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Colchicum autumnale

Colchicum autumnale
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Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus E620, Olympus Zuiko 35mm Macro F3.5
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-25 0:44
Viewed: 2259
Points: 32
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colchicum autumnale, commonly known as autumn crocus, meadow saffron or naked lady, is a flower which resembles the true crocuses, but flowering in autumn. (This is not a reliable distinction, however, since there are many true crocuses that flower in autumn.) The name "naked lady" comes from the fact that the flowers emerge from the ground long after the leaves have died back.
The species is commonly cultivated in temperate areas.

Pharmaceutical uses

The bulb-like corms of Colchicum autumnale contain colchicine, a useful drug with a narrow therapeutic index. Colchicine is approved by the US FDA for the treatment of gout and familial Mediterranean fever. Colchicine is also used in plant breeding to produce polyploid strains. A compound derived from the autumn crocus, called ICT2588, could be a potential treatment or cure for cancer. In experimental testing it was successfully used to treat breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers in mice.

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Hi Jiri,
Excellent color and sharpness.Very good contrast and POV,nice macro shot,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-02-25 2:00]

Czesc Jiri,
Fantastic macro ..
Sharp details and superb pose, wonderful colors too.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-02-25 4:30]

Hi Jiri

Great macro! Very nice details. I like the depth op field and the colours.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-25 7:05]

Good colors, lighting and abstract work.. tfs.

Hello Jiri,Very good macro,fine compozition and colors,and good background and lighting.
Best regards

Ahoj Jiri,
unusual photo. I like these colours. Very good composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Jiri
Wonderful close macro of this beautiful flower. Beautiful colors and great sharpness.
Thank You for the note.
Best regards

Ciao Jiri, great closeup of lovely flower, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-25 13:52]

Hello Jiri,
splendid composition with beautiful lightness and wonderful shades of colour. Very well done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-25 15:27]

Hi Jiri,spectacular macro inside this magnificent floweri like the idea and the beautiful result,the colors too are really fantastics.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

Interesting composition Jiri! Beautiful photo! The colours and the lighting are fantastic

Hallo Jiri,
superb macro shot, impressive details and splendid soft colours, very nice composition
Best regards

wonderful result, great performance!
regards Jiri

Hi Jiri,
excellent macro! with great sharpness and colour. composition stands the picture looks nice.

Ahoj Jiri!

Amazing macro shot. it looks like an alien form of life. Very nice composition made in warm sweet colors.


Hello Jiri,
An ABSOLUTE PERFECT macro with stunning colours in excellent clarity, yet it emphasizes the softness of the flower!! The focus area is clearly defined with a fantastic shallow DOF of the rest of the flower. I must confess that I know nothing about macro photography and that this composition is a "wake-up call" for me!! Excellent note as well! Well done my friend.
Best regards,

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