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Balloon Flower


Balloon Flower
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Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 259 N: 4365] (26007)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-31
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): my flowers III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-08-08 1:57
Viewed: 1662
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
'Astra Blue' - Dwarf Balloon Flower
Rich, blue, purple, white or pink bell-shaped flowers open from balloon-shaped buds.

Native to east Asia, balloon flowers are also known as Chinese or Japanese Bellflowers, or Jie-Geng. The roots are toxic raw, but properly cooked are perfectly edible, rich in calcium, & highly valued in Oriental cuisine.

Just before the buds burst open they form charming round balloons for which this perennial is named.

www.paghat.com/balloonflower

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Bom dia Tsilla,
Very good post from this nice flower. Awesome POV and great sharpness. Great manegement of all elements composing the photo.
Greetings,
R.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-08-08 2:12]

Hi Tsilla,
An interesting blue flower with the shape of a balloon! I like the light hitting its petals and the low POV. The still green bud is adding to the lovely composition.
Very neat work enclosed in the square complimenting white frame.
Regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-08-08 5:14]

Hello Tsilla,

Purple is looking fantastic in green surroundings. Luminosity is interesting in this snapshot. A beautiful presentation. Well done my friend. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,
Inaam

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-08-08 7:51]

That purple color looks nice.

I like the subtle blue tones of this lovely flower, Tsilla!

Good sharpness and nice contrast against a well blurred BG.
The colors are natural and exposure is well handled.
Nice work!

Shalom,
Paras

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-08-08 11:33]

Beautiful bell flowers, very nice close up of this half open bud, well done
regards
Ryszard

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-08-08 12:37]

Hi Tsilla.

Soft, blue tones grab the eye, the shape and surroundings give the appeal is magic. Your framing enhances the beauty. tfs

stv ;o))

Love the color of this flower! These flowers are very common in the Philippines. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

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