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Posted by on Jan 31, 2010 in Greg, Outdoors, Photography | 0 comments

Friday Photo 18: Plumeria on a Pool

Another week with a massively delayed Friday Photo. All I can offer in apology is the fact the I and my computer are no longer on speaking terms. It got ugly for a while on Friday. Very ugly.

I am generally not really a flowers sort of person. But, I do appreciate the natural aesthetic of a healthy bloom. Like this one.

A plumeria flower that had dropped into a pool below the tree it was on, and captured just as the first drops of an afternoon rain shower had started to fall around it.

“Pulmeria on a Pool” © Greg Pillhofer, 2009

There are 7–8 plants that make up the plumeria species which, in this part of the world at least, are generally referred to by their common name of Frangipani.

The genus, originally spelled Plumiera, is named in honour of the seventeenth-century French botanist Charles Plumier, who travelled to the New World documenting many plant and animal species. The common name "Frangipani" comes from a sixteenth-century Italian noble family who invented a plumeria-scented perfume.

“Pulmeria on a Pool” © Greg Pillhofer, 2009
Original Capture: 29/03/2006, 03:27pm – Le Prince Maurice Hotel, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius
Canon EOS350D | f/5.6 | 1/125sec | ISO400 | 200mm | No flash

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