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The Asklepion gained in prominence under the Romans in the 2nd century AD, but a sacred site existed here as early as the 4th century BC.

Many of the treatments employed at Pergamum, in complement with a sacred source of water that was later discovered as having radioactive properties, have been used for centuries and are once again finding modern application.

The treatments included psychotherapy, massage, herbal remedies, mud and bathing treatments, the interpretation of dreams, and the drinking of water.

Quite unlike modern hospitals, everybody who was anybody was dying to get in to the Asklepion: patients included Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, and Caracalla.

But then again, the Asklepion was more like a modern spa than a hospital: therapy included mud baths, music concerts, and doses of water from the sacred fountain.

 

Awake, thou wintry earth -

Fling off thy sadness!

Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth

Your ancient gladness!

~ Thomas Blackburn

 

Coming out of physical therapy, I discovered this tree in all it's blooming glory, in the parking lot. All I had was my Canon G9, but it was up to the job.

 

Anybody know what kind of tree this is?

Septenary/Octonary Ingredients of Important Traditional Herbal Formulations from Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database

Solution of Renal Calculi by Dietetic measures specially through Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Research Document by Pankaj Oudhia.

The Dietetic management of hypercholesterolemia and Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Research Document by Pankaj Oudhia.

Eating Disorders in Athletes: Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations as remedial measure. Research Document by Pankaj Oudhia.

Diabetic Nephropathy, Diet Therapy and Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Research Document by Pankaj Oudhia.

Dietetics for Healthy Life: Role of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Research Document by Pankaj Oudhia.

Dietetic Treatment of Eczema and role of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Research Document by Pankaj Oudhia.

Dietetic Treatment of Nephritis and role of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Research Document by Pankaj Oudhia.

Eye diseases of Dietetic origin and its management through Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Research Document by Pankaj Oudhia.

Dietetic Treatment of Fungous Diseases and role of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Research Document by Pankaj Oudhia.

Dietetic Treatment of Bronchial Asthma and role of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Research Document by Pankaj Oudhia.

Dietetic Treatment of Obesity and role of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Research Document by Pankaj Oudhia.

Dietetic Treatment of Neurodermatitis and role of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Research Document by Pankaj Oudhia.

Dietetic Treatment of the ulcer of stomach and role of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Research Document by Pankaj Oudhia.

This picture is a part of Compilation of Pankaj Oudhia’s Research Works at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, India (1990-2001),

 

Macro / Flower / Lotus Flower Macro - White - Lotus Macro , ハスの花, 莲花, گل لوتوس, Fleur de Lotus, Lotosblume, कुंद, 연꽃,

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Youtube video of Lotus Flowers + Music by Ahmad Farzad:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lB3VsMqcQw

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White Lotus Flower

The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

Sesen A Lotus Flower. This is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth. Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. A symbol of Upper Egypt .The lotus flower played a prominent role in the version of the creation story that originated in Heliopolis. Before the universe came into being, there was an infinite ocean of inert water which constituted the primeval being named Nun. Out of Nun emerged a lotus flower, together with a single mound of dry land. The lotus blossoms opened, and out stepped the self-created sun god, Atum, as a child. A slightly different version of the creation story originated in Hermopolis. In that version, the sun god who formed himself from the chaos of Nun emerged from the lotus petals as Ra. The lotus is a flower which opens and closes each day. His history went on to say that the petals of the lotus blossom enfolded him when he returned to it each night.

 

The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout the art of ancient Egypt. In various works of art, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus, in religious ceremonies and funerals. The ancient Egyptians developed the art of counting to a high degree, but their system of numeration was very crude. For example, the number 1,000 was symbolized by a picture of a lotus flower, and the number 2,000 was symbolized by a picture of two lotus flowers growing out of a bush.

  

View a whole set of Fringe 2012 madness from Edinburgh Scotland here. If you do Twitter add me here.

 

Ailments, snakeoil? This might be the one! August, always a mad busy crazy time in Edinburgh, during the festival and fringe, which seems to have grown even bigger than the tattoo and festival. There's no shortage of scaryness and satire here!.

 

The Mr and Mrs Clark Medicine Show aims to cure your everyday ailments and add a little colour to a bleak looking world. Mr and Mrs Clark intend to diagnose and heal unwell individuals, struggling couples and a despondent community with a creative approach to alternative medicine. They believe they have the power to cure and they aim to convince you. Described as ‘Unpredictable. Full on. Hilarious’ (South Wales Argus). Medicine Show follows the Clarks’ film noir marriage therapy show, Nine, in engaging and promoting audience interaction. ‘The Clarks make unique and astonishing performances’ (Volcano Theatre Company). More on this link www.mrandmrsclark.co.uk .

 

The show was on at Venue 13. You can still catch them if you are quick 1st November - Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. Box Office: 02920 636464

 

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (The Fringe) is the world's largest arts festival, with the 2012 event spanning 25 days totalling over 2,695 shows from 47 countries in 279 venues. Established in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival, it takes place annually in Scotland's capital, in the month of August. The Fringe is a showcase for the performing arts, particularly theatre and comedy (which has seen substantial growth in recent years), although dance and music are also represented. In 2012, 36% of shows were comedy and 28% theatrical productions. Theatrical productions range from the classics of ancient Greece to William Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett and contemporary works. In 2012, 1,418 shows were having their world premiere.

 

The Fringe is an unjuried festival – with no selection committee, and therefore any type of performance may participate. The Fringe has often showcased experimental works that might not be invited to a more conservative arts festival. In addition to ticketed, programmed events, the Festival has included a street fair, located primarily on the Royal Mile. The Festival is organized by the Festival Fringe Society, which publishes the programme, sells tickets, and offers advice to performers. Their offices are on the Royal Mile.

 

File under: street fringe sinister make up fring2012 fringe2012 comedy show 2012fringe shows actors performers entertainers in Edinburgh dance free artists grainy gritty mono HDR extreme blank white makeup in the street.

 

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For thousands of years, herbal medicine was the predominant form of health care on the planet. For many people, it still is. In our switch to modern medicine, much of that ancient wisdom was sadly lost, rejected as the superstition of primitive people.

 

Recent research is proving, however, that our ancestors were smarter than they’ve been credited. It turns out that many of the benefits of traditional herbal remedies are being confirmed by modern science. With these new breakthroughs, people today are more open to alternative and complementary therapies. Natural supplements are making a comeback.

 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA), a dietary supplement is defined as any product that is meant to supplement the diet. Dietary supplements are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as foods, not as drugs. What this means is that, unlike pharmaceutical drugs, supplements can’t claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.

 

Common supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanical formulas, amino acids, and other nutrients.[1] Supplements are available without a prescription and come in a variety of forms such as tablets, capsules, liquids, and powders.

 

Who Can Benefit From Taking Supplements?

 

More than half of all Americans use dietary supplements.[2] So who can benefit most from taking supplements? The short answer is that, at some point, just about everyone. However, there are certain groups of people who may find supplements to be of more critical importance.

 

Vegans & Vegetarians

 

Despite what meat lovers might tell you, you can easily meet all your daily nutritional requirements on an organic, plant-based diet. The one possible exception is vitamin B-12, as the most available sources of this vitamin are found in animal-based foods. There are plenty of plant-based foods fortified with B-12, but I advise caution, as these foods tend to be heavily processed. A vegan B-12 supplement like VeganSafe B-12:tm: can help fill this gap.[3]

 

Pregnant Women & Nursing Mothers

 

It’s no surprise that growing a human being inside your body places large demands on your nutrient stores. There’s a number of pregnancy-specific supplement blends on the market today, but a few of the main nutrients you should pay special attention to are folic acid, vitamin D, and iron.[2]

 

Older Adults

 

As we age, hormonal changes make getting the right vitamins and minerals increasingly difficult. If you’re over 50, consider taking supplements to help make your nutritional quotas. Bone loss becomes an issue, especially for women. Supplementing with vitamin D and calcium can help reduce the effects.

 

A little further down the road of life, vitamin B-12 deficiency leaves seniors at risk for dementia. I recommend a quality B-12 supplement. Other good supplements for elders include omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and probiotics.[4]

 

Those With Absorption Issues

 

Malabsorption is when your body can’t absorb nutrients properly. Certain medical conditions can cause or worsen malabsorption. If you live with digestive disorders, serious illness, harmful organisms, or the effects of aggressive medical therapies, adding extra vitamins and minerals with supplements may help you reach your daily recommended allowance.[5]

 

Likewise, certain medications, including tetracycline, antacids, and obesity medications, can cause malabsorption. If you can’t switch to a different medicine, supplement your diet to meet nutritional requirements.

 

The Top 6 Dietary Supplements

 

So what are the best dietary supplements? That depends. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of dietary supplements, and each one has its uses. The best supplements for you depends on your own unique needs, lifestyle, and physiology. This is a very general list of the supplements most people could benefit from based on my own observations over a 20 plus year career.

 

1. Calcium

 

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, making up nearly 2% of total body weight. The vast majority of the calcium in your body is used to make and maintain your bones, but trace amounts are also crucial to the proper functioning of your enzymes, nerves, heart, and blood.[6]

 

Globally, a staggering 3.5 billion people are at risk for calcium deficiency.[7] Many of these are among the elderly. As we age, we tend to lose bone mass. A calcium supplement may help make up the difference. I recommend IntraCal:tm:, a supplement that combines calcium orotate and magnesium orotate to increase absorption. [8]

 

2. Vitamin D

 

Vitamin D is involved in numerous physiological processes and is particularly important to your skeletal, immune, endocrine, and cardiovascular systems. Your body can produce its own supply of this nutrient when your skin is exposed to sunlight. Unfortunately, our society now spends more time indoors than at any point in history. Complicating this is our over reliance on sunscreen when we are outdoors.[9]

 

We’re so worried about skin cancer that we’ve become overly vigilant against the sun, blocking out all exposure to the sun and depleting our vitamin D levels. Some studies estimate that as many as 77% of Americans live with some form of vitamin D deficiency, most without even realizing it.[10] According to the Harvard School of Health, one billion people worldwide have low levels of this nutrient.[11] The best way to solve this is to spend more time outside in the sun, but failing that, a vitamin D supplement like Suntrex D3:tm: can help ease the burden.

 

3. Iodine

 

Iodine deficiency is one of the most common health issues on the planet. According to the WHO, over two billion people worldwide are iodine deficient. Of these, as many as 50 million live with severe repercussions of iodine deficiency, such as brain damage. Iodine is crucial to the proper functioning of the thyroid and hormonal health. Overall, a quality iodine supplement can be a very good idea.[12]

 

4. Vitamin B-12

 

Do you feel sluggish and sleepy during the day? You may be one of the estimated two-fifths of Americans who live with a vitamin B-12 deficiency.[13] Vitamin B-12 is required for healthy red blood cells, brain function, and DNA synthesis. A deficiency can cause anemia, fatigue, weakness, constipation, and loss of appetite.[8] Left unchecked it can lead to difficulty walking, poor balance, confusion, and, in extreme cases, dementia.[13]

 

5. Probiotics

 

Your body, especially your gut, is home to trillions of beneficial bacteria. We call this your microbiota, and it can influence your health in significant ways. It helps support digestion and your immune system. A healthy microbiota can even affect mental health.[14, 15] It’s important to keep your good bacteria healthy, or the bad ones might take over. A good probiotic supplement can help keep your microbiota strong, and your body in balance.

 

6. Weight Loss Supplements

 

More than any other supplement on this list, be cautious with weight loss supplements. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Weight loss doesn’t come from pills; it comes from hard work, willpower, and long-term lifestyle changes.

 

That said, there are some botanicals that, when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, can help a sluggish metabolism. These metabolism-boosting supplements can help give you an extra edge as part of an overall healthy lifestyle but will do absolutely nothing if you maintain bad eating habits and poor lifestyle choices.

 

How Safe Are Dietary Supplements?

 

In most cases, dietary supplements are relatively harmless when used as directed. However, it’s important to consult a trusted health care provider before starting any new supplement regimen.

 

Possible Side Effects

 

Some supplements can have strong effects on the body. While normally beneficial, these effects may interact with medicines in unexpected ways.

 

For example, vitamin K helps blood clot. As a direct result of this action, it will reduce the efficacy of blood thinners. That’s not to say vitamin K is dangerous, it just fills a specific purpose. If you’re prone to excessive bleeding, vitamin K can be very useful, but it’s much less so if you’re trying to thin your blood.

 

Vitamin K is just one example. Every supplement has potential side effects depending on serving size, your physiology, and interactions with any other herbs and medicines in your system. Be extra cautious about taking supplements if you are pregnant or nursing, and never start a child on supplements without professional approval.[16]

 

Toxicity

 

In the vast majority of cases, toxicity only occurs when supplements are used recklessly.[1] Never exceed the recommended serving size. While some supplements, like vitamin C, will simply flush any excess out of your system, others can build up to hazardous levels. For example, your body has no means of ridding itself of excess iron, and an overdose can lead to potentially fatal iron toxicity.

 

Natural vs. Synthetic

 

Be aware of the difference between synthetic and natural supplements. Each are exactly what they sound like. Natural supplements are made using ingredients drawn straight from their natural and plant-based sources. If you consume natural vitamin C, then the supplement you put in your body was once part of an actual plant that grew in the actual earth.

 

Synthetic supplements are manufactured with lab-made ingredients and chemicals. They are made to mimic the effect of natural vitamins but generally don’t perform as well in the human body.

 

How to Ensure Quality

 

When buying a supplement, safety and quality should be high on your list of criteria. So how can you make sure that the supplement you buy will deliver on their promises? There are a couple of ways to check quality before you buy.

 

Reputation

 

Only buy supplements from a respected company. Look for a company that has been around at least a few years. Does the company offer a money-back guarantee if you’re unsatisfied? An organization that has confidence in its products won’t hesitate to stand behind them.

 

Reviews

 

Online reviews have taken a lot of the trial and error out of shopping for supplements. Chances are, someone, or sometimes hundreds of someones, used that supplement and wrote about their experience. Customers aren’t shy about voicing their displeasure with any substandard product. If the company doesn’t provide reviews, that should be a big red flag in and of itself.

 

Read the reviews on the supplement company’s own site, as well as on third-party sites like natural health blogs. Once you’ve used a product, pay it forward and leave a review of your own to help others.

 

Transparency in Sourcing

 

Where do the ingredients in your supplements come from? How are they processed? Supplements from shady companies tend to be bulk-harvested and processed with very little quality control. This can lead to poor quality supplements. In worst case scenarios, bad manufacturing practices can turn supplements into poison. The FDA routinely investigates supplement producers for selling contaminated products.[17]

 

Read the supplement company’s website. Are they clear about sourcing and manufacturing? If not, call their customer service and ask. If they don’t have a website or customer service, that’s another big red flag.

 

Look for responsibly-sourced, GMO-free ingredients. Do they test all ingredients to verify purity and screen for things like mold or other toxins? Are the products made in America? Make sure the manufacturing facility is FDA registered and follows Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

 

Read the Label

 

The nutritional information on a supplement label is typically divided into two sections—active ingredients and “other ingredients.” Active ingredients are what supports your health. Other ingredients are the inactive parts of a supplement. This often includes dyes, fillers, flavors, additives, and anti-caking agents. Not all other ingredients are bad, but a good rule of thumb is the fewer, the better.

 

Supplements are the Spackle in the House of Good Health

 

No supplement is a substitute for a healthy diet. A well designed meal plan with a balance of essential nutrients will do more good than all the pills, powders, tablets, and capsules in the world. What supplements can do is fill the gaps in that plan. Think of a balanced diet as the foundation of the house of good health. Supplements are the spackle that fills any gaps, cracks, and holes. Just remember that you can’t build a house out of spackle.

 

Along with a healthy diet, you need regular exercise, effective stress management, plenty of rest, and a positive mental outlook. Supplements won’t work miracles, but they are one tool you can use to achieve a happy, healthy life.

 

What supplements are most important to you? Leave a comment below and share your experience with us.

 

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"Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well. "

(Marcus Valerius Martialis- Latin poet from Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula), 40-103)

 

This was shot along the Ganges at Venimadhava ghat in Varanasi (Benaras) on a Sunday morning.

Those young men were having traditional ayurvedic massage from each other.

Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine that was developed in the Indian subcontinent hundreds of years ago.

Ayurvedic massage therapy does not provide a complete therapeutic cure but it helps the organism to receive nitrient material from within the body and to expel toxins.

Certain ailments related to the muscles, ligaments and nervous system can be completely healed through good ayurvedic massage therapy, it is also an ideal remedy for pain.

The practisioner mostly works with the knowledge of the "marmas" or Indian pessure points.

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Lotus Flower (White) and lotus Leaves and the early morning sun. Background's color was altered in Photoshop. ID: IMGP7707b

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Youtube video of Lotus Flowers + Music by Ahmad Farzad:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lB3VsMqcQw

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White Lotus Flower

The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

Sesen A Lotus Flower. This is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth. Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. A symbol of Upper Egypt .The lotus flower played a prominent role in the version of the creation story that originated in Heliopolis. Before the universe came into being, there was an infinite ocean of inert water which constituted the primeval being named Nun. Out of Nun emerged a lotus flower, together with a single mound of dry land. The lotus blossoms opened, and out stepped the self-created sun god, Atum, as a child. A slightly different version of the creation story originated in Hermopolis. In that version, the sun god who formed himself from the chaos of Nun emerged from the lotus petals as Ra. The lotus is a flower which opens and closes each day. His history went on to say that the petals of the lotus blossom enfolded him when he returned to it each night.

 

The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout the art of ancient Egypt. In various works of art, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus, in religious ceremonies and funerals. The ancient Egyptians developed the art of counting to a high degree, but their system of numeration was very crude. For example, the number 1,000 was symbolized by a picture of a lotus flower, and the number 2,000 was symbolized by a picture of two lotus flowers growing out of a bush.

  

Lotus Flower: Mamiya RB67, 250mm lens, Ilford HP5+, Pentax spotmeter, tripod. Scanning some of my old negatives to preserve them, polaroid SprintScan120 negative Scanner.

  

Please view this lotus flower image on black BackGround- thanks

 

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Youtube video of Lotus Flowers + Music by Ahmad Farzad:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lB3VsMqcQw

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White Lotus Flower

The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

Sesen A Lotus Flower. This is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth. Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. A symbol of Upper Egypt .The lotus flower played a prominent role in the version of the creation story that originated in Heliopolis. Before the universe came into being, there was an infinite ocean of inert water which constituted the primeval being named Nun. Out of Nun emerged a lotus flower, together with a single mound of dry land. The lotus blossoms opened, and out stepped the self-created sun god, Atum, as a child. A slightly different version of the creation story originated in Hermopolis. In that version, the sun god who formed himself from the chaos of Nun emerged from the lotus petals as Ra. The lotus is a flower which opens and closes each day. His history went on to say that the petals of the lotus blossom enfolded him when he returned to it each night.

 

The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout the art of ancient Egypt. In various works of art, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus, in religious ceremonies and funerals. The ancient Egyptians developed the art of counting to a high degree, but their system of numeration was very crude. For example, the number 1,000 was symbolized by a picture of a lotus flower, and the number 2,000 was symbolized by a picture of two lotus flowers growing out of a bush.

  

Medicinal Rice Formulations of India popular among Senior Traditional Oryza Experts.

Septenary/Octonary/Quinary/Nonary/Denary Ingredients of Important Traditional Herbal Formulations from Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database

-This picture is a part of Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia.

 

Related References

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Alzheimer's Disease. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Addiction Treatment. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Adenocarcinoma of the bladder . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Adenocarcinoma of the colon . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

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Up Close Lotus Flower / high key/: PS7

For the best results, please view this up close Lotus Flower on black BG by clicking on this link

 

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Youtube video of Lotus Flowers + Music by Ahmad Farzad:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lB3VsMqcQw

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This close up Lotus Flower image and Lotus flowers used in the rest of my photostreams:

The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

Sesen A Lotus Flower. This is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth. Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. A symbol of Upper Egypt .The lotus flower played a prominent role in the version of the creation story that originated in Heliopolis. Before the universe came into being, there was an infinite ocean of inert water which constituted the primeval being named Nun. Out of Nun emerged a lotus flower, together with a single mound of dry land. The lotus blossoms opened, and out stepped the self-created sun god, Atum, as a child. A slightly different version of the creation story originated in Hermopolis. In that version, the sun god who formed himself from the chaos of Nun emerged from the lotus petals as Ra. The lotus is a flower which opens and closes each day. His history went on to say that the petals of the lotus blossom enfolded him when he returned to it each night.

 

The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout the art of ancient Egypt. In various works of art, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus, in religious ceremonies and funerals. The ancient Egyptians developed the art of counting to a high degree, but their system of numeration was very crude. For example, the number 1,000 was symbolized by a picture of a lotus flower, and the number 2,000 was symbolized by a picture of two lotus flowers growing out of a bush.

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Light Box Set up for this close up / hi key photography:

  

Lotus Flower Macro / Pink Lotus Macro

 

a href="http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/onblack.php?id=2643393077&size=large">For the best visual impact, please view this pink lotus flower macro on black background

 

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Pink Lotus Flower

The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

Sesen A Lotus Flower. This is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth. Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. A symbol of Upper Egypt .The lotus flower played a prominent role in the version of the creation story that originated in Heliopolis. Before the universe came into being, there was an infinite ocean of inert water which constituted the primeval being named Nun. Out of Nun emerged a lotus flower, together with a single mound of dry land. The lotus blossoms opened, and out stepped the self-created sun god, Atum, as a child. A slightly different version of the creation story originated in Hermopolis. In that version, the sun god who formed himself from the chaos of Nun emerged from the lotus petals as Ra. The lotus is a flower which opens and closes each day. His history went on to say that the petals of the lotus blossom enfolded him when he returned to it each night.

 

The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout the art of ancient Egypt. In various works of art, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus, in religious ceremonies and funerals. The ancient Egyptians developed the art of counting to a high degree, but their system of numeration was very crude. For example, the number 1,000 was symbolized by a picture of a lotus flower, and the number 2,000 was symbolized by a picture of two lotus flowers growing out of a bush.

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It was dark and windy, really a bad day.

  

Now amazing Capture One pro 10 is out, and for Sony users the express version is free.

The Capture One 9.4 before it was simply outstanding RAWC, much better than anything from Adobe or Raw Therapy.

 

Unfortunately, the free version of C1 does not handle Canon, Nikon or Olympus RAW, only Sony or DNG(Pentax and Leica).

 

So I guess It is another big reason for many of us to choose Sony over anything else. If you use Sony, you can get a full copy of Capture One pro 10 for just 50 USD.

AS far as I am concerned, this is an incredible deal, great Christmas gift for us from Phase One, the greatest company in Photography ever.

 

I think both Capture One 10 Pro and DXO 11 produce a bit better color than LR CC or LR6 for Sony, Canon,Olympus, or Nikon.

 

I suspect that Adobe programs are optimized for Canon but even for Canon CR2 files, LR6 and CC are not good enough, never produce the amazing amount details that Capture One 10 or DXO 11 does.

 

Seriously C Oen 10 pro for just 50 US is an amazing deal. nothing beats it for that price.

Capture One 10 is a much better more serious program than the LR crapware, and the biggest deal here is not need to deal with the Adobe subscription stuff. Many many Adobe users used the license and repaid it to re-activate it, it is really terribly unstable. I had one time could not use it when I was editing my images on site in a mountain area and they say my account is just trial although I paid it for full CC version.

So after coming back from the mountain, I decided to cancel all Adobe CC crap, and I just got Capture One express 8.32 for Sony free,then later in the same month (last April)I upgraded it to the pro version. I could not be happier.

Now, also DXO is offering me a copy FULL copy of DXO 11 Pro version for just 99 USD. I will get that too.

Honestly, there are still times we need Photoshop but I do have full copy of CS6, so I do not need CC anymore, and I've found life without Adobe CC crap is really much more relaxing and easier.

  

The new race:

 

In last month I got my A6500 delivered and having tested it against my previous Sony cameras.

 

I've owned a7II, a7R, a7,A6000,A6300,NEX5n, NEX6,NEX7, A100, A350, A700,A99V and A900 before it.

You may not easily find a bigger Sony camera supporter than me.....So I am obviously not an anit-Sony or mirrorless kind of person. I think I was one of the very first Emount adapters in the world, and I have probably spent more money than most of just temporarily moved to Sony because of the A7RMK2 kind of guys out there. But I am realistic and know the Sony system is still incomplete, on many levels it is not comparable to Nikon and Canon D-SLR systems and even not comparable to Sony's own A mount system just yet.Yes, the EMount cameras produce great images in right conditions.But they have ignored maybe minor but actually very important subtle evolutions that larger cameras earned through decades of camera companies listening to their customers, including pros.

