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Temple Tree

Temple Tree
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Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-07
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Fuji Finepix S602 Zoom
Exposure: f/8, 1/111 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Trip in Congo Democratic
Theme(s): Flowers from intertropical africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-14 14:20
Viewed: 5560
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]

Plumeria rubra , Linneae (1753) is a big tree (up to 12 meters high), relatively common in all tropical countries. Its name comes from the botanist Plumier.

Belonging to the family Apocynaceae, it is characterized in particular by its branches: the branches are arranged in a perfectly dichotomous. This type of branching, relatively frequent, is sometimes regarded as primitive, wrongly. The dichotomy comes from the division of apical meristem into two parts, giving the two new branches, and there is no bud itself. The process is repeated indefinitely, which gives its port so special about this tree.

An example of this type of branching is cauliflower and broccoli: who was in his kitchen to prepare the vegetables have grasped the infinite division of dichotomous branching.

Frangipani leaves are arranged in whorls kinds of six to eight pieces. Color is deep green, veined with a highly visible yellow. They are caducques and fall at the entrance of dry seasons: at this time, the tree is reduced to its branches and seems dead. In their fall, they leave scars on the twig.

The flowers are red with a characteristic odor which would have contributed to the name (odor of "frangipane", from Mister Frangipani). They are elegant flowers.

Offered to Buddha, they are also strung into garlands host collars "Tipanie" that tourists or officials receive around their neck on landing in Asia.

It is the emblem of Laos and a flower revered in Cambodia.


The photograph was taken in the middle of a sunny morning very clear. The camera mode is set to aperture priority, with sensitivity equivalent to ISO-200 and a focal length of 20 mm.

To obtain a sufficient depth of field, the opening was set to f / 8. With this opening, the calculated speed is 1 / 111 th.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-04-15 5:13]

Bonjour Philippe,
Un arbre dont on entend assez souvent parler, sans trop le connaître. Merci de nous présenter le Frangipanier rouge avec une belle image accompagnée d'une note intéressante. Image lumineuse, l'angle de vue choisi n'était pas des plus faciles, la "composition" en souffre peut-être un peu.
Meilleures salutations

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-04-15 5:16]

Bonjour Philippe,
Une composition très beau et intéressant, félicitations.
Ont choisi cette grande POV qui nous permet d'admirer cette plante.
Un très bon joueur, félicitations.
Passez une bonne journée,

Bonjour Philippe,
Excellente opposition des couleurs, sous une belle lumière et une bonne profondeur de champ, valorisant bien le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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