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Narcissus tazetta

Narcissus tazetta
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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: 2011-01-07
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-08 14:50
Viewed: 5530
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Narcissus tazetta (AMARYLLIDACEAE)
Bulbous perennial herb up to 30 cm high. Flowers fragrant with white perianth segments and yellow-orange corona. In Cyprus it occurs in fissures of rocks, in low shrubby vegetation and occasionally in cereal fields, from sea level up to 850 m; it flowers from November to February.
Distribution: Mediterranean region.
The genus name Narcissus is derived from the name of a youth in Greek mythology who fell in love with his own reflection.

Meikle R.D. 1985. Flora of Cyprus. Vol. 2. London: Bentham-Moxon Trust, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Gledhill D. 2002. The names of plants. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-08 14:53]

What a perfection and what a style!I like a lot the black background and the incredible sharpness and the perfection of white balance...fanatstic Narcissus,they come back in my country in April,you are lucky to see these flowers in January...ehhee..Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Hallo Pambos,
a superb macro shot, outstanding sharpness and perfect flash exposure, impressive silky white petals, a very good contrast in a very pleasing composition, very well done.
Best regards

Hi Pambos,
Good evening, neighbour. :) Seems like we had the same idea today what to upload: a flashed pic with heavy contrast. Your presentation is beautiful, with excellent exposure, many details on the petals, fantastic sharpness and colors. Perfect composition with a Narcissus trio. A truly unique and eye-catching flower shot. Bravo.
Have a great weekend, best regards, László

Hi Sami,
the composition is excellent!!
Great sharpens and clarity to!!


Hello Charalambos
this photo is very beautiful, this trio perfect reproduced with sharp details and wonserful color tone, white balance is perfect, the black BG highlight this flowers so well, TFS
have a great sunday

Hi Charalambos,
Wow! Amazing detail and texture of the flowers here. The contrast of colors and the dark background are exceptional. Great compositon.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-01-08 18:13]

Hello Charalambos,
A perfectly composed image of this gorgeous flower. It reminds me of the Daffodils which sprout up in our yard early each spring.

The sharp focus allows us to see the fine detail and beautiful colors of each petal. Excellent exposure and superb DOF. I really like the dark BG as it makes you focus on the flowers all the more. Great job!!

Hello Pambos.
This is so good with shiny details.
Excellent capture against the muted background.
Well done and kind regards - Jusni

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-08 22:18]

Hello Charalambos
I think you are a master of flowers photography!
Excellent work!

Ciao Pambos, beautiful composition with lovely trio of nice flowers, great contrast against dark BG, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hallo Pambos
Absolutely beautiful! The detail shown is striking and very eye-catching. The feeling that surrounds this image is that of warmth, joy and summer, and it makes me think of Hawaii and Mauritius and all other tropical places. The colours are vibrant and the contrast between white and yellow is just tops. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Few things makes this image great in my opinion friend Pambos. Good morning! The first is the stunning clarity, the perfectly measured depth of field, the awesome white balance, the great contrast, the fantastic illumination and lastly the incredibly lovely set up here! You have managed to create a masterpiece with a bunch of ordinary Narcissus, no doubt! Have a great Sunday my friend!
George Veltchev

Hello Charalambos,
What a fine and well taken picture of these flowers. I like the contrast created by the black background, great sharpness, nice colours and excellent composition. Well done!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-09 2:45]

Hello Pambos,
really an exciting view. The white against dark background is very stunning!
the sharpness and details are splendid.
The view is so pleasant and attractive.
Well composed shot, indeed.


hello Charalambos
great sharpness and with good light
beautiful colours and good details
greeting lou

Hullo Pambos,
What a stunning image on the dark background. Flowers are absolutely beautiful with clear detail and vibrant color. Very well done and thanks for sharing.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-09 4:10]

Hi Charalambos.
These flowers are so beautiful as your picture. Simply fantastic reproduction of flower petals and hearts, their texture. Colorus and shapes. Composition of the shot is also great. Arrangement of the flowers on the frame are fine and pleasant for look. Bravo. Well done.

Ciao Pambos. We are looking for a masterpiece!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-09 4:44]

hello Pambos,
A beautiful trio of Narcissus tazetta taken with perfect sharpness and light-management. A good vertical composition too, the flowers seem to sing some joyful song!
Thanks and kind regards

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ciao Pambos!
excellent composition of Narcissus tazetta
details and definition is perfect
thanks ciao sERGIO

Hi Charalambos,
Another nice photo of flowers. As usually I like colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-01-09 6:25]

Hi Charalambos!
What a beauty! Really a fantastic capture, very well composed. Superb sharpness and details.
Splendid light and great contrast against the black BG.
The choice of the format is perfect!
Very well done: congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-09 7:44]

Hello Pambos,
The use of the ambient light, POV, composition, exposure, DOF and sharpness contribute to a superb capture of these three flowers of this wild Narcissus.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful image!
Kind regards,

hello Pambos

excellent photo of these flowers with fine POV, DOF
and appropriate framing, beautiful luminosity
of the foreground, subjects superbly focused
with great sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Charalambos,
Splendid capture of a lovely flower with superb focus and outstanding clarity.
Excellent details and very good sharpness.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-10 10:32]

Hello Charalambos,
this is a wonderful presentation of this Narcissus tazetta. Very well composed with the black Background.Best regards Siggi

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