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Cistus salviifolius L.2°

Cistus salviifolius L.2°
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Copyright: Fabrizio Menin (ciopper13) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 0 N: 353] (1772)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 500D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, SanDiskUltra II 16GB, 67mm UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-08 7:07
Viewed: 3286
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
M.Venda m.602 Parco Colli Euganei
Cistus salviifolius is a species of rockrose. Its common names include salvia cistus. This is a showy wildflower native to the Mediterranean region, in southern Europe and parts of Western Asia and North Africa.
Cistus salviifolius has spreading stems which may approach a meter in height and are covered in clumpy hairs. The oval-shaped green leaves are 1 to 4 centimeters long and have wrinkled light-colored edges.
The inflorescence holds one or more round flowers, each petal white with a yellow spot at the base. The stamens are also yellow and the anthers shed abundant yellow pollen. This plant is popular with bees.
Stem < 2.5 m
Leaves generally opposite, ovate to oblong, petioled or not; stipules 0
Inflorescence panicle-like or flowers solitary
Flower: sepals 3 or 5; petals white or pink to purple, generally with dark or yellow blotch at base; ovary 1-chambered, placentas 5, style 1 or 0, stigma large, hemispheric, 5–10-lobed
Fruit 5–10-valved
Etymology: (Ancient Greek name)
[Bean 1970 Trees & shrubs Brit Isles I:615–629] Some hybrids and cultivars.
Order: Malvales
Family: Cistaceae
Genus: Cistus
Species:C. salviifolius(Wikipedia,USDA)

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Hi Fabrizio,
excellent photo of this flower. I like all the details. I like these droplets of water. Perfect point of view and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

nice shot with the addition of beautiful raindrops


Hi Fabrizio,
Beautiful flower and beautiful picture, good sharpness details, nice point of view, composition and nice natural colours,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

This is a wonderful image, with excellent lighting and good details. regards yiannis

Hi Fabrizio,
fabulous image of this colourful flower, great sharpness with lovely rain droplets that adds impact to the picture,
Nice natural colours and well composed,
Congratulations Farizio and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-08 8:47]

Hello Fabrizio,
Very nice photo of this flower with raindrops. Excellent sharpness and details. Maybe the flower is a bit too much centred in the composition. Good contrasting OOF BG.

Hello Fabrizio,
Splendid capture with excellent focus and superb details.
Very nice colors, perfect exposure and lovely water droplets.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-08 9:43]

Ciao Fabrizio,
A very fine capture of this species of Cistus flower. The POV shows its features with excellent sharpness and natural colours against a contrasting BG and the drops of water make a nice addition.
Thanks and kind regards,

Ciao Fabrizio,
ci presenti con bellissime immagini splendidi ed interessanti fiori del Parco dei Colli Euganei, un prezioso scrigno di biodiversità nonostante il forte impatto antropico, ottimi dettagli e magnifici colori, ottima anche l'angolazione di ripresa.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona settimana
Ciao Maurizio

Bellissima macro Paolo.

Ciao Fabrizio. Bravo! Coefficiente di difficoltà molto alto. Ottimamente gestita la luce.


Dear friend Fabrizio,

Hope you'll be doing fine. What an excellent close-up shot of this dew drenched flower!This natural white contrasts so beautifully with yellow.dappled background blur is helping it. Thanks a lot for sharing a fine species of your region. Thanks a lot for commenting on my photo, stand obliged.You are a gentleman. take care .....warmest regards/Abid

hello Fabrizio
super sharpness picture with good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Ciao Fabrizio, un grande orto botanico i colli Euganei, e questa immagine ne è un grande esempio, una zona che merita di essere fotograficamente sfruttata alla grande e tu ce ne dai un esempio con le tue foto. Bravo. Un saluto, Paolo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-09 1:17]

Ciao Fabrizio,le goccioline fanno davvero la differenza,un bellissimo cistus colto con una gestione della luce impressionante,bianco e giallo in pieno sole sono un compito sempre difficile da assolvere.Ottimo lavoro! Buona settimana,Luciano

Ciao Fabrizio, gran bel fiore con le magnifiche gocce di rugiada, ottima resa del bianco e splendida nitidezza, bravo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Fabrizio,
bellissima foto, ottima nitidezza e POV.
Una CARTOLINA , complimenti e grazie per le interessanti note
Ciao Vanni

Buen control de los brillos y la luz, con unos colores realmente sorprendentes. f22 bien trabajado.
Saludos Fabrizio: J. Ignasi.

Hi Fabrizio,
I am not a real big flower but I know what I like. This is great with the water droplets on the petals, kind of gives this image a sense of coolness. Nice colors and well focused at F22.
Good stuff,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-05-10 1:34]

Bonjour Fabrizio,
Trè jolie cette ciste ornée de goutelettes de pluie. Une image simple et bien présentée, éventuellement tu aurais pu choisir un cadrage un peu plus serré.
Belle journée

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-05-15 5:36]

Hello Fabrizio ,
such a fantastic shot.The water droplets are really exciting to look at. The presentation is so attractive with good details and features.
A wonderful composition.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-05-15 9:09]

Affascinante immagine, Fabrizio. Magnifico contrasto di colori, ma senza dubbio le goccioline e la luce, con i suoi riflessi, sono le note super dell'immagine.
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Fabrizio,
Very nice photo, with great composition and sharpness!!! Regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-05-15 10:26]

Hi Fabrizio,
Nice flower with gorgeous drops of dew.Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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