I visited Mahuli Mandir Walawal in Sindhudurga District of Maharashtra in April 2005. I happened to notice this flower lying on the floor in the hall in front of garbhagruha. When observed closely I felt that it can be captured in macro mode (explained earlier) and a nice 3D effect can be achieved by focussing the middle portion of the stem. The diffused light has added to the beauty of the flower by not illuminating the floor bright. As you may have guessed I have not used flash.
I learnt that the botanical name of this flower is Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis. It is also called as जास्वंदीचे फूल in Marathi and गुडहल in Hindi.
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Camera: Canon Powershot A80
Exposure: 1/80 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200, Spot metering