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Ornithogalum chionophilum

Ornithogalum chionophilum
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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: 2009-04-28
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-27 23:32
Viewed: 4967
Points: 44
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Ornithogalum chionophilum (ASPARAGACEAE)

A bulbous perennial herb with 2-5 basal, linear leaves up to 30 cm long. The flowers form crowded, compact inflorescence; the perianth-segments are white internally with a broad, green stripe externally. It is an endemic species, distributed along the Troodos range, between 700 to 1950 m. It flowers from March to June depending on the weather conditions.
The photo shows the inflorescence at an early stage of flowering.
Meikle R.D. 1985. Flora of Cyprus. Vol. 2. London: Bentham-Moxon Trust, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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Hallo Pambos,
another fantasstic macro shot of a special flower on your marvellous TN gallery, superb sharpness and splendid colour tones, a very pleasant composition
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-28 0:00]

Hello Charalambos,
Very beautiful photo of this Ornithogalum chionophilum in white colours and taken from a very good detail. Excellent sharpness and composition.Best regards Siggi

Hello Pambos,
Beautiful arrangement and excellent illumination and texture of the delicate flowers. You succeeded in avoiding harsh shadows. Well done.

Hello Pambos,

nice image from this flowers with good sharpness and from above pov.
Exellent details.
Good managing of the wb.
Fine colors.


Very beautiful Pampo, I like the symmetry and the detail. regards Yiannis

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-28 3:26]

Hi Charalambos,

Excellent photo-presentation of this Flower, very nice colors and details, TFS!

Ciao Pambos. Great POV, perfect DOF! Excellente details.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-01-28 4:58]

Hi Charalambos !
Wonderful macro of this nice plant.
Excellent management of the light with splendid lights and shadows. Very good POV and fine details.
Well done.
ciao! vanda


The composition of the image is good. I like the POV, sharpness, detail and lighting you show here. It is a quality image posted on TN.

hello Pambos

beautifully composed photo of these wild plant/flowers,
with fine POV showing excellent details,
beautiful light, excellent contrast, TFS


hello Charalambos
this is a beauty of a flower with great details good sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Pambos,
what a beautiful photo of these flowers. Amazing natural colours. Perfect sharpness. Nice point of view.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice evening.

Hello Charalambos,
Exceptional focus with great clarity, lovely focus and amazing sharpness.
Fantastic composition!

Ciao Pambos, lovely composition with beautiful white flowers, splendid natural colors, wonderful light and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-28 11:19]

Hello Pambos,
A fine capture of a Plant that is new to me.
The flowers and leaves were taken with excellent clarity from a great POV and set in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and have a fine weekend,

Καλημέρα Πάμπο
Εντυπωσιακή φωτογραφία με ενδιαφέρουσα σύνθεση, όμορφα χρώματα και εξαιρετική ευκρίνεια.

Wonderfully clear image with great brightness, contrast and detail Pambos! Nice flowers and plant! Good simple and direct composition! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-29 10:49]

Hello Pambos,
Very beautiful photo and plant. Excellent choice of POV, composition and good sharpness. Beautiful natural colours.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-30 2:00]

What a nice subspecie of this family.In my country there is a umbrellatum subspecie and it's nice to see this brother so rich of flowers.Impressive quality of your pic,the white balance is fantastic,great sharpness and details too....and the best point of view.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-30 5:13]

Hello Pambos,
A very beuatiful endemic flower again wich forms a lovely ring of white flowerheads. Best mangement of light, like usual. It seems that these flowers like rocky environments. Interesting composition too.
Kind regards

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-01-30 11:02]

Shalom Pambos,

Lovely specimen. Beautiful capture!

Your endemic species are wonderful!

All the best,


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-01 1:32]

Hello Pambos,
definitely an exciting top view of these unique flowers.such lovely white well seen in its wonderful contrast with the green leaves. Very fine and sharp view in good smooth colours.
It is somehow so symmetrical.


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