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IVANHOE CROSSING (#2)

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When I saw this flower for the first time I was quite excited as it’s beautiful. It seems to be very common in the North of Western Australia as I’ve seen it in lots there.

“Calotropis is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. They are commonly known as milkweeds because of the sap they produce. Calotropis species are considered common weeds in some parts of the world. The flowers are fragrant and are often used in making floral tassels in some mainland Southeast Asian cultures...

...The milky exudation from the plant is a corrosive poison. The latex is said to have mercury-like effects on the human body, and is some times referred to as vegetable mercury and is used in place of mercury in aphrodisiacs...” (Wikipedia)

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Sep 2011 - 4:14 PM
Focal Length:85mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Red-eye reduction, Return not detected
Title:IVANHOE CROSSING (#2)
Username:JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
Uploaded:26 Mar 2012 - 8:47 AM
Tags:APOCYNACEAE, Australia, CALOTROPIS, EAST KIMBERLEY, Flower, IVANHOE CROSSING, Kununurra, ORD RIVER, SHIRE OF WYNDHAM, Western australia, Wildlife / nature
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2012 - 9:15 AM

A very interesting and detailed narrative to accompany your shots of this interesting plant, JNC: it doesn't look the easiest of flowers/plants to capture but you would seem to have done it justice with these exposures.
Ronnie.

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2012 - 9:21 AM

Lovely shots and good narrativeSmile
Alvar

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2012 - 9:38 AM

Nicely captured and interesting narrative, J-N.

Dave

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achieverswales
26 Mar 2012 - 9:48 AM

Very beautiful flower J-N some plants can save your life and some can end it, nature at its best.

Regards

Trev.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2012 - 10:19 AM

What an enchanting flower, Jean-Noel, beautifully captured. Carol

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reginagna
reginagna  4 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2012 - 11:12 AM

Nice.This flower is so common in barren lands of Tamilnadu, India.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2012 - 3:48 PM

Interesting to see this version of the milkweed-- I think v3 is the most descriptive image--- Monarch Butterflies are very fond of this plant!

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
26 Mar 2012 - 5:54 PM

A beautiful flower, but I will stays away fromn using it

Peter

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2012 - 9:55 PM

Beautiful shots Jean-Noel. Thank goodness for your excellent narrative.
Ron

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2012 - 10:32 PM

Very similar to the milkweeds in this country. The juice is also purported to remove warts!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 7:40 PM

Three top quality macros Jean-Noel, this is a plant i've never seen before

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