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Noaea mucronata

Noaea mucronata
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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: 2011-11-03
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-15 7:19
Viewed: 4962
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Noaea mucronata is perennial spiny plant occurring in the east Mediterranean and eastwards to central Asia, as well as north Africa. It is a plant of arid environments. It occurs commonly in Cyprus up to 300 m altitude.

The plant belongs to the Chenopodiaceae family and as such the flowers have no petals.
At the stage shown in the photograph the flowering stage is over. What you see here are the bracts which are membranous and often become coloured.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-15 7:24]

Hello Yiannis,
I must say the bracts of this plant look just like flowers, well taken with fine sharpness and natural colours. It would be interesting to see the flowers!
Thanks and best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-15 7:51]

Hi Yiannis,this is really new for me and very interesting,your perfect pic is the best way to discover this beauty,great macro whit the best sharpness and natural colors! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano.

hello Yiannis
very nice and good sharpness picture
beautiful colours and good light
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-15 8:46]

Hello Yiannis,
The POV is really perfect in this photo. Excellent composition. Good sharpness, details and beautiful colours.

Hello Yiannis,
Wonderful macro with great focus and very good clarity.
I love the razor sharp details.
It is a great capture with impressive colors.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Yiannis,
amazing photo of these flowers. Nice colours. Perfect composition.
Have a nice evening,

Ciao Yannis. The charm of simplicity! Wonderful!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-15 11:35]

Hello Yiannis.
A lovely close up of this dainty flower.The florets are beautiful and the subtle colours are well saturated.Very good focus and sharpness.The details are excellent showing texture and depth.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Yannis, lovely composition with delicate flowers on nice blurry BG, beautiful natural colors, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Excelente ampliación y composición de esta pequeña flor con unos colortes preciosos.
Saludos Yiannis: Josep Ignasi.

Εντυπωσιακή ευκρίνεια Γιάννη. Ακόμα μια εξαιρετική φωτογραφία με πολύ καλή σύνθεση και φανταστικά χρώματα.
Καλή σου μέρα,

Hi Yiannis,
excellent image, perfect details of this beautiful Noaea, interesting note, tanks for share, Regards, Ferran

ωραίο κάδρο και πανέμορφα χρώματα!
καλημέρα Γιάννη!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-11-16 9:08]

Hi Yannis!
What a beautiful flower! I have never seen it before.
Perfect sharpness and fine details. Splendid light and excellent contrast against the blurred BG. Beautiful soft colours.
Really a lovely composition: congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

Hi Yiannis
A poem made with flowers and perfectly cropped!... Congratulations and thanks!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-16 10:24]

Hi Yiannis,
Very interesting and nice flowers. Nice colours and perfectly sharp photo.
Regards Jiri.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-16 10:36]

Hello Yiannis,
very beautiful image with great light, sharpness and detail; nice delicate colours. Very well done!

Bonjour Yiannis,
Agréable publication bien composée, finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Yiannis,
Extra fine sharpness/detail, beautiful colour, POV and a perfect DOF. Great work.

Hello Yiannis,
A very nice picture of these beautiful flowers, excellent details sharpness, beautiful colours, very well taken,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Hi Yiannis,

Very nice and well seen composite here my good friend, as always a superb quality picture, impressive detailed sharpness with good depth, splendid lighting control under the harsh lighting conditions, very strong composition, great effort here Yiannis and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hello Yiannis,
What a beautiful flower,
Very good detalis.
This is pretty.
Have a good day dear friend.

great Noaea closep, greetings Ori

Hi Yiannis,
Excellent sharpness, flowers have a nice matte texture of petals. Very nice colors.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-12-08 0:34]

Hello Yiannis,
such an exciting colours and the contrast really make it stand out on the canvas.
Very nice composition with the details well presented.
Excellet job again.


Beautiful macro shot! I really like the colors and DOF!

Hello Yiannis,
Beautiful flower shot hanging up the frame. Pleasing natural tone with excellent sharpness and details. Well exposed and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

Yiannis, this is a wonderful shot of these beautiful plants. You did a great job capturing it. Beautiful detail and sharpness. Have a great weekend, Bill

Hallo Yiannis,
a very beautiful macro, fine details and splendid delicate colours, very nice harmonious composition
Best regards

Hi Yiannis,
This is a beautiful flower with wonderful colours and light.

Hello Yiannis,
This is a beautiful species. Great pov to show the charm of these flowers. Very well done.

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