 

Please do not be overly defensive about Sony, and definitely not deny or ignore the facts, ignoring or denying it,or overly defending Sony just spoils Sony and stops the potentially the most interesting and advanced arguably almost universal mount system from fully developing its full potential. I honestly believe the E mount is an almost universal hybrid mount system that might replace all of the current camera mount systems to make it just simple one mount if Sony listens to its customer base..

The EMount system would be better for everyone if Sony listened to a few annoyingly loud but honest professionals like Ming, Thom and Michael,who raise valid issues/points. No one will be hurt if Sony engineers understand it some subtle nuances that many photographers have actually relied on for decades for their real life work projects in the filed, and only way for Sony engineers to be able to get it correctly is to listen to likes of Ming or Thom or like that even if they are not Sony fan. Only listening to likes of Michael Reichemann,who seldom criticize about Sony or any camera, just spoil the E mount and stop it from fully development.

Some of us are really crippled by Sony ignoring these minor but important features.

Face it and see the reality, Sony is not listening, but rather mean to its user base.

Try not to express strong opinion on Sony or Mirrorless l keep that to myself and just write about the facts of the current state of the E mount system and its main issues in real life use:

 

1>Even the most avid Sony enthusiast has to admit that Sony really screws their customers over with a new model in every few months

far as depreciation. This is as opposed to Canon, say the 5D3

loosing 2/3rds of an A7 resale value in 14 months is just hard to stomach. Ming is right that wait a year for the R3 and the R2 will be way way down probably 1200-1500 used. And even now, at least in Japanese market there a quite few used A7RMK2 floating around the internet.

thats a tough bite in a year for all but the professionals. wait 2 years, and its likely under a grand...and there is no serious FW update to any of the original A7X cameras,I mean there were a few FW updates but they were all minor bug fixes not like Samsung adding many super new features to its NX1 every time Samsung updates it.

 

I think this is a very important point, and I think this actually hurts Sony not helps in the long run since this really scares those who buy the"system" rather than just a body kind of guys away from the E mount system, and those buying into the system not a camera actually spend much more money in the long run for Sony. I still have the original A7, along with the a7R, A7M2 and A6000 just because it is almost impossible to sell my A7 without losing too much money, and sheer IQ wise, none of newer A7X cameras is a huge upgrade to my ancient A7 and A7R(I know in a lab they are much better tested,but I mean in real life)

I actually have NEX5n andNEX6 too, although I haven't even touched them for a couple of years or so.

I tried to sell my NEX6 and NEX5n,which I hate but I could not get any significant money for them,so I just kept it for days I would have to shoot in intense rain, or in risky or dangerous places.

I know the a7M3 is coming very soon, and I'm already preparing for it, but I have feeling that I might just avoid it even if it is a great camera, I just hate Sony keeps depreciating every single body it releases in a matter of a few months, most of Sony cameras do not even have a couple of years of life even the expensive A7RM2 will have just a year of life, it is really silly.

2>The widely reported promise of adapted lenses working as well as their native mounts is a big marketing lie. In reality even with Sony's own LAEA 1, 3, 4 adapters, AF-C is incompatible with Continuous High bust mode. Must use Cont Low at 2fps, and it's about as accurate as an old Sony A100 focus system. Also, no Sony/Minolta tele-converters are compatible. It is not a replacement for DLSR or SLT tracking. I'd be interested to know if Canon teleconverters work with Metabones adapter,though. Yes native EMount lenses focus better. But the selection doesn't present itself as a full DSLR replacement. Where is SEL70-400 mm SSM?

3>In my rent studio shoot comparison, two A7M2 with the external battery grip got 710 shots writing RAW only. One D750 without the external battery grip got 1560 writing RAW+JPG on two cards. The A7M2 required computer/hard drive backing up, lens adapter, battery grip, making it the larger system to carry around than any Nikon or Canon or even Sony's own A mount camera such as the A99V,which I had a year ago.

And even more serious problem for studio shooting is the external vertical grip with two batteries will not transfer power to second battery when tethering. Sony Remote Camera Control software shuts down with low battery warning at 20% left on battery one. Will not clear until first battery replaced, regardless if second battery is present. Second batt is useless in tethering mode.Less power, less shots, more tether software startups. Same thing happens when installing software from Play Memories App Store. a99/900 transfer VG battery power smoothly for tethering.

So,Sony can actually do proper tethering for the A, but for E mount system Sony chooses not to do it properly, this is extremely odd to me.

4>EMount really complicates its AF usability with at least minimum two button push for AF selector points. No diagonal scrolling available to get there faster,... the same usability issue for magnifier and playback for manual focus. Two hurdles which make it slower than regular DLSR joystick instant control with horizontal scrolling for AF selector, magnifier, and magnified playback viewing.

For small bodies like the A7X, there may be no space for the simple joystick UI of the DSLRs, but at least Sony can put some sort of touch-AF feature in the A7X.

It is a big mystery to me that Sony always refuses to put touch screen UI in the A7X and A99X cameras.

As Tony Northrup says, touch screen U.I is really practical,especially for small cameras.

As an Olympus and Panasonic user, I know this very well.

I think every EVF camera needs touch AF feature and even better touch pad featre of the latest Olympus EM10M2.

5>The dumb metal thumb bracket accessory for RX1 has a lock for so-called muti interface shoe fit... but the flash adapters and microphones of any Sony A7X don't have any locks. Should that be the other way around? CaNikon have full metal locking sleds on their flashes, yet Sony has four plastic toes... not even full sleds.

It may get some unwanted water or any kind of liquid in side of the main board of the camera. So I taped it with some vinyl tape.

6>Sony actually fixed the plastic lens mount flexing with a A7m2 and R2, but never actually bother to recall the A7R and A7 to fix that issue. Even worse when it used with lens adapters, the mounting points are doubled, causing rotational wobbles when the bigger lenses are zoomed, even the size of my relatively small SAL 85 mm f1.4 ZA.. and, the adapters the only way for any A7X to use any f 2.8 zoom or f1.2 prime, that is really annoying.

7> there are many features that would cost nothing to implement and are clearly better in pro cameras but Sony tends to ignore those,as far as I remember Sony seldom adds new features with FW updates, but forces us to buy a new minor update or even worse just some annoying usability issue fixed model like the A6000 or the A7M2. All Sony cameras are not weather sealed, I think neither are all Sony lenses. I am sure assemblance of real water resistance isn't that expensive as the myriad of inexpensive water resistant consumer products proves these days. A hot shoe lock is simple and effective. Why would Sony decide their cameras shouldn't have one? What possible advantage is there eliminating it? Speaking of flash, why can't Sony implement real slow sync fill flash or real ring flash for proper macro shooting? It is beyond my understanding, and really shocks me how careless some of so-called pro camera designers are, I am sure they are not ignorant or obtuse people but careless, choose not to listen to the real user base. This kind of arrogance is always found anything Asian electronics company produce, they do not listen because of their silly egoistic pride, especially Japanese.

 

10> Sony cameras may switch raw bit rate to 12-bit output,which actually has about 11.9 bit of info to deal with, in a few specific shooting modes;in continuous, in bulb mode, and I think also in silent shutter mode..Actually,this really odd phenomenon/behavior of the A7X cameras is much more annoying and a serious issue than the lossy compressed 11-7 RAW that always criticized by likes of Loyd Chamber, Thom Hogan, and Ken Rockwell,because the sudden bit change in silent, continuous,bracketing and bulb modes may actually cause visible compression artifacts. The 11-7 raw compression actually does not cause any visible artifact except in extremely harsh bright high contrasty scene or super long exposure image.

 

In addition:

 

•Rear dial is horrible. Cheap and fiddly.

•Sony's menu system is confusing. Things are not grouped logically even for a guy like me having used almost every single Sony camera since about 2006.

•Shutter button is mushy, and makes the shooting experience feel slightly laggy, sometimes even slow.

•Startup is inconsistent. Sometimes it is almost instant, but most times, it takes a few seconds to get going, especially once it goes sleep or needs to format the card.

•Back button focus is very poor, because the button around the AEL switch is small and fiddly, even for my relatively small hands it is too small and awkward to navigate..

•Flash system is limited compared to Canon/Nikon, and it feels old dated without proper radio control mode.

To me, the slow formatting time is a really annoying problem, and Sony cameras cannot share the same card with some other brands cameras in a shooting session. It is really annoying for a person like me who shoot many brands camera systems at once.

Last week I was shooting macro with my Olympus EM5M2 and Sony A7 and A7M2(my A7R and A6000 are at Sony for sensor replacement service), I tried to use the card I was using in the Olympus in my Sony, my Sony A7,A7M2 and NEX5n rejected the card with saying something like this card needs to be re-formatted since it has corrupted files.

I put it back into my EM5M2, it then worked properly and properly read at least jpeg files although they were not Olympus but Sony files.

I found all other manufacture cameras can share one SD cards for one shooting session if forced to, but Sony, Sony cameras require dedicated cards that are formatted in the PC or Sony cameras.

This is really really annoying, sometimes SD cards used in the Sony become full, and sometimes take out the card from my Oly or Nikon and use it in my Sony, then Sony tries to format it every time. This never happens in other brand cameras, so the cards can be shared between Canon, Nikon and Olympus safely without any issue, but need some dedicated cards for Sony.

And, I do not know what my A7,A7M2,A6000 and A7R doing but every time I try to format a card in them, they take a several minutes or at least a couple of minutes to do it. Because of this I've missed a several shooting opportunities in last week.

 

I, like Michael and Kevin,see real advantages to many features in the A7 series and other mirrorless cameras vs. DSLR's. And I strongly believe EVF is the future, and that is the main reason why I use Sony and Olympus.I would have totally adopted them by now and sold all my DSLR gear if it weren't for the above mentioned idiocracies in design.

As I wrote above,proper weather sealing is quite cheap to apply these days, but Sony refuses to use it even for the flagship A7RMK2 that costs about 2 times more than the Nikon's real pro camera D810 in its home market Japan. Again, it is really beyond my comprehension, and quite stupid. If Sony listens to its users and fix all above issues, I am sure they will outsell Nikon, maybe not Canon, but at least beat Nikon.

All my Nikon cameras are sealed, and I think some of my Canons are too, If Nikon and Canon had it covered , professionals or any one shooting in harsh environment would not deal with the idiosyncrasies and broken U.I of Sony cameras to use them even if they actually prefer the EVF and mirrorless design of Sony.

 

I think It will be the new race contest.Will Sony actually listen to its user to fix its terribly awkward UI, general usability of the E system first, or will CaNikon loosen their silly pride guard down to answer to Sony with some more sophisticated true pro grade mirrorless camera first.

  

UPdate : now, Canon has just announced its new sensor development policy. Canon seems to have built a new sensor plant in Mie prefecture of Japan. It seems like Canon is going on new 65nm process rule and all upcoming Canon sensors will be produced at there.

I think the 1DX2 and the 80D sensors are processed at the new plant.

Sony is still leading the CMOS imaging industry, but giants like Samsung are in close pursuit. Also big players like Panasonic are forming joint ventures with the likes of TowerJazz to offer 12-inch wafer fabrication with state-of-the-art quantum efficiency and dark current performance at 65 nano meters, and additional 45nm digital technology, and added available capacity of approximately 800,000 8-inch wafers per year in three manufacturing plants in Japan, according to TowerJazz.

 

The stakes are huge. The CMOS image sensor market will reached the historic $10 billion milestone in 2015, according to Yale, and with new applications popping up in automotive, medical and surveillance, while smartphones begin adopting high-definition front facing cameras, the industry is likely to hit the $16 billion mark by 2020. So nobody is just sleeping and Sony has to consolidate its position ASAP, or probably Sony will lose it again just like its short-lived TV business.

  

UPDATE2: Nikon has just announced a new sensor fab development with Toshiba and it seems like their new sensor design uses very similar AF tech to the DP AF of the Canon EOS M5 sensor without losing almost no amount of light getting into the sensor.

 

Canon also patented a few new curved sensor designs with Toshiba. Toshiba seems to work as a special sensor designer for many companies rather than producing it themselves now.

 

And it found out that the Sony's old curved sensor patent is no longer effective, and it was originally a Toshiba patent.

So if Sony really lost the patent to Toshiba , then Sony would have a big problem since Sony would not be able to use the curved sensor tech for their FF camera lines that helps them to design smaller and sharper lenses for the FE system.

  

UPDATE3: Now, I've just confirmed that Nikon DL series actual shipment date would be next January 17th as planned in last Nikon conference at Nikon D5600 launch. But it may delay even further to next CP+ show in Yokohama Japan(in Feb 2017).

 

So it is already promised to be a failed product line before the actual launch. I think Nikon is really stupid, I mean I don't think phones or mirrorless killing Nikon but itself, it obtuse marketing killing it.

  

UPDATE 4: as I said A7M3 will not come until next year..........

However, Sony will announce FS8 or FS7MK2 at Inter Bee 2016......not at Photo Plus NY. So SAR was wrong again.

The FS7 successor will have APS-C sized sensor multi aspect sensor for super 35 output. It has the new processor Sony calls "Front side LSI", which was recently introduced in A99MK2 and A6500. And all of those may just be well specified but never work well as promised by Sony or many moronic Sony shill sites..........

 

UPDATE5: Many people including myself thought Nikon is dying, if not already dead by now, but in reality Nikon still sells many many more units than Sony and Nikon is now working on new type of sensor design and they may collaborate with Pentax and Olympus to set up a new sensor company. If this plays out well, then Sony will be the loser since they will have no one to sell their mediocre so-called Fullframe sensors any more. And as a result their highend camera prices will go up significantly.

And now Sony has just announced they've just decided to spin off their imaging division and now it is an independent business under Sony corp's supervision, just like their sensor group.....

This means now Sony imaging is not a part of Sony but their subsidiary, and therefore, to Sony device group, the imaging group is just a customer,nothing special, in fact,considering its size of market share in relation to that of Nikon, Sony imaging group is a lower class customer to the device group.

So there is no more reason for Sony device technology to keep the best sensor for in-house use. In fact now Sony device tech must compete with the new sensor company Nikon Olympus Ricoh have just established here and some European sensor designers such as CMOSIS, who makes the Leica SL sensor and M sensor.

And do not forget there is always Canon if Sony does not sell anything to Nikon.........Canon will start selling it and there will be Panasonic and Tower Jazz also........so Nikon will not have any problem choosing sensor suppliers any more.

Sony must sell their best sensors to Nikon, Olympus, and Pentax , or Sony will lose them, Sony cannot choose customers any more.

If Sony is smart, it will not compete with Nikon or Olympus in camera market. After all, Nikon is the biggest customer of Sony.......but Sony also buys steppers from Nikon anyway. So Sony is not dominating the sensor market, or controlling Nikon as many Sony fanboys think..........and the just announced Spun-off of their imaging division makes Sony camera business less trust-worthy........... Sony thinks every business as a short term investment and runs it to make it temporarily profitable and then spins it off.

After that? of course sells it to anyone willing to buy it.........like Sony did with the Vaio PC business, TV business, etc,etc.

That is why no one really trust Sony in the long run, we long term Sony users just use its cameras but always know it is a back-up plan or step-gap solution......

After all no serious camera buyers are as obtuse as many spec-chasers and review sites think they are. None one buys into a big expensive camera system just for an amazing set of features in a body or two...................there are many many more important aspects to a system camera than just a set of great features...

 

Now even Tamron has sensor division in house and actually they designed the best sensor in the CMOS history and announced it recently. So sensor is becoming a large part of commodity kit. Now any one has the knowledge can design it.

  

UPDATE6: Now my first 2 copies of FE16-35mm f4 suddenly died and I just bought my 3rd copy of it.........and sadly found it terrible this time.

It is obvious buying any Sony Zeiss FE lens is like picking up an extremely difficult to win lottery ticket..........it might be great but most of times you get mediocre copies of it.

My first 16-35mm f4 was excellent , the second one was even better-almost outstanding, then this third one is literally lousy. I am returning it and get a new copy but I am not expecting to get a better one, I guess I was extremely lucky with my first two copies of this lens........I guess I will force the dealer to exchange my FE16-35mm f4 for the Voiklander 15mm f4.

 

Sony QC is just terrible, and it is not worth any premium over other cheap off-brand lens maker like Samyang, Tamron and Sigma. In fact, Sony is even worse than Tamron and much worse than Sigma Art series with respect to QC. I have had 4 Tamron VC lenses in EF and F mount and they performed fairly consistent....

I really miss Tamron 90mm macro, now I guess a brand name means nothing when it comes to QC and general after sales support. In fact, Tamron and Voiklander provided me the best service of any lens maker I have ever dealt with. It is extremely frustrating every time I spend more than 110000 yen or 1075 USD, I still have to worry about terrible sample variations.

I think we have to appreciate Roger Cicala's excellent site. He is the only one guy testing more than 5 copies of any given lens. All other reviewers just merely test one copy of each lens.........useless.

         

Photoshop instruction via Skype | Tutorial Video | Prints | Facebook Taken in the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park last summer. There is something appealing to me, to being able to walk in the woods, surrounded by the ancient life and deep silence. It's almost like a form of meditation. Or the cheapest form of therapy. This is a single exposure, shoot in JPG because I had been taking photos the day before and forgot to switch it back to RAW. For that reason, I had completely neglected looking at all my images from that particular day, but I am glad I took the time to go back and revisit them. via 500px ift.tt/1kLlDxV

I was shocked to discover recently that a woman in England, was tried under an Ancient Witchcraft Act and jailed for nine months. This was in 1944, at the height of the Second War War. Her name was Helen Duncan.

 

This is the true story of a woman sent to prison accused of being a witch when she was a well-known and proven psychic. During WWII Helen's accurate 'death notices' were verified countless times. When she materialized the full form of a sailor with the name H.M.S. BARHAM on his cap, a ship which the English government denied had been sunk; she was arrested and jailed as a spy and then a witch. Even after she was proven correct, she was held as a witch. Her story is still unfolding today and is documented.

 

This website is the Official source for news of the latest developments in securing Helen's Pardon. Over the last decade over 60 million surfers have visited here with millions more learning of her gifts and persecution via other supporting sites.

 

The information was sourced from helenduncan.org.uk, which I acknowledge and thank.

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Yoga is believed to unite the human with the divine. It is an amazing practice that helps you realize the motive of your existence, feel free from your body, connect to your soul and try to unite with the divine power. The role of meditation comes into play here. Yoga helps you indulge into meditation that relaxes your body and mind. The tension eases out and you feel relaxed and stress free.

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Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Cushing syndrome. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

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It was dark and windy, really a bad day.

  

Now amazing Capture One pro 10 is out, and for Sony users the express version is free.

The Capture One 9.4 before it was simply outstanding RAWC, much better than anything from Adobe or Raw Therapy.

 

Unfortunately, the free version of C1 does not handle Canon, Nikon or Olympus RAW, only Sony or DNG(Pentax and Leica).

 

So I guess It is another big reason for many of us to choose Sony over anything else. If you use Sony, you can get a full copy of Capture One pro 10 for just 50 USD.

AS far as I am concerned, this is an incredible deal, great Christmas gift for us from Phase One, the greatest company in Photography ever.

 

I think both Capture One 10 Pro and DXO 11 produce a bit better color than LR CC or LR6 for Sony, Canon,Olympus, or Nikon.

 

I suspect that Adobe programs are optimized for Canon but even for Canon CR2 files, LR6 and CC are not good enough, never produce the amazing amount details that Capture One 10 or DXO 11 does.

 

Seriously C Oen 10 pro for just 50 US is an amazing deal. nothing beats it for that price.

Capture One 10 is a much better more serious program than the LR crapware, and the biggest deal here is not need to deal with the Adobe subscription stuff. Many many Adobe users used the license and repaid it to re-activate it, it is really terribly unstable. I had one time could not use it when I was editing my images on site in a mountain area and they say my account is just trial although I paid it for full CC version.

So after coming back from the mountain, I decided to cancel all Adobe CC crap, and I just got Capture One express 8.32 for Sony free,then later in the same month (last April)I upgraded it to the pro version. I could not be happier.

Now, also DXO is offering me a copy FULL copy of DXO 11 Pro version for just 99 USD. I will get that too.

Honestly, there are still times we need Photoshop but I do have full copy of CS6, so I do not need CC anymore, and I've found life without Adobe CC crap is really much more relaxing and easier.

  

The new race:

 

In last month I got my A6500 delivered and having tested it against my previous Sony cameras.

 

I've owned a7II, a7R, a7,A6000,A6300,NEX5n, NEX6,NEX7, A100, A350, A700,A99V and A900 before it.

You may not easily find a bigger Sony camera supporter than me.....So I am obviously not an anit-Sony or mirrorless kind of person. I think I was one of the very first Emount adapters in the world, and I have probably spent more money than most of just temporarily moved to Sony because of the A7RMK2 kind of guys out there. But I am realistic and know the Sony system is still incomplete, on many levels it is not comparable to Nikon and Canon D-SLR systems and even not comparable to Sony's own A mount system just yet.Yes, the EMount cameras produce great images in right conditions.But they have ignored maybe minor but actually very important subtle evolutions that larger cameras earned through decades of camera companies listening to their customers, including pros.

 

Please do not be overly defensive about Sony, and definitely not deny or ignore the facts, ignoring or denying it,or overly defending Sony just spoils Sony and stops the potentially the most interesting and advanced arguably almost universal mount system from fully developing its full potential. I honestly believe the E mount is an almost universal hybrid mount system that might replace all of the current camera mount systems to make it just simple one mount if Sony listens to its customer base..

The EMount system would be better for everyone if Sony listened to a few annoyingly loud but honest professionals like Ming, Thom and Michael,who raise valid issues/points. No one will be hurt if Sony engineers understand it some subtle nuances that many photographers have actually relied on for decades for their real life work projects in the filed, and only way for Sony engineers to be able to get it correctly is to listen to likes of Ming or Thom or like that even if they are not Sony fan. Only listening to likes of Michael Reichemann,who seldom criticize about Sony or any camera, just spoil the E mount and stop it from fully development.

Some of us are really crippled by Sony ignoring these minor but important features.

Face it and see the reality, Sony is not listening, but rather mean to its user base.

Try not to express strong opinion on Sony or Mirrorless l keep that to myself and just write about the facts of the current state of the E mount system and its main issues in real life use:

 

1>Even the most avid Sony enthusiast has to admit that Sony really screws their customers over with a new model in every few months

far as depreciation. This is as opposed to Canon, say the 5D3

loosing 2/3rds of an A7 resale value in 14 months is just hard to stomach. Ming is right that wait a year for the R3 and the R2 will be way way down probably 1200-1500 used. And even now, at least in Japanese market there a quite few used A7RMK2 floating around the internet.

thats a tough bite in a year for all but the professionals. wait 2 years, and its likely under a grand...and there is no serious FW update to any of the original A7X cameras,I mean there were a few FW updates but they were all minor bug fixes not like Samsung adding many super new features to its NX1 every time Samsung updates it.

 

I think this is a very important point, and I think this actually hurts Sony not helps in the long run since this really scares those who buy the"system" rather than just a body kind of guys away from the E mount system, and those buying into the system not a camera actually spend much more money in the long run for Sony. I still have the original A7, along with the a7R, A7M2 and A6000 just because it is almost impossible to sell my A7 without losing too much money, and sheer IQ wise, none of newer A7X cameras is a huge upgrade to my ancient A7 and A7R(I know in a lab they are much better tested,but I mean in real life)

I actually have NEX5n andNEX6 too, although I haven't even touched them for a couple of years or so.

I tried to sell my NEX6 and NEX5n,which I hate but I could not get any significant money for them,so I just kept it for days I would have to shoot in intense rain, or in risky or dangerous places.

I know the a7M3 is coming very soon, and I'm already preparing for it, but I have feeling that I might just avoid it even if it is a great camera, I just hate Sony keeps depreciating every single body it releases in a matter of a few months, most of Sony cameras do not even have a couple of years of life even the expensive A7RM2 will have just a year of life, it is really silly.

