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Motian is a small village high in the Central Mountain where altitude tea or Mountain Tea is grown at an altitude of 15oom. It is a few kilometres above Lidao and Wulu (see previous up-loads)

I was very pleased to see the tea plantations in a mountainous setting and was surprised and thrilled to see some flowers in January.

In this series youll see various stages of opening of the tea flower. It is quite small (about 1,5 cm wide).

Hoping youll enjoy seeing the flower of UKs favourite drink.

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multi-segment metering

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments on my previous up-loads of Taiwan.

Have a nice evening,


Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: Alan_Baseley, malleader, gary_d and 50 more

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6 Apr 2009 5:59PM
Superb detail, particularly no. 1,
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
6 Apr 2009 6:04PM
Four top class shots impossible to pick a best. - gary
6 Apr 2009 6:06PM
Excellent shot
maryg 12 66 18 Scotland
6 Apr 2009 6:08PM
4 superb images with such lovely detail and an interesting write up
Sahyadri 13 61 2 India
6 Apr 2009 6:12PM
very nice set of super detailed images.
i have been a hundred times to various tea estates ( right from darjeeling in north to nilgiris in south) but have never seen a flower. may be i should look real close next time
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
6 Apr 2009 6:15PM
LOL! never thought about tea having flowers-- 4 lovely images!
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
6 Apr 2009 6:17PM
Four exquisite images of a beautiful little flower, Jean-Noel, and I can't stand the taste or smell of tea! Caorl
crookymonsta Plus
13 842 10 England
6 Apr 2009 6:20PM
I've seen tea growing in several places but never in flower - great images. Sandra
janty66 14 3 England
6 Apr 2009 6:26PM
lovely close up shots, super detail..
PattiW 15 24 2 United States
6 Apr 2009 6:36PM
Exquisite set of images, each lovlier than the one before! I feel as if I could reach out and touch the flower!
Oliverpants 12 2 2 England
6 Apr 2009 6:48PM
Fantastic Macros, interesting flower. Ann
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
6 Apr 2009 8:33PM
A beautiful flower

norton 17 2 6 Jersey
6 Apr 2009 9:09PM
The colour,clarity and detail are all superb JNC,great set of images,well captured...................

hellsbells8868 13 151 2 Wales
6 Apr 2009 9:12PM
Wonderful set of images, great detail throughout.
teocali Plus
13 442 18 England
6 Apr 2009 9:48PM
Four truly incredible macro shots. Superb detail, colours and textures. Love them all.
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
6 Apr 2009 10:10PM
Four mervelous close-ups, so beautiful.
SoulOfNature 12 23 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2009 10:58PM
Gorgeous images all with brilliant detail,V1 is favourite...they are all beautiful.

Jean x
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
7 Apr 2009 12:18AM
Terrific close-ups, pleased to be number 30.
koka 13 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2009 4:16AM
I dont know this flower but these are wonderful captures. V3 is my favorite Beautiful work Katie
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2009 3:37PM
4 great shots
Tend to go for V1 if pushed
ColouredImages 16 47 35 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2009 9:42PM
A very good series of shots
Thank you very much everybody. JNC
BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2009 10:29PM
What a beautiful set of images.
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
8 Apr 2009 1:34AM
v1 followed by 4 for me.lesley
8 Apr 2009 8:58AM
A lovely set of close-ups Jean.
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2009 9:00AM
Beautiful images Jean Noel..I love version 1 with the emphasis on the stamens. Great shot with fabulous colour and detail.
CherryMartin 13 10 United States
8 Apr 2009 3:44PM
all 4 are fantastic shots.
Silverzone 13 2 England
9 Apr 2009 10:36AM
Super set and information. Sylvia
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
9 Apr 2009 11:15PM
A marvellous set of images
10 Apr 2009 11:39PM
lovely flower
David Smile

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