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In Memory of my dear Father!

In Memory of my dear Father!
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-11
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D-80, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, @ ISO 200, SIGMA 62MM EX DG MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Floral Beauties [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-13 22:09
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dianthus zonatus var. zonatus (Ringed Pink) [in Turk. Halkalı Karanfil]

Hi friends, indeed I’ve uploaded this species from Buldan (Denizli) before but this time from a different location (Çiftlik village, Banaz, Uşak province).

As I made before, today a special dedication to my late father Irfan SALIH GÖÇMEN who was died on 1994 while i was a young boy, for his valuable contributions in all steps of my life. The reason that I’m dedicating this flower to my father is due to his love of carnations. He would always carry one behind his ear, and capturing this image reminded me of his presence.

Ringed Pink is found only in West, Central and Southern Anatolia including Mediterranean Ecozone of Syria. Its flowering time is between May and August. Vertical range includes 700-2600 m. It prefers rocky sites and also fields.

TFL and Have a nice week!

©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved.


Dianthus is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, native mainly to Europe and Asia, with a few species extending south to north Africa, and one species (D. repens) in arctic North America. Common names include carnation (D. caryophyllus), pink (D. plumarius and related species) and sweet william (D. barbatus). The name Dianthus is from the Greek words dios ("god") and anthos ("flower"), and was cited by the Greek botanist Theophrastus.

The species are mostly perennial herbs, a few are annual or biennial, and some are low subshrubs with woody basal stems. The leaves are opposite, simple, mostly linear and often strongly glaucous grey-green to blue-green. The flowers have five petals, typically with a frilled or pinked margin, and are (in almost all species) pale to dark pink. One species, D. knappii, has yellow flowers with a purple centre.

Dianthus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Cabbage Moth, Double-striped Pug, Large Yellow Underwing and The Lychnis. Also three species of Coleophora case-bearers feed exclusively on Dianthus; C. dianthi, C. dianthivora and C. musculella (which feeds exclusively on D. suberbus).

The colour pink may be named after the flower. The origin of the flower name 'pink' may come from the frilled edge of the flowers: the verb "pink" dates from the 14th century and means "to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern" (maybe from German "pinken" = to peck). Source: Collins Dictionary. The verb sense is also used in the name of pinking shears.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-13 22:22]

Good morning Bayram dostum!
A very nice portrayal of two Dianthus flowers. The composition, colours, lighting, neutral BG and clarity make this a fine image.
This is nice to view. Thanks for sharing this together with the excellent note. I didn't know the possible origin of the word 'pink'!
Have a good week,

Hallo Bayram
The previous time you made a dedication to your beloved dad, I missed out on it and you pointed it out to me. This time I saw it and would love to leave my penny of thoughts. Besides the beautiful cerise carnation you used as dedication to your late father I can sense that you loved him very much and had great respect for him.
Looking at this pretty flower I can also understand why he had such a love for carnations as they are such beautiful flowers with fine detail, which is also seen so clearly in your posting. Thanks for sharing my friend and may you have a super day. Best regards.

Hello MF Bayram,
very beautifull portrait of Dianthus, vivid pink and nice BG.I remember too when I was young, many peoeple with a Dianthus behind the ear, same habits my friend...
Best regards

Bu renk yabani bir karanfili ilk defa gördüm. Biyolojik zenginliklerimizden biri olan bu nefis Dianthus'u herhalde dönüş yolunda çektiniz. Babanız için güzel bir hediye olmuş. Eminim bu hediyenizi hissetmiş ve belki de kulağına takmıştır.

Hello mon ami Bayram,

Fleur d'émotion, de coeur, de tendresse pour le souvenir d'un papa ☺ aimant et aimé ♥.
Jolie présentation sur une BG couleur miel.
Splendides détails et tonalités, bon choix d'encadrement.
Grande amitié, ayez une semaine heureuse.

Bayram hocam babanıza Allah'tan rahmet diliyorum. Anısına çok güzel bir hediyo olmuş. Sevdiği çiçekle anmanız büyük bir incelik. Saygılarımla hocam.

bayram, very nice picture you´ve done...i like this genus too...
you´re a very lucky person, to live in a area, where a lot of interesting flowers grow...

Ciao Bayram, wonderful couple of lovely flowers with fantastic pink colors, great memory for your father, beautifu composition with good blurry BG, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Bayram,
Time flies; I remember well your previous flower dedicated to your father.

And again I am saying - how proud he would be - if he could see you today as a famous, loved, grown-up man...

Carnations are among the most popular cut flowers, used in floral arrangements, corsages, and boutonnieres. In 1907 Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia selected the pink carnation as the symbol for Mother's Day. In Europe the carnation was formerly used as a treatment for fevers. It was also used to spice wine and ale during Elizabethan times, as a substitute for the more expensive clove.

Another perfect addition to your portfolio.

İyi bir hafta dilerim Bayram
Greetings from South Africa,

Dayi dedem yasasaydi ve bu hediyeyi gorseydi inan gurur duyardi.
Ama zaten o hep seninle gurur duydu. Mekani cennet olsun.
Selam ve sevgiler.

Ciao BBB. Impressive colours results here with very good sharp and details. Exciting playing of light.

ps I'm sure your dad will be proud.


Hi Bayram,
Stunning vivid colours of these flowers enhanced even more by the blurry soft brown BG.Razor sharpness combined with correct exposure showing the intricate details of these flowers.Interesting note.

Hi Friend,
A beautiful dedication to your father.:)
It's often a wonder how the simple joys of nature can bring fond memories of your loved ones.
A lovely image of the pretty pink flowers taken at a suitable POV, DOF and exposure. I loved the composition by the way.:)
Thanks for the share,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-14 5:59]

Hi Baratom Bayram,

Nice words for Your Fathers remember!
very nice photo with great colors and fine details, TFS!

hello Bayram

beautiful dedication to remember your late father,
beautifully composed flowers photo, with fine focus
sharpness and details, beautifully blurred background,
beautiful colours of the flowers, TFS


I know this tiny beautiful flower has the most lovely and delicate smell among the rest Bayram and I am sorry to hear that your Dad past away! A picture that represent a bit more than beautiful colors!
Best Regards,
George Veltchev

Hi Bayram,
your post is touching me - wonderful flowers - and wonderful words for your beloved father.
A beautiful memory ...
This colour is fantastic - the flowers seem to glow, I like that.
Thanks, perfect post again, have a nice evening
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-14 9:38]

Hello Bayram,
I'm very fond of Dianthus flowers and this is a very beautiful close capture. Their colours stand out so well against the plain background and details are very sharp. Well composed too! I read your note with interest and never thought of 'pink' referring to the serrated edge even though I've used a pinking shears in dressmaking many times in the past!
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

Merhaba sevgili arkadaşım,
This is a lovely capture to remember your dear father, who still always with you, specially when you walk in the nature. Exceptionnal artistic composition, with great colours and background. The light is coming from the flowers...
İyi akşamlar,

Hocam babanız için güzel bir anma. Nefis karanfiller.
Allah'tan rahmet diliyorum hocam. Saygılarımla,
Aydın'dan selamlar.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-14 11:02]

Hello Bayram,
Wow, this is beautiful! For me the top photo of the day! Colours, DOF and composition are really perfect! Fantastic dedication.

Hello Bayram,
It is a lovely capture with superb details and very nice colours.
Lovely dedication to your late father.

Bayram hocam iyi geceler. Muhteşem karanfiller ve harika bir anma şekli. Emeklerinize sağlık Hocam.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-06-14 12:11]
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Dostum çok etkileyici hüzün verici bir ithaf.Hiç bir sözcük bu hüznü taşımaya yetmiyor.Ne dense eksik kalacak.Işıklar içinde yattığından ve senin gibi güzel bir yürek yetiştirmiş olmanın gururu ile huzurlu olduğundan eminim.
Eline emeğine sağlık.

Bayram..sevgili babamizi yıl dönümünde en cok sevdigi cicegi ile anman ne kadar buyuk bir incelik..beni cok duygulandirdin.. nur icinde yatsin.. seninle hep gurur duymustu..eminim simdi de izliyor ve gurur duyuyor.
Ellerine ve zihnine saglik canim kardesim. Hepimizsden selam ve sevgiler..

Hallo MF Bayram,
a beautiful macro shot of this Dianthus, marvellous colours, a very pleasing composition.
Best regards

Merhaba Bayram hocam,

Çok nadide, çok hoş bir çiçek ve Babanız için çok anlamlı bir hediye.
Eminim bu türü çok seviyordu.Nur içinde yatsın.

Selam ve saygılarımla,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-15 3:33]

Merhaba MF Prof. Bayram,
nice to hear from you again. Such a beautiful pair of flowers. Excellent result with good background and powerful colours of the petals.
Such a feeling is shared as I missed my father too.
Beautiful composition in detailed shot.


I'm sure your father was an impressive man, may his soul rest in peace, Ori

Rahmetli İrfan dayi için güzel bir anma olmuş hocam. Babanızın kulak arkasında karanfille dolaştığını ben de duymuştum.
Ellerinize sağlık, Saygılar,

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