2>The widely reported promise of adapted lenses working as well as their native mounts is a big marketing lie. In reality even with Sony's own LAEA 1, 3, 4 adapters, AF-C is incompatible with Continuous High bust mode. Must use Cont Low at 2fps, and it's about as accurate as an old Sony A100 focus system. Also, no Sony/Minolta tele-converters are compatible. It is not a replacement for DLSR or SLT tracking. I'd be interested to know if Canon teleconverters work with Metabones adapter,though. Yes native EMount lenses focus better. But the selection doesn't present itself as a full DSLR replacement. Where is SEL70-400 mm SSM?

3>In my rent studio shoot comparison, two A7M2 with the external battery grip got 710 shots writing RAW only. One D750 without the external battery grip got 1560 writing RAW+JPG on two cards. The A7M2 required computer/hard drive backing up, lens adapter, battery grip, making it the larger system to carry around than any Nikon or Canon or even Sony's own A mount camera such as the A99V,which I had a year ago.

And even more serious problem for studio shooting is the external vertical grip with two batteries will not transfer power to second battery when tethering. Sony Remote Camera Control software shuts down with low battery warning at 20% left on battery one. Will not clear until first battery replaced, regardless if second battery is present. Second batt is useless in tethering mode.Less power, less shots, more tether software startups. Same thing happens when installing software from Play Memories App Store. a99/900 transfer VG battery power smoothly for tethering.

So,Sony can actually do proper tethering for the A, but for E mount system Sony chooses not to do it properly, this is extremely odd to me.

4>EMount really complicates its AF usability with at least minimum two button push for AF selector points. No diagonal scrolling available to get there faster,... the same usability issue for magnifier and playback for manual focus. Two hurdles which make it slower than regular DLSR joystick instant control with horizontal scrolling for AF selector, magnifier, and magnified playback viewing.

For small bodies like the A7X, there may be no space for the simple joystick UI of the DSLRs, but at least Sony can put some sort of touch-AF feature in the A7X.

It is a big mystery to me that Sony always refuses to put touch screen UI in the A7X and A99X cameras.

As Tony Northrup says, touch screen U.I is really practical,especially for small cameras.

As an Olympus and Panasonic user, I know this very well.

I think every EVF camera needs touch AF feature and even better touch pad featre of the latest Olympus EM10M2.

5>The dumb metal thumb bracket accessory for RX1 has a lock for so-called muti interface shoe fit... but the flash adapters and microphones of any Sony A7X don't have any locks. Should that be the other way around? CaNikon have full metal locking sleds on their flashes, yet Sony has four plastic toes... not even full sleds.

It may get some unwanted water or any kind of liquid in side of the main board of the camera. So I taped it with some vinyl tape.

6>Sony actually fixed the plastic lens mount flexing with a A7m2 and R2, but never actually bother to recall the A7R and A7 to fix that issue. Even worse when it used with lens adapters, the mounting points are doubled, causing rotational wobbles when the bigger lenses are zoomed, even the size of my relatively small SAL 85 mm f1.4 ZA.. and, the adapters the only way for any A7X to use any f 2.8 zoom or f1.2 prime, that is really annoying.

7> there are many features that would cost nothing to implement and are clearly better in pro cameras but Sony tends to ignore those,as far as I remember Sony seldom adds new features with FW updates, but forces us to buy a new minor update or even worse just some annoying usability issue fixed model like the A6000 or the A7M2. All Sony cameras are not weather sealed, I think neither are all Sony lenses. I am sure assemblance of real water resistance isn't that expensive as the myriad of inexpensive water resistant consumer products proves these days. A hot shoe lock is simple and effective. Why would Sony decide their cameras shouldn't have one? What possible advantage is there eliminating it? Speaking of flash, why can't Sony implement real slow sync fill flash or real ring flash for proper macro shooting? It is beyond my understanding, and really shocks me how careless some of so-called pro camera designers are, I am sure they are not ignorant or obtuse people but careless, choose not to listen to the real user base. This kind of arrogance is always found anything Asian electronics company produce, they do not listen because of their silly egoistic pride, especially Japanese.

 

10> Sony cameras may switch raw bit rate to 12-bit output,which actually has about 11.9 bit of info to deal with, in a few specific shooting modes;in continuous, in bulb mode, and I think also in silent shutter mode..Actually,this really odd phenomenon/behavior of the A7X cameras is much more annoying and a serious issue than the lossy compressed 11-7 RAW that always criticized by likes of Loyd Chamber, Thom Hogan, and Ken Rockwell,because the sudden bit change in silent, continuous,bracketing and bulb modes may actually cause visible compression artifacts. The 11-7 raw compression actually does not cause any visible artifact except in extremely harsh bright high contrasty scene or super long exposure image.

 

In addition:

 

•Rear dial is horrible. Cheap and fiddly.

•Sony's menu system is confusing. Things are not grouped logically even for a guy like me having used almost every single Sony camera since about 2006.

•Shutter button is mushy, and makes the shooting experience feel slightly laggy, sometimes even slow.

•Startup is inconsistent. Sometimes it is almost instant, but most times, it takes a few seconds to get going, especially once it goes sleep or needs to format the card.

•Back button focus is very poor, because the button around the AEL switch is small and fiddly, even for my relatively small hands it is too small and awkward to navigate..

•Flash system is limited compared to Canon/Nikon, and it feels old dated without proper radio control mode.

To me, the slow formatting time is a really annoying problem, and Sony cameras cannot share the same card with some other brands cameras in a shooting session. It is really annoying for a person like me who shoot many brands camera systems at once.

Last week I was shooting macro with my Olympus EM5M2 and Sony A7 and A7M2(my A7R and A6000 are at Sony for sensor replacement service), I tried to use the card I was using in the Olympus in my Sony, my Sony A7,A7M2 and NEX5n rejected the card with saying something like this card needs to be re-formatted since it has corrupted files.

I put it back into my EM5M2, it then worked properly and properly read at least jpeg files although they were not Olympus but Sony files.

I found all other manufacture cameras can share one SD cards for one shooting session if forced to, but Sony, Sony cameras require dedicated cards that are formatted in the PC or Sony cameras.

This is really really annoying, sometimes SD cards used in the Sony become full, and sometimes take out the card from my Oly or Nikon and use it in my Sony, then Sony tries to format it every time. This never happens in other brand cameras, so the cards can be shared between Canon, Nikon and Olympus safely without any issue, but need some dedicated cards for Sony.

And, I do not know what my A7,A7M2,A6000 and A7R doing but every time I try to format a card in them, they take a several minutes or at least a couple of minutes to do it. Because of this I've missed a several shooting opportunities in last week.

 

I, like Michael and Kevin,see real advantages to many features in the A7 series and other mirrorless cameras vs. DSLR's. And I strongly believe EVF is the future, and that is the main reason why I use Sony and Olympus.I would have totally adopted them by now and sold all my DSLR gear if it weren't for the above mentioned idiocracies in design.

As I wrote above,proper weather sealing is quite cheap to apply these days, but Sony refuses to use it even for the flagship A7RMK2 that costs about 2 times more than the Nikon's real pro camera D810 in its home market Japan. Again, it is really beyond my comprehension, and quite stupid. If Sony listens to its users and fix all above issues, I am sure they will outsell Nikon, maybe not Canon, but at least beat Nikon.

All my Nikon cameras are sealed, and I think some of my Canons are too, If Nikon and Canon had it covered , professionals or any one shooting in harsh environment would not deal with the idiosyncrasies and broken U.I of Sony cameras to use them even if they actually prefer the EVF and mirrorless design of Sony.

 

I think It will be the new race contest.Will Sony actually listen to its user to fix its terribly awkward UI, general usability of the E system first, or will CaNikon loosen their silly pride guard down to answer to Sony with some more sophisticated true pro grade mirrorless camera first.

  

UPdate : now, Canon has just announced its new sensor development policy. Canon seems to have built a new sensor plant in Mie prefecture of Japan. It seems like Canon is going on new 65nm process rule and all upcoming Canon sensors will be produced at there.

I think the 1DX2 and the 80D sensors are processed at the new plant.

Sony is still leading the CMOS imaging industry, but giants like Samsung are in close pursuit. Also big players like Panasonic are forming joint ventures with the likes of TowerJazz to offer 12-inch wafer fabrication with state-of-the-art quantum efficiency and dark current performance at 65 nano meters, and additional 45nm digital technology, and added available capacity of approximately 800,000 8-inch wafers per year in three manufacturing plants in Japan, according to TowerJazz.

 

The stakes are huge. The CMOS image sensor market will reached the historic $10 billion milestone in 2015, according to Yale, and with new applications popping up in automotive, medical and surveillance, while smartphones begin adopting high-definition front facing cameras, the industry is likely to hit the $16 billion mark by 2020. So nobody is just sleeping and Sony has to consolidate its position ASAP, or probably Sony will lose it again just like its short-lived TV business.

  

UPDATE2: Nikon has just announced a new sensor fab development with Toshiba and it seems like their new sensor design uses very similar AF tech to the DP AF of the Canon EOS M5 sensor without losing almost no amount of light getting into the sensor.

 

Canon also patented a few new curved sensor designs with Toshiba. Toshiba seems to work as a special sensor designer for many companies rather than producing it themselves now.

 

And it found out that the Sony's old curved sensor patent is no longer effective, and it was originally a Toshiba patent.

So if Sony really lost the patent to Toshiba , then Sony would have a big problem since Sony would not be able to use the curved sensor tech for their FF camera lines that helps them to design smaller and sharper lenses for the FE system.

  

UPDATE3: Now, I've just confirmed that Nikon DL series actual shipment date would be next January 17th as planned in last Nikon conference at Nikon D5600 launch. But it may delay even further to next CP+ show in Yokohama Japan(in Feb 2017).

 

So it is already promised to be a failed product line before the actual launch. I think Nikon is really stupid, I mean I don't think phones or mirrorless killing Nikon but itself, it obtuse marketing killing it.

  

UPDATE 4: as I said A7M3 will not come until next year..........

However, Sony will announce FS8 or FS7MK2 at Inter Bee 2016......not at Photo Plus NY. So SAR was wrong again.

The FS7 successor will have APS-C sized sensor multi aspect sensor for super 35 output. It has the new processor Sony calls "Front side LSI", which was recently introduced in A99MK2 and A6500. And all of those may just be well specified but never work well as promised by Sony or many moronic Sony shill sites..........

 

UPDATE5: Many people including myself thought Nikon is dying, if not already dead by now, but in reality Nikon still sells many many more units than Sony and Nikon is now working on new type of sensor design and they may collaborate with Pentax and Olympus to set up a new sensor company. If this plays out well, then Sony will be the loser since they will have no one to sell their mediocre so-called Fullframe sensors any more. And as a result their highend camera prices will go up significantly.

And now Sony has just announced they've just decided to spin off their imaging division and now it is an independent business under Sony corp's supervision, just like their sensor group.....

This means now Sony imaging is not a part of Sony but their subsidiary, and therefore, to Sony device group, the imaging group is just a customer,nothing special, in fact,considering its size of market share in relation to that of Nikon, Sony imaging group is a lower class customer to the device group.

So there is no more reason for Sony device technology to keep the best sensor for in-house use. In fact now Sony device tech must compete with the new sensor company Nikon Olympus Ricoh have just established here and some European sensor designers such as CMOSIS, who makes the Leica SL sensor and M sensor.

And do not forget there is always Canon if Sony does not sell anything to Nikon.........Canon will start selling it and there will be Panasonic and Tower Jazz also........so Nikon will not have any problem choosing sensor suppliers any more.

Sony must sell their best sensors to Nikon, Olympus, and Pentax , or Sony will lose them, Sony cannot choose customers any more.

If Sony is smart, it will not compete with Nikon or Olympus in camera market. After all, Nikon is the biggest customer of Sony.......but Sony also buys steppers from Nikon anyway. So Sony is not dominating the sensor market, or controlling Nikon as many Sony fanboys think..........and the just announced Spun-off of their imaging division makes Sony camera business less trust-worthy........... Sony thinks every business as a short term investment and runs it to make it temporarily profitable and then spins it off.

After that? of course sells it to anyone willing to buy it.........like Sony did with the Vaio PC business, TV business, etc,etc.

That is why no one really trust Sony in the long run, we long term Sony users just use its cameras but always know it is a back-up plan or step-gap solution......

After all no serious camera buyers are as obtuse as many spec-chasers and review sites think they are. None one buys into a big expensive camera system just for an amazing set of features in a body or two...................there are many many more important aspects to a system camera than just a set of great features...

 

Now even Tamron has sensor division in house and actually they designed the best sensor in the CMOS history and announced it recently. So sensor is becoming a large part of commodity kit. Now any one has the knowledge can design it.

  

UPDATE6: Now my first 2 copies of FE16-35mm f4 suddenly died and I just bought my 3rd copy of it.........and sadly found it terrible this time.

It is obvious buying any Sony Zeiss FE lens is like picking up an extremely difficult to win lottery ticket..........it might be great but most of times you get mediocre copies of it.

My first 16-35mm f4 was excellent , the second one was even better-almost outstanding, then this third one is literally lousy. I am returning it and get a new copy but I am not expecting to get a better one, I guess I was extremely lucky with my first two copies of this lens........I guess I will force the dealer to exchange my FE16-35mm f4 for the Voiklander 15mm f4.

 

Sony QC is just terrible, and it is not worth any premium over other cheap off-brand lens maker like Samyang, Tamron and Sigma. In fact, Sony is even worse than Tamron and much worse than Sigma Art series with respect to QC. I have had 4 Tamron VC lenses in EF and F mount and they performed fairly consistent....

I really miss Tamron 90mm macro, now I guess a brand name means nothing when it comes to QC and general after sales support. In fact, Tamron and Voiklander provided me the best service of any lens maker I have ever dealt with. It is extremely frustrating every time I spend more than 110000 yen or 1075 USD, I still have to worry about terrible sample variations.

I think we have to appreciate Roger Cicala's excellent site. He is the only one guy testing more than 5 copies of any given lens. All other reviewers just merely test one copy of each lens.........useless.

         

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For the best results and to view animated lotus flower capyured in nature, please view on black background by clicking on this link.... Thanks

 

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White Lotus Flower

The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

Sesen A Lotus Flower. This is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth. Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. A symbol of Upper Egypt .The lotus flower played a prominent role in the version of the creation story that originated in Heliopolis. Before the universe came into being, there was an infinite ocean of inert water which constituted the primeval being named Nun. Out of Nun emerged a lotus flower, together with a single mound of dry land. The lotus blossoms opened, and out stepped the self-created sun god, Atum, as a child. A slightly different version of the creation story originated in Hermopolis. In that version, the sun god who formed himself from the chaos of Nun emerged from the lotus petals as Ra. The lotus is a flower which opens and closes each day. His history went on to say that the petals of the lotus blossom enfolded him when he returned to it each night.

 

The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout the art of ancient Egypt. In various works of art, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus, in religious ceremonies and funerals. The ancient Egyptians developed the art of counting to a high degree, but their system of numeration was very crude. For example, the number 1,000 was symbolized by a picture of a lotus flower, and the number 2,000 was symbolized by a picture of two lotus flowers growing out of a bush.

White Flower Reflections / Lotus / Nature / White / Animated Gif - , ハスの花, 莲花, گل لوتوس, Fleur de Lotus, Lotosblume, कुंद, 연꽃,

  

White Lotus flower and Leaf in the fog

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Youtube video of Lotus Flowers + Music by Ahmad Farzad:

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White Lotus Flower

The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

Sesen A Lotus Flower. This is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth. Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. A symbol of Upper Egypt .The lotus flower played a prominent role in the version of the creation story that originated in Heliopolis. Before the universe came into being, there was an infinite ocean of inert water which constituted the primeval being named Nun. Out of Nun emerged a lotus flower, together with a single mound of dry land. The lotus blossoms opened, and out stepped the self-created sun god, Atum, as a child. A slightly different version of the creation story originated in Hermopolis. In that version, the sun god who formed himself from the chaos of Nun emerged from the lotus petals as Ra. The lotus is a flower which opens and closes each day. His history went on to say that the petals of the lotus blossom enfolded him when he returned to it each night.

 

The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout the art of ancient Egypt. In various works of art, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus, in religious ceremonies and funerals. The ancient Egyptians developed the art of counting to a high degree, but their system of numeration was very crude. For example, the number 1,000 was symbolized by a picture of a lotus flower, and the number 2,000 was symbolized by a picture of two lotus flowers growing out of a bush.

  

Medicinal Rice Formulations of India popular among Senior Traditional Oryza Experts.

Septenary/Octonary/Quinary/Nonary/Denary Ingredients of Important Traditional Herbal Formulations from Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database

-This picture is a part of Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia.

 

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Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Crow-Fukase Syndrome . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Cushing syndrome. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Cutaneous liposarcoma . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

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Biodiversity Driven Drug Discovery, Oryza Research by Pankaj Oudhia, Forgotten Vedic Rice Science, Saving Deep Water Indigenous Medicinal Rice, Rice landrace diversity in Asia, Validated Herbal Ingredients of Entomophagy and Entomotherapy Formulations, Saving Chhattisgarh Rice, Folk Food Conservation, Conservation of Traditional Rice Landraces, Organic Medicinal Agriculture, Oryza sativa L., Rice in Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines and Formulations, Medicinal Black Oryza Formulations in Eastern India, Indigenous Rice, Tribal Medicines for Hepatic cirrhosis, Key Ingredients of Wild Rice Formulations, Tribal Medicines for glucose metabolic disorder, Integration of Indigenous Traditional Remedies in primary health care, Vanishing Traditional Medicinal Rice, New Oryza Research, Medicinal Rice Biotechnology, Oryza and Healing Millets in Ayurvedic Home Remedies, Organic Farming of Red Rice, Wild Tribal Food plants of Gujarat, Wild Curcuma in Rice Formulations, Traditional Knowledge Documentation, Forgotten Indigenous Medicines and Medicinal Plant Research, Wound Healing Medicinal Plants in Ancient Rice Formulations, Threatened plants in Medicinal Rice Formulations, Medicinal Rice Germplasm, Chhattisgarh Rice Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, Medicinal Red Rice of Chhattisgarh, Wild and weedy Oryza in Tribal Food Systems, Folk Rice Landraces and Forest Tribes of Jharkhand, Desi Stevia with Medicinal Rice, Antibacterial and antiviral activities of Indigenous Rice Formulations, Agricultural Biodiversity, Forgotten Medicinal Plants from Community Gene Bank, Seeds for future, Forgotten Medicinal Rice used by Primitive Tribes, Medicinal Rice Farming for Rural Development, Ethnic uses of Traditional Lowland Rice, Rice Allelopathy, Medicinal Orchids in Red Rice Formulations, Climate Change Impact on Ancient Medicinal Rice based Therapies, Rice Fortification through Traditional Agricultural Knowledge, Forgotten Traditional Rice and Endangered Tribes, Medicinal Plants and raw drugs of India, Asian Rice Germplasm for Chronic Diseases, Medicinal Rice in Traditional Food System, Medicinal Rice Knowledge bank, Indigenous Herbal Drugs for General Health care, Ethnomedicinal Exploration of Oryza, Wild Rice Database, Medicinal Rice in Indigenous Peoples' food systems, Medicinal Black Rice of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Black Rice as Tribal Traditional Food, Traditional Indian Tribal food, Food Taboos and Folk Medicines, Wild rice in Tribal Agriculture, Allelopathically enriched Oryza for Health, Medicinal non-timber forest products of Gandhamardan Hills, Rice of the gods and goddesses, Conserving Rice Genetic Resources, Traditional Folk Food in Rural India, Asian Medicinal Plants for Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, Tribal Knowledge on Indian Food Plants, Medicinal Rice of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh series, Recent Medicinal Plant Research, Innovative medicinal rice based food products, Odisha Folk Rice, Invasive Alien Species in Medicinal Rice Formulations, Ancient Nanotechnology based Oryza Formulations, Vedic indigenous wild food plants, Neglected and Underutilized Species as Tribal Remedies, Famine Food Plants as Antidiabetic Agents, Mosquito Repellent Plants, Culinary uses of non-cultivated Oryza, Reis in Traditional Cuisine, Medicinal Rijst and Nutritional anthropology, Hrísgrjón, Medicinal Pис in Tribal Aboriginal Diets, Rýže, ρύζι, Pirinç, Ryžis, Arròs as Traditional Aboriginal Medicine, пиринач, ข้าว, Cây lúa, 水稻, イネ, Antipyretic properties of native wild wood Mushrooms, Integration of Oryza based Traditional Herbal Medicines, Oryza with Adivasi Medicines, Medicinal Rice popular among Adivasis of India, पंकज अवधिया के शोध कार्य, Medicinal weed flora, छत्तीसगढ़ में धान, बस्तर के आदिवासियों की दुर्लभ औषधीय वनस्पतियाँ, Medicinal Trees of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Medicinal Plants of Narsinghnath, Cyclotides in Ancient Tribal Medicines, भारत का पारम्परिक आदिवासी ज्ञान, Bastar Folk Rice, Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines, Local indigenous knowledge about medicinal plants

 

Medicinal Rice Formulations of India popular among Senior Traditional Oryza Experts.

Septenary/Octonary/Quinary/Nonary/Denary Ingredients of Important Traditional Herbal Formulations from Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database

-This picture is a part of Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia.

 

Related References

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Alzheimer's Disease. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Addiction Treatment. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Adenocarcinoma of the bladder . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Adenocarcinoma of the colon . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

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Medicinal Rice Formulations of India popular among Senior Traditional Oryza Experts.

Septenary/Octonary/Quinary/Nonary/Denary Ingredients of Important Traditional Herbal Formulations from Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database

-This picture is a part of Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia.

 

Related References

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Alzheimer's Disease. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Addiction Treatment. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Adenocarcinoma of the bladder . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Adenocarcinoma of the colon . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

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Biodiversity Driven Drug Discovery, Oryza Research by Pankaj Oudhia, Forgotten Vedic Rice Science, Saving Deep Water Indigenous Medicinal Rice, Rice landrace diversity in Asia, Validated Herbal Ingredients of Entomophagy and Entomotherapy Formulations, Saving Chhattisgarh Rice, Folk Food Conservation, Conservation of Traditional Rice Landraces, Organic Medicinal Agriculture, Oryza sativa L., Rice in Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines and Formulations, Medicinal Black Oryza Formulations in Eastern India, Indigenous Rice, Tribal Medicines for Hepatic cirrhosis, Key Ingredients of Wild Rice Formulations, Tribal Medicines for glucose metabolic disorder, Integration of Indigenous Traditional Remedies in primary health care, Vanishing Traditional Medicinal Rice, New Oryza Research, Medicinal Rice Biotechnology, Oryza and Healing Millets in Ayurvedic Home Remedies, Organic Farming of Red Rice, Wild Tribal Food plants of Gujarat, Wild Curcuma in Rice Formulations, Traditional Knowledge Documentation, Forgotten Indigenous Medicines and Medicinal Plant Research, Wound Healing Medicinal Plants in Ancient Rice Formulations, Threatened plants in Medicinal Rice Formulations, Medicinal Rice Germplasm, Chhattisgarh Rice Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, Medicinal Red Rice of Chhattisgarh, Wild and weedy Oryza in Tribal Food Systems, Folk Rice Landraces and Forest Tribes of Jharkhand, Desi Stevia with Medicinal Rice, Antibacterial and antiviral activities of Indigenous Rice Formulations, Agricultural Biodiversity, Forgotten Medicinal Plants from Community Gene Bank, Seeds for future, Forgotten Medicinal Rice used by Primitive Tribes, Medicinal Rice Farming for Rural Development, Ethnic uses of Traditional Lowland Rice, Rice Allelopathy, Medicinal Orchids in Red Rice Formulations, Climate Change Impact on Ancient Medicinal Rice based Therapies, Rice Fortification through Traditional Agricultural Knowledge, Forgotten Traditional Rice and Endangered Tribes, Medicinal Plants and raw drugs of India, Asian Rice Germplasm for Chronic Diseases, Medicinal Rice in Traditional Food System, Medicinal Rice Knowledge bank, Indigenous Herbal Drugs for General Health care, Ethnomedicinal Exploration of Oryza, Wild Rice Database, Medicinal Rice in Indigenous Peoples' food systems, Medicinal Black Rice of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Black Rice as Tribal Traditional Food, Traditional Indian Tribal food, Food Taboos and Folk Medicines, Wild rice in Tribal Agriculture, Allelopathically enriched Oryza for Health, Medicinal non-timber forest products of Gandhamardan Hills, Rice of the gods and goddesses, Conserving Rice Genetic Resources, Traditional Folk Food in Rural India, Asian Medicinal Plants for Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, Tribal Knowledge on Indian Food Plants, Medicinal Rice of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh series, Recent Medicinal Plant Research, Innovative medicinal rice based food products, Odisha Folk Rice, Invasive Alien Species in Medicinal Rice Formulations, Ancient Nanotechnology based Oryza Formulations, Vedic indigenous wild food plants, Neglected and Underutilized Species as Tribal Remedies, Famine Food Plants as Antidiabetic Agents, Mosquito Repellent Plants, Culinary uses of non-cultivated Oryza, Reis in Traditional Cuisine, Medicinal Rijst and Nutritional anthropology, Hrísgrjón, Medicinal Pис in Tribal Aboriginal Diets, Rýže, ρύζι, Pirinç, Ryžis, Arròs as Traditional Aboriginal Medicine, пиринач, ข้าว, Cây lúa, 水稻, イネ, Antipyretic properties of native wild wood Mushrooms, Integration of Oryza based Traditional Herbal Medicines, Oryza with Adivasi Medicines, Medicinal Rice popular among Adivasis of India, पंकज अवधिया के शोध कार्य, Medicinal weed flora, छत्तीसगढ़ में धान, बस्तर के आदिवासियों की दुर्लभ औषधीय वनस्पतियाँ, Medicinal Trees of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Medicinal Plants of Narsinghnath, Cyclotides in Ancient Tribal Medicines, भारत का पारम्परिक आदिवासी ज्ञान, Bastar Folk Rice, Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines,

 

Medicinal Rice Formulations of India popular among Senior Traditional Oryza Experts.

