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Butterfly Pea

Butterfly Pea
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Bala Raman (kobala) (42)
Género: Lugares
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2014-04-21
Categorias: Natureza
Exposição: f/2.8, 1/250 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2014-08-08 11:32
Visto: 1135
Pontos: 8
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
I was following a butterfly in my street in Chennai, India with my macro lens when I saw this beautiful blue flower growing wildly on the sides of the street. Since I was not carrying a tripod, I thought the flower will be better bet than a constant moving butter fly. The background color is vital for macro photos . Most of the flowers were before a white compound wall and I did not like the background. I was looking for green background and I found this flower. I also found the fold and the blue and white color (with yellowish streak) quite fascinating. I have seen farmers growing this plant and flowers for soil fertility. The common names are blue pea and butterfly pea. Instead of a butterfly, I captured Butterfly Pea flower.

When I came and referred Wikipedia, I found its botanical name Clitoria ternatea given for obvious reasons. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clitoria_ternatea ) . In South India, it is called as Sankupushpam (conch shell flower).
This plant grows wildly as well as cultivated in gardens . The roots, leaves and the flowers are used for wide variety of purposes in native medicines in many countries. Pregnant women in India wear garland or waistband of dried roots with a belief that it will facilitate normal child birth (http://homeofayurveda.org/ayurvedas-sacred-healing-plant-sankhupushpam/ ).

I adjusted the brightness and saturation and increased the contrast.

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Hello Bala,and welcome to TrekLens.
It was the deep blue colour that caught my eye.You have used a very shallow depth of field so that only a small part of the flower is in focus, but even so, I still like the picture.
The very blurred background[bg] complements the flower.
Thanks for sharing, [tfs] regards Jean.

Hi Bala,
Despite the lack of sharpness, the colors are beautiful and I especially love the bottom part of the flower that looks like a mouth :D

Hi Bala,
Your short DOF has surely created a contrasting soft beautiful bokeh, throwing much attention on your soft focused main subject. Incredible natural blue with its perfect shape and form.

What a beautiful capture

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