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Rain drops on Eddoe leaf


Rain drops on Eddoe leaf
Photo Information
Copyright: Pushkar Mitra (auroco) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 14] (55)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-10
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork, Event, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Macro, Abstract, Action, Mood
Camera: Kodak Easyshare C190
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-10 9:19
Viewed: 1742
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Colocasia esculenta is a tropical plant grown primarily for its edible corms, the root vegetables whose many names include Taro and Eddoe. It is believed to be one of the earliest cultivated plants.

Rhizomes of different shapes and sizes. Leaves up to 40◊24.8 cm, sprouts from rhizome, dark green above and light green beneath, triangular-ovate, sub-rounded and mucronate at apex, tip of the basal lobes rounded or sub-rounded. Petiole 0.8 -1.2 m high. Spathe up to 25 cm long. Spadix about 3/5 as long as the spathe, flowering parts up to 8 mm in diameter. Female portion at the fertile ovaries intermixed with sterile white ones. Neuters above the females, rhomboid or irregular oblong. Male portion above the neuter. Synandrium lobed, cells 6 or 8. Appendage shorter than the male portion.

Taro was probably first native to the lowland wetlands of Malaysia (taloes). Estimates are that taro was in cultivation in wet tropical India before 5000 BC, presumably coming from Malaysia, and from India further transported westward to ancient Egypt, where it was described by Greek and Roman historians as an important crop. In India, it is known as "arbi" or "arvi". In Indonesia, it is called talas or keladi.

Taro's primary use is the consumption of its edible corm and leaves. In its raw form, the plant is toxic due to the presence of calcium oxalate, and the presence of needle-shaped raphides in the plant cells. However, the toxin can be destroyed and the tuber rendered palatable by cooking, or by steeping in cold water overnight.
Corms of the small round variety are peeled and boiled, sold either frozen, bagged in its own liquids, or canned. The leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals.
It is also sold as an ornamental aquatic plant.

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I like this very much Pushkar ... love the very sharp contrasts and the high-key look!
A few little things though ... for me, the signature is not necessary and distracting. Also there's a little green spot in the BG which could have been cloned out, and also wishing the tip of the leaf was in the photo.
A lovely artistic shot otherwise. Good work.
Trudy

All has been already mentioned in remarks by Trudy and I echo her words, Pushkar ji!

Good details and well managed light in this lovely scene.
The high key tones give the picture an exceptional look.
Including the frontal tip of the leaf might have enhanced the overall appeal drastically.

Namaste,
Paras

Hi Pushkar,
Good shot, Excellent clarity of rain drops. And itís come out nicely at the backdrop of high contrast green.
good note too.
TFS
Suprasanna

Most excellent work Pushkar...
I like high saturation and contrasts here...
Write your name very small so it does not distract and take away from this wonderful image:)
Amarjeet.

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