Septenary/Octonary/Quinary/Nonary/Denary Ingredients of Important Traditional Herbal Formulations from Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database

-This picture is a part of Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia.

 

Related References

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Crow-Fukase Syndrome . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Cushing syndrome. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Cutaneous liposarcoma . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

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Biodiversity Driven Drug Discovery, Oryza Research by Pankaj Oudhia, Forgotten Vedic Rice Science, Saving Deep Water Indigenous Medicinal Rice, Rice landrace diversity in Asia, Validated Herbal Ingredients of Entomophagy and Entomotherapy Formulations, Saving Chhattisgarh Rice, Folk Food Conservation, Conservation of Traditional Rice Landraces, Organic Medicinal Agriculture, Oryza sativa L., Rice in Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines and Formulations, Medicinal Black Oryza Formulations in Eastern India, Indigenous Rice, Tribal Medicines for Hepatic cirrhosis, Key Ingredients of Wild Rice Formulations, Tribal Medicines for glucose metabolic disorder, Integration of Indigenous Traditional Remedies in primary health care, Vanishing Traditional Medicinal Rice, New Oryza Research, Medicinal Rice Biotechnology, Oryza and Healing Millets in Ayurvedic Home Remedies, Organic Farming of Red Rice, Wild Tribal Food plants of Gujarat, Wild Curcuma in Rice Formulations, Traditional Knowledge Documentation, Forgotten Indigenous Medicines and Medicinal Plant Research, Wound Healing Medicinal Plants in Ancient Rice Formulations, Threatened plants in Medicinal Rice Formulations, Medicinal Rice Germplasm, Chhattisgarh Rice Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, Medicinal Red Rice of Chhattisgarh, Wild and weedy Oryza in Tribal Food Systems, Folk Rice Landraces and Forest Tribes of Jharkhand, Desi Stevia with Medicinal Rice, Antibacterial and antiviral activities of Indigenous Rice Formulations, Agricultural Biodiversity, Forgotten Medicinal Plants from Community Gene Bank, Seeds for future, Forgotten Medicinal Rice used by Primitive Tribes, Medicinal Rice Farming for Rural Development, Ethnic uses of Traditional Lowland Rice, Rice Allelopathy, Medicinal Orchids in Red Rice Formulations, Climate Change Impact on Ancient Medicinal Rice based Therapies, Rice Fortification through Traditional Agricultural Knowledge, Forgotten Traditional Rice and Endangered Tribes, Medicinal Plants and raw drugs of India, Asian Rice Germplasm for Chronic Diseases, Medicinal Rice in Traditional Food System, Medicinal Rice Knowledge bank, Indigenous Herbal Drugs for General Health care, Ethnomedicinal Exploration of Oryza, Wild Rice Database, Medicinal Rice in Indigenous Peoples' food systems, Medicinal Black Rice of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Black Rice as Tribal Traditional Food, Traditional Indian Tribal food, Food Taboos and Folk Medicines, Wild rice in Tribal Agriculture, Allelopathically enriched Oryza for Health, Medicinal non-timber forest products of Gandhamardan Hills, Rice of the gods and goddesses, Conserving Rice Genetic Resources, Traditional Folk Food in Rural India, Asian Medicinal Plants for Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, Tribal Knowledge on Indian Food Plants, Medicinal Rice of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh series, Recent Medicinal Plant Research, Innovative medicinal rice based food products, Odisha Folk Rice, Invasive Alien Species in Medicinal Rice Formulations, Ancient Nanotechnology based Oryza Formulations, Vedic indigenous wild food plants, Neglected and Underutilized Species as Tribal Remedies, Famine Food Plants as Antidiabetic Agents, Mosquito Repellent Plants, Culinary uses of non-cultivated Oryza, Reis in Traditional Cuisine, Medicinal Rijst and Nutritional anthropology, Hrísgrjón, Medicinal Pис in Tribal Aboriginal Diets, Rýže, ρύζι, Pirinç, Ryžis, Arròs as Traditional Aboriginal Medicine, пиринач, ข้าว, Cây lúa, 水稻, イネ, Antipyretic properties of native wild wood Mushrooms, Integration of Oryza based Traditional Herbal Medicines, Oryza with Adivasi Medicines, Medicinal Rice popular among Adivasis of India, पंकज अवधिया के शोध कार्य, Medicinal weed flora, छत्तीसगढ़ में धान, बस्तर के आदिवासियों की दुर्लभ औषधीय वनस्पतियाँ, Medicinal Trees of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Medicinal Plants of Narsinghnath, Cyclotides in Ancient Tribal Medicines, भारत का पारम्परिक आदिवासी ज्ञान, Bastar Folk Rice, Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines, Local indigenous knowledge about medicinal plants

 

Photoshop instruction via Skype | Tutorial Video | Prints | Facebook Taken in the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park last summer. There is something appealing to me, to being able to walk in the woods, surrounded by the ancient life and deep silence. It's almost like a form of meditation. Or the cheapest form of therapy. This is a single exposure, shoot in JPG because I had been taking photos the day before and forgot to switch it back to RAW. For that reason, I had completely neglected looking at all my images from that particular day, but I am glad I took the time to go back and revisit them. via 500px ift.tt/1kLlDxV

White Lotus Flower -- ID: IMGP5836 - زهرة اللوتس, ハスの花, 莲花, گل لوتوس, Fleur de Lotus, Lotosblume, कुंद, 연꽃

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White Lotus Flower

The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

Sesen A Lotus Flower. This is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth. Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. A symbol of Upper Egypt .The lotus flower played a prominent role in the version of the creation story that originated in Heliopolis. Before the universe came into being, there was an infinite ocean of inert water which constituted the primeval being named Nun. Out of Nun emerged a lotus flower, together with a single mound of dry land. The lotus blossoms opened, and out stepped the self-created sun god, Atum, as a child. A slightly different version of the creation story originated in Hermopolis. In that version, the sun god who formed himself from the chaos of Nun emerged from the lotus petals as Ra. The lotus is a flower which opens and closes each day. His history went on to say that the petals of the lotus blossom enfolded him when he returned to it each night.

 

The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout the art of ancient Egypt. In various works of art, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus, in religious ceremonies and funerals. The ancient Egyptians developed the art of counting to a high degree, but their system of numeration was very crude. For example, the number 1,000 was symbolized by a picture of a lotus flower, and the number 2,000 was symbolized by a picture of two lotus flowers growing out of a bush.

  

Medicinal Rice Formulations of India popular among Senior Traditional Oryza Experts.

Septenary/Octonary/Quinary/Nonary/Denary Ingredients of Important Traditional Herbal Formulations from Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database

-This picture is a part of Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia.

 

Related References

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Maharaji with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Tay Sachs disease. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Maharaji with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Teare's disease. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Maharaji with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Teeth gnashing during sleep. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Maharaji with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Temporomandibular joint disorders. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

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Biodiversity Driven Drug Discovery, Oryza Research by Pankaj Oudhia, Forgotten Vedic Rice Science, Saving Deep Water Indigenous Medicinal Rice, Rice landrace diversity in Asia, Validated Herbal Ingredients of Entomophagy and Entomotherapy Formulations, Saving Chhattisgarh Rice, Folk Food Conservation, Conservation of Traditional Rice Landraces, Organic Medicinal Agriculture, Oryza sativa L., Rice in Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines and Formulations, Medicinal Black Oryza Formulations in Eastern India, Indigenous Rice, Tribal Medicines for Hepatic cirrhosis, Key Ingredients of Wild Rice Formulations, Tribal Medicines for glucose metabolic disorder, Integration of Indigenous Traditional Remedies in primary health care, Vanishing Traditional Medicinal Rice, New Oryza Research, Medicinal Rice Biotechnology, Oryza and Healing Millets in Ayurvedic Home Remedies, Organic Farming of Red Rice, Wild Tribal Food plants of Gujarat, Wild Curcuma in Rice Formulations, Traditional Knowledge Documentation, Forgotten Indigenous Medicines and Medicinal Plant Research, Wound Healing Medicinal Plants in Ancient Rice Formulations, Threatened plants in Medicinal Rice Formulations, Medicinal Rice Germplasm, Chhattisgarh Rice Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, Medicinal Red Rice of Chhattisgarh, Wild and weedy Oryza in Tribal Food Systems, Folk Rice Landraces and Forest Tribes of Jharkhand, Desi Stevia with Medicinal Rice, Antibacterial and antiviral activities of Indigenous Rice Formulations, Agricultural Biodiversity, Forgotten Medicinal Plants from Community Gene Bank, Seeds for future, Forgotten Medicinal Rice used by Primitive Tribes, Medicinal Rice Farming for Rural Development, Ethnic uses of Traditional Lowland Rice, Rice Allelopathy, Medicinal Orchids in Red Rice Formulations, Climate Change Impact on Ancient Medicinal Rice based Therapies, Rice Fortification through Traditional Agricultural Knowledge, Forgotten Traditional Rice and Endangered Tribes, Medicinal Plants and raw drugs of India, Asian Rice Germplasm for Chronic Diseases, Medicinal Rice in Traditional Food System, Medicinal Rice Knowledge bank, Indigenous Herbal Drugs for General Health care, Ethnomedicinal Exploration of Oryza, Wild Rice Database, Medicinal Rice in Indigenous Peoples' food systems, Medicinal Black Rice of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Black Rice as Tribal Traditional Food, Traditional Indian Tribal food, Food Taboos and Folk Medicines, Wild rice in Tribal Agriculture, Allelopathically enriched Oryza for Health, Medicinal non-timber forest products of Gandhamardan Hills, Rice of the gods and goddesses, Conserving Rice Genetic Resources, Traditional Folk Food in Rural India, Asian Medicinal Plants for Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, Tribal Knowledge on Indian Food Plants, Medicinal Rice of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh series, Recent Medicinal Plant Research, Innovative medicinal rice based food products, Odisha Folk Rice, Invasive Alien Species in Medicinal Rice Formulations, Ancient Nanotechnology based Oryza Formulations, Vedic indigenous wild food plants, Neglected and Underutilized Species as Tribal Remedies, Famine Food Plants as Antidiabetic Agents, Mosquito Repellent Plants, Culinary uses of non-cultivated Oryza, Reis in Traditional Cuisine, Medicinal Rijst and Nutritional anthropology, Hrísgrjón, Medicinal Pис in Tribal Aboriginal Diets, Rýže, ρύζι, Pirinç, Ryžis, Arròs as Traditional Aboriginal Medicine, пиринач, ข้าว, Cây lúa, 水稻, イネ, Antipyretic properties of native wild wood Mushrooms, Integration of Oryza based Traditional Herbal Medicines, Oryza with Adivasi Medicines, Medicinal Rice popular among Adivasis of India, पंकज अवधिया के शोध कार्य, Medicinal weed flora, छत्तीसगढ़ में धान, बस्तर के आदिवासियों की दुर्लभ औषधीय वनस्पतियाँ, Medicinal Trees of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Medicinal Plants of Narsinghnath, Cyclotides in Ancient Tribal Medicines, Key Ingredients of Habenaria based Herbal Formulations, भारत का पारम्परिक आदिवासी ज्ञान, Bastar Folk Rice, Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines,

 

It was dark and windy, really a bad day.

  

Now amazing Capture One pro 10 is out, and for Sony users the express version is free.

The Capture One 9.4 before it was simply outstanding RAWC, much better than anything from Adobe or Raw Therapy.

 

Unfortunately, the free version of C1 does not handle Canon, Nikon or Olympus RAW, only Sony or DNG(Pentax and Leica).

 

So I guess It is another big reason for many of us to choose Sony over anything else. If you use Sony, you can get a full copy of Capture One pro 10 for just 50 USD.

AS far as I am concerned, this is an incredible deal, great Christmas gift for us from Phase One, the greatest company in Photography ever.

 

I think both Capture One 10 Pro and DXO 11 produce a bit better color than LR CC or LR6 for Sony, Canon,Olympus, or Nikon.

 

I suspect that Adobe programs are optimized for Canon but even for Canon CR2 files, LR6 and CC are not good enough, never produce the amazing amount details that Capture One 10 or DXO 11 does.

 

Seriously C Oen 10 pro for just 50 US is an amazing deal. nothing beats it for that price.

Capture One 10 is a much better more serious program than the LR crapware, and the biggest deal here is not need to deal with the Adobe subscription stuff. Many many Adobe users used the license and repaid it to re-activate it, it is really terribly unstable. I had one time could not use it when I was editing my images on site in a mountain area and they say my account is just trial although I paid it for full CC version.

So after coming back from the mountain, I decided to cancel all Adobe CC crap, and I just got Capture One express 8.32 for Sony free,then later in the same month (last April)I upgraded it to the pro version. I could not be happier.

Now, also DXO is offering me a copy FULL copy of DXO 11 Pro version for just 99 USD. I will get that too.

Honestly, there are still times we need Photoshop but I do have full copy of CS6, so I do not need CC anymore, and I've found life without Adobe CC crap is really much more relaxing and easier.

  

The new race:

 

In last month I got my A6500 delivered and having tested it against my previous Sony cameras.

 

I've owned a7II, a7R, a7,A6000,A6300,NEX5n, NEX6,NEX7, A100, A350, A700,A99V and A900 before it.

You may not easily find a bigger Sony camera supporter than me.....So I am obviously not an anit-Sony or mirrorless kind of person. I think I was one of the very first Emount adapters in the world, and I have probably spent more money than most of just temporarily moved to Sony because of the A7RMK2 kind of guys out there. But I am realistic and know the Sony system is still incomplete, on many levels it is not comparable to Nikon and Canon D-SLR systems and even not comparable to Sony's own A mount system just yet.Yes, the EMount cameras produce great images in right conditions.But they have ignored maybe minor but actually very important subtle evolutions that larger cameras earned through decades of camera companies listening to their customers, including pros.

 

Please do not be overly defensive about Sony, and definitely not deny or ignore the facts, ignoring or denying it,or overly defending Sony just spoils Sony and stops the potentially the most interesting and advanced arguably almost universal mount system from fully developing its full potential. I honestly believe the E mount is an almost universal hybrid mount system that might replace all of the current camera mount systems to make it just simple one mount if Sony listens to its customer base..

The EMount system would be better for everyone if Sony listened to a few annoyingly loud but honest professionals like Ming, Thom and Michael,who raise valid issues/points. No one will be hurt if Sony engineers understand it some subtle nuances that many photographers have actually relied on for decades for their real life work projects in the filed, and only way for Sony engineers to be able to get it correctly is to listen to likes of Ming or Thom or like that even if they are not Sony fan. Only listening to likes of Michael Reichemann,who seldom criticize about Sony or any camera, just spoil the E mount and stop it from fully development.

Some of us are really crippled by Sony ignoring these minor but important features.

Face it and see the reality, Sony is not listening, but rather mean to its user base.

Try not to express strong opinion on Sony or Mirrorless l keep that to myself and just write about the facts of the current state of the E mount system and its main issues in real life use:

 

1>Even the most avid Sony enthusiast has to admit that Sony really screws their customers over with a new model in every few months

far as depreciation. This is as opposed to Canon, say the 5D3

loosing 2/3rds of an A7 resale value in 14 months is just hard to stomach. Ming is right that wait a year for the R3 and the R2 will be way way down probably 1200-1500 used. And even now, at least in Japanese market there a quite few used A7RMK2 floating around the internet.

thats a tough bite in a year for all but the professionals. wait 2 years, and its likely under a grand...and there is no serious FW update to any of the original A7X cameras,I mean there were a few FW updates but they were all minor bug fixes not like Samsung adding many super new features to its NX1 every time Samsung updates it.

 

I think this is a very important point, and I think this actually hurts Sony not helps in the long run since this really scares those who buy the"system" rather than just a body kind of guys away from the E mount system, and those buying into the system not a camera actually spend much more money in the long run for Sony. I still have the original A7, along with the a7R, A7M2 and A6000 just because it is almost impossible to sell my A7 without losing too much money, and sheer IQ wise, none of newer A7X cameras is a huge upgrade to my ancient A7 and A7R(I know in a lab they are much better tested,but I mean in real life)

I actually have NEX5n andNEX6 too, although I haven't even touched them for a couple of years or so.

I tried to sell my NEX6 and NEX5n,which I hate but I could not get any significant money for them,so I just kept it for days I would have to shoot in intense rain, or in risky or dangerous places.

I know the a7M3 is coming very soon, and I'm already preparing for it, but I have feeling that I might just avoid it even if it is a great camera, I just hate Sony keeps depreciating every single body it releases in a matter of a few months, most of Sony cameras do not even have a couple of years of life even the expensive A7RM2 will have just a year of life, it is really silly.

2>The widely reported promise of adapted lenses working as well as their native mounts is a big marketing lie. In reality even with Sony's own LAEA 1, 3, 4 adapters, AF-C is incompatible with Continuous High bust mode. Must use Cont Low at 2fps, and it's about as accurate as an old Sony A100 focus system. Also, no Sony/Minolta tele-converters are compatible. It is not a replacement for DLSR or SLT tracking. I'd be interested to know if Canon teleconverters work with Metabones adapter,though. Yes native EMount lenses focus better. But the selection doesn't present itself as a full DSLR replacement. Where is SEL70-400 mm SSM?

3>In my rent studio shoot comparison, two A7M2 with the external battery grip got 710 shots writing RAW only. One D750 without the external battery grip got 1560 writing RAW+JPG on two cards. The A7M2 required computer/hard drive backing up, lens adapter, battery grip, making it the larger system to carry around than any Nikon or Canon or even Sony's own A mount camera such as the A99V,which I had a year ago.

And even more serious problem for studio shooting is the external vertical grip with two batteries will not transfer power to second battery when tethering. Sony Remote Camera Control software shuts down with low battery warning at 20% left on battery one. Will not clear until first battery replaced, regardless if second battery is present. Second batt is useless in tethering mode.Less power, less shots, more tether software startups. Same thing happens when installing software from Play Memories App Store. a99/900 transfer VG battery power smoothly for tethering.

So,Sony can actually do proper tethering for the A, but for E mount system Sony chooses not to do it properly, this is extremely odd to me.

4>EMount really complicates its AF usability with at least minimum two button push for AF selector points. No diagonal scrolling available to get there faster,... the same usability issue for magnifier and playback for manual focus. Two hurdles which make it slower than regular DLSR joystick instant control with horizontal scrolling for AF selector, magnifier, and magnified playback viewing.

For small bodies like the A7X, there may be no space for the simple joystick UI of the DSLRs, but at least Sony can put some sort of touch-AF feature in the A7X.

It is a big mystery to me that Sony always refuses to put touch screen UI in the A7X and A99X cameras.

As Tony Northrup says, touch screen U.I is really practical,especially for small cameras.

As an Olympus and Panasonic user, I know this very well.

I think every EVF camera needs touch AF feature and even better touch pad featre of the latest Olympus EM10M2.

5>The dumb metal thumb bracket accessory for RX1 has a lock for so-called muti interface shoe fit... but the flash adapters and microphones of any Sony A7X don't have any locks. Should that be the other way around? CaNikon have full metal locking sleds on their flashes, yet Sony has four plastic toes... not even full sleds.

It may get some unwanted water or any kind of liquid in side of the main board of the camera. So I taped it with some vinyl tape.

6>Sony actually fixed the plastic lens mount flexing with a A7m2 and R2, but never actually bother to recall the A7R and A7 to fix that issue. Even worse when it used with lens adapters, the mounting points are doubled, causing rotational wobbles when the bigger lenses are zoomed, even the size of my relatively small SAL 85 mm f1.4 ZA.. and, the adapters the only way for any A7X to use any f 2.8 zoom or f1.2 prime, that is really annoying.

7> there are many features that would cost nothing to implement and are clearly better in pro cameras but Sony tends to ignore those,as far as I remember Sony seldom adds new features with FW updates, but forces us to buy a new minor update or even worse just some annoying usability issue fixed model like the A6000 or the A7M2. All Sony cameras are not weather sealed, I think neither are all Sony lenses. I am sure assemblance of real water resistance isn't that expensive as the myriad of inexpensive water resistant consumer products proves these days. A hot shoe lock is simple and effective. Why would Sony decide their cameras shouldn't have one? What possible advantage is there eliminating it? Speaking of flash, why can't Sony implement real slow sync fill flash or real ring flash for proper macro shooting? It is beyond my understanding, and really shocks me how careless some of so-called pro camera designers are, I am sure they are not ignorant or obtuse people but careless, choose not to listen to the real user base. This kind of arrogance is always found anything Asian electronics company produce, they do not listen because of their silly egoistic pride, especially Japanese.

 

10> Sony cameras may switch raw bit rate to 12-bit output,which actually has about 11.9 bit of info to deal with, in a few specific shooting modes;in continuous, in bulb mode, and I think also in silent shutter mode..Actually,this really odd phenomenon/behavior of the A7X cameras is much more annoying and a serious issue than the lossy compressed 11-7 RAW that always criticized by likes of Loyd Chamber, Thom Hogan, and Ken Rockwell,because the sudden bit change in silent, continuous,bracketing and bulb modes may actually cause visible compression artifacts. The 11-7 raw compression actually does not cause any visible artifact except in extremely harsh bright high contrasty scene or super long exposure image.

 

In addition:

 

•Rear dial is horrible. Cheap and fiddly.

•Sony's menu system is confusing. Things are not grouped logically even for a guy like me having used almost every single Sony camera since about 2006.

•Shutter button is mushy, and makes the shooting experience feel slightly laggy, sometimes even slow.

•Startup is inconsistent. Sometimes it is almost instant, but most times, it takes a few seconds to get going, especially once it goes sleep or needs to format the card.

•Back button focus is very poor, because the button around the AEL switch is small and fiddly, even for my relatively small hands it is too small and awkward to navigate..

•Flash system is limited compared to Canon/Nikon, and it feels old dated without proper radio control mode.

To me, the slow formatting time is a really annoying problem, and Sony cameras cannot share the same card with some other brands cameras in a shooting session. It is really annoying for a person like me who shoot many brands camera systems at once.

Last week I was shooting macro with my Olympus EM5M2 and Sony A7 and A7M2(my A7R and A6000 are at Sony for sensor replacement service), I tried to use the card I was using in the Olympus in my Sony, my Sony A7,A7M2 and NEX5n rejected the card with saying something like this card needs to be re-formatted since it has corrupted files.

I put it back into my EM5M2, it then worked properly and properly read at least jpeg files although they were not Olympus but Sony files.

I found all other manufacture cameras can share one SD cards for one shooting session if forced to, but Sony, Sony cameras require dedicated cards that are formatted in the PC or Sony cameras.

This is really really annoying, sometimes SD cards used in the Sony become full, and sometimes take out the card from my Oly or Nikon and use it in my Sony, then Sony tries to format it every time. This never happens in other brand cameras, so the cards can be shared between Canon, Nikon and Olympus safely without any issue, but need some dedicated cards for Sony.

And, I do not know what my A7,A7M2,A6000 and A7R doing but every time I try to format a card in them, they take a several minutes or at least a couple of minutes to do it. Because of this I've missed a several shooting opportunities in last week.

