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Dianthus spiculifolius


Dianthus spiculifolius
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Copyright: Cristian Goga (crs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon 60mm EF-S Macro, 52mm UV filter
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Romanian Mountains [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-25 10:23
Viewed: 6571
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is summer now. Temperature is over 30 degrees Celsius and most Tampa mountain clearings are covered with grass.

I was surprised to see, in the sea of grass, a white spot. Getting closer I saw it was Dianthus spiculifolius Schur. It is a beautiful and delicate species of Dianthus, endemism of Carpathian mountains. Flowers are white emitting pleasant perfume. Leaves are slim and placed in pairs on the stem, most of them at the base of the plant. There is only one flower on each stem but growing one near the other are forming small bushes.

It is abundant on the calcareous regions of the mountains but populations are declining. Therefore it is mentioned in various Red Lists of rare and vulnerable Romanian flora species.

uleko, cicindela, Dan, oanaotilia, ramthakur, MMM, Pitoncle, Hans_Cronert has marked this note useful
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To cicindela: Thank youcrs 6 06-26 14:40
To oanaotilia: Multumesc Oanacrs 1 06-26 10:51
To uleko: I am also surprisedcrs 1 06-26 04:02
To Dan: Multumesccrs 1 06-26 00:52
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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-06-25 10:32]

Hi Cristian,
splendid flower with details and great sharpness, very well done,
Regards Siegfried

beautiful dianthus! TFS Ori

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-25 12:52]
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Hello Cristian,
How interesting to see these Dianthus flower rather similar to our native species that I just posted. These are very beautiful! A very fine sharp capture and I like the dark background. Very interesting note too!
Many thanks, Ulla

Hello Cristian!
When I was in Romania I had possibilities to watch many different Dianthus species, but they were usually red/pink coloured, never white! And moreover their shapes were totally different too. This is very unique species (at least for me :>).
TFS this interesting plant :)
Best regards,
Radomir

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2008-06-25 23:44]
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Bine ai revenit Cristiane! Chiar ma gandeam ca de mult nu ai mai postat ceva. Sper ca esti OK cu sanatatea. Poya este excelenta, detalii bine conturate si parca-i simt aroma.
Felicitari, Dan

Salut Cristian
Imi face mare placere sa vad acesta specie in galeria ta.Abia astept sa o intalnesc la vara, vad eu pe unde.Superb!
TFS
Oana

What a uniquely shaped white wild flower, Cristian!
You have selected the segment for this composition quite judiciously.
The flowers stand out beautifully against the dark BG.
Well done and TFS.
Ram

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-06-26 7:07]

Hi Christian
very nice image
well done.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-06-26 15:00]

Hi Cristian
Nice composition.Sharp image with lovely colors.Perfect DOF .
TFS Michel

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-26 16:52]

Hi Cris,i like a lot this beautifulls flowers,you show them very perfectly,excellent light ad perfect details,my best compliments,Luciano

Bonjour Cristian,
Très belle composition mettant bien en valeur le sujet par la finesse des détails.
Je te remercie pour le partage car c'est un specimen floral que je ne pense pas apercevoir dans ma région !!!
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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