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Cyclamen Persicum

Cyclamen Persicum
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Copyright: Gert Ellstrom (ellis49) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony SLT A55, Sony SAL 70-400mm G /4.0-5.6
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-14 8:55
Viewed: 3817
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for you kind word and comments of my previous post.

Let me present a beautiful Cyclamen.

Cyclamen cyprium is the national flower of Cyprus but I doubt this is that species, Cyclamen cyprium Is growing at a higher altitude, this one is taken at Makronissoss Beach in Ayia Napa, maybe it’s a Cyclamen persicum. Any way it’s a beautiful flower and we found lots of them.
I will update the note if I can get the right ID.

Updated note, Thanks Christodoulos.
Cyclamen persicum, the Persian cyclamen, is a perennial growing from a tuber, native to rocky hillsides, shrubland, and woodland up to 1,200 m (3,900 ft) above sea level from south-central Turkey to Israel and Jordan. It also grows in Algeria and Tunisia and on the Greek islands of Rhodes, Karpathos, and Crete, where it may have been introduced by monks. Cultivates of this species are the commonly seen florist's cyclamen.
Wild plants have heart-shaped leaves, up to 14 cm (6 in) usually green with lighter marbling on the upper surface.
Flowers bloom from winter to spring (var. persicum) or in autumn (var. autumnale) and have 5 small sepals and 5 upswept petals, usually white to pale pink with a band of deep pink to magenta at the base.
After pollination, the flower stem curls downwards slightly as the pod develops, but does not coil as in other cyclamens.

Sony 70-400mm, spot metering, ISO 100, Raw-format, av-mode, coverted in Camera Raw
Levels, Contrast, Crop, sharpen , resized to 800 pixels,
Well calibrated Eizo S-pva monitor, calibrated/profiled with spyder3 elite

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-04-14 9:30]

Hi Gert,
Superb work ..
The use of light, bright colors, sharp and full sharpness of BG.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Gert
Beautiful photo of Cyclamen persicum. Very good composition, fantastic lighting and great sharpness.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-14 9:35]

Hello Gert,
Very beautiful photo of this Cyclamen in total perfection. Light, colours, sharpness, details, composition, background, contrasts, DOF....everything is just gorgeous.

Hallo Gert
This is lovely. This Cyclamen is captured beautifully with details well seen, especially the purple colour on the petal and the texture on the flower's stem. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Ciao Gert.
Eccellente foto macro molto elegante nei suoi colori,ottima nitidezza,stupenda composizione complimenti.
Ti auguro una buona domenica ciao Marco.

Hello Gert

The shape of this flower it is like a match with
his flame ! beautiful photo, with fine POV and
appropriate vertical framing, the flower being
framed diagonally in the image it brings dynamism, TFS


Hi Gert,
really nice photo of this flower. Amazing colours. Great composition. Perfect, artistic shot.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-14 12:18]

Hello Gert,
excellent work, great details, very crisp, nicely composed and capture photo, perfect details,very nice colors too.Best regards Siggi

Hello Gert,
Spectacular macro with great focus and very good clarity. Wonderful contrast against the dark background. It is a lovely species of flower with nice colors. Pity that it does not grow in my country this beauty...at least not in the wild...
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Gert.
This is a wonderful flower shot in beautiful framing. Amazing simplicity and the little white petals and purple hues are just fabulous.
Kind regards.

Ciao Gert, fascinating composition with lovely cyclamen on a beautiful blurry BG, fantastic sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Gert,
Agréable macro valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A Bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-15 23:16]

Hello Gert,
the petals stood wonderfully on the dark background. The composition you made somehow pushes the lively and the soft flower petals into a pleasant presentation. It is just like an emergence in a dream.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-17 11:34]

Hi Gert.
Nice experiments with new camera and attractive telezoom. I like simple and graceful subject, delicate reproduction of tender colours and precise exposure. Composition as well as BG are superb. My warm regards and best wishes.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-04-20 12:42]

Hej Gert,
A very fine and artistic capture of the flower of this species of Cyclamen. The lighting and its management is superb to show the flower well against the dark BG and the sharpness and natural colours make this ia first class image that is very well composed.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,
Trevlig helg,

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