 

I, like Michael and Kevin,see real advantages to many features in the A7 series and other mirrorless cameras vs. DSLR's. And I strongly believe EVF is the future, and that is the main reason why I use Sony and Olympus.I would have totally adopted them by now and sold all my DSLR gear if it weren't for the above mentioned idiocracies in design.

As I wrote above,proper weather sealing is quite cheap to apply these days, but Sony refuses to use it even for the flagship A7RMK2 that costs about 2 times more than the Nikon's real pro camera D810 in its home market Japan. Again, it is really beyond my comprehension, and quite stupid. If Sony listens to its users and fix all above issues, I am sure they will outsell Nikon, maybe not Canon, but at least beat Nikon.

All my Nikon cameras are sealed, and I think some of my Canons are too, If Nikon and Canon had it covered , professionals or any one shooting in harsh environment would not deal with the idiosyncrasies and broken U.I of Sony cameras to use them even if they actually prefer the EVF and mirrorless design of Sony.

 

I think It will be the new race contest.Will Sony actually listen to its user to fix its terribly awkward UI, general usability of the E system first, or will CaNikon loosen their silly pride guard down to answer to Sony with some more sophisticated true pro grade mirrorless camera first.

  

UPdate : now, Canon has just announced its new sensor development policy. Canon seems to have built a new sensor plant in Mie prefecture of Japan. It seems like Canon is going on new 65nm process rule and all upcoming Canon sensors will be produced at there.

I think the 1DX2 and the 80D sensors are processed at the new plant.

Sony is still leading the CMOS imaging industry, but giants like Samsung are in close pursuit. Also big players like Panasonic are forming joint ventures with the likes of TowerJazz to offer 12-inch wafer fabrication with state-of-the-art quantum efficiency and dark current performance at 65 nano meters, and additional 45nm digital technology, and added available capacity of approximately 800,000 8-inch wafers per year in three manufacturing plants in Japan, according to TowerJazz.

 

The stakes are huge. The CMOS image sensor market will reached the historic $10 billion milestone in 2015, according to Yale, and with new applications popping up in automotive, medical and surveillance, while smartphones begin adopting high-definition front facing cameras, the industry is likely to hit the $16 billion mark by 2020. So nobody is just sleeping and Sony has to consolidate its position ASAP, or probably Sony will lose it again just like its short-lived TV business.

  

UPDATE2: Nikon has just announced a new sensor fab development with Toshiba and it seems like their new sensor design uses very similar AF tech to the DP AF of the Canon EOS M5 sensor without losing almost no amount of light getting into the sensor.

 

Canon also patented a few new curved sensor designs with Toshiba. Toshiba seems to work as a special sensor designer for many companies rather than producing it themselves now.

 

And it found out that the Sony's old curved sensor patent is no longer effective, and it was originally a Toshiba patent.

So if Sony really lost the patent to Toshiba , then Sony would have a big problem since Sony would not be able to use the curved sensor tech for their FF camera lines that helps them to design smaller and sharper lenses for the FE system.

  

UPDATE3: Now, I've just confirmed that Nikon DL series actual shipment date would be next January 17th as planned in last Nikon conference at Nikon D5600 launch. But it may delay even further to next CP+ show in Yokohama Japan(in Feb 2017).

 

So it is already promised to be a failed product line before the actual launch. I think Nikon is really stupid, I mean I don't think phones or mirrorless killing Nikon but itself, it obtuse marketing killing it.

  

UPDATE 4: as I said A7M3 will not come until next year..........

However, Sony will announce FS8 or FS7MK2 at Inter Bee 2016......not at Photo Plus NY. So SAR was wrong again.

The FS7 successor will have APS-C sized sensor multi aspect sensor for super 35 output. It has the new processor Sony calls "Front side LSI", which was recently introduced in A99MK2 and A6500. And all of those may just be well specified but never work well as promised by Sony or many moronic Sony shill sites..........

 

UPDATE5: Many people including myself thought Nikon is dying, if not already dead by now, but in reality Nikon still sells many many more units than Sony and Nikon is now working on new type of sensor design and they may collaborate with Pentax and Olympus to set up a new sensor company. If this plays out well, then Sony will be the loser since they will have no one to sell their mediocre so-called Fullframe sensors any more. And as a result their highend camera prices will go up significantly.

And now Sony has just announced they've just decided to spin off their imaging division and now it is an independent business under Sony corp's supervision, just like their sensor group.....

This means now Sony imaging is not a part of Sony but their subsidiary, and therefore, to Sony device group, the imaging group is just a customer,nothing special, in fact,considering its size of market share in relation to that of Nikon, Sony imaging group is a lower class customer to the device group.

So there is no more reason for Sony device technology to keep the best sensor for in-house use. In fact now Sony device tech must compete with the new sensor company Nikon Olympus Ricoh have just established here and some European sensor designers such as CMOSIS, who makes the Leica SL sensor and M sensor.

And do not forget there is always Canon if Sony does not sell anything to Nikon.........Canon will start selling it and there will be Panasonic and Tower Jazz also........so Nikon will not have any problem choosing sensor suppliers any more.

Sony must sell their best sensors to Nikon, Olympus, and Pentax , or Sony will lose them, Sony cannot choose customers any more.

If Sony is smart, it will not compete with Nikon or Olympus in camera market. After all, Nikon is the biggest customer of Sony.......but Sony also buys steppers from Nikon anyway. So Sony is not dominating the sensor market, or controlling Nikon as many Sony fanboys think..........and the just announced Spun-off of their imaging division makes Sony camera business less trust-worthy........... Sony thinks every business as a short term investment and runs it to make it temporarily profitable and then spins it off.

After that? of course sells it to anyone willing to buy it.........like Sony did with the Vaio PC business, TV business, etc,etc.

That is why no one really trust Sony in the long run, we long term Sony users just use its cameras but always know it is a back-up plan or step-gap solution......

After all no serious camera buyers are as obtuse as many spec-chasers and review sites think they are. None one buys into a big expensive camera system just for an amazing set of features in a body or two...................there are many many more important aspects to a system camera than just a set of great features...

 

Now even Tamron has sensor division in house and actually they designed the best sensor in the CMOS history and announced it recently. So sensor is becoming a large part of commodity kit. Now any one has the knowledge can design it.

  

UPDATE6: Now my first 2 copies of FE16-35mm f4 suddenly died and I just bought my 3rd copy of it.........and sadly found it terrible this time.

It is obvious buying any Sony Zeiss FE lens is like picking up an extremely difficult to win lottery ticket..........it might be great but most of times you get mediocre copies of it.

My first 16-35mm f4 was excellent , the second one was even better-almost outstanding, then this third one is literally lousy. I am returning it and get a new copy but I am not expecting to get a better one, I guess I was extremely lucky with my first two copies of this lens........I guess I will force the dealer to exchange my FE16-35mm f4 for the Voiklander 15mm f4.

 

Sony QC is just terrible, and it is not worth any premium over other cheap off-brand lens maker like Samyang, Tamron and Sigma. In fact, Sony is even worse than Tamron and much worse than Sigma Art series with respect to QC. I have had 4 Tamron VC lenses in EF and F mount and they performed fairly consistent....

I really miss Tamron 90mm macro, now I guess a brand name means nothing when it comes to QC and general after sales support. In fact, Tamron and Voiklander provided me the best service of any lens maker I have ever dealt with. It is extremely frustrating every time I spend more than 110000 yen or 1075 USD, I still have to worry about terrible sample variations.

I think we have to appreciate Roger Cicala's excellent site. He is the only one guy testing more than 5 copies of any given lens. All other reviewers just merely test one copy of each lens.........useless.

         

White Lotus: Reworked for full sun - India's national flower

For best results, please view on Black

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Youtube video of Lotus Flowers + Music by Ahmad Farzad:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lB3VsMqcQw

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White Lotus Flower

The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

Sesen A Lotus Flower. This is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth. Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. A symbol of Upper Egypt .The lotus flower played a prominent role in the version of the creation story that originated in Heliopolis. Before the universe came into being, there was an infinite ocean of inert water which constituted the primeval being named Nun. Out of Nun emerged a lotus flower, together with a single mound of dry land. The lotus blossoms opened, and out stepped the self-created sun god, Atum, as a child. A slightly different version of the creation story originated in Hermopolis. In that version, the sun god who formed himself from the chaos of Nun emerged from the lotus petals as Ra. The lotus is a flower which opens and closes each day. His history went on to say that the petals of the lotus blossom enfolded him when he returned to it each night.

 

The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout the art of ancient Egypt. In various works of art, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus, in religious ceremonies and funerals. The ancient Egyptians developed the art of counting to a high degree, but their system of numeration was very crude. For example, the number 1,000 was symbolized by a picture of a lotus flower, and the number 2,000 was symbolized by a picture of two lotus flowers growing out of a bush.

  

White Lotus Flower Macro / White on white / Lotus - ID: IMG_1693

 

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Youtube video of Lotus Flowers + Music by Ahmad Farzad:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lB3VsMqcQw

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White Lotus Flower

The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

Sesen A Lotus Flower. This is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth. Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. A symbol of Upper Egypt .The lotus flower played a prominent role in the version of the creation story that originated in Heliopolis. Before the universe came into being, there was an infinite ocean of inert water which constituted the primeval being named Nun. Out of Nun emerged a lotus flower, together with a single mound of dry land. The lotus blossoms opened, and out stepped the self-created sun god, Atum, as a child. A slightly different version of the creation story originated in Hermopolis. In that version, the sun god who formed himself from the chaos of Nun emerged from the lotus petals as Ra. The lotus is a flower which opens and closes each day. His history went on to say that the petals of the lotus blossom enfolded him when he returned to it each night.

 

The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout the art of ancient Egypt. In various works of art, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus, in religious ceremonies and funerals. The ancient Egyptians developed the art of counting to a high degree, but their system of numeration was very crude. For example, the number 1,000 was symbolized by a picture of a lotus flower, and the number 2,000 was symbolized by a picture of two lotus flowers growing out of a bush.

  

White Lotus Flower and the Leaf lit by the early morning sun

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Youtube video of Lotus Flowers + Music by Ahmad Farzad:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lB3VsMqcQw

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White Lotus Flower

The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

Sesen A Lotus Flower. This is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth. Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. A symbol of Upper Egypt .The lotus flower played a prominent role in the version of the creation story that originated in Heliopolis. Before the universe came into being, there was an infinite ocean of inert water which constituted the primeval being named Nun. Out of Nun emerged a lotus flower, together with a single mound of dry land. The lotus blossoms opened, and out stepped the self-created sun god, Atum, as a child. A slightly different version of the creation story originated in Hermopolis. In that version, the sun god who formed himself from the chaos of Nun emerged from the lotus petals as Ra. The lotus is a flower which opens and closes each day. His history went on to say that the petals of the lotus blossom enfolded him when he returned to it each night.

 

The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout the art of ancient Egypt. In various works of art, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus, in religious ceremonies and funerals. The ancient Egyptians developed the art of counting to a high degree, but their system of numeration was very crude. For example, the number 1,000 was symbolized by a picture of a lotus flower, and the number 2,000 was symbolized by a picture of two lotus flowers growing out of a bush.

  

Chinese Med Weighing Machine

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When you go to a doctor in Chinese Traditional Medecine you can find closets with thousand of diferent chinese herbs. The doctor does the right combination of herbs for your specific syntoms. He takes a few portion of herbs, weigh it and you take it for several weeks or months and will heal.

Chinese herbs have been used for centuries in healing process (Up 5000 years according to ancient documentation). Among the earliest literature are lists of prescriptions for specific ailments, exemplified by the manuscript "Recipes for 52 Ailments", found in the Mawangdui tombs which were sealed in 168 BC.

 

The first traditionally recognized herbalist is Shénnóng, a mythical god-like figure, who is said to have lived around 2800 BC. He allegedly tasted hundreds of herbs and imparted his knowledge of medicinal and poisonous plants to farmers. His Shénnóng Běn Cǎo Jīng (Shennong's Medical Materia) is considered as the oldest book on Chinese herbal medicine. It classifies 365 species of roots, grass, woods, furs, animals and stones into three categories of herbal medicine:

 

1.The "superior" category, which includes herbs effective for multiple diseases and are mostly responsible for maintaining and restoring the body balance. They have almost no unfavorable side-effects.

2.A category comprising tonics and boosters, whose consumption must not be prolonged.

3.A category of substances which must usually be taken in small doses, and for the treatment of specific diseases only.

The original text of Shennong's Materia Medica has been lost; however, there are extant translations. The true date of origin is believed to fall into the late Western Han dynasty (, the first century BC).

 

The Treatise on Cold Damage Disorders and Miscellaneous Illnesses was collated by Zhang Zhongjing, also sometime at the end of the Han dynasty, between 196 and 220 CE. Focusing on drug prescriptions, it was the first medical work to combine Yinyang and the Five Phases with drug therapy. This formulary was also the earliest Chinese medical text to group symptoms into clinically useful "patterns" (zheng) that could serve as targets for therapy. Having gone through numerous changes over time, it now circulates as two distinct books: the Treatise on Cold Damage Disorders and the Essential Prescriptions of the Golden Casket, which were edited separately in the eleventh century, under the Song dynasty.

 

Succeeding generations augmented these works, as in the Yaoxing Lun (simplified traditional Chinese: literally "Treatise on the Nature of Medicinal Herbs"), a 7th century Tang Dynasty Chinese treatise on herbal medicine.

 

Arguably the most important of these later works is the Compendium of Materia Medica (Bencao Gangmu) compiled during the Ming dynasty by Li Shizhen, which is still used today for consultation and reference.

  

It was dark and windy, really a bad day.

  

Now amazing Capture One pro 10 is out, and for Sony users the express version is free.

The Capture One 9.4 before it was simply outstanding RAWC, much better than anything from Adobe or Raw Therapy.

 

Unfortunately, the free version of C1 does not handle Canon, Nikon or Olympus RAW, only Sony or DNG(Pentax and Leica).

 

So I guess It is another big reason for many of us to choose Sony over anything else. If you use Sony, you can get a full copy of Capture One pro 10 for just 50 USD.

AS far as I am concerned, this is an incredible deal, great Christmas gift for us from Phase One, the greatest company in Photography ever.

 

I think both Capture One 10 Pro and DXO 11 produce a bit better color than LR CC or LR6 for Sony, Canon,Olympus, or Nikon.

 

I suspect that Adobe programs are optimized for Canon but even for Canon CR2 files, LR6 and CC are not good enough, never produce the amazing amount details that Capture One 10 or DXO 11 does.

 

Seriously C Oen 10 pro for just 50 US is an amazing deal. nothing beats it for that price.

Capture One 10 is a much better more serious program than the LR crapware, and the biggest deal here is not need to deal with the Adobe subscription stuff. Many many Adobe users used the license and repaid it to re-activate it, it is really terribly unstable. I had one time could not use it when I was editing my images on site in a mountain area and they say my account is just trial although I paid it for full CC version.

So after coming back from the mountain, I decided to cancel all Adobe CC crap, and I just got Capture One express 8.32 for Sony free,then later in the same month (last April)I upgraded it to the pro version. I could not be happier.

Now, also DXO is offering me a copy FULL copy of DXO 11 Pro version for just 99 USD. I will get that too.

Honestly, there are still times we need Photoshop but I do have full copy of CS6, so I do not need CC anymore, and I've found life without Adobe CC crap is really much more relaxing and easier.

  

The new race:

 

In last month I got my A6500 delivered and having tested it against my previous Sony cameras.

 

I've owned a7II, a7R, a7,A6000,A6300,NEX5n, NEX6,NEX7, A100, A350, A700,A99V and A900 before it.

You may not easily find a bigger Sony camera supporter than me.....So I am obviously not an anit-Sony or mirrorless kind of person. I think I was one of the very first Emount adapters in the world, and I have probably spent more money than most of just temporarily moved to Sony because of the A7RMK2 kind of guys out there. But I am realistic and know the Sony system is still incomplete, on many levels it is not comparable to Nikon and Canon D-SLR systems and even not comparable to Sony's own A mount system just yet.Yes, the EMount cameras produce great images in right conditions.But they have ignored maybe minor but actually very important subtle evolutions that larger cameras earned through decades of camera companies listening to their customers, including pros.

 

Please do not be overly defensive about Sony, and definitely not deny or ignore the facts, ignoring or denying it,or overly defending Sony just spoils Sony and stops the potentially the most interesting and advanced arguably almost universal mount system from fully developing its full potential. I honestly believe the E mount is an almost universal hybrid mount system that might replace all of the current camera mount systems to make it just simple one mount if Sony listens to its customer base..

The EMount system would be better for everyone if Sony listened to a few annoyingly loud but honest professionals like Ming, Thom and Michael,who raise valid issues/points. No one will be hurt if Sony engineers understand it some subtle nuances that many photographers have actually relied on for decades for their real life work projects in the filed, and only way for Sony engineers to be able to get it correctly is to listen to likes of Ming or Thom or like that even if they are not Sony fan. Only listening to likes of Michael Reichemann,who seldom criticize about Sony or any camera, just spoil the E mount and stop it from fully development.

Some of us are really crippled by Sony ignoring these minor but important features.

Face it and see the reality, Sony is not listening, but rather mean to its user base.

Try not to express strong opinion on Sony or Mirrorless l keep that to myself and just write about the facts of the current state of the E mount system and its main issues in real life use:

 

1>Even the most avid Sony enthusiast has to admit that Sony really screws their customers over with a new model in every few months

far as depreciation. This is as opposed to Canon, say the 5D3

loosing 2/3rds of an A7 resale value in 14 months is just hard to stomach. Ming is right that wait a year for the R3 and the R2 will be way way down probably 1200-1500 used. And even now, at least in Japanese market there a quite few used A7RMK2 floating around the internet.

thats a tough bite in a year for all but the professionals. wait 2 years, and its likely under a grand...and there is no serious FW update to any of the original A7X cameras,I mean there were a few FW updates but they were all minor bug fixes not like Samsung adding many super new features to its NX1 every time Samsung updates it.

 

I think this is a very important point, and I think this actually hurts Sony not helps in the long run since this really scares those who buy the"system" rather than just a body kind of guys away from the E mount system, and those buying into the system not a camera actually spend much more money in the long run for Sony. I still have the original A7, along with the a7R, A7M2 and A6000 just because it is almost impossible to sell my A7 without losing too much money, and sheer IQ wise, none of newer A7X cameras is a huge upgrade to my ancient A7 and A7R(I know in a lab they are much better tested,but I mean in real life)

I actually have NEX5n andNEX6 too, although I haven't even touched them for a couple of years or so.

I tried to sell my NEX6 and NEX5n,which I hate but I could not get any significant money for them,so I just kept it for days I would have to shoot in intense rain, or in risky or dangerous places.

I know the a7M3 is coming very soon, and I'm already preparing for it, but I have feeling that I might just avoid it even if it is a great camera, I just hate Sony keeps depreciating every single body it releases in a matter of a few months, most of Sony cameras do not even have a couple of years of life even the expensive A7RM2 will have just a year of life, it is really silly.

2>The widely reported promise of adapted lenses working as well as their native mounts is a big marketing lie. In reality even with Sony's own LAEA 1, 3, 4 adapters, AF-C is incompatible with Continuous High bust mode. Must use Cont Low at 2fps, and it's about as accurate as an old Sony A100 focus system. Also, no Sony/Minolta tele-converters are compatible. It is not a replacement for DLSR or SLT tracking. I'd be interested to know if Canon teleconverters work with Metabones adapter,though. Yes native EMount lenses focus better. But the selection doesn't present itself as a full DSLR replacement. Where is SEL70-400 mm SSM?

3>In my rent studio shoot comparison, two A7M2 with the external battery grip got 710 shots writing RAW only. One D750 without the external battery grip got 1560 writing RAW+JPG on two cards. The A7M2 required computer/hard drive backing up, lens adapter, battery grip, making it the larger system to carry around than any Nikon or Canon or even Sony's own A mount camera such as the A99V,which I had a year ago.

And even more serious problem for studio shooting is the external vertical grip with two batteries will not transfer power to second battery when tethering. Sony Remote Camera Control software shuts down with low battery warning at 20% left on battery one. Will not clear until first battery replaced, regardless if second battery is present. Second batt is useless in tethering mode.Less power, less shots, more tether software startups. Same thing happens when installing software from Play Memories App Store. a99/900 transfer VG battery power smoothly for tethering.

So,Sony can actually do proper tethering for the A, but for E mount system Sony chooses not to do it properly, this is extremely odd to me.

4>EMount really complicates its AF usability with at least minimum two button push for AF selector points. No diagonal scrolling available to get there faster,... the same usability issue for magnifier and playback for manual focus. Two hurdles which make it slower than regular DLSR joystick instant control with horizontal scrolling for AF selector, magnifier, and magnified playback viewing.

For small bodies like the A7X, there may be no space for the simple joystick UI of the DSLRs, but at least Sony can put some sort of touch-AF feature in the A7X.

It is a big mystery to me that Sony always refuses to put touch screen UI in the A7X and A99X cameras.

As Tony Northrup says, touch screen U.I is really practical,especially for small cameras.

As an Olympus and Panasonic user, I know this very well.

I think every EVF camera needs touch AF feature and even better touch pad featre of the latest Olympus EM10M2.

5>The dumb metal thumb bracket accessory for RX1 has a lock for so-called muti interface shoe fit... but the flash adapters and microphones of any Sony A7X don't have any locks. Should that be the other way around? CaNikon have full metal locking sleds on their flashes, yet Sony has four plastic toes... not even full sleds.

It may get some unwanted water or any kind of liquid in side of the main board of the camera. So I taped it with some vinyl tape.

6>Sony actually fixed the plastic lens mount flexing with a A7m2 and R2, but never actually bother to recall the A7R and A7 to fix that issue. Even worse when it used with lens adapters, the mounting points are doubled, causing rotational wobbles when the bigger lenses are zoomed, even the size of my relatively small SAL 85 mm f1.4 ZA.. and, the adapters the only way for any A7X to use any f 2.8 zoom or f1.2 prime, that is really annoying.

7> there are many features that would cost nothing to implement and are clearly better in pro cameras but Sony tends to ignore those,as far as I remember Sony seldom adds new features with FW updates, but forces us to buy a new minor update or even worse just some annoying usability issue fixed model like the A6000 or the A7M2. All Sony cameras are not weather sealed, I think neither are all Sony lenses. I am sure assemblance of real water resistance isn't that expensive as the myriad of inexpensive water resistant consumer products proves these days. A hot shoe lock is simple and effective. Why would Sony decide their cameras shouldn't have one? What possible advantage is there eliminating it? Speaking of flash, why can't Sony implement real slow sync fill flash or real ring flash for proper macro shooting? It is beyond my understanding, and really shocks me how careless some of so-called pro camera designers are, I am sure they are not ignorant or obtuse people but careless, choose not to listen to the real user base. This kind of arrogance is always found anything Asian electronics company produce, they do not listen because of their silly egoistic pride, especially Japanese.

 

10> Sony cameras may switch raw bit rate to 12-bit output,which actually has about 11.9 bit of info to deal with, in a few specific shooting modes;in continuous, in bulb mode, and I think also in silent shutter mode..Actually,this really odd phenomenon/behavior of the A7X cameras is much more annoying and a serious issue than the lossy compressed 11-7 RAW that always criticized by likes of Loyd Chamber, Thom Hogan, and Ken Rockwell,because the sudden bit change in silent, continuous,bracketing and bulb modes may actually cause visible compression artifacts. The 11-7 raw compression actually does not cause any visible artifact except in extremely harsh bright high contrasty scene or super long exposure image.

 

In addition:

 

•Rear dial is horrible. Cheap and fiddly.

•Sony's menu system is confusing. Things are not grouped logically even for a guy like me having used almost every single Sony camera since about 2006.

•Shutter button is mushy, and makes the shooting experience feel slightly laggy, sometimes even slow.

•Startup is inconsistent. Sometimes it is almost instant, but most times, it takes a few seconds to get going, especially once it goes sleep or needs to format the card.

•Back button focus is very poor, because the button around the AEL switch is small and fiddly, even for my relatively small hands it is too small and awkward to navigate..

•Flash system is limited compared to Canon/Nikon, and it feels old dated without proper radio control mode.

To me, the slow formatting time is a really annoying problem, and Sony cameras cannot share the same card with some other brands cameras in a shooting session. It is really annoying for a person like me who shoot many brands camera systems at once.

