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Kitaibelia balansae

Kitaibelia balansae
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-13
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-08-25 2:58
Viewed: 3046
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is a rarity from Mt. Hermon, a plant known from Cilicia and the Levant. Another species of Kitaibelia, K. vitifolia, is endemic to the former Yugoslavia, and has been cultivated widely.

The flowers are 4 to 5 cm in diameter. This herbaceous perennial of the Malvaceae (Mallow) family, can grow to about 1 m in height. Please see the WS for more.

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To anel: Mt. HermonIshi 1 08-27 11:38
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great flower and fruit closeup, we tried to grow it in our gardns, but were left with only 1 plant.

Hello Ishi,
Incredible clarity, focus and razor sharp details. Lovely colors, perfect exposure and the superb light. You have a very good chance to take a shoot of this interesting species of flowers.
Thanks for sharing and useful photographers note.

Very interesting plant Ishi! Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.

hello Ishi
This one is also very good
the great sharpness and good light make this picture very good
Colours are beautiful
i like this flower
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)
  • [2012-08-25 12:33]

Hello Ishi,
Very beautiful macro in splendid colours, great sharpness, details and a good DOF.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-08-25 13:18]

Hi Ishi!
Wonderful macro shot. Splendid lighting and excellent blurred BG.
Very good POV and superb details.
Well done: congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

Ciao Ishi, beautiful composition with lovely flower, splendid sharpness, great light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-25 15:14]

Hi Ishi,a magnificent and rare flower and a fantastic macro,remember me a little the wild roses of my country.Spectacular quality of pov,details,colors and light,very well done!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Beautiful species, well done!
TFS, Ferran

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-08-27 2:30]
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Hello Ishi,
You and Ori seem to be often on Mt Hermon :-)
Another beauty from this beautiful place, well presented in this square format and shown with best light-management and sharponess.
Well done!
Kind regards

Hi Ishi
Very nice macro shot
Very good clarity and colors
Best Regards

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