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Sand Lily


Sand Lily
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Copyright: Irith Gubi (Irith) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 18] (154)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-11
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony DSC-F707, B+W UV Haze MRC
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): flowers of israel [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-21 6:35
Viewed: 7823
Points: 10
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Pancratium maritimum -
One of the more exotic members of the amaryllis family, Pancratium is found growing in sandy areas around the Mediterranean coastline. Strongly and sweetly scented, this small genus produces large white blooms in summer whose six petals frame the corona in the manner of daffodils; hence the name "Sea Daffodil." The flowers are borne in umbels atop 2' stems for several weeks during the summer months.

The HAVATSELET HA'SHARON is mentioned in the Song of Songs (verse 2:1). It is generally accepted that this flower is identified with the Pancratium maritimum -- a bulbous plant with white, highly scented flowers which blooms at the end of summer in the coastal lowland. It symbolizes the flowering of the desolate land and its formation into "the excellency of Carmel and Sharon" (Isaiah 35:1-2).

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To elroyie: hi :)Irith 3 09-21 16:39
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Irith, I can almost smell the aroma from here! You did a great job with the whites here. The detail & perspective, focusing into the center of the flower & its cup are pleasing to me. Great note - Great job!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-09-21 10:50]

WOW, this is stunning. I have never seen this before and really hope to see one in real life. The whites are superp and the DOF excellent. Thanks for posting

wouhaou ! a la fois si simple et si rafinée, j'adore le blanc pure que ta photo retransmet a merveille.

tres belle photo.

Very beautiful photo, and the flower is wonderful. Good composition and nice colours.

Great shot with excellent colours and composition, I love the way you croped the sides of the frame and the way you placed the center of the flower.

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