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Gladiolus Italicus

Gladiolus Italicus
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Copyright: David White (dkaved) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-24
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70S, Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(pink) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-17 15:00
Viewed: 3938
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gladiolus Italicus (Common Gladiolus)

Gladiolus = 'Little Sword' referring to the shape of the leaves.
Italicus = of Italian origin, relating to Italy (Latin)

Gladiolus italicus has a broad distribution from southern Europe to parts of Asia growing on rocky hillsides, grassy areas, open forests and in fields. It flowers from March to July. It is distinguished from other European Gladiolus by having anthers that are longer than the filaments. Flowers are loosely arranged and facing various directions, pale pink as well as purple-pink to magenta with a pale blotch outlined in purple on the lower lobes. There are 5 to 15 flowers on the spike

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-17 15:44]

Hola David,
bonitas flores,
color y composición,
muchos saludos

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-09-17 18:10]

Hi David,
Excellent DOF and beautiful natural colors. Nice détails.
Thanks for sharing,


Hi David,
This is a very nice shot of colourful flowers.
Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-09-17 23:57]

Hi David,
Absolutely fresh, healthy Gladiolus! Here, perhaps for the the lack of water or a poor, rocky soil, you can not find a so dense plant. Excellent colours, details, composition and specimen.
TFS, José M.

My friend Dave,
Superb clarity with vivid colour and details and I loved the pov showing the plant and flowers!
well composed and well seen

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-09-18 2:19]

hello David,
bBautiful bunch of Gladiolus. They are so much prettier in nature!
Thanks and best regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-18 9:24]

Hello David,
I've always admired this beautiful Gladiolus when I've come across it in the Mediterranean countries. It is very beautiful and seems to grow like a weed in places. This is a very beautiful capture of a whole bunch of them, all in focus and details are sharp. Lovely colours too!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-18 14:10]

Wonderful colours and details. Over here they have to be carefully nurtured. But I like the delicacy of the native ones much more

Common yet still very nice and considering all things, location, times etc....these are very nicely received.

Hi Dave,
Wonderful colors and details on this one.
I miss the spring when I look at it !
Cheers, Shir

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-16 1:01]

Hi David,
Beautiful capture!
Well composed, colorful and sharp.

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