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Narcissus tazetta

Narcissus tazetta
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Copyright: Lior Almagor (LiorAlmagor) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 90] (1266)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-26
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 300s, Nikon AF-S VR 105mm 2.8G IF-ED Micro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-05 1:02
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Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Plantae
clade: Angiosperms
clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Genus: Narcissus
Species: Narcissus tazetta
One of his nick names is: "King of the swamp".
One of the well known and beautiful flowers in Israel.
Blooms at the begining of the winter.
Narcissus tazetta (Daffodil, Chinese Sacred Lily, Bunch-flowered Narcissus, Joss flower) is a perennial ornamental plant that grows from a bulb.
The Chinese sacred lily is neither sacred nor a lily. In the Romanized form of written Mandarin it is called shui xian hua(水仙花) which can be translated as water goddess flower. The botanical designation is Narcissus tazetta v. chinensis, or Ruen.
Its fragrance is quite different from that of its distant cousin, the paperwhite narcissus which has an animal scent to many people.
Special topiary carving techniques can be used to form leaves and flowers into fanciful shapes. The flower is an important element in the Chinese lunar new year celebration, and is sold at flower markets before the Chinese New Year. It is believed to be good luck to have the flower bloom on the first day of the Chinese lunar new year spring festival.

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beautiful flowers. good lighting and background. tfs.

nice bouquette, dash Ori

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-05 6:19]

Lovely image of this beautiful species with colorful flowers. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-05 7:04]

Hello Lior,
Beautiful photo of these flowers taken from a very good low POV. It was even more beautiful, when the background was more blurred. Then the flowers were more isolated from the background, only a tip.
Good sharpnes and composition.

one of the most beautiful species of this genus, TFS, Ferran

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