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"Life flower" for Exteen clan

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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: 2010-06-19
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/22, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Floral Beauties [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-11-06 7:39
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I would like to give a present to Exteen clan to congratulate them that they became grandma and grandpa, as well as mother and father :) I am sure this is the most beautiful thing for each life story. I also wish Nina all the best for her future life… Hope they like this gift and take to theirs heart :)

I also attached two WS posts here to show it in its natural environment and also more closer in details on flowers.

By the way, I also would like to invite our friend Loot to be active on TN again. We are missing your very educative and great quality posts MF!

Regarding my post, this is a beautiful, rare and biennial sedum species, Rosularia sempervivoides (=Sedum sempervivoides) ((Turk. Ömür otu, İkbal Çiçeği-it means “Life flower” since it is using some medicinal purposes with their antioxidant properties) which I’ve captured it in the Çığlıkara Nature Reserve (Elmalı, Antalya) during our joint trip with Catherine. It is native to western Asia (Turkey) and the Caucasus, growing on rocky slopes. As one can guess from the species name, the first-year rosettes look very similar to a small sempervivum (Houseleeks), thick and succulent, gray-green, mottled purple. The rosettes elongate the second year into erect stems carrying dense cymes of eye-catching carmine red.

Catherine already uploaded a post of the same species. Also Ömer has uploaded another one. I thought that it is the best time to upload one again :) I used my ring macro flash - Sigma EM-140 DG- with deep DOF to create a dark BG.

You can find more info about the species and the other sedums visiting Catherine’s (in English/İngilizce) and Omer’s (Turkish/Türkçe) postings.

TFL and cheers,

©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved. ********** Google Translate

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aman aman aman,
Nazar değmesin.
bu nekadar güzel bir kare olmuş böyle hocam.
elinize sağlık.
En güzel dileklerimle,

Ciao BBB. One of the most beautiful paint recently seen. Veru well done MF and TFS.


Ciao Bayram amico mio, wonderful flower in great contrast against dark BG, great light, beautiful natural colors and excellent sharpness, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

hello Bayram
super sharpness picture with good light and beautiful colours
very nice black BG
great shot Bayram
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-06 8:29]

Hello Bayram,
What a wonderful saturated colours! Splendid contrasting red and black. Superb sharpness, details and composition.

Ovvv. hocam muhteşem bir makro. Ekteki kareler de öyle. Ömür çiçeğini de sayenizde öğrenmiş oldum. Gerçekten çok güzelmiş. Ustanın merceğinden bakmak ayrıcalık. Emeklerinize sağlık. Selamlar.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-06 8:35]

Hello MF Bayram.
Great macro capture of the interesting exotic flower with perfect details! The sharpness and POV are perfect. The colors are superb.Best regards Siggi

Hocam sayenizde botanik bilgimiz de artıyor:) Bonatikçi arkadaşlar mantara meyil etmiş, siz bitkilere:) WS dekilerde harika bu da. Emeğinize sağlık. Saygılar.

Selam Bayram dostum,
Great artistic capture of this red beauty of Çığlıkara. Very impressive depth of field and contrast. We can see very well the down of leaves and stem. I like also the 2 WS. A friendly dedication to Nina and her family. Elinize ve emeklerinize sağlık,

Hocam muhteşem makrolar. Hepsi birbirinden güzel.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-11-06 9:49]

Merhaba Bayram,

I can almost feel the soft structure of the flowers.
Also a lovely fine picture this against the black background.
Very nice done, TFS.

Best regards,

perfect botanical closeup, TFS ori

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-11-06 10:51]

Hello Bayram,
Interesting to see a close-up of this beautiful red flower showing intricate details. Excellent sharpness and very well composed.
TFS and have a nice evening! Best wishes, Ulla

Merhaba Hocam, çok güzel bir yakın çekim. Yapraklar ve gövde üzerindeki minik tüylere kadar her ayrıntı var karenizde. Ben doğrusu Catherine'in karesinden ilhamla benim Sedum'u yüklemiştim. Üzerine sizinki de çok hoş oldu. Notunuzda bana da yer verdiğiniz için teşekkür ederim.
Elinize, emeklerinize sağlık,
Not: Arazide bir yayınlık tür bulmuşsunuz.:)

Hello little bro,

an very nice dedication.
Good sharp image with exellent dark bg.
Fine colours.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-11-06 13:52]

Bayram merhaba,
Oldukça güzel bir çiçekle (diğer arkadaşlarla da eş zamanda) aşk serisini taçlandırmışsın.Renkleri,netliği ve görkemli siyah arka planı ile muhteşem olmuş.Emeğine sağlık.

Hello Bayram,
Exceptional details and superb composition with outstanding vivid colours and
lovely contrast. Superb light.