Last week I was shooting macro with my Olympus EM5M2 and Sony A7 and A7M2(my A7R and A6000 are at Sony for sensor replacement service), I tried to use the card I was using in the Olympus in my Sony, my Sony A7,A7M2 and NEX5n rejected the card with saying something like this card needs to be re-formatted since it has corrupted files.

I put it back into my EM5M2, it then worked properly and properly read at least jpeg files although they were not Olympus but Sony files.

I found all other manufacture cameras can share one SD cards for one shooting session if forced to, but Sony, Sony cameras require dedicated cards that are formatted in the PC or Sony cameras.

This is really really annoying, sometimes SD cards used in the Sony become full, and sometimes take out the card from my Oly or Nikon and use it in my Sony, then Sony tries to format it every time. This never happens in other brand cameras, so the cards can be shared between Canon, Nikon and Olympus safely without any issue, but need some dedicated cards for Sony.

And, I do not know what my A7,A7M2,A6000 and A7R doing but every time I try to format a card in them, they take a several minutes or at least a couple of minutes to do it. Because of this I've missed a several shooting opportunities in last week.

 

I, like Michael and Kevin,see real advantages to many features in the A7 series and other mirrorless cameras vs. DSLR's. And I strongly believe EVF is the future, and that is the main reason why I use Sony and Olympus.I would have totally adopted them by now and sold all my DSLR gear if it weren't for the above mentioned idiocracies in design.

As I wrote above,proper weather sealing is quite cheap to apply these days, but Sony refuses to use it even for the flagship A7RMK2 that costs about 2 times more than the Nikon's real pro camera D810 in its home market Japan. Again, it is really beyond my comprehension, and quite stupid. If Sony listens to its users and fix all above issues, I am sure they will outsell Nikon, maybe not Canon, but at least beat Nikon.

All my Nikon cameras are sealed, and I think some of my Canons are too, If Nikon and Canon had it covered , professionals or any one shooting in harsh environment would not deal with the idiosyncrasies and broken U.I of Sony cameras to use them even if they actually prefer the EVF and mirrorless design of Sony.

 

I think It will be the new race contest.Will Sony actually listen to its user to fix its terribly awkward UI, general usability of the E system first, or will CaNikon loosen their silly pride guard down to answer to Sony with some more sophisticated true pro grade mirrorless camera first.

  

UPdate : now, Canon has just announced its new sensor development policy. Canon seems to have built a new sensor plant in Mie prefecture of Japan. It seems like Canon is going on new 65nm process rule and all upcoming Canon sensors will be produced at there.

I think the 1DX2 and the 80D sensors are processed at the new plant.

Sony is still leading the CMOS imaging industry, but giants like Samsung are in close pursuit. Also big players like Panasonic are forming joint ventures with the likes of TowerJazz to offer 12-inch wafer fabrication with state-of-the-art quantum efficiency and dark current performance at 65 nano meters, and additional 45nm digital technology, and added available capacity of approximately 800,000 8-inch wafers per year in three manufacturing plants in Japan, according to TowerJazz.

 

The stakes are huge. The CMOS image sensor market will reached the historic $10 billion milestone in 2015, according to Yale, and with new applications popping up in automotive, medical and surveillance, while smartphones begin adopting high-definition front facing cameras, the industry is likely to hit the $16 billion mark by 2020. So nobody is just sleeping and Sony has to consolidate its position ASAP, or probably Sony will lose it again just like its short-lived TV business.

  

UPDATE2: Nikon has just announced a new sensor fab development with Toshiba and it seems like their new sensor design uses very similar AF tech to the DP AF of the Canon EOS M5 sensor without losing almost no amount of light getting into the sensor.

 

Canon also patented a few new curved sensor designs with Toshiba. Toshiba seems to work as a special sensor designer for many companies rather than producing it themselves now.

 

And it found out that the Sony's old curved sensor patent is no longer effective, and it was originally a Toshiba patent.

So if Sony really lost the patent to Toshiba , then Sony would have a big problem since Sony would not be able to use the curved sensor tech for their FF camera lines that helps them to design smaller and sharper lenses for the FE system.

  

UPDATE3: Now, I've just confirmed that Nikon DL series actual shipment date would be next January 17th as planned in last Nikon conference at Nikon D5600 launch. But it may delay even further to next CP+ show in Yokohama Japan(in Feb 2017).

 

So it is already promised to be a failed product line before the actual launch. I think Nikon is really stupid, I mean I don't think phones or mirrorless killing Nikon but itself, it obtuse marketing killing it.

  

UPDATE 4: as I said A7M3 will not come until next year..........

However, Sony will announce FS8 or FS7MK2 at Inter Bee 2016......not at Photo Plus NY. So SAR was wrong again.

The FS7 successor will have APS-C sized sensor multi aspect sensor for super 35 output. It has the new processor Sony calls "Front side LSI", which was recently introduced in A99MK2 and A6500. And all of those may just be well specified but never work well as promised by Sony or many moronic Sony shill sites..........

 

UPDATE5: Many people including myself thought Nikon is dying, if not already dead by now, but in reality Nikon still sells many many more units than Sony and Nikon is now working on new type of sensor design and they may collaborate with Pentax and Olympus to set up a new sensor company. If this plays out well, then Sony will be the loser since they will have no one to sell their mediocre so-called Fullframe sensors any more. And as a result their highend camera prices will go up significantly.

And now Sony has just announced they've just decided to spin off their imaging division and now it is an independent business under Sony corp's supervision, just like their sensor group.....

This means now Sony imaging is not a part of Sony but their subsidiary, and therefore, to Sony device group, the imaging group is just a customer,nothing special, in fact,considering its size of market share in relation to that of Nikon, Sony imaging group is a lower class customer to the device group.

So there is no more reason for Sony device technology to keep the best sensor for in-house use. In fact now Sony device tech must compete with the new sensor company Nikon Olympus Ricoh have just established here and some European sensor designers such as CMOSIS, who makes the Leica SL sensor and M sensor.

And do not forget there is always Canon if Sony does not sell anything to Nikon.........Canon will start selling it and there will be Panasonic and Tower Jazz also........so Nikon will not have any problem choosing sensor suppliers any more.

Sony must sell their best sensors to Nikon, Olympus, and Pentax , or Sony will lose them, Sony cannot choose customers any more.

If Sony is smart, it will not compete with Nikon or Olympus in camera market. After all, Nikon is the biggest customer of Sony.......but Sony also buys steppers from Nikon anyway. So Sony is not dominating the sensor market, or controlling Nikon as many Sony fanboys think..........and the just announced Spun-off of their imaging division makes Sony camera business less trust-worthy........... Sony thinks every business as a short term investment and runs it to make it temporarily profitable and then spins it off.

After that? of course sells it to anyone willing to buy it.........like Sony did with the Vaio PC business, TV business, etc,etc.

That is why no one really trust Sony in the long run, we long term Sony users just use its cameras but always know it is a back-up plan or step-gap solution......

After all no serious camera buyers are as obtuse as many spec-chasers and review sites think they are. None one buys into a big expensive camera system just for an amazing set of features in a body or two...................there are many many more important aspects to a system camera than just a set of great features...

 

Now even Tamron has sensor division in house and actually they designed the best sensor in the CMOS history and announced it recently. So sensor is becoming a large part of commodity kit. Now any one has the knowledge can design it.

  

UPDATE6: Now my first 2 copies of FE16-35mm f4 suddenly died and I just bought my 3rd copy of it.........and sadly found it terrible this time.

It is obvious buying any Sony Zeiss FE lens is like picking up an extremely difficult to win lottery ticket..........it might be great but most of times you get mediocre copies of it.

My first 16-35mm f4 was excellent , the second one was even better-almost outstanding, then this third one is literally lousy. I am returning it and get a new copy but I am not expecting to get a better one, I guess I was extremely lucky with my first two copies of this lens........I guess I will force the dealer to exchange my FE16-35mm f4 for the Voiklander 15mm f4.

 

Sony QC is just terrible, and it is not worth any premium over other cheap off-brand lens maker like Samyang, Tamron and Sigma. In fact, Sony is even worse than Tamron and much worse than Sigma Art series with respect to QC. I have had 4 Tamron VC lenses in EF and F mount and they performed fairly consistent....

I really miss Tamron 90mm macro, now I guess a brand name means nothing when it comes to QC and general after sales support. In fact, Tamron and Voiklander provided me the best service of any lens maker I have ever dealt with. It is extremely frustrating every time I spend more than 110000 yen or 1075 USD, I still have to worry about terrible sample variations.

I think we have to appreciate Roger Cicala's excellent site. He is the only one guy testing more than 5 copies of any given lens. All other reviewers just merely test one copy of each lens.........useless.

         

Medicinal Rice Formulations of India popular among Senior Traditional Oryza Experts.

Septenary/Octonary/Quinary/Nonary/Denary Ingredients of Important Traditional Herbal Formulations from Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database

-This picture is a part of Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia.

 

Related References

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Chronic nonsuppurative destructive cholangitis . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Chronic progressive aphasia . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Chronic tonsillar herniation . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

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White Lotus Flower Reflections / green / - Animated Gif

For the best results, please view this image of green lotus reflections on black background by clicking on this link.... Thanks

 

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Youtube video of Lotus Flowers + Music by Ahmad Farzad:

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White Lotus Flower

The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

Sesen A Lotus Flower. This is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth. Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. A symbol of Upper Egypt .The lotus flower played a prominent role in the version of the creation story that originated in Heliopolis. Before the universe came into being, there was an infinite ocean of inert water which constituted the primeval being named Nun. Out of Nun emerged a lotus flower, together with a single mound of dry land. The lotus blossoms opened, and out stepped the self-created sun god, Atum, as a child. A slightly different version of the creation story originated in Hermopolis. In that version, the sun god who formed himself from the chaos of Nun emerged from the lotus petals as Ra. The lotus is a flower which opens and closes each day. His history went on to say that the petals of the lotus blossom enfolded him when he returned to it each night.

 

The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout the art of ancient Egypt. In various works of art, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus, in religious ceremonies and funerals. The ancient Egyptians developed the art of counting to a high degree, but their system of numeration was very crude. For example, the number 1,000 was symbolized by a picture of a lotus flower, and the number 2,000 was symbolized by a picture of two lotus flowers growing out of a bush.

 

Lotus Flower Reflections / green / IMGP6812-refl - زهرة اللوتس, ハスの花, 莲花, گل لوتوس, Fleur de Lotus, Lotosblume, कुंद, 연꽃

 

Link to other images by Bahman Farzad with green / GREEN / on flickr:

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Link to Bahman Farzad's images with a touch of green:

Link to a whie flower with a green patch

Link to a whie lotus flower with a green leaf on a white background

Link to a pink fractalius lotus flower with a green background

Link to a white lotus flower with a green background reflections

Link to a fractalius red lotus flower with a green background leaf

Link to a red tulip with a green stem and leaf

Link to a white lotus flower and green leaves with the sun

      

Medicinal Rice Formulations of India popular among Senior Traditional Oryza Experts.

Septenary/Octonary/Quinary/Nonary/Denary Ingredients of Important Traditional Herbal Formulations from Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database

-This picture is a part of Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia.

 

Related References

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Alzheimer's Disease. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Addiction Treatment. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Adenocarcinoma of the bladder . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Adenocarcinoma of the colon . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

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It was dark and windy, really a bad day.

  

Now amazing Capture One pro 10 is out, and for Sony users the express version is free.

The Capture One 9.4 before it was simply outstanding RAWC, much better than anything from Adobe or Raw Therapy.

 

Unfortunately, the free version of C1 does not handle Canon, Nikon or Olympus RAW, only Sony or DNG(Pentax and Leica).

 

So I guess It is another big reason for many of us to choose Sony over anything else. If you use Sony, you can get a full copy of Capture One pro 10 for just 50 USD.

AS far as I am concerned, this is an incredible deal, great Christmas gift for us from Phase One, the greatest company in Photography ever.

 

I think both Capture One 10 Pro and DXO 11 produce a bit better color than LR CC or LR6 for Sony, Canon,Olympus, or Nikon.

 

I suspect that Adobe programs are optimized for Canon but even for Canon CR2 files, LR6 and CC are not good enough, never produce the amazing amount details that Capture One 10 or DXO 11 does.

 

Seriously C Oen 10 pro for just 50 US is an amazing deal. nothing beats it for that price.

Capture One 10 is a much better more serious program than the LR crapware, and the biggest deal here is not need to deal with the Adobe subscription stuff. Many many Adobe users used the license and repaid it to re-activate it, it is really terribly unstable. I had one time could not use it when I was editing my images on site in a mountain area and they say my account is just trial although I paid it for full CC version.

So after coming back from the mountain, I decided to cancel all Adobe CC crap, and I just got Capture One express 8.32 for Sony free,then later in the same month (last April)I upgraded it to the pro version. I could not be happier.

Now, also DXO is offering me a copy FULL copy of DXO 11 Pro version for just 99 USD. I will get that too.

Honestly, there are still times we need Photoshop but I do have full copy of CS6, so I do not need CC anymore, and I've found life without Adobe CC crap is really much more relaxing and easier.

  

The new race:

 

In last month I got my A6500 delivered and having tested it against my previous Sony cameras.

 

I've owned a7II, a7R, a7,A6000,A6300,NEX5n, NEX6,NEX7, A100, A350, A700,A99V and A900 before it.

You may not easily find a bigger Sony camera supporter than me.....So I am obviously not an anit-Sony or mirrorless kind of person. I think I was one of the very first Emount adapters in the world, and I have probably spent more money than most of just temporarily moved to Sony because of the A7RMK2 kind of guys out there. But I am realistic and know the Sony system is still incomplete, on many levels it is not comparable to Nikon and Canon D-SLR systems and even not comparable to Sony's own A mount system just yet.Yes, the EMount cameras produce great images in right conditions.But they have ignored maybe minor but actually very important subtle evolutions that larger cameras earned through decades of camera companies listening to their customers, including pros.

 

Please do not be overly defensive about Sony, and definitely not deny or ignore the facts, ignoring or denying it,or overly defending Sony just spoils Sony and stops the potentially the most interesting and advanced arguably almost universal mount system from fully developing its full potential. I honestly believe the E mount is an almost universal hybrid mount system that might replace all of the current camera mount systems to make it just simple one mount if Sony listens to its customer base..

The EMount system would be better for everyone if Sony listened to a few annoyingly loud but honest professionals like Ming, Thom and Michael,who raise valid issues/points. No one will be hurt if Sony engineers understand it some subtle nuances that many photographers have actually relied on for decades for their real life work projects in the filed, and only way for Sony engineers to be able to get it correctly is to listen to likes of Ming or Thom or like that even if they are not Sony fan. Only listening to likes of Michael Reichemann,who seldom criticize about Sony or any camera, just spoil the E mount and stop it from fully development.

Some of us are really crippled by Sony ignoring these minor but important features.

Face it and see the reality, Sony is not listening, but rather mean to its user base.

Try not to express strong opinion on Sony or Mirrorless l keep that to myself and just write about the facts of the current state of the E mount system and its main issues in real life use:

 

1>Even the most avid Sony enthusiast has to admit that Sony really screws their customers over with a new model in every few months

far as depreciation. This is as opposed to Canon, say the 5D3

loosing 2/3rds of an A7 resale value in 14 months is just hard to stomach. Ming is right that wait a year for the R3 and the R2 will be way way down probably 1200-1500 used. And even now, at least in Japanese market there a quite few used A7RMK2 floating around the internet.

thats a tough bite in a year for all but the professionals. wait 2 years, and its likely under a grand...and there is no serious FW update to any of the original A7X cameras,I mean there were a few FW updates but they were all minor bug fixes not like Samsung adding many super new features to its NX1 every time Samsung updates it.

 

I think this is a very important point, and I think this actually hurts Sony not helps in the long run since this really scares those who buy the"system" rather than just a body kind of guys away from the E mount system, and those buying into the system not a camera actually spend much more money in the long run for Sony. I still have the original A7, along with the a7R, A7M2 and A6000 just because it is almost impossible to sell my A7 without losing too much money, and sheer IQ wise, none of newer A7X cameras is a huge upgrade to my ancient A7 and A7R(I know in a lab they are much better tested,but I mean in real life)

I actually have NEX5n andNEX6 too, although I haven't even touched them for a couple of years or so.

I tried to sell my NEX6 and NEX5n,which I hate but I could not get any significant money for them,so I just kept it for days I would have to shoot in intense rain, or in risky or dangerous places.

I know the a7M3 is coming very soon, and I'm already preparing for it, but I have feeling that I might just avoid it even if it is a great camera, I just hate Sony keeps depreciating every single body it releases in a matter of a few months, most of Sony cameras do not even have a couple of years of life even the expensive A7RM2 will have just a year of life, it is really silly.

2>The widely reported promise of adapted lenses working as well as their native mounts is a big marketing lie. In reality even with Sony's own LAEA 1, 3, 4 adapters, AF-C is incompatible with Continuous High bust mode. Must use Cont Low at 2fps, and it's about as accurate as an old Sony A100 focus system. Also, no Sony/Minolta tele-converters are compatible. It is not a replacement for DLSR or SLT tracking. I'd be interested to know if Canon teleconverters work with Metabones adapter,though. Yes native EMount lenses focus better. But the selection doesn't present itself as a full DSLR replacement. Where is SEL70-400 mm SSM?

3>In my rent studio shoot comparison, two A7M2 with the external battery grip got 710 shots writing RAW only. One D750 without the external battery grip got 1560 writing RAW+JPG on two cards. The A7M2 required computer/hard drive backing up, lens adapter, battery grip, making it the larger system to carry around than any Nikon or Canon or even Sony's own A mount camera such as the A99V,which I had a year ago.

And even more serious problem for studio shooting is the external vertical grip with two batteries will not transfer power to second battery when tethering. Sony Remote Camera Control software shuts down with low battery warning at 20% left on battery one. Will not clear until first battery replaced, regardless if second battery is present. Second batt is useless in tethering mode.Less power, less shots, more tether software startups. Same thing happens when installing software from Play Memories App Store. a99/900 transfer VG battery power smoothly for tethering.

So,Sony can actually do proper tethering for the A, but for E mount system Sony chooses not to do it properly, this is extremely odd to me.

4>EMount really complicates its AF usability with at least minimum two button push for AF selector points. No diagonal scrolling available to get there faster,... the same usability issue for magnifier and playback for manual focus. Two hurdles which make it slower than regular DLSR joystick instant control with horizontal scrolling for AF selector, magnifier, and magnified playback viewing.

For small bodies like the A7X, there may be no space for the simple joystick UI of the DSLRs, but at least Sony can put some sort of touch-AF feature in the A7X.

It is a big mystery to me that Sony always refuses to put touch screen UI in the A7X and A99X cameras.

As Tony Northrup says, touch screen U.I is really practical,especially for small cameras.

As an Olympus and Panasonic user, I know this very well.

I think every EVF camera needs touch AF feature and even better touch pad featre of the latest Olympus EM10M2.

5>The dumb metal thumb bracket accessory for RX1 has a lock for so-called muti interface shoe fit... but the flash adapters and microphones of any Sony A7X don't have any locks. Should that be the other way around? CaNikon have full metal locking sleds on their flashes, yet Sony has four plastic toes... not even full sleds.

It may get some unwanted water or any kind of liquid in side of the main board of the camera. So I taped it with some vinyl tape.

6>Sony actually fixed the plastic lens mount flexing with a A7m2 and R2, but never actually bother to recall the A7R and A7 to fix that issue. Even worse when it used with lens adapters, the mounting points are doubled, causing rotational wobbles when the bigger lenses are zoomed, even the size of my relatively small SAL 85 mm f1.4 ZA.. and, the adapters the only way for any A7X to use any f 2.8 zoom or f1.2 prime, that is really annoying.

7> there are many features that would cost nothing to implement and are clearly better in pro cameras but Sony tends to ignore those,as far as I remember Sony seldom adds new features with FW updates, but forces us to buy a new minor update or even worse just some annoying usability issue fixed model like the A6000 or the A7M2. All Sony cameras are not weather sealed, I think neither are all Sony lenses. I am sure assemblance of real water resistance isn't that expensive as the myriad of inexpensive water resistant consumer products proves these days. A hot shoe lock is simple and effective. Why would Sony decide their cameras shouldn't have one? What possible advantage is there eliminating it? Speaking of flash, why can't Sony implement real slow sync fill flash or real ring flash for proper macro shooting? It is beyond my understanding, and really shocks me how careless some of so-called pro camera designers are, I am sure they are not ignorant or obtuse people but careless, choose not to listen to the real user base. This kind of arrogance is always found anything Asian electronics company produce, they do not listen because of their silly egoistic pride, especially Japanese.

 

10> Sony cameras may switch raw bit rate to 12-bit output,which actually has about 11.9 bit of info to deal with, in a few specific shooting modes;in continuous, in bulb mode, and I think also in silent shutter mode..Actually,this really odd phenomenon/behavior of the A7X cameras is much more annoying and a serious issue than the lossy compressed 11-7 RAW that always criticized by likes of Loyd Chamber, Thom Hogan, and Ken Rockwell,because the sudden bit change in silent, continuous,bracketing and bulb modes may actually cause visible compression artifacts. The 11-7 raw compression actually does not cause any visible artifact except in extremely harsh bright high contrasty scene or super long exposure image.

 

In addition:

 

•Rear dial is horrible. Cheap and fiddly.

•Sony's menu system is confusing. Things are not grouped logically even for a guy like me having used almost every single Sony camera since about 2006.

•Shutter button is mushy, and makes the shooting experience feel slightly laggy, sometimes even slow.

•Startup is inconsistent. Sometimes it is almost instant, but most times, it takes a few seconds to get going, especially once it goes sleep or needs to format the card.

•Back button focus is very poor, because the button around the AEL switch is small and fiddly, even for my relatively small hands it is too small and awkward to navigate..

•Flash system is limited compared to Canon/Nikon, and it feels old dated without proper radio control mode.

To me, the slow formatting time is a really annoying problem, and Sony cameras cannot share the same card with some other brands cameras in a shooting session. It is really annoying for a person like me who shoot many brands camera systems at once.

Last week I was shooting macro with my Olympus EM5M2 and Sony A7 and A7M2(my A7R and A6000 are at Sony for sensor replacement service), I tried to use the card I was using in the Olympus in my Sony, my Sony A7,A7M2 and NEX5n rejected the card with saying something like this card needs to be re-formatted since it has corrupted files.

I put it back into my EM5M2, it then worked properly and properly read at least jpeg files although they were not Olympus but Sony files.

I found all other manufacture cameras can share one SD cards for one shooting session if forced to, but Sony, Sony cameras require dedicated cards that are formatted in the PC or Sony cameras.

This is really really annoying, sometimes SD cards used in the Sony become full, and sometimes take out the card from my Oly or Nikon and use it in my Sony, then Sony tries to format it every time. This never happens in other brand cameras, so the cards can be shared between Canon, Nikon and Olympus safely without any issue, but need some dedicated cards for Sony.

And, I do not know what my A7,A7M2,A6000 and A7R doing but every time I try to format a card in them, they take a several minutes or at least a couple of minutes to do it. Because of this I've missed a several shooting opportunities in last week.

 

I, like Michael and Kevin,see real advantages to many features in the A7 series and other mirrorless cameras vs. DSLR's. And I strongly believe EVF is the future, and that is the main reason why I use Sony and Olympus.I would have totally adopted them by now and sold all my DSLR gear if it weren't for the above mentioned idiocracies in design.

As I wrote above,proper weather sealing is quite cheap to apply these days, but Sony refuses to use it even for the flagship A7RMK2 that costs about 2 times more than the Nikon's real pro camera D810 in its home market Japan. Again, it is really beyond my comprehension, and quite stupid. If Sony listens to its users and fix all above issues, I am sure they will outsell Nikon, maybe not Canon, but at least beat Nikon.

All my Nikon cameras are sealed, and I think some of my Canons are too, If Nikon and Canon had it covered , professionals or any one shooting in harsh environment would not deal with the idiosyncrasies and broken U.I of Sony cameras to use them even if they actually prefer the EVF and mirrorless design of Sony.

 

I think It will be the new race contest.Will Sony actually listen to its user to fix its terribly awkward UI, general usability of the E system first, or will CaNikon loosen their silly pride guard down to answer to Sony with some more sophisticated true pro grade mirrorless camera first.

