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By Dusan
Hi All
been a bit busy lately with work ect.not a lot of time to spend here
This is the flower of the Kirala Tree

'Kirala' is a mangrove plant, which grows in the coastal areas in Sri Lanka, and Kiralakele, which is literally a forest of a mangrove, (Sonneratia caseolaris) at Ambalantota is a captivating site predominating an extent of 80 acres, which will make headway as a coastal mangrove environmental system, and it is earmarked to conserve the trees, fauna and flora, creepers, various aquatic species abounding the area as well as birds and insects for the benefit of the future generation. So, Kirala is a productive plant for the residents of the area. A delicious and nutritional drink is prepared with the ripe 'Kirala' fruits that contain a lot of vitamins. People in the area make a living by collecting and selling the Kirala fruits. The price of a fruit is about five rupees.

Tags: Flowers and plants

Voters: costas, clicknimagine, colmar and 41 more

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clicknimagine Plus
10 713 101 India
5 Jan 2010 2:52PM
beautiful flower and lovely effect here, very well taken...
colmar 13 42 35 Scotland
5 Jan 2010 2:57PM
A beautiful image so well captured and processed thanks for sharing it Colin
5 Jan 2010 3:04PM
Great image. Very unusual. Thanks for the info. V. interesting.

gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
5 Jan 2010 3:06PM
Interesting write up and a lovely image. - gary
5 Jan 2010 3:07PM
Beautiful image Dusan - well taken

CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
5 Jan 2010 3:18PM
A great image, Dusan, and a very interesting write-up, thanks for the information. Carol
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 3:41PM
Wonderful detail emerging from the soft background..a beautiful composition.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 3:51PM
so much detail here
and a beautifully seen and captured flower
motorsportpictures 12 289 23 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 3:59PM
Good shot.

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 4:12PM
What a glorious shot
And a big thankyou for the writeup
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
5 Jan 2010 5:03PM
A glorious image. Love the colours, fine detail and great dof. Enjoyed the write-up too.

Roly 13 Wales
5 Jan 2010 7:12PM
Nice shot and a good write up.
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 7:13PM
Beautifully taken and presented.
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
5 Jan 2010 8:20PM
What a great shot and write-up.
11 10 10 England
5 Jan 2010 8:59PM
Very interesting info. and the image is superb with beautiful colour.
5 Jan 2010 9:32PM
superb image
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 10:28PM
fantastic colour and detail a beautiful capture Wink
6 Jan 2010 1:24AM
now thats a cool image love the dof..great job.samantha
6 Jan 2010 3:41AM
what a shot dusan. what a shot..
astyag 13 12
6 Jan 2010 5:01AM
Now that is super macro
photophantom 12 108 3 Philippines
6 Jan 2010 7:49AM
magnificent shot. Happy 2010 Dusan
Adderwatcher 11 60 19 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2010 10:22AM
Fantastic detail and colour, well captured Dusan.
Growmore 11 4 3 England
6 Jan 2010 10:40AM
Simple but beautiful image and wonderful presentation. Gary
Shootme 11 England
6 Jan 2010 2:18PM
Excellant and unusual shot dusan, very well presented and that write up is brilliant. thank you.

Cor 11 Belgium
11 Jan 2010 8:24PM
19 Jan 2010 11:21AM
An excellent image, so unusual. Lovely rich colours and presentation. Interesting write up too.

jmu 11 Sri Lanka
26 Jan 2010 4:33PM
The first thing I noticed in this shot the angle of your view! Very unique! Excellent Dusan. Have a nice week ahead!- Uvais
zanzibarwinds 17 205 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2010 3:12PM
Super photo, really like the shallow DoF
DRicherby 11 269 726 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 9:00PM
The shallow depth of field works extremely well for this.

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