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Urginea maritima

Urginea maritima
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Copyright: Jose Rodriguez (jmp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-01
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fuji Finepix S9500, Digital ISO 80
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/120 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-02 9:08
Viewed: 5142
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Urginea maritima

English common names: red squill, sea squill, sea onion.
Nombres comunes en español: Cebolla albarrana, escila.

This incredible flower is living now, when even the hardest thistles are suffering from intense sun and lack of water!
In a stony, really dried slope, I spotted this flower. Its full length is at about 70 cm. The fragment I cropped was the only part with open flowers. From it to the top there are hundreds of buds and beneath the open flowers there are died ones and a long green stem without leaves.
I thank Hervé for the the id. he provided me.

Ref.:waste.ideal.es, Wikipedia (English), Wikipedia (Español)
Time: 19:47
EXIF: Aperture priority, Flash=Off, Metering Mode=Average, Manual Focus, Focal Length=85

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great ! they bloom in Israel also now. greetings, Ori

Hola jose .
Es una planta que hay muchas en creta y que florece asta ultimo de octubre.Su nombre no lo se.La toma y la luz son muy buena.Un saludo.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-02 10:49]

Hello Jose

A beautiful flower,the focus is spot on.The warm lighting gives a lovely glow.The contrast is excellent.I can see a couple of red beetles in there too.I like the diagonal composition.Excellent POV and DOF.TFS


Hola Jose.
Me suena haber visto publicada esta flor en alguna parte pero no sé dónde...
Magnífica macro y bellísimos colores.
Saludos, JL.

Gran profundidad y exquisitos detalles gracias a la buena luz y enfoque. Un lujo de toma.
Saludos José

Hola José Miguel,
Que bella luz y detalles!
La suave iluminación hace resaltar esos tonos amarillos pálidos de los estambres, y también la textura algo untuosa de los pétalos.
Excelentes los valores de la exposición y como se separa el ramillete del fondo.
Enhorabuena y gracias por mostranos la foto.
Un gran saludo,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-02 19:39]

Hola Jose,
una planta "llena de vida"
nitidez y excelente color,
iluminacion excelente,
saludos, buena semana

hello jose,
lovely shot of these beautiful flowers, well composed shot with fine pov, the image is sharp with good details, the texture of the petals is visible vlearly, you have managed the exposure well, dark bg suits the shot well,
nice work,
tfs & regards

Hello Jose,
A very delicate flower; the light is attractive and I like the slight gtilt!
Lovely details in the small flowers, and I notice a couple of insects are still at work!
Pablo -

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-09-03 2:14]

Bonjour Jose,
Voilà donc la belle inconnue. Il est vrai que les endroits rocailleux et exposés au soleil cachent souvent de véritables trésors. Et cette fleur est une merveille. Tu lui rends un bel hommage avec cette image.
Bonne journée Jose

Hola José,
Excelente toma de gran nitidez y mucho detalle, buen control lumínico, y bello contraste de las florecillas con el fondo, es una pena que el insecto no se vea mejor. Saludos
José Ramón

Bonjour Jose,
Magnifique photo de Urginea maritima (je crois !). J'aime beaucoup la lumière de fin de journée sur cette magnifique infloresence. En Provence, cette espèce pousse à proximité du littoral. Est ce que c'est le cas en Andalousie?

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-09-03 17:27]

Hola josé, buen trabajo, preciosas fragantes delicadas flores blancas, buenos detalles agradable nitides y comentario. Saludos Sira

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-09-04 1:27]

Excellent and very detailed shot of this lovely plant. The visitor up there adds lots of fun to the picture.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-04 13:02]

Outstanding details and textures, superb colours and great composition

as cores naturais e o fundo preto estão perfeitas....os detalhes,nitidez e composição muito bonitas! fica bem ana:)

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-05 2:05]

Hi Jose,
Beautiful flowers again with nice colours and sharp details. Superb lighting and exposure and neat focus. It stands out well from the BG and the bug presents just that touch of action in the shot. Excellent POV and a wonderful composition. Kudos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-05 6:30]

Hi Jose.
The principal key of your nice shot is fantastic reproduction of the details, texture, colour tones and lights of the flowers (IMHO). Great refined work. Amazing reflection of the evening sunlight. Excellent inclined composition, wonderful deep dark brownish BG and composition of the shot. Extra-class job. My compliments and TFS.

Hi Jose,
This is beautiful and crisp clear image. Colors and texture are well seen. The light is just perfect. POV and composition are great. TFS.

Hello José,
splendid and very well controlled light showing the finest shades of whites, and at the same time portraying all the vigour of this powerful plant.
A strong image. Thank you!
My best regards,

Hi Jose,
Just went with my daughter down into the spot of woods by my house to see if the squils were blossoming....and found they were.I like how they just seem to shoot out of the ground as if from nowhere....no surrounding leaves.Their flowers do attract a lot of little insects.I will try and upload an image soon.TFS and take care.
Regards, David

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-09-09 5:05]

Hi Jose

Lovely image of the flowers and the insect is a nice touch as well. Wonderful light and perfect focus. POV and DOF are both good



Hello Jose,
This flower is a real survivor! This is a beauty! I like this diagonal composition a lot and you managed exposure with great skills as it is not easy to expose correctly this white... There is a nice brilliance on its tinny petals and focus is very sharp on all the plant. Well done with interesting note and this little visitor in bonus :) Thanks,

Hello Jose a fine detailed shot perfect dof and nice focus good light and exposure tfs rgds necip.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-14 4:23]

Hola José,
The bulb of this plant must be thick and fleshy to be able to produce such a rich florescence that you captured and composed beautifully with superb lighting and sharpness. I bonus is some sort of fire-bug hiding among the flower buds.
Thaks for sharing this fine image of a plant entirely new to me.
Un gran saludo,

bonjour josé
votre galerie est un printemps perpetuel,ou trouvez vous encore ses belles fleurs en cette saison!
encore une belle et bonne photo.

What a splendidly artistic capture of this extremely exotic flowery plant, Jose. What is more, you have captured even a pretty bug partially visible on the sheaf of those lovely flowers.
Your flower pictures are matchless in their unique beauty, my friend. I simply adore them.

Hello Jose,
Excellent use of the ambient light, great details and just the right DOF. Well composed on the diagonal, nice colors.
And the little beetle up top likes it too..although he looks to be the shy one ;)
Well done!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-05 6:56]

Hola Jose
Una bella y esplendorosa imagen de esta preciosa escila. Me impresiona la perfección de los detalles de tan nítida que es la foto, a pesar de que eso es algo a lo que ya nos tienes acostrumbrados :) Has elegido una composición perfecta para sacarle toda su belleza a este tipo de flor.
Muchísimas gracias.
Un saludote.

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