salam Jusni,
lovely view of this senduduk. I like its dense purple and also the effect of the light onto its petals.
Very well seen in good glow and shines, besides the detailed features o te bunch.
Well seen.


nice capture, greetings Ori

Hi Jusni. Great quality photo of this beautiful flower and wonderful sharpness. Excellent shot and nice BG.
Best regards

Bonjour Jusni,
La lumière me semble un peu trop forte sur le haut de l'image mais le sujet est tout de même bien valorisé par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-03-04 10:48]

Hi Jusni.
What a colourful and full of lovely sunlight picture. Fresh leaves and vivid flowers create a holiday mood. I welcome ultimate DOF and excellent details of the image, impressive 3D-effect and great composition. My compliments and warm wishes.

Hi Jusni,
A magnificent and vividly coloured flower with immaculate focusing.The greens and purples have created a brilliant contrast.

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