<< Previous Next >>

Salvia viridis to my daughter Gokce

Salvia viridis to my daughter Gokce
Photo Information
Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-28
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Purple Obsession 3, Turkish Plants - Flora of Turkiye [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-01 16:38
Viewed: 5380
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friends
Nowadays, I am very busy with our new photography site, TRAMEM, plus to my field trips and academic facilities. In last week I travelled more than 2000 km in Central and Southern Turkiye.
Tramem is a wildlife photography site, related with Turkish mammals. I try to edit this site and I spent long time on it.
So, I have not visited and written to your posts. Thanks for visiting and messages on my last post.

Well, in last week, wednesday and thursday, I visited Göksu Delta near Silifke (Mersin) in southern coast of Turkiye. I observed two rare birds in there; Marmaronetta angustirostris - Yaz ördeği [TR], Marbled Teal [EN] (ANSERIFORMES: ANATIDAE) and Porphyrio porphyrio - Sazhorozu [TR], Purple Gallinule [EN] (GRUIFORMES: RALLIDAE).

I also took many species from other birds and other groups, e.g. dragonfly and plants. One of them, Salvia viridis - Adaçayı [TR], Annual Clary, Orval [EN] (LAMIALES: LAMIACEAE).
You can read some information about this plant clicking the link.

Today was birthday of my daughter Gökçe. She has just finished her second year. I like to send this shot her as a small gift.
Thanks for visiting, best wishes.

jaycee, Alex99, skoksalan, Juyona, SelenE, goldyrs, MMM, Noisette, efsus, elif, Miss_Piggy, goatman04, aysem54, Argus, eng55, Pitoncle, roges, montivipera has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hello Ahmet
A very beautiful capture.
The DOF is excellent and the colours are well saturated.
Lovely OOF BG.
Wonderful sharp details.


  • Great 
  • ngorse (20)
  • [2009-06-01 19:07]

Beautiful colors! Maybe putting the main flower a little bit more on the right would have made the picture even more perfect. Great shot :-)

  • Great 
  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-06-01 20:01]

Hi Ahmet,

I hope your little girl had a very Happy Birthday. You have dedicated a very beautiful flower to her. The colors are wonderful and the details are excellent. I love the simple composition against the very lovely background.


  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-01 22:08]

Hi, dear Ahmet.
First of all I want to wish your daughter to be happy. It is key thing in her and parents life. Second I welcome created by you site heartily. It is amazing and I wish it long life, many visitors and so many amazing photos. Your gift to your daughter is fine. It is very interesting that you have used your tele monster. Wonderful details and colours of the beautiful flowers and very attractive smooth BG. All the best to you, your family, your students and your business.
Yours Alexei.

beautiful bouquette :) Ori

Günaydın Ahmet Bey,bende Gökçe'nin doğum gününü kutluyorum.Sağlıklı ve mutlu bir hayat diliyorum.Çiçeğin narinliği ile Gökçe'nin narinliğinin eş değer tutulduğu bir hediye.Bir babadan gelebilecek en güzel hediye,Gökçe çok şanslı.Benim yerime lütfen yanaklarından öpün,selamlar :)

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-02 1:44]

Salam Akhi Ahmet,
such a lovely purple beauty shot and presented in excellent sharpness. i love to see the combination of the flowers in a great blurry pinkish background.
what a shot to share.
simple but outstanding.


Hello Ahmet
elegant composition with beautiful Salvia Viridis flowers, fine details and very soft colors, great sharpness.
Very interesting the soft background.
Happy birthday to Gokçe.

  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-06-02 2:20]

Hola amigo,
precioso trabajo,
fina composición y foco.
bonitos colores y dedicatoria,
saludos Ahmet.

Merhaba Ahmet, lovely flowers composition against a wonderful blurry BG, splendid light and colors,very well done, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-06-02 3:38]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Tramem calismalariniz icin kolayliklar dilerim, zamanla Trakus gibi cok iyi olacak umarim, ve bizlerde hepbirlikte faydali bir fotograf ve bilgi veritabani yaratacagiz.
Fotografinizdaki renk tonlarini cok begendim
Sevgili kizinizin da dogumgununu kutlarim

A splendid shot for your daughter, my friend Ahmet, a very Happy Birthday to her!
I like the beautiful OOF BG which brings out the beauty of this plant more!

selamlar hocam,
ben ilk görüşte yapraklarını çiçek olarak algılamıştım ve fotoğraflamıştım ama bu çalışmada çiçeğide bariz olmuş.
elinize sağlık en güzel dileklerimle.
tremem hayırlı olsun.

  • Great 
  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-06-02 5:23]

Hi Ahmet
Excellent composition.Sharp image with very pretty colors.Also nice OOF BG and good control of the light.
TFS Michel

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-02 6:16]

Hello Ahmet,
Vert beautiful photo of these flowers. Splendid colours and a lovely OOF BG. Great sharpness, DOF and composition.
TRAMEM is a fantastic site!!!

Sayın Hocam,
Kızınızın doğum günü kutlu olsun, dilerim sağlıklı mutlu ve başarılı bir hayatı olur; siz de bunun gururunu yaşarsınız.
Adaçayı da çok hoş bir hediye olmuş ayrıca.

Hello Ahmet
beautiful image of this superb flowers, the colors of this Salvia Viridis and the BG are great, wonderful sharp details
it's a nice gift for the birthday of your daughter
Have a good night

  • Great 
  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-06-02 20:28]

Merhaba Dostum!
Küçük