Monday, March 26, 2012

Wind Travel


You learn so many new things when you do a photoblog. I found these things on the ground, on my way home and brought them home and clicked pictures.

 The next step was to find out what these things were called. Since I click a lot of insects,my mother thought these were some insects, at first. A Google image search didn't yield any useful information.

Till we posted it on Facebook, and got into an informative chat with our friend Sangeeta Khanna who is a veritable practicing plant encyclopedia herself. Turns out that this is the dispersing seed of the Calotropis plant, called Crown Flower in English, Madar in Hindi, as well as Rui, or Aak. (Another FB friend Anand Amembal also identified it for us , as the same plant ).   And the various parts of this Rui plant are of great medicinal value , in healing wounds, and migraines and many more things.

The seeds of this plant are dispersed by the wind. And basically, I interfered with the process. :-(

(Thank you Sangeeta Khanna and Anand Amembal)

 Clicked on my Canon EOS 1100D






7 comments:

  1. The picture is wonderful. I remembered it as a free spirited little seed who can go where the wind takes it.
    This picture captures the exact same thing in my opinion :-)
    Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thank u...I learn't a lot from the information that we got from u...:):)

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  2. Hey beautiful photograph! And the information added to my knowledge base :)
    Just curious, have u joined a photography course, I am planning to join sometime, so any info would be great!

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    1. Thank u...I haven't joined any course but there is lot to photography where i live. I watch lot of photography tutorials but would love to learn more.

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    2. Thank u...I haven't joined any course but there is lot to photography where i live. I watch lot of photography tutorials but would love to learn more.

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  3. Nice pictures and interesting news about the seeds. I did a post on this and it is featured in FB now. Your mother will tell you. More pictures of this seed can be seen there.

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  4. तु काढलेले photo खूप सुंदर आहेत. आम्हांला ते http://www.globalmarathi.com पाहायला आवडतील

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