  

UPdate : now, Canon has just announced its new sensor development policy. Canon seems to have built a new sensor plant in Mie prefecture of Japan. It seems like Canon is going on new 65nm process rule and all upcoming Canon sensors will be produced at there.

I think the 1DX2 and the 80D sensors are processed at the new plant.

Sony is still leading the CMOS imaging industry, but giants like Samsung are in close pursuit. Also big players like Panasonic are forming joint ventures with the likes of TowerJazz to offer 12-inch wafer fabrication with state-of-the-art quantum efficiency and dark current performance at 65 nano meters, and additional 45nm digital technology, and added available capacity of approximately 800,000 8-inch wafers per year in three manufacturing plants in Japan, according to TowerJazz.

 

The stakes are huge. The CMOS image sensor market will reached the historic $10 billion milestone in 2015, according to Yale, and with new applications popping up in automotive, medical and surveillance, while smartphones begin adopting high-definition front facing cameras, the industry is likely to hit the $16 billion mark by 2020. So nobody is just sleeping and Sony has to consolidate its position ASAP, or probably Sony will lose it again just like its short-lived TV business.

  

UPDATE2: Nikon has just announced a new sensor fab development with Toshiba and it seems like their new sensor design uses very similar AF tech to the DP AF of the Canon EOS M5 sensor without losing almost no amount of light getting into the sensor.

 

Canon also patented a few new curved sensor designs with Toshiba. Toshiba seems to work as a special sensor designer for many companies rather than producing it themselves now.

 

And it found out that the Sony's old curved sensor patent is no longer effective, and it was originally a Toshiba patent.

So if Sony really lost the patent to Toshiba , then Sony would have a big problem since Sony would not be able to use the curved sensor tech for their FF camera lines that helps them to design smaller and sharper lenses for the FE system.

  

UPDATE3: Now, I've just confirmed that Nikon DL series actual shipment date would be next January 17th as planned in last Nikon conference at Nikon D5600 launch. But it may delay even further to next CP+ show in Yokohama Japan(in Feb 2017).

 

So it is already promised to be a failed product line before the actual launch. I think Nikon is really stupid, I mean I don't think phones or mirrorless killing Nikon but itself, it obtuse marketing killing it.

  

UPDATE 4: as I said A7M3 will not come until next year..........

However, Sony will announce FS8 or FS7MK2 at Inter Bee 2016......not at Photo Plus NY. So SAR was wrong again.

The FS7 successor will have APS-C sized sensor multi aspect sensor for super 35 output. It has the new processor Sony calls "Front side LSI", which was recently introduced in A99MK2 and A6500. And all of those may just be well specified but never work well as promised by Sony or many moronic Sony shill sites..........

 

UPDATE5: Many people including myself thought Nikon is dying, if not already dead by now, but in reality Nikon still sells many many more units than Sony and Nikon is now working on new type of sensor design and they may collaborate with Pentax and Olympus to set up a new sensor company. If this plays out well, then Sony will be the loser since they will have no one to sell their mediocre so-called Fullframe sensors any more. And as a result their highend camera prices will go up significantly.

And now Sony has just announced they've just decided to spin off their imaging division and now it is an independent business under Sony corp's supervision, just like their sensor group.....

This means now Sony imaging is not a part of Sony but their subsidiary, and therefore, to Sony device group, the imaging group is just a customer,nothing special, in fact,considering its size of market share in relation to that of Nikon, Sony imaging group is a lower class customer to the device group.

So there is no more reason for Sony device technology to keep the best sensor for in-house use. In fact now Sony device tech must compete with the new sensor company Nikon Olympus Ricoh have just established here and some European sensor designers such as CMOSIS, who makes the Leica SL sensor and M sensor.

And do not forget there is always Canon if Sony does not sell anything to Nikon.........Canon will start selling it and there will be Panasonic and Tower Jazz also........so Nikon will not have any problem choosing sensor suppliers any more.

Sony must sell their best sensors to Nikon, Olympus, and Pentax , or Sony will lose them, Sony cannot choose customers any more.

If Sony is smart, it will not compete with Nikon or Olympus in camera market. After all, Nikon is the biggest customer of Sony.......but Sony also buys steppers from Nikon anyway. So Sony is not dominating the sensor market, or controlling Nikon as many Sony fanboys think..........and the just announced Spun-off of their imaging division makes Sony camera business less trust-worthy........... Sony thinks every business as a short term investment and runs it to make it temporarily profitable and then spins it off.

After that? of course sells it to anyone willing to buy it.........like Sony did with the Vaio PC business, TV business, etc,etc.

That is why no one really trust Sony in the long run, we long term Sony users just use its cameras but always know it is a back-up plan or step-gap solution......

After all no serious camera buyers are as obtuse as many spec-chasers and review sites think they are. None one buys into a big expensive camera system just for an amazing set of features in a body or two...................there are many many more important aspects to a system camera than just a set of great features...

 

Now even Tamron has sensor division in house and actually they designed the best sensor in the CMOS history and announced it recently. So sensor is becoming a large part of commodity kit. Now any one has the knowledge can design it.

  

UPDATE6: Now my first 2 copies of FE16-35mm f4 suddenly died and I just bought my 3rd copy of it.........and sadly found it terrible this time.

It is obvious buying any Sony Zeiss FE lens is like picking up an extremely difficult to win lottery ticket..........it might be great but most of times you get mediocre copies of it.

My first 16-35mm f4 was excellent , the second one was even better-almost outstanding, then this third one is literally lousy. I am returning it and get a new copy but I am not expecting to get a better one, I guess I was extremely lucky with my first two copies of this lens........I guess I will force the dealer to exchange my FE16-35mm f4 for the Voiklander 15mm f4.

 

Sony QC is just terrible, and it is not worth any premium over other cheap off-brand lens maker like Samyang, Tamron and Sigma. In fact, Sony is even worse than Tamron and much worse than Sigma Art series with respect to QC. I have had 4 Tamron VC lenses in EF and F mount and they performed fairly consistent....

I really miss Tamron 90mm macro, now I guess a brand name means nothing when it comes to QC and general after sales support. In fact, Tamron and Voiklander provided me the best service of any lens maker I have ever dealt with. It is extremely frustrating every time I spend more than 110000 yen or 1075 USD, I still have to worry about terrible sample variations.

I think we have to appreciate Roger Cicala's excellent site. He is the only one guy testing more than 5 copies of any given lens. All other reviewers just merely test one copy of each lens.........useless.

         

The Balance of Energy No.II

Isha Schwaller de Lubicz, lived for fifteen years among the temples and tombs of Luxor and Karnak, in order to try and "penetrate the secret symbolism of the hieroglyphs."

There are two parts of the temple; the outer temple where the beginning initiates are allowed to come, and the inner temple where one can enter only after proven worthy and ready to acquire the higher knowledge and insights.

One of the concepts that the Egyptians held was that man was the microcosm of the universe – the macrocosm. This is the reason for the saying: "know thyself." Their spiritual aspect of this concept held that within man is the divine essence of the Creator and the Heavens. And this finds expression in their teaching: "The kingdom of heaven is within you; and whosoever shall know himself shall find it."

 

Taken from Gerald Massey, Ancient Egypt the Light of the World, Volume I

 

♫ - Tamally Maak (Always With You)

 

for Flickriver - Sophie Shapiro

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It was dark and windy, really a bad day.

  

Now amazing Capture One pro 10 is out, and for Sony users the express version is free.

The Capture One 9.4 before it was simply outstanding RAWC, much better than anything from Adobe or Raw Therapy.

 

Unfortunately, the free version of C1 does not handle Canon, Nikon or Olympus RAW, only Sony or DNG(Pentax and Leica).

 

So I guess It is another big reason for many of us to choose Sony over anything else. If you use Sony, you can get a full copy of Capture One pro 10 for just 50 USD.

AS far as I am concerned, this is an incredible deal, great Christmas gift for us from Phase One, the greatest company in Photography ever.

 

I think both Capture One 10 Pro and DXO 11 produce a bit better color than LR CC or LR6 for Sony, Canon,Olympus, or Nikon.

 

I suspect that Adobe programs are optimized for Canon but even for Canon CR2 files, LR6 and CC are not good enough, never produce the amazing amount details that Capture One 10 or DXO 11 does.

 

Seriously C Oen 10 pro for just 50 US is an amazing deal. nothing beats it for that price.

Capture One 10 is a much better more serious program than the LR crapware, and the biggest deal here is not need to deal with the Adobe subscription stuff. Many many Adobe users used the license and repaid it to re-activate it, it is really terribly unstable. I had one time could not use it when I was editing my images on site in a mountain area and they say my account is just trial although I paid it for full CC version.

So after coming back from the mountain, I decided to cancel all Adobe CC crap, and I just got Capture One express 8.32 for Sony free,then later in the same month (last April)I upgraded it to the pro version. I could not be happier.

Now, also DXO is offering me a copy FULL copy of DXO 11 Pro version for just 99 USD. I will get that too.

Honestly, there are still times we need Photoshop but I do have full copy of CS6, so I do not need CC anymore, and I've found life without Adobe CC crap is really much more relaxing and easier.

  

The new race:

 

I've owned a7II, a7R, a7,A6000,A6300,NEX5n, NEX6,NEX7, A100, A350, A700,A99V and A900.You may not easily find a bigger Sony camera supporter than me.....So I am obviously not an anit-Sony or mirrorless kind of person. I think I was one of the very first Emount adapters in the world, and I have probably spent more money than most of just temporarily moved to Sony because of the A7RMK2 kind of guys out there. But I am realistic and know the Sony system is still incomplete, on many levels it is not comparable to Nikon and Canon D-SLR systems and even not comparable to Sony's own A mount system just yet.Yes, the EMount cameras produce great images in right conditions.But they have ignored maybe minor but actually very important subtle evolutions that larger cameras earned through decades of camera companies listening to their customers, including pros.

 

Please do not be overly defensive about Sony, and definitely not deny or ignore the facts, ignoring or denying it,or overly defending Sony just spoils Sony and stops the potentially the most interesting and advanced arguably almost universal mount system from fully developing its full potential. I honestly believe the E mount is an almost universal hybrid mount system that might replace all of the current camera mount systems to make it just simple one mount if Sony listens to its customer base..

The EMount system would be better for everyone if Sony listened to a few annoyingly loud but honest professionals like Ming, Thom and Michael,who raise valid issues/points. No one will be hurt if Sony engineers understand it some subtle nuances that many photographers have actually relied on for decades for their real life work projects in the filed, and only way for Sony engineers to be able to get it correctly is to listen to likes of Ming or Thom or like that even if they are not Sony fan. Only listening to likes of Michael Reichemann,who seldom criticize about Sony or any camera, just spoil the E mount and stop it from fully development.

Some of us are really crippled by Sony ignoring these minor but important features.

Face it and see the reality, Sony is not listening, but rather mean to its user base.

Try not to express strong opinion on Sony or Mirrorless l keep that to myself and just write about the facts of the current state of the E mount system and its main issues in real life use:

 

1>Even the most avid Sony enthusiast has to admit that Sony really screws their customers over with a new model in every few months

far as depreciation. This is as opposed to Canon, say the 5D3

loosing 2/3rds of an A7 resale value in 14 months is just hard to stomach. Ming is right that wait a year for the R3 and the R2 will be way way down probably 1200-1500 used. And even now, at least in Japanese market there a quite few used A7RMK2 floating around the internet.

thats a tough bite in a year for all but the professionals. wait 2 years, and its likely under a grand...and there is no serious FW update to any of the original A7X cameras,I mean there were a few FW updates but they were all minor bug fixes not like Samsung adding many super new features to its NX1 every time Samsung updates it.

 

I think this is a very important point, and I think this actually hurts Sony not helps in the long run since this really scares those who buy the"system" rather than just a body kind of guys away from the E mount system, and those buying into the system not a camera actually spend much more money in the long run for Sony. I still have the original A7, along with the a7R, A7M2 and A6000 just because it is almost impossible to sell my A7 without losing too much money, and sheer IQ wise, none of newer A7X cameras is a huge upgrade to my ancient A7 and A7R(I know in a lab they are much better tested,but I mean in real life)

I actually have NEX5n andNEX6 too, although I haven't even touched them for a couple of years or so.

I tried to sell my NEX6 and NEX5n,which I hate but I could not get any significant money for them,so I just kept it for days I would have to shoot in intense rain, or in risky or dangerous places.

I know the a7M3 is coming very soon, and I'm already preparing for it, but I have feeling that I might just avoid it even if it is a great camera, I just hate Sony keeps depreciating every single body it releases in a matter of a few months, most of Sony cameras do not even have a couple of years of life even the expensive A7RM2 will have just a year of life, it is really silly.

2>The widely reported promise of adapted lenses working as well as their native mounts is a big marketing lie. In reality even with Sony's own LAEA 1, 3, 4 adapters, AF-C is incompatible with Continuous High bust mode. Must use Cont Low at 2fps, and it's about as accurate as an old Sony A100 focus system. Also, no Sony/Minolta tele-converters are compatible. It is not a replacement for DLSR or SLT tracking. I'd be interested to know if Canon teleconverters work with Metabones adapter,though. Yes native EMount lenses focus better. But the selection doesn't present itself as a full DSLR replacement. Where is SEL70-400 mm SSM?

3>In my rent studio shoot comparison, two A7M2 with the external battery grip got 710 shots writing RAW only. One D750 without the external battery grip got 1560 writing RAW+JPG on two cards. The A7M2 required computer/hard drive backing up, lens adapter, battery grip, making it the larger system to carry around than any Nikon or Canon or even Sony's own A mount camera such as the A99V,which I had a year ago.

And even more serious problem for studio shooting is the external vertical grip with two batteries will not transfer power to second battery when tethering. Sony Remote Camera Control software shuts down with low battery warning at 20% left on battery one. Will not clear until first battery replaced, regardless if second battery is present. Second batt is useless in tethering mode.Less power, less shots, more tether software startups. Same thing happens when installing software from Play Memories App Store. a99/900 transfer VG battery power smoothly for tethering.

So,Sony can actually do proper tethering for the A, but for E mount system Sony chooses not to do it properly, this is extremely odd to me.

4>EMount really complicates its AF usability with at least minimum two button push for AF selector points. No diagonal scrolling available to get there faster,... the same usability issue for magnifier and playback for manual focus. Two hurdles which make it slower than regular DLSR joystick instant control with horizontal scrolling for AF selector, magnifier, and magnified playback viewing.

For small bodies like the A7X, there may be no space for the simple joystick UI of the DSLRs, but at least Sony can put some sort of touch-AF feature in the A7X.

It is a big mystery to me that Sony always refuses to put touch screen UI in the A7X and A99X cameras.

As Tony Northrup says, touch screen U.I is really practical,especially for small cameras.

As an Olympus and Panasonic user, I know this very well.

I think every EVF camera needs touch AF feature and even better touch pad featre of the latest Olympus EM10M2.

5>The dumb metal thumb bracket accessory for RX1 has a lock for so-called muti interface shoe fit... but the flash adapters and microphones of any Sony A7X don't have any locks. Should that be the other way around? CaNikon have full metal locking sleds on their flashes, yet Sony has four plastic toes... not even full sleds.

It may get some unwanted water or any kind of liquid in side of the main board of the camera. So I taped it with some vinyl tape.

6>Sony actually fixed the plastic lens mount flexing with a A7m2 and R2, but never actually bother to recall the A7R and A7 to fix that issue. Even worse when it used with lens adapters, the mounting points are doubled, causing rotational wobbles when the bigger lenses are zoomed, even the size of my relatively small SAL 85 mm f1.4 ZA.. and, the adapters the only way for any A7X to use any f 2.8 zoom or f1.2 prime, that is really annoying.

7> there are many features that would cost nothing to implement and are clearly better in pro cameras but Sony tends to ignore those,as far as I remember Sony seldom adds new features with FW updates, but forces us to buy a new minor update or even worse just some annoying usability issue fixed model like the A6000 or the A7M2. All Sony cameras are not weather sealed, I think neither are all Sony lenses. I am sure assemblance of real water resistance isn't that expensive as the myriad of inexpensive water resistant consumer products proves these days. A hot shoe lock is simple and effective. Why would Sony decide their cameras shouldn't have one? What possible advantage is there eliminating it? Speaking of flash, why can't Sony implement real slow sync fill flash or real ring flash for proper macro shooting? It is beyond my understanding, and really shocks me how careless some of so-called pro camera designers are, I am sure they are not ignorant or obtuse people but careless, choose not to listen to the real user base. This kind of arrogance is always found anything Asian electronics company produce, they do not listen because of their silly egoistic pride, especially Japanese.

 

10> Sony cameras may switch raw bit rate to 12-bit output,which actually has about 11.9 bit of info to deal with, in a few specific shooting modes;in continuous, in bulb mode, and I think also in silent shutter mode..Actually,this really odd phenomenon/behavior of the A7X cameras is much more annoying and a serious issue than the lossy compressed 11-7 RAW that always criticized by likes of Loyd Chamber, Thom Hogan, and Ken Rockwell,because the sudden bit change in silent, continuous,bracketing and bulb modes may actually cause visible compression artifacts. The 11-7 raw compression actually does not cause any visible artifact except in extremely harsh bright high contrasty scene or super long exposure image.

 

In addition:

 

•Rear dial is horrible. Cheap and fiddly.

•Sony's menu system is confusing. Things are not grouped logically even for a guy like me having used almost every single Sony camera since about 2006.

•Shutter button is mushy, and makes the shooting experience feel slightly laggy, sometimes even slow.

•Startup is inconsistent. Sometimes it is almost instant, but most times, it takes a few seconds to get going, especially once it goes sleep or needs to format the card.

•Back button focus is very poor, because the button around the AEL switch is small and fiddly, even for my relatively small hands it is too small and awkward to navigate..

•Flash system is limited compared to Canon/Nikon, and it feels old dated without proper radio control mode.

To me, the slow formatting time is a really annoying problem, and Sony cameras cannot share the same card with some other brands cameras in a shooting session. It is really annoying for a person like me who shoot many brands camera systems at once.

Last week I was shooting macro with my Olympus EM5M2 and Sony A7 and A7M2(my A7R and A6000 are at Sony for sensor replacement service), I tried to use the card I was using in the Olympus in my Sony, my Sony A7,A7M2 and NEX5n rejected the card with saying something like this card needs to be re-formatted since it has corrupted files.

I put it back into my EM5M2, it then worked properly and properly read at least jpeg files although they were not Olympus but Sony files.

I found all other manufacture cameras can share one SD cards for one shooting session if forced to, but Sony, Sony cameras require dedicated cards that are formatted in the PC or Sony cameras.

This is really really annoying, sometimes SD cards used in the Sony become full, and sometimes take out the card from my Oly or Nikon and use it in my Sony, then Sony tries to format it every time. This never happens in other brand cameras, so the cards can be shared between Canon, Nikon and Olympus safely without any issue, but need some dedicated cards for Sony.

And, I do not know what my A7,A7M2,A6000 and A7R doing but every time I try to format a card in them, they take a several minutes or at least a couple of minutes to do it. Because of this I've missed a several shooting opportunities in last week.

 

I, like Michael and Kevin,see real advantages to many features in the A7 series and other mirrorless cameras vs. DSLR's. And I strongly believe EVF is the future, and that is the main reason why I use Sony and Olympus.I would have totally adopted them by now and sold all my DSLR gear if it weren't for the above mentioned idiocracies in design.

As I wrote above,proper weather sealing is quite cheap to apply these days, but Sony refuses to use it even for the flagship A7RMK2 that costs about 2 times more than the Nikon's real pro camera D810 in its home market Japan. Again, it is really beyond my comprehension, and quite stupid. If Sony listens to its users and fix all above issues, I am sure they will outsell Nikon, maybe not Canon, but at least beat Nikon.

All my Nikon cameras are sealed, and I think some of my Canons are too, If Nikon and Canon had it covered , professionals or any one shooting in harsh environment would not deal with the idiosyncrasies and broken U.I of Sony cameras to use them even if they actually prefer the EVF and mirrorless design of Sony.

 

I think It will be the new race contest.Will Sony actually listen to its user to fix its terribly awkward UI, general usability of the E system first, or will CaNikon loosen their silly pride guard down to answer to Sony with some more sophisticated true pro grade mirrorless camera first.

  

UPDATE:Another serious issue all the camera makers will have to face but I did not really realize before is that all ILC cameras are big to most of NORMAL non-photographer people, and they are very intimidating to most of NORMAL people(I mean regardless of mount type or sensor type).

I never realized it before but while walking around down town Fukuoka with one of my long time friends here forced me to understand it. A friend of mine told me that he thinks all interchangeable lens cameras are huge and intimidating to most of average people regardless of sensor size or format, it's just simply annoying!

I guess a big lens scares or annoys people more than a big body......I never saw it his way but I got his point and I decided to carry my tiny Canon G5X when I just walk around the city area with other people. If I am alone shooting something, then I usually carry my big camera, and I think it does not matter it's a m43, a FF, an APS-C, it is all big to most of NORMAL people, anyway.

Then why not just go all the way up to FF or MFDB, or at least APS-C?

 

So maybe the one really doomed is not Nikon F or Pentax K or Sony A but m43?

Nikon and Pentax have historically had very enthusiastic and even fanatic core shooters and they are usually too old to adapt themselves fast to new EVF based gear even if they understand it is the more logical thing for them as they are aged. So D-SLRs may survive as antique cameras, but m43 or Nikon One?

  

UPDATE2 : Now once again, it's proven that Sony and its E mount fanboys are all bark but never actually bite kind of dogs. Thanks to DXO for proving this, the over hyped, expensive, almost ridiculously huge Sony FE24-70mm f2.8G-Master is really just as good or a tiny bit better than the infamous so-called Zeiss fisheye zoom FE24-70mm f4Z even at the huge cost of the oversized barrel with the 82mm filter thread design. In fact , the expensive oversized FE24-70mmf2.8 G-Master(WTF is the G master anyway) is optically much worse than the Canon EF24-70mm f2.8L MK2 that all mean, ill-spirited Sony A7 fanboys despised a few months back(when the G master line was announced). And even sadly, the Sony G master is even worse than the equally huge but a bit lighter Nikon AF-S24-70mm f2.8E VR. Yeah Sony has again proved the E mount means overpriced trendy toy for old men, it might be taken as cool fashion item or cool old man's toy for the silly mount adapter game for a while(at least).

But for cost effective real world solution, Sony is not the answer to most of us. I am not anti mirrorless but becoming anti-Sony, and I am tired of all their immature products coming with their extremely condescending marketing.

 

Hope Red or someone like that will challenge the A7X line with better video minded ergonomics design.

  

Update3:now, I think FF mirrorless is, like self-driving car, it is the future, definitely, but not really mature enough to be practical for many real life tasks, and they are both still immensely overpriced just because newer tech relatively to their older more practical rivals.

The Sony a7R2 should be cheaper than the D810 considering it does not have the complex mirror and proper weather sealings on the shutter. The X-T2 should be as cheap as the D7200 or the 80D. The A6300 should be as cheap as its predecessor(about 650US), no more than that, it is a great camera but still not able to shoot from a fast running car or train like the 7DMK2 or the D500, and so if you were a paparazzi or anything like that, you would not choose the A6300 as your main camera.

When I wrote my previous A6300 vs D500 hands-on experience,I was very very impressed with the A6300 AF, especially with the FE55mm f1.8Z. But now I am sure if my work is completely relying on the best AF in the game, I'd definitely choose the D500, not the A6300, which could not focus well on a super fast moving thing from a fast running train or a car unless the light level is perfectly ideal.

In last week,I tried to shoot street snaps from a fast running super express train with my A6300, A7M2 and A7R2, none of my Sonys could focus on anything moving from a 300km/h fast running train, I was really glad I also brought my D750 with me for my last short train trip.

Like Thom Hogan said, the Sony Alpha E mount cameras are too slow for anything moving fast, I mean their single AF speed is very fast, but it cannot track fast, especially when the light level is not really ideal.

Plus, the general operation speed of the Sony is just painfully slow, even the most expensive A7SMK2 is very slow. I mean it takes about 30 seconds to format a card, about 5 seconds or more to wake up from a long sleep, etc, and is too slow for anything unpredictably moving or decisive once a life time kind of shot. Another big issue of the Sony FE system is terribly short battery life. I know if I bring this up, many Sony fans would tell me after adding a couple of extra batteries it is still lighter than any of Nikon Canon FF D-SLRs. Maybe so, but the real issue here is because we need to change the battery almost every couple of hours, we would miss many decisive moments, and it is really annoying.

 

Now, it is obvious this is the most difficult time to spend some serious amount of money into any of these already existing camera system since they all suck in some ways and all the camera companies are too arrogant or stupid to listen to the actual users.

 

The FE50mm f1.4Z is an amazing lens that may change the direction of the entire industry but it is a huge lens, honestly, if I knew where Sony were heading to at very first place in 2013, I would not have spent this much money into Sony FE system......I wanted it to be small, light and simple, but now it is a big, heavy, expensive and very complex system.

Really, why every new lens must be AF and this huge is beyond me. It is just making the system impractical with the terribly oversized lenses. I have never seen any 50 this big(except my Otus 55 and the old Sigma Art I hated both of those huge 50 primes), seriously it is as big as the 85mm f1.4 GM and is an ugly looking lens, too.

Sony should not try a D-SLR replacement system with the A7 system, but a great RangeFinder replacement system.

Hope they wake up soon.

 

The real reason why mirrorless cameras are not already successful replacing supposed to be primitive D-SLRs is they are bad value for our buck. Maybe it is newer better tech, but still very bad value.......almost all current mirrorless cameras are overpriced considering the fact most of them are still playing the catching-up game, every year they are replaced.

The A7MK2 was the first mirrorless camera to have stayed in the market for longer than a year. And the A7R2 seems to follow that trend.

 

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Septenary/Octonary Ingredients of Important Traditional Herbal Formulations from Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database

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Oudhia, P. (2013). Food famine and nutritional diseases: Role of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

Oudhia, P. (2013). Nutrition and Diet Therapy: Role of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

Oudhia, P. (2013). Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations as integral part of Famine prevention project in Asia. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

Oudhia, P. (2013). Famine Dropsy and its management through Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

Oudhia, P. (2013). Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations in Modern Diet plans. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

Oudhia, P. (2013). Food in relation to the eyes: Importance of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

Oudhia, P. (2013). Food in relation to the Sexual Health: Importance of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

  

Oudhia, P. (2013). Food in relation to the Mental Health: Importance of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

Oudhia, P. (2013). Food in relation to the Brain: Importance of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

Oudhia, P. (2013). Food in relation to the Pancreas: Importance of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

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White_Lotus Flowers at Sunrise

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White Lotus Flower

The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

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The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout the art of ancient Egypt. In various works of art, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus, in religious ceremonies and funerals. The ancient Egyptians developed the art of counting to a high degree, but their system of numeration was very crude. For example, the number 1,000 was symbolized by a picture of a lotus flower, and the number 2,000 was symbolized by a picture of two lotus flowers growing out of a bush.

  

Medicinal Rice Formulations of India popular among Senior Traditional Oryza Experts.

Septenary/Octonary/Quinary/Nonary/Denary Ingredients of Important Traditional Herbal Formulations from Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database

-This picture is a part of Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia.

 

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Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Maharaji with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Temporomandibular joint disorders. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

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Biodiversity Driven Drug Discovery, Oryza Research by Pankaj Oudhia, Forgotten Vedic Rice Science, Saving Deep Water Indigenous Medicinal Rice, Rice landrace diversity in Asia, Validated Herbal Ingredients of Entomophagy and Entomotherapy Formulations, Saving Chhattisgarh Rice, Folk Food Conservation, Conservation of Traditional Rice Landraces, Organic Medicinal Agriculture, Oryza sativa L., Rice in Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines and Formulations, Medicinal Black Oryza Formulations in Eastern India, Indigenous Rice, Tribal Medicines for Hepatic cirrhosis, Key Ingredients of Wild Rice Formulations, Tribal Medicines for glucose metabolic disorder, Integration of Indigenous Traditional Remedies in primary health care, Vanishing Traditional Medicinal Rice, New Oryza Research, Medicinal Rice Biotechnology, Oryza and Healing Millets in Ayurvedic Home Remedies, Organic Farming of Red Rice, Wild Tribal Food plants of Gujarat, Wild Curcuma in Rice Formulations, Traditional Knowledge Documentation, Forgotten Indigenous Medicines and Medicinal Plant Research, Wound Healing Medicinal Plants in Ancient Rice Formulations, Threatened plants in Medicinal Rice Formulations, Medicinal Rice Germplasm, Chhattisgarh Rice Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, Medicinal Red Rice of Chhattisgarh, Wild and weedy Oryza in Tribal Food Systems, Folk Rice Landraces and Forest Tribes of Jharkhand, Desi Stevia with Medicinal Rice, Antibacterial and antiviral activities of Indigenous Rice Formulations, Agricultural Biodiversity, Forgotten Medicinal Plants from Community Gene Bank, Seeds for future, Forgotten Medicinal Rice used by Primitive Tribes, Medicinal Rice Farming for Rural Development, Ethnic uses of Traditional Lowland Rice, Rice Allelopathy, Medicinal Orchids in Red Rice Formulations, Climate Change Impact on Ancient Medicinal Rice based Therapies, Rice Fortification through Traditional Agricultural Knowledge, Forgotten Traditional Rice and Endangered Tribes, Medicinal Plants and raw drugs of India, Asian Rice Germplasm for Chronic Diseases, Medicinal Rice in Traditional Food System, Medicinal Rice Knowledge bank, Indigenous Herbal Drugs for General Health care, Ethnomedicinal Exploration of Oryza, Wild Rice Database, Medicinal Rice in Indigenous Peoples' food systems, Medicinal Black Rice of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Black Rice as Tribal Traditional Food, Traditional Indian Tribal food, Food Taboos and Folk Medicines, Wild rice in Tribal Agriculture, Allelopathically enriched Oryza for Health, Medicinal non-timber forest products of Gandhamardan Hills, Rice of the gods and goddesses, Conserving Rice Genetic Resources, Traditional Folk Food in Rural India, Asian Medicinal Plants for Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, Tribal Knowledge on Indian Food Plants, Medicinal Rice of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh series, Recent Medicinal Plant Research, Innovative medicinal rice based food products, Odisha Folk Rice, Invasive Alien Species in Medicinal Rice Formulations, Ancient Nanotechnology based Oryza Formulations, Vedic indigenous wild food plants, Neglected and Underutilized Species as Tribal Remedies, Famine Food Plants as Antidiabetic Agents, Mosquito Repellent Plants, Culinary uses of non-cultivated Oryza, Reis in Traditional Cuisine, Medicinal Rijst and Nutritional anthropology, Hrísgrjón, Medicinal Pис in Tribal Aboriginal Diets, Rýže, ρύζι, Pirinç, Ryžis, Arròs as Traditional Aboriginal Medicine, пиринач, ข้าว, Cây lúa, 水稻, イネ, Antipyretic properties of native wild wood Mushrooms, Integration of Oryza based Traditional Herbal Medicines, Oryza with Adivasi Medicines, Medicinal Rice popular among Adivasis of India, पंकज अवधिया के शोध कार्य, Medicinal weed flora, छत्तीसगढ़ में धान, बस्तर के आदिवासियों की दुर्लभ औषधीय वनस्पतियाँ, Medicinal Trees of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Medicinal Plants of Narsinghnath, Cyclotides in Ancient Tribal Medicines, Key Ingredients of Habenaria based Herbal Formulations, भारत का पारम्परिक आदिवासी ज्ञान, Bastar Folk Rice, Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines,

 

lotus flower / white / green / leaf / - , ハスの花, 莲花, گل لوتوس, Fleur de Lotus, Lotosblume, कुंद, 연꽃,

Please view this white lotus flower and the leaf image on black BackGround- thanks

 

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Lotus flower video (on white) + music by Ahmad Farzad

www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl4TKsmj_Ks&feature=channel

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White Lotus Flower / green / leaf / white / flower / background /

The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

Sesen A Lotus Flower. This is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth. Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. A symbol of Upper Egypt .The lotus flower played a prominent role in the version of the creation story that originated in Heliopolis. Before the universe came into being, there was an infinite ocean of inert water which constituted the primeval being named Nun. Out of Nun emerged a lotus flower, together with a single mound of dry land. The lotus blossoms opened, and out stepped the self-created sun god, Atum, as a child. A slightly different version of the creation story originated in Hermopolis. In that version, the sun god who formed himself from the chaos of Nun emerged from the lotus petals as Ra. The lotus is a flower which opens and closes each day. His history went on to say that the petals of the lotus blossom enfolded him when he returned to it each night.

 

The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout the art of ancient Egypt. In various works of art, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus, in religious ceremonies and funerals. The ancient Egyptians developed the art of counting to a high degree, but their system of numeration was very crude. For example, the number 1,000 was symbolized by a picture of a lotus flower, and the number 2,000 was symbolized by a picture of two lotus flowers growing out of a bush.

Link to other images by Bahman Farzad with green / GREEN / on flickr:

www.flickr.com/photos/21644167@N04/3031353198/

www.flickr.com/photos/21644167@N04/2336853336/

www.flickr.com/photos/21644167@N04/2105078536/

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www.flickr.com/photos/21644167@N04/2873153858/

www.flickr.com/photos/21644167@N04/2838699666/

www.flickr.com/photos/21644167@N04/4817452232/

 

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Link to Bahman Farzad's images with a touch of green:

Link to a whie flower with a green patch

Link to a whie lotus flower with a green leaf on a white background

Link to a pink fractalius lotus flower with a green background

Link to a white lotus flower with a green background reflections

Link to a fractalius red lotus flower with a green background leaf

Link to a red tulip with a green stem and leaf

Link to a white lotus flower and green leaves with the sun

        

Septenary/Octonary Ingredients of Important Traditional Herbal Formulations from Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database

Oudhia, P. (2013). Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations in Proprietary and Secret Remedies for Facial Neuralgia. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2013). Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations in Proprietary and Secret Remedies for Allergy. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2013). Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations in Proprietary and Secret Remedies for Dental Carries. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2013). Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations in Proprietary and Secret Remedies for Rheumatism. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2013). Therapy and prophylaxis of endemic goiter: Role of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2013). Nutrition and longevity: Role of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2013). Immunity and infective diseases and Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2013). Nutrition, diseases and length of life: Role of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2013). Modern Nutrition in health and diseases: Importance of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2013). 20,000 promising Medicinal Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations used in Central and North India. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2013). Importance of Indigenous Medicinal Rice Formulations in common and complicated diseases. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2013). Ancient Medicinal Rice based Herbal Formulations for modern diseases. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2013) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

  

This picture is a part of Compilation of Pankaj Oudhia’s Research Works at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, India (1990-2001),

 

White Lotus Flower (lotus flowers): Dancing

ID: IMGP4279

Best to View On Black

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Youtube video of Lotus Flowers + Music by Ahmad Farzad:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lB3VsMqcQw

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White Lotus Flower

The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

Sesen A Lotus Flower. This is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth. Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. A symbol of Upper Egypt .The lotus flower played a prominent role in the version of the creation story that originated in Heliopolis. Before the universe came into being, there was an infinite ocean of inert water which constituted the primeval being named Nun. Out of Nun emerged a lotus flower, together with a single mound of dry land. The lotus blossoms opened, and out stepped the self-created sun god, Atum, as a child. A slightly different version of the creation story originated in Hermopolis. In that version, the sun god who formed himself from the chaos of Nun emerged from the lotus petals as Ra. The lotus is a flower which opens and closes each day. His history went on to say that the petals of the lotus blossom enfolded him when he returned to it each night.

 

The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout the art of ancient Egypt. In various works of art, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus, in religious ceremonies and funerals. The ancient Egyptians developed the art of counting to a high degree, but their system of numeration was very crude. For example, the number 1,000 was symbolized by a picture of a lotus flower, and the number 2,000 was symbolized by a picture of two lotus flowers growing out of a bush.

  

Youtube video of Lotus Flowers + Music by Ahmad Farzad:

Lotus Flower images video by Bahman Farzad on youtube:

YouTube Lotus Flower Video: Photography: Bahman Farzad Music: Ahmad Farzad

www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl4TKsmj_Ks

 

Lotus Flower (white) - Red background / smoke / Yoga / red / red color / color red / nature /

 

White Lotus Flower (with red background) / nature /

The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

Sesen A Lotus Flower. This is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth. Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. A symbol of Upper Egypt .The lotus flower played a prominent role in the version of the creation story that originated in Heliopolis. Before the universe came into being, there was an infinite ocean of inert water which constituted the primeval being named Nun. Out of Nun emerged a lotus flower, together with a single mound of dry land. The lotus blossoms opened, and out stepped the self-created sun god, Atum, as a child. A slightly different version of the creation story originated in Hermopolis. In that version, the sun god who formed himself from the chaos of Nun emerged from the lotus petals as Ra. The lotus is a flower which opens and closes each day. His history went on to say that the petals of the lotus blossom enfolded him when he returned to it each night.

 

The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout the art of ancient Egypt. In various works of art, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus, in religious ceremonies and funerals. The ancient Egyptians developed the art of counting to a high degree, but their system of numeration was very crude. For example, the number 1,000 was symbolized by a picture of a lotus flower, and the number 2,000 was symbolized by a picture of two lotus flowers growing out of a bush.

Lotus Flower with Red background - IMGP7691 - زهرة اللوتس, ハスの花, 莲花, گل لوتوس, Fleur de Lotus, Lotosblume, कुंद, 연꽃 , Yoga / red / red color / color red / nature /

Links to other RED / red / images by Bahman Farzad on flickr:

www.flickr.com/photos/21644167@N04/2877304479/

www.flickr.com/photos/21644167@N04/3824570074/

www.flickr.com/photos/21644167@N04/4361810630/

www.flickr.com/photos/21644167@N04/3164764227/

www.flickr.com/photos/21644167@N04/3032912523/

www.flickr.com/photos/21644167@N04/2104877030/

  

Lotus Flower: White. ID: IMGP1352

For the best visual effect, please view on black

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Youtube video of Lotus Flowers + Music by Ahmad Farzad:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lB3VsMqcQw

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White Lotus Flower

The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

Sesen A Lotus Flower. This is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth. Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. A symbol of Upper Egypt .The lotus flower played a prominent role in the version of the creation story that originated in Heliopolis. Before the universe came into being, there was an infinite ocean of inert water which constituted the primeval being named Nun. Out of Nun emerged a lotus flower, together with a single mound of dry land. The lotus blossoms opened, and out stepped the self-created sun god, Atum, as a child. A slightly different version of the creation story originated in Hermopolis. In that version, the sun god who formed himself from the chaos of Nun emerged from the lotus petals as Ra. The lotus is a flower which opens and closes each day. His history went on to say that the petals of the lotus blossom enfolded him when he returned to it each night.

 

The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout the art of ancient Egypt. In various works of art, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus, in religious ceremonies and funerals. The ancient Egyptians developed the art of counting to a high degree, but their system of numeration was very crude. For example, the number 1,000 was symbolized by a picture of a lotus flower, and the number 2,000 was symbolized by a picture of two lotus flowers growing out of a bush.

  

Medicinal Rice Formulations of India popular among Senior Traditional Oryza Experts.

Septenary/Octonary/Quinary/Nonary/Denary Ingredients of Important Traditional Herbal Formulations from Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database

-This picture is a part of Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia.

 

Related References

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Alzheimer's Disease. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Addiction Treatment. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Adenocarcinoma of the bladder . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Adenocarcinoma of the colon . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

Related Topics in Medicinal Plant Database

 

Biodiversity Driven Drug Discovery, Oryza Research by Pankaj Oudhia, Forgotten Vedic Rice Science, Saving Deep Water Indigenous Medicinal Rice, Rice landrace diversity in Asia, Validated Herbal Ingredients of Entomophagy and Entomotherapy Formulations, Saving Chhattisgarh Rice, Folk Food Conservation, Conservation of Traditional Rice Landraces, Organic Medicinal Agriculture, Oryza sativa L., Rice in Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines and Formulations, Medicinal Black Oryza Formulations in Eastern India, Indigenous Rice, Tribal Medicines for Hepatic cirrhosis, Key Ingredients of Wild Rice Formulations, Tribal Medicines for glucose metabolic disorder, Integration of Indigenous Traditional Remedies in primary health care, Vanishing Traditional Medicinal Rice, New Oryza Research, Medicinal Rice Biotechnology, Oryza and Healing Millets in Ayurvedic Home Remedies, Organic Farming of Red Rice, Wild Tribal Food plants of Gujarat, Wild Curcuma in Rice Formulations, Traditional Knowledge Documentation, Forgotten Indigenous Medicines and Medicinal Plant Research, Wound Healing Medicinal Plants in Ancient Rice Formulations, Threatened plants in Medicinal Rice Formulations, Medicinal Rice Germplasm, Chhattisgarh Rice Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, Medicinal Red Rice of Chhattisgarh, Wild and weedy Oryza in Tribal Food Systems, Folk Rice Landraces and Forest Tribes of Jharkhand, Desi Stevia with Medicinal Rice, Antibacterial and antiviral activities of Indigenous Rice Formulations, Agricultural Biodiversity, Forgotten Medicinal Plants from Community Gene Bank, Seeds for future, Forgotten Medicinal Rice used by Primitive Tribes, Medicinal Rice Farming for Rural Development, Ethnic uses of Traditional Lowland Rice, Rice Allelopathy, Medicinal Orchids in Red Rice Formulations, Climate Change Impact on Ancient Medicinal Rice based Therapies, Rice Fortification through Traditional Agricultural Knowledge, Forgotten Traditional Rice and Endangered Tribes, Medicinal Plants and raw drugs of India, Asian Rice Germplasm for Chronic Diseases, Medicinal Rice in Traditional Food System, Medicinal Rice Knowledge bank, Indigenous Herbal Drugs for General Health care, Ethnomedicinal Exploration of Oryza, Wild Rice Database, Medicinal Rice in Indigenous Peoples' food systems, Medicinal Black Rice of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Black Rice as Tribal Traditional Food, Traditional Indian Tribal food, Food Taboos and Folk Medicines, Wild rice in Tribal Agriculture, Allelopathically enriched Oryza for Health, Medicinal non-timber forest products of Gandhamardan Hills, Rice of the gods and goddesses, Conserving Rice Genetic Resources, Traditional Folk Food in Rural India, Asian Medicinal Plants for Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, Tribal Knowledge on Indian Food Plants, Medicinal Rice of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh series, Recent Medicinal Plant Research, Innovative medicinal rice based food products, Odisha Folk Rice, Invasive Alien Species in Medicinal Rice Formulations, Ancient Nanotechnology based Oryza Formulations, Vedic indigenous wild food plants, Neglected and Underutilized Species as Tribal Remedies, Famine Food Plants as Antidiabetic Agents, Mosquito Repellent Plants, Culinary uses of non-cultivated Oryza, Reis in Traditional Cuisine, Medicinal Rijst and Nutritional anthropology, Hrísgrjón, Medicinal Pис in Tribal Aboriginal Diets, Rýže, ρύζι, Pirinç, Ryžis, Arròs as Traditional Aboriginal Medicine, пиринач, ข้าว, Cây lúa, 水稻, イネ, Antipyretic properties of native wild wood Mushrooms, Integration of Oryza based Traditional Herbal Medicines, Oryza with Adivasi Medicines, Medicinal Rice popular among Adivasis of India, पंकज अवधिया के शोध कार्य, Medicinal weed flora, छत्तीसगढ़ में धान, बस्तर के आदिवासियों की दुर्लभ औषधीय वनस्पतियाँ, Medicinal Trees of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Medicinal Plants of Narsinghnath, Cyclotides in Ancient Tribal Medicines, भारत का पारम्परिक आदिवासी ज्ञान, Bastar Folk Rice, Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines,

 

Medicinal Rice Formulations of India popular among Senior Traditional Oryza Experts.

Septenary/Octonary/Quinary/Nonary/Denary Ingredients of Important Traditional Herbal Formulations from Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database

-This picture is a part of Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia.

 

Related References

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Alzheimer's Disease. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Addiction Treatment. Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Adenocarcinoma of the bladder . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

Oudhia, P. (2014). Medicinal Rice Mappillai Samba and UdanPakheru with Red, Brown and Black Rice based Traditional Herbal Formulations for Adenocarcinoma of the colon . Medicinal Rice Formulations (1990-2014) in Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at pankajoudhia.com

 

Related Topics in Medicinal Plant Database

 

Biodiversity Driven Drug Discovery, Oryza Research by Pankaj Oudhia, Forgotten Vedic Rice Science, Saving Deep Water Indigenous Medicinal Rice, Rice landrace diversity in Asia, Validated Herbal Ingredients of Entomophagy and Entomotherapy Formulations, Saving Chhattisgarh Rice, Folk Food Conservation, Conservation of Traditional Rice Landraces, Organic Medicinal Agriculture, Oryza sativa L., Rice in Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines and Formulations, Medicinal Black Oryza Formulations in Eastern India, Indigenous Rice, Tribal Medicines for Hepatic cirrhosis, Key Ingredients of Wild Rice Formulations, Tribal Medicines for glucose metabolic disorder, Integration of Indigenous Traditional Remedies in primary health care, Vanishing Traditional Medicinal Rice, New Oryza Research, Medicinal Rice Biotechnology, Oryza and Healing Millets in Ayurvedic Home Remedies, Organic Farming of Red Rice, Wild Tribal Food plants of Gujarat, Wild Curcuma in Rice Formulations, Traditional Knowledge Documentation, Forgotten Indigenous Medicines and Medicinal Plant Research, Wound Healing Medicinal Plants in Ancient Rice Formulations, Threatened plants in Medicinal Rice Formulations, Medicinal Rice Germplasm, Chhattisgarh Rice Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, Medicinal Red Rice of Chhattisgarh, Wild and weedy Oryza in Tribal Food Systems, Folk Rice Landraces and Forest Tribes of Jharkhand, Desi Stevia with Medicinal Rice, Antibacterial and antiviral activities of Indigenous Rice Formulations, Agricultural Biodiversity, Forgotten Medicinal Plants from Community Gene Bank, Seeds for future, Forgotten Medicinal Rice used by Primitive Tribes, Medicinal Rice Farming for Rural Development, Ethnic uses of Traditional Lowland Rice, Rice Allelopathy, Medicinal Orchids in Red Rice Formulations, Climate Change Impact on Ancient Medicinal Rice based Therapies, Rice Fortification through Traditional Agricultural Knowledge, Forgotten Traditional Rice and Endangered Tribes, Medicinal Plants and raw drugs of India, Asian Rice Germplasm for Chronic Diseases, Medicinal Rice in Traditional Food System, Medicinal Rice Knowledge bank, Indigenous Herbal Drugs for General Health care, Ethnomedicinal Exploration of Oryza, Wild Rice Database, Medicinal Rice in Indigenous Peoples' food systems, Medicinal Black Rice of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Black Rice as Tribal Traditional Food, Traditional Indian Tribal food, Food Taboos and Folk Medicines, Wild rice in Tribal Agriculture, Allelopathically enriched Oryza for Health, Medicinal non-timber forest products of Gandhamardan Hills, Rice of the gods and goddesses, Conserving Rice Genetic Resources, Traditional Folk Food in Rural India, Asian Medicinal Plants for Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, Tribal Knowledge on Indian Food Plants, Medicinal Rice of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh series, Recent Medicinal Plant Research, Innovative medicinal rice based food products, Odisha Folk Rice, Invasive Alien Species in Medicinal Rice Formulations, Ancient Nanotechnology based Oryza Formulations, Vedic indigenous wild food plants, Neglected and Underutilized Species as Tribal Remedies, Famine Food Plants as Antidiabetic Agents, Mosquito Repellent Plants, Culinary uses of non-cultivated Oryza, Reis in Traditional Cuisine, Medicinal Rijst and Nutritional anthropology, Hrísgrjón, Medicinal Pис in Tribal Aboriginal Diets, Rýže, ρύζι, Pirinç, Ryžis, Arròs as Traditional Aboriginal Medicine, пиринач, ข้าว, Cây lúa, 水稻, イネ, Antipyretic properties of native wild wood Mushrooms, Integration of Oryza based Traditional Herbal Medicines, Oryza with Adivasi Medicines, Medicinal Rice popular among Adivasis of India, पंकज अवधिया के शोध कार्य, Medicinal weed flora, छत्तीसगढ़ में धान, बस्तर के आदिवासियों की दुर्लभ औषधीय वनस्पतियाँ, Medicinal Trees of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Medicinal Plants of Narsinghnath, Cyclotides in Ancient Tribal Medicines, भारत का पारम्परिक आदिवासी ज्ञान, Bastar Folk Rice, Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines,

 

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