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Adonis annua

Adonis annua
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Copyright: Fevzi YAPICI (fyapici) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 121 N: 1985] (7499)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-27
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Minolta AF Macro 50 mm 1:1 f/2.8 (32), Sony UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-09 5:06
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Points: 34
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Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Adonis
Species & binominal name: Adonis annua In Turkish: Keklikgözü, Kanavcı otu.

"Adonis annua (syn. Adonis autumnalis L., Adonis phoenicea Bercht. & J.Presl., Peasant's-eye, Adonis' Flower, Autumn Adonis, Autumn Pheasant's-eye, Blooddrops, Flos Adonis, Red Chamomile, Red Morocco, Rose-a-ruby, Soldiers-in-green) is a medicinal and ornamental plant native to Africa, Asia, and Europe." says the Wikipedia on here, about this beautiful plant.

In another source "Plants of Bursa" Prof. Dr. Gönül KAYNAK says that "Herbs , annual, taprooted. Stem 1, 10-40 cm. Leaves: basal leaves 2-5 cm, similar to cauline, petiolate; cauline leaves sessile or subsessile. Leaf blade 2-3-pinnatifid. Flowers 1.5-2.5 cm diam.; sepals appressed to petals, broadly obovate, ± erose in distal 1/3, minutely ciliate, otherwise glabrous; petals 6-10, spreading, dark red [orange to red-purple], usually with dark basal blotch, plane, 8-15 mm, ca. 1.5 times length of calyx, apex slightly erose; stamens 15-20; anthers purple-black (olive green with age); pistils 20-30. Heads of achenes short-cylindric, 13-20 × 6-10 mm; pedicels conspicuously exserted well beyond leaves. Achenes 3-5 mm, glabrous, adaxial margin nearly straight, abaxial keel gibbous, not toothed; beak straight, erect, 0.5-1 mm."

I took this in my garden 2 years ago. It is tiny but very beautiful flower. I used fill flash, because there was a wind. I couldn't take a sharp and neat image. Sometimes fill flash works very well for getting up the shutterspeed.

With my best wishes.

rousettus, roges, Heaven, Juyona, horias, siggi, Pitoncle, matatur, Alex99, boreocypriensis, oanaotilia has marked this note useful
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hemşehrim, çiçeklere devam demişsin bugün de. son derece güzel. bir başka enfes çekim. renkler, pozlama, netlik ve kadraj; harika. eline sağlık. verdiğin bilgileri de özenle hazırlamışsın. çok teşekkürler.
iyi günler, selamlar.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-03-09 5:15]

Merhaba Fevzi,

Soft and very fine picture.
Dark red against a soft green background.
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Composition and presentation are excellent. TFS.

Best regards,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-09 5:22]

Merhaba Fevzi,
muhteşem bir görüntü.
Ile Gorgeous renkler çok iyi seçilmiş POV.
Bu özel çiçek ile muhteşem bir makro.

Ciao Fevzi, my today neighbour, lovely macro with beautiful flower, great sharpness, wonderful details, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Ciao Fevzi. This is just a spectacular macro shot wit razor details and beautiful bright colours. Impressive contrast against the BG.


Hallo Fevzi
That a flower so plain and simple can have such a beautiful visual effect, and be so eye-catching. Great viewpoint and composition. Looking at this image, reminds me of the season of summer and the hot sun, but it also creates a joyful and happy feeling. A lovely floral shot, which I enjoyed looking at. Unfortunately it was taken in your garden (which are not allowed)and therefore it makes me think it could be cultivated. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-03-09 8:25]

Hola amigo,
high quality and color,
great focus control.
exquisite macro
saludos Fevzi

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-09 10:53]

Hi Fevzi
What a great capture this lovely macro!
Details and colors are fantastic!

Merhaba Fevzi,
this flower is so romantic with the wonderful red colour.
Also freshness from the drops - and it seems as it there is an insect inside the flower?
Thanks, beautiful post, I like it so much
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-09 11:15]

Dear Fevzi,
Excellent tribute to this beautiful flower. The lighting and the background are exquisite.Your composition is marvellous!I liked of the chromatism also.
Best regards Siggi

Merhaba dostum Fevzi,
This is a very artistic capture, with only the petals on focus and a nice blurred background, including stem. This pretty little flower has a very beautiful bright red colour. Excellent composition too.
Iyi geceler,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-10 2:30]

Salam Akhi Fevzi,
such a lovely flower in tis best texture and colours. You shallow depth really gives a dramatic view and composition is simply beautiful.
Everything is blurry except the emphasised parts, i.e the red petals with the details and sharpness well shown.
Very nice presentation.


Bonjour Fevzi,
Excellente maitrise de la profondeur de champ et de la lumière valorisant artistiquement le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hem fotografik, hem de estetik bakımdan mükemmel olmuş Fevzi, ellerine sağlık dostum.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-03-17 21:50]

Hi dear friend.
You have created a simply charming close-up flower work. DOF is simply sweet as well as combination of ultimate sharpness of the flower petals and amazing blurriness of the surroundings. Level of lights is art too. Bravo, dear Fevzi. Amazing work.

Dostum sığ saha derinliği ile dikkat tamamen çiçeğe yönelmiş. İnsan gözünü okşayan ve rahatlatan bir artistik sunum olmuş.
Uzun pozlama süresine rağmen her şey net. Tertemiz bir sunum.
Emeklerine sağlık.

Hy Fevzi
Not so common species, seen only twice in my life.
An excellent image taken with perfect details against a very good blured bg.
Kind regards,

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2010-03-31 2:00]

Merhaba Fevzi,

Beautifully captured!.
There is a sense of mystery with this flower. ;)
Red with dark green back, very nice.


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