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Narcissus Poeticus

Narcissus Poeticus
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Copyright: Penny Harms (nellyemh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 1 N: 159] (767)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-04
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-18 7:33
Viewed: 3528
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thank you, Horia, for identifying this flower for me!!
Narcissus poeticus (Poet's Daffodil, Nargis, Pheasant's Eye, Findern Flower, and Pinkster Lily) was one of the first daffodils to be cultivated, and is frequently identified as the narcissus of ancient times[1][2]—often associated with the Greek legend of Narcissus.[3][4] Extremely fragrant, with a ring of petals in pure white and a short corona of light yellow with a distinct reddish edge,[5] Poet's Daffodil grows to 20 to 40 cm (7.9 to 16 in) tall and is widely naturalized in North America and Europe.

Poet's Daffodil is cultivated in Holland and southern France for its essential oil, narcissus oil, one of the most popular fragrances used in perfumes. Narcissus oil is used as a principal ingredient in 11% of modern quality perfumes—including 'Fatale' and 'Samsara'—as a floral concrete or absolute. The oil's fragrance resembles a combination of jasmine and hyacinth.[2]

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-18 9:05]

Hello Penny,
Very beautiful photo in great sharpness, contrasting colours, POV and composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Penny
The name is Narcissus poeticus(Poet's Daffodil, Nargis, Pheasant's Eye, Findern Flower, and Pinkster Lily)
Wonderful sharp details and colors.
Congratulation for this beauty!

Hola Penny

Una bonita composición de estas dos flores y con un fondo agradable a la vista. Para mi gusto una muy buena toma.

Un saludo Antonio

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2010-07-24 2:02]

Hello Penny.
I do not have those flowers in his garden. It is a pity, because they are beautiful in spring, great smelling and wonderfully decorated garden.
Very well exposed image, well exposed petals white narcissus. Dark background exhibits excellent flowers.
Excellent work with very good depth of field.

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