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The cannon ball blossom

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 27 February 2017 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Couroupita guianensis..
commonly known as the Cannon flower in English,
as Nagalingappoo in our Tamil Language..
a special blossom of Lord Shiva..
Fantastic fragrance..blossoms in bunches on the tree.
The seeds resemble huge Cannon balls
Grow in tropical countries..and fond in the Shiva Temples.
Called Nagalinga as the flower has a hooded shape as if covering a Shiva Linga:))

CASIO EX-Z60 1/125 second F/5.9 19 mm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a gorgeous little bloom.

27 Feb 2017 5:35am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Waaaauw....what special
Wonderful this gorgeous pink flower
Nice to read about this flower !

27 Feb 2017 7:25am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Wonderful flower indeed.

27 Feb 2017 7:47am

farNaaz50 from Gorgan, Iran

Bravo Devi .. It is fantastic and information is great .. I can feel the fragrance although I've never seen it .

27 Feb 2017 8:52am

@farNaaz50: The fragrance pulls you from far away!!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Amazingly complex blooms . .

27 Feb 2017 8:56am

@Ronnie 2¢: Yes The petals fall off first leaving the hooded snake head!!

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Pays de la Loire, France

Une jolie composition florale.

27 Feb 2017 9:11am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great capture

27 Feb 2017 11:19am

franz from Baden, Austria

How exotically beautiful! I love the intricate shapes and the tangle of (thorny?) branches. Thanks also for the interesting info!

27 Feb 2017 11:23am

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Beautiful composition! I did not know that flower. Thanks for sharing.

27 Feb 2017 11:27am

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture of lovely flowers.

27 Feb 2017 2:01pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Wow ! Good shot. I like a ot. Thanks for your explanation too. Very interesting.

27 Feb 2017 2:12pm

@Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia): :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

so pretty... a fabulous shot of this beautiful blossum :))

27 Feb 2017 2:34pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States


27 Feb 2017 2:51pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belle éclosion.)

27 Feb 2017 2:55pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderfulimage !

27 Feb 2017 3:38pm

Sam from Chennai, India

What a lovely image of this beautiful flower Nagalingam and a detailed explanation. Excellent.
Thank you Devi. :)

27 Feb 2017 3:52pm

@Sam: :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))00Thank you Sam :))

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

Unknown from us. it's kind you give the name.

27 Feb 2017 4:11pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Amazing! I love it!

27 Feb 2017 4:30pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle fleur fine et douce sueprbe macro et vue.

27 Feb 2017 4:38pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Amazing flower.

27 Feb 2017 5:10pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice use of focus here, well done.

27 Feb 2017 5:14pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lovely shot of the beautiful blossom.

27 Feb 2017 5:36pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful colors and great clarity captured in the anthers and filaments!!

27 Feb 2017 6:21pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Stands out so very beautifully against the brown.

27 Feb 2017 6:39pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Aaww, but this is very beautiful.

27 Feb 2017 7:15pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a gorgeous flower. I love the colors. Just beautiful!

27 Feb 2017 8:22pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Great captured!

27 Feb 2017 8:45pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran


27 Feb 2017 10:37pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

The bunches of these flowers hanging from the tree are absolutely spectacular ... Nice shot !!! the colors and details are fabulous ...

27 Feb 2017 10:40pm

@Baldwin VW: Thank you Baldwin :))

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Gorgeous bloom.

27 Feb 2017 11:18pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Très belle fleur !

28 Feb 2017 8:55am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


28 Feb 2017 8:57am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

this is lovely, with fine detail and color amid the dried brown leaves

1 Mar 2017 12:32am

christen from LORRAINE, France

Lovely bloom

2 Mar 2017 8:24am

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1/125 second
19 mm