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Daphne mezereum L.

Daphne mezereum L.
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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: 2011-06-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Alfa Nex3, Sony E-mount 2,8/16mm, Dorr DHG Macro Achromat
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-14 6:09
Viewed: 2995
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Daphne mezereum is a species of Daphne in the flowering plant family Thymelaeaceae, native to most of Europe and Western Asia, north to northern Scandinavia and Russia. In southern Europe it is confined to medium to higher elevations and in the subalpine vegetation zone, but descends to near sea level in northern Europe. It is generally confined to soils derived from limestone. The common name is Mezereon.
It is a deciduous shrub growing to 1.5 m tall. The leaves are soft, 3-8 cm long and 1-2 cm broad, arranged spirally on the stems. The flowers are produced in early spring on the bare stems before the leaves appear. They have a four-lobed pink or light purple (rarely white) perianth 10-15 mm diameter, and are strongly scented. The fruit is a bright red berry 7-12 mm diameter; it is very poisonous for people, though fruit-eating birds like thrushes are immune and eat them, dispersing the seeds in their droppings.
Daphne mezereum is very toxic because of the daphnetoxin present especially in the berries and twigs. If poisoned, victims experience a choking sensation. Handling the fresh twigs can cause rashes and eczema in sensitive individuals.
Order: Malvales
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Genus: Daphne
Species:D. mezereum (Wikipedia)
Non è una gran foto,ma con la luce che c'era...

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Ciao Fabrizio, delicato fiore dai beicolori naturali, ottima nitidezza e splendida luce, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-06-14 7:13]

Hi Fabrizio,
Excellent photo of this Flower, very good natural colors, fine details and sharpness, TFS!

Hi Fabrizio,
Beautiful image of this flower, lovely colours and great sharpness details, very nice point of view and good out of focus background, well taken and presented,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-14 7:32]

Ciao Fabrizio,forse hai lasciato un po' troppo inutile spazio in alto,per il resto la foto e' ben composta,di ottima qualita',e soprattutto molto interessante riguardo alla specie,mi sto facendo una nuova cultura con le tue rarita' montane..eehhee...complimenti e buona giornata,Luciano

Nice macro photo of the Daphne, good colours and details. regards yiannis

Hi Fabrizio.
Very nice composition. Very good idea. Excellent point of view. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Fabrizio. Scatto nitido e dettagliato in ottima profondità. Luce delicata e colori morbidi in una gradevole composizione.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-06-14 9:05]

Ciao Fabrizio,
A fine, well composed capture of this plant in flower. In Sweden we can see it in flower befor the leaves come out in the spring.
Excellent sharpness, natural colours and BG.
Thanks and best regards,

Hi Fabrizio,

Very nice and well presented image of this fine flower, nice and sharp with impressive details, lovely natural colours, nice to see the use of a tripod, great work and well done,
Best Regards my friend and have a nice evening,


complimenti Fabrizio pe rla foto e per le info, molto belli i colori e bene presentato in diagonale il fiore,

un saluto e buona serata,

ciao, tino

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-14 11:13]

Hello Fabrizio,
Very beautiful photo of this flowers in good sharpness, details and natural colours. In my opinion the BG could have a bit more blur, it's too prominent. Excellent diagonal composition.

Buen documento sin duda para Tn Fabrizio. Una especie que no conocía.
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi.

Hi Fabrizio,

an very nic image from tis beautiful plant while flowering.
good of sharpness and pov, nicely blurred bg.
Fine colors.


Hello Fabrizio,
Exceptional capture of a splendid flower.
The details, colors and focus are perfect.
I love the wonderful contrast against the background.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Fabrizio
Glad to see this species!! Very nice diagonal composition,perfect detials and natural colors. Well done!!

Best regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-12 9:46]

Hallo Fabrizio,
I really like this picture. The flower is beautiful. Good focus, DOF and nice composition. Well done.
Best regards Siggi

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