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Nepeta troodi

Nepeta troodi
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Copyright: yiannis christofides (yiannis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 625 W: 0 N: 770] (5400)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-13
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus E3, Olympus Zuiko 35mm Macro F3.5
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-30 6:15
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nepeta troodi is an endemic plant of Cyprus, found on the Troodos mountains between 1100 and 1960 m. It is the only Nepeta species to be found growing here.
The flowers are rather small, the lip being about 3.5 mm wide, but rather beautifully marked with pink dots and a frilly edge.

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Sensacional primer plano , de una gran ptofundidad y excelentes detalles.
Me encanta tabién la luz. la especie supongo que hará las delicias de más
de un botánico.
Un abrazo Yiannis: J. Ignasi.

Ciao Yainnis, lovely couple of beautiful flowers, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-30 6:41]

Hello Yiannis.
Great close up study. Very beautiful colour and sharpness. Lovely DOF. Good composition. Well done.
Best regards Siggi

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-30 6:54]

Hello Yiannis,
such a lovely pairs and you captured it in a style.
The clariy is excelent and the view is very artistic.
Well done.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-30 7:02]

Hello Yiannis,
Very beautiful photo of these specal flowers in lovely colours and good sharpness. Good POV, composition and OOF BG.

Hi Yiannis,
Very intersting wildflower for you. The shape of the petals and color are extraordinary. It's a great find, it almost looks like an Orchid. This must be a very rare species. I love nature photograpy its the exploring, the hunting and the capture of the unusual things that I love. Excellant.

Hallo Yiannis,
a fantastic macro shot of this marvellous endemic plant, superb sharpness and very beautiful colours, excellent point of view and close composition
Best regards

Hi Yiannis,
another fine posting of your beautiful flora with stunning colour and details!
the exposure and focus is spot on
well done always

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-07-30 8:12]

Hello Yiannis,
A very fine macro of these tiny but wonderful and peculiar flowers endemic to Cyprus. I like the way you show two flowers, both sharply in focus. Lovely details and colours too.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

Hi Yiannis,
many details. Great point of view. Nice colours. Very good composition.
Have a nice Saturday,

great smily couple, TFS Ori

Hi Yiannis,
Very nice close-up of these beautiful flowers, great sharpness details, nice natural colours and very good composition,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

Hi Yiannis,
Wow, a macro close to being a "micro"... 3.5mm are vfery a tiny size for flowers. Congratulations! You're managed perfectly your macro lens 35mm!...well done, nice flowers!

hello Yiannis
super macro!
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Yiannis,
As usual a superb flower from Cyprus. Very nice colors and razor sharp details.
Exceptional exposure.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Yannis. Another rare pearl from you! magnifciente POV and light/ colours management. Impressive DOF.


Hi Yiannis,
Good detail, colours, sharpness and OOF BG. Splendid photo.

Bonjour Yiannis,
Très belle macro très finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Yiannis,

what an good sharpness and pov on this beautiful flower.
Suburp white balance with good details in the wite petals.
Fine colors.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-07-30 12:38]

Hello Yiannis,
A very good macro shot of these beautiful flowers,nice colors and great sharpness.
Have a nice day!...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6522 W: 89 N: 15623] (65351)
  • [2011-07-30 15:49]

Waaw Yiannis,this is a magnificent and professional macro.These flowers are very very little,you camera lens show us all its muscles today..ehehe..very impressive sharpness,colors and light balance.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

εξαιρετικά αποδίδεται η σκηνή!
καλή σου μέρα!

Εντυπωσιακή φωτογραφία Γιάννη. Η σύνθεση είναι εξαιρετική , τα χρώματα φανταστικά και η ευκρίνεια πολύ καλή. Μια όμορφη παρουσίαση ενός πολύ όμορφου ενδημικού.

Hi Yiannis,

Well what a exquisite piece of mastery here my friend, this image has it all, the depth of sharpness is astonishing, supreme lighting/white balance that supports the beautiful colours, excellent work Yiannis and well done,
Best regards,


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-07-31 5:33]
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Beautiful! The Trodos Mts. have so many endemics!

What lens did you use? Such great DOF at f/8!

It would be nice if you included in the WS a pic of the entire plant, to show us this endemic beauty in its environment.

Best regards and TFS,


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-07-31 7:22]

Hello Yiannis.
Beautiful this very interesting flower and great close-up. Amazing presentation of this endemic plants with impressive fine details and pleasant colors.
TFS and best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-08-01 8:39]

Hi Yiannis.
You have shared wonderful flowers with us. All main their features are reflected at exact DOF and nice POV perfectly. Natural smooth BG supplements them nicely. Its smoothness and pleasant colouration are very impressive and suitable for sharp image of the flowers. My compliments and best regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-08-02 4:54]

Hello Yianis,
Like big open Hippo-mouths, your flowers! Intersting endemic flower which you have well photographed. Not easy if I read how tiny they are. Thanks for this interesting posting
Kind regards

Hi Yiannis, this is very nice macro.TFS

Hello Dear Friend Yiannis,
How are you?
I miss your photos.
Wonderful picture.
This coloors are very good.
Perfect macro.
HAve a good day.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-08-02 11:51]

Hello Yiannis,
A superb capture of this endemic species of Nepeta, the flowes of which are taken from a great POV with fine sharpness, DOF and natural colours in this well composed close macro.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2415] (10650)
  • [2011-08-03 8:33]

Giasou Yainnis,
Excellent macro ..
Excellent details, nice natural colors, beautiful composition and POV, great pose of the Endemic Nepeta troodi.
Best wishes,

Hi yiannis,
Beautiful endemic species! nice portrait, very well done
TFS, Ferran

Hello Yiannis,
What a fabulously beautiful macro of this rare flower. Wonderful colours and great DOF. Just very good overall.

Hello Yiannis,
Awesome photo of beautiful flower, amazing shape and even a little funny! Your gallery is full of amazing attractions!

Hello Yiannis,
Beautiful collection of flowers in your gallery. This one is visually interesting and beautifully composed image.
Thanks and kind regards,

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