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Fatal Beauty for Frangi

Fatal Beauty for Frangi
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-18
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor AF 50mm
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-20 4:26
Viewed: 2501
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A s I was looking at my little frangipani plant, I noticed a few leaves dropped and stuck between the branches. Upon looking it is some sort like a disease when I look at the underside.
Yes, though it is a disease to my plant I realise that the pattern by the disease is quite pretty and interesting.
So there is a disease attacking frangipanis called frangipani rust (or plumeria rust). It is most noticeable after rainy season or moist weather. An orange to yellow powdery substance (actually pustules) appears on the underside of leaves. They rupture and spread spores which pass the disease to other plants nearby. The upper sides of the leaves are brown and discoloured. Severe infections may cause the leaves to drop prematurely and can lead to the death of small plants, however larger trees appear to suffer no ill effects (apart from leaf drop).

To control frangipani rust try using a fungicide (such as Mancozeb) in the warmer months to slow the development of the disease. Disposing of all fallen leaves and spraying the tree and the area under the tree with a fungicide may slow the reappearance of frangipani rust next season.

The good news is that recently some frangipani trees have built up a resistance to rust, so it may be on it's way out.

marius-secan, jusninasirun, siggi, mwmod99, CeltickRanger, Pitoncle has marked this note useful
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Hello Foozi,
What a splendid capture with exceptional natural colours, very good contrast and focus.
Lovely background and good light.

Salam Foozi.
Frangipani rust is something new to me as mine remains healthy and fresh :-)
The rust on this leaf looks like it was being sprinkled by gold dust. Such a beautiful effect with fine texture and vivid details. Great find and very well seen subject for us in TN. Well done for the unique specimen.
Kind regards,

Ciao Foozi. Top focus and sharp for a magnificent lightning artistic one. Excellent contrast.


Ciao Foozi, simple and lovely composition, great macro of beautiful leaf, fantastic details, splendid sharpness abd wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

very nice closeup, TFS Ori

Hi Foozi,
nice & artistic composition, interesting document
TFS, Ferran

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-20 12:34]

Hello Foozi,
Nice light, detail, and natural color, showing the leafs fungi texture nicely.Well deserved.Well done and TFS.Best regards Siggi

Hello Foozi,
compliments for the photo, excellent colors, great sharpness and excellent POV.
Very Very nice.
Thanks for sharing
hello Vanni

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-20 15:56]

Hi Foozi,fantastic new page in this art of leaves gallery...and today the wonderfull sharpness was decisive...very well done,i like a lot these works,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Fine shot unmistakably Foozi stile with perfectly saturated colors, amazing composition and powerful contrast indeed! Bravo Foozi, lovely artistic presentation of a simple subject!
George Veltchev

Waw nice color.

hello Foozi

very beautiful photo of this leaf shot with fine POV and the way
it is framed on the image, superbly focused with excellent
sharpness and details, TFS


Bonjour Foozi,
Splendide macro très finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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