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Spiraea salicifolia

Spiraea salicifolia
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 2 N: 914] (3634)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-25
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 90, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-12 1:49
Viewed: 2826
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

This is the capture I took in the early morning on a fine day. I like the ambient light on these lovely flower bunch and the way they were glowing so beautifully against a dark BG.

Hope you like it.

Best regards,



ISO=800, Focal length=105 mm, no changes except cropped and resized for TL.


Source of below information: WikiPedia

Spiraea is a genus of about 80-100 species of shrubs in the family Rosaceae. They are native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere, with the greatest diversity in eastern Asia.

Spiraea species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Brown-tail, Emperor Moth, Grey Dagger, Hypercompe indecisa and Setaceous Hebrew Character.

The genus was formerly treated as also containing the herbaceous species now segregated into the genera Filipendula and Aruncus; recent genetic evidence has shown that Filipendula is only distantly related to Spiraea, belonging in the subfamily Rosoideae.

Spiraea plants are hardy, deciduous-leaved shrubs. The leaves are simple and usually short stalked in an alternate (i.e. spiral) arrangement. In most species, the leaves are lanceolate (narrowly oval) and about 1 to 4 inches (2.5 to 10 cm) long. The leaf margins are usually toothed, occasionally cut or lobed, and rarely smooth. Stipules are absent.

The many small flowers of Spiraea shrubs are clustered together in inflorescences, usually in dense panicles, umbrella-like corymbs, or grape-like clusters. The radial symmetry of each flower is five-fold, with the flowers usually bisexual, rarely unisexual.

The flowers have five sepals and five white, pink, or reddish petals that are usually longer than the sepals. Each flower has many (15 to 60) stamens.

You can get more information on Wikipedia...

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-12 2:54]

Hello Paras,
Beautiful photo in splendid contrasting colours against the dark background and excellent sharpness. Taken from a very good POV.

Bom dia Paras
Beautiful floral presentation.Wonderful composition,natural colours and details.Thank You.
Have a nice day!
Best regards

Ciao Paras, lovely composition with nice flowers, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello dear Paras,
what a plesent surprise for me! I am irregular in TL now a days and you come bake here after a long time.
as usual your approach to nature is always i like. this picture of flower is very well composed with good sharpness and colour. want to see more good picture of nature.
with love and good wishes from samiran

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-12 10:28]

Hello Paras.
Excellent detials and color. Comp and DOF are fantastic.This is beautiful overall image.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Paras
I like the close approach here, this way displaying the lovely details in the finest possible way. The subject is well focused and the white colour displays beautifully against the green backdrop. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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