Bombax ceiba :: Hooghly, WB

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surajit koley

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Feb 28, 2012, 12:00:21 PM2/28/12
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Sir,

You may find it quite interesting that today i walked more than a km along a railway track in order to take these photographs of *Bombax ceiba*! We call it SHIMOOL in Bengali. The irony is that there is a SHIMOOL tree just about 200 mt away from my home. But it doesn't bloom when i keep a watch on it!

Species : Bombax ceiba
Type : plantation
Date : 28-Feb-2012, 1.24 p.m.
Place : Hooghly, West Bengal

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Surajit Koley
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Balkar Singh

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Feb 29, 2012, 8:18:22 PM2/29/12
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Good Shots... Its flowers are really beautiful
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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surajit koley

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Feb 29, 2012, 8:43:06 PM2/29/12
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Good morning Sir and thank you.

Regards,

Surajit Koley

Mahadeswara

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Mar 3, 2012, 7:33:01 AM3/3/12
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Oh. It happens . 
One observation made by me regarding the  blooms  :  I observed that  the flowers turn towards the sun.  As the sun moves the direction of the flowers also change.   Hence,  you get the back portion of the flowers when you  take photographs in the morning sun light .   If you try to photograph in the after noon also ( around   4 p.m ) the problem is they will be facing the sun.  With the result most of the photographers end up with back portion of the flowers.   If you try taking photographs in the morning (dawn) from the western side one can get the front view of the flowers.  But the light is a problem.  After sun rise, the the light is in the opposite direction!   I will post the photographs taken by me at Mysore.

surajit koley

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Mar 3, 2012, 12:22:10 PM3/3/12
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Thank you Sir for these very useful tips on taking shots of the Bombax flowers. But it will be tricky to get a fair shot using my compact camera, for its CCD sensor, which produces bad quality images in low light.

Regards,

Surajit Koley
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