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The champa flower

The champa flower
Photo Information
Copyright: Anoop Sukumaran (anoop) (47)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-07
Categories: Nature
Camera: Fuji Finepix S5000
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-04-08 4:49
Viewed: 44912
Points: 11
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks to Zandra and Lance green on your comments, i have added a workshop with your suggestions.

This is a flower found all over South East Asia, but has special sigficance to the people of Lao. Here is a poem to it.

Champa: Flower of Laos

Oh! Champa Flower, when I admire you
I could envision thousands in my mind.

I could see your heart; I could enjoy your sweet fragrance.

I could see the flower garden that my father had planted long ago.

Whenever I feel melancholy, I think of thee
and I no longer feel lonely or sad.

Oh! Champa Flower, you have stood by my side
since I was young.

Your fragrance is significant; in my heart it stands
with love and affection.

I treasure your sweet scent, for when I feel lonely,
I can breathe in your sweet fragrance, My Dear Sweet Champa.

Sniffing your delicate fragrance is like my long lost friend.
You have been a beautiful flower since the beginning of time,
My Dear Champa Flower, My Beloved Flower.

Oh! Champa Flower, the flower of our beloved country,
Muang Laos, you are as beautiful as glittering stars.

All Lao people adore you in their hearts;
You are born in Lan Xaang, the Land of a Million Elephants

If we depart from our homeland and flee far away from her,

we will always have you as our true friend
as long as we live.

Oh! Champa Flower,the exquisitely beautiful flower,

and the auspicious flower of Muang Laos.

Translated by Dr. Wajuppa Tossa and Prasong Saihong

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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 911 W: 120 N: 47] (244)
  • [2005-04-08 5:00]

How lovely they are. I wonder waht they smell like, if they have any smell. No wonder they are has a tendecy of being loved. Well taken picture.The pp is quit ok, the edges are still a bit rough but itis ok. You can try and use a soft brush instead of one with a hard edge. Itmakes it easier to create an even edge. Good choise to go with the black though.

Agree with Zandra on the rough blacking out. Another method is to lasso round the parts you want, copy paste onto clean sheet, erase obvious errors, dodge (lighten) 2-3 pixels on the edges to make cut less obvious, apply to black background. If you send me the original, I'll have a pop at a workshop for you.

The flower really is beautiful. I am based in South Korea but I haven't seen any here. You are really lucky to have such beauty around you. The frame is nice too. I like the way you picked out the colour

I hope this helps,


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2005-04-08 7:23]

Frangipane? I love their looks and their perfume - the best scent of any flower. Beautiful shot. Well done.

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  • Iria Gold Star Critiquer [C: 51 W: 0 N: 0] (797)
  • [2006-10-02 2:55]

This is a wonderful composition. I like it a lot. The richness of the colours is beautiful.

This is very nice! Bright and white colours are great contrasting with the black background! Nicely composed. A sweet note to go along with it. I would be tempted to clone out the stem protruding out to the right.

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  • soe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 0 N: 108] (2473)
  • [2008-01-28 22:14]

It is so beautiful and frame is also look very nice too. Good shot!

Tin Soe

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