Bayram ne kadar guzel bir cicek. Daha once hic gormedim.. Oldukca sanatsal bir kompozisyon.. renkler ve detaylar harika olmus canim kardesim.. Harika bir hediye hemde adi da cok uygun. Omur cicegi..ellerine saglik..artik gun sayiyoruz:) hepimizden selamlar.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-06 16:11]

Hi Bayram,as you know i like a lot this way to take flowers pic,whit a short time of exposure and a very high f to create a black background.Fantastic focus,sharpness and colors,you be sure that i like it..eheh...My great compliments,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO.

Hola Bayram

Magnifica planta aterciopelada en rojo, colores bien tratados, POV excelente y buane nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hi MF Bayram. Amazing flowers well suited for the welcoming new generation in the family. Love the shot and WS presented in fine details against the muted background. Nicely framed and thanks for sharing. Have a nice day shooting and best regards - Jusni

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-11-06 21:31]
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Hi Bayram

Now that does look like a "Life Flower" thinking in the context of the "Family Tree". The
branching of the inflorescence definitively symbolise the branching of the Eksteen clan.
What an appropriately selected image for this pleasing and lovely dedication. I can even
see little Nina represented by the tiny blossom at the top left of the flower. Thanks MF
for this very kind and thoughtful gesture. It is much appreciated by the whole family.

The carmine red flowers and buds are striking against the black BG. This was obviously
accomplished by the burst of the flash in conjunction with the shutter speed at 1/200
and the f/22 aperture. The DOV amply covered the complete range of the subject. The
vertical composition skilfully displays this beautiful little flower and let it come to its full
and admiring right. The workshop images also offer a very informative and completed
view as supplement material.

Well done and TFS.
Take care MF and have a great week.

PS. I will have to see what I can do about the touching invite to partake on the
site again. Keep your eyes peeled.

Gunaydin dayi. Impressive in every way! The black background really does it justice and brings out all the details, while enhancing the colours at the same time. A well-fit and thoughtful dedication too.
Warm regards,

Merhabalar Bayram bey,
Siyah arka planda şık bir bir makro çekim olmuş, netlik ,detaylar ve renkler çok canlı ve çok güzel elinize emeğinize sağlık. Saygılar ,

Bayram bey,Nefis bir kare.Eline ,gözüne sağlık.

Hellow Bayram,
A great gift for the Exteen clan and a well presented and colourful image,

Bonjour Bayram,
Très belle macro valorisant admirablement le sujet sous une excellente profondeur de champ et grâce à une formidable opposition sur l'arrière champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

VOvvvvv.. bu ne muhteşem makro hocam. Süper. Falşla harika sonuç almışsınız. Sanat eseri gibi makro. Emeklerinize sağlık hocam. Saygılarımla.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-11-07 22:36]

Merhaba Hocam,
Çok estetik bir çalışma olmuş.Detaylar,kontrast,alan derinliği,kadraj kusursuz.
Selamlar,ellerine sağlık..

Merhaba Hocam, estetizmin doruklarında nefis bir makro. Ömür Otu adı çok güzelmiş. Ellerinize sağlık. Saygılarımla.


Dear Bayram
The saying goes:"Rather late than never" and here I am, late, but with lots of appreciation for this lovely dedication you gave to the Eksteen clan and most of all to our precious little doll Nina. She is just so gorgeous and sweet.

I just love this image.. Absolutely beautiful! Stunning photo with brilliant colours, the red is breathtaking and you have captured the particulars so well. This is beyond comment. Fantastic in all aspects - top notch quality. This is one of those images that catches the eye and attention immediately, and keep it there. Thanks for the lovely message you brought across in your note. Your warm and pleasant personality speaks for itself in this note.

Best regards

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-11-08 12:04]

Hocam tam manasıyla birinci sınıf kalitede. Exteen ailesi için de çok güzel bir hediye olmuş. Saygılar.

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  • dilek Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 9] (82)
  • [2010-11-23 13:46]

Mehmet Bey !!!
Very nice thought have you done studies, it means the BG with Heavenly carmen tons, crispy clear lights, the shadow of the amazing show, here to make
THF, Love in greetings

Hi Bayram

A thoughtful dedication for this popular and well liked''clan''.

You are a kind man to present the Eksteen family with this rare and beautiful Life Flower. I see they are happy and grateful for your gift.

Good Health


hello Bayram

you managed superbly you camera
to get this great photo, very fine POV
and appropriate framing, great work of
the flash to darker the background and
with the light to render in evidence
the subject superbly focused with great
sharpness and details, excellent contrast, TFS


Çok şık bir bitki fotoğrafı olmuş, elinize sağlık.

very good with this light result, I like this red color, against the dark BG, giasou Bayram!
TFS Nasos

Dear Bareatom,
The theme title says it: "Floral Beauty". A fantastic one with excellent flashlight management. Bravo.
Best wishes, László

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