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Cyclamen cyprium

Cyclamen cyprium
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Copyright: Charalambos Christodoulou (floracy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 0 N: 253] (1157)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-05
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-05 10:21
Viewed: 6298
Points: 42
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Cyclamen cyprium Kotschy (PRIMULACEAE)
Cyprus cyclamen is an endemic perennial (tuberous) herb. The lower surface of lamina has a characteristic rich purple or crimson-purple colour. The sweetly fragrant flowers appear in autumn, usually a little in advance of the leaves.
It occurs on shaded steep hillsides and streambanks, usually under trees and shrubs, from 50 to 1200 m and flowers from September to January (exceptionally to March). It has a wide distribution (except the central plain), from the Akamas peninsula and the Troodos range to the Pentadaktylos range, and it is locally abundant.
Cyclamen cyprium is the national plant of Cyprus.

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Hi Charalambos,
first of all - great colours of this "twins". Great composition and background.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2010-12-05 10:26]

Olá Charalambos,uma planta bem fotografada traz um destaque mesmo que ela for de tamanho pequeno, parabéns por este belissima imagem bem composta e com nitidez exelente.

Nice portrait of the cyclamen. Often difficult to photograph because of the shady habitat.
regards Yiannis

Giasou Pambos,

Awesome post of a floral endemic of our island... So pure natural and fresh. Very good use of the DOF to really focus in on both flower. Well balanced exposure that we could not see any OE areo on white tepals. The strong blurr BG reinforces the details. A pleasure to look at indeed.
By the way, do yo know the differences between this beauty and the other similar species, like C. persicum and C. hederafolium. If i am not wrong, hederafolium is distinguished by only it leafs which resembling Hedera helix? Thanks for your time MF!
Have a nice new week!


  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2010-12-05 11:37]

Clear impeccable image with astonishing detail awesome sharpness and perfectly well adjusted white balance. Bravo Charalambos, wonderful introduction of your superb technical skills!
George Veltchev

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-05 11:49]

What a fantastic macro!The details of these cyclamens are impressives,spectaculatr white balance,composition,sharpness and colors.very well done!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Geia sou Pambo,
I like so well how do you capture the light on the tepals and the great sharpness. Very nice composition and bokeh on background. A great shot file! Kali nixta,

Hello Pambos!
Fine flowers. Good note, very good information. Superb exposure. Perfect contrast and sharpness. Good effect.
Well done!

I miss this species! Ori

Ακόμα μια εντυπωσιακή φωτογραφία ενδημικού είδους. Μπράβο Πάμπο

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-06 1:06]

Hello Charalambos,
very pretty flowers well shown in excellent details. You have composed the petals so softly and they really look very attractive.
The sharpness is number one.
Very splendid composition and the use of light is very well done.


Hello Charalambos. Great quality photo and wonderful sharpness.. Excellent shot and nice BG.
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-12-06 4:48]

Hello Charalambos,
Very well taken these white Cyclamens, not an easy task. Sharpness and management of white are excellent. Simple composition and special background. Our cyclamens are mostly pink.
Kind regards

Hi Pambos,
wonderful image of this cyclamen, fine presentation, beautiful light and superb BG

Bonjour Charalambos,
Très belle macro bien composée valorisant bien le sujet sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hallo Charalambos,
a superb image of Cyclamen cyprium, excellent sharpness and fantastic bright colours,
a very beautiful composition
Best regards

πανέμορφα, με πολύ καλό φόντο φως ευκρίνεια και χρώμα, μια πολύ καλή φωτό!
καλημέρα Πάμπο

Ciao Charalambos. This is a very good macro with excellent DOF and perfects sharp. Magnificent colours and best light's managment on white.


Great detail of this amazing plant, the national plant of Cyprus!!!

Ciao Charalambos, elegant composition with lovely cyclamen, wonderful lighting BG, splendid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Pambos.
The white petals are so sharp and delicate like satin. Very good capture in fine details. Happy New Year to you and your love ones and may 2011 brings you good health, prosperity and many great photos. Kind regards - Jusni

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  • Helio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 16] (533)
  • [2011-01-02 15:49]

Wonderful picture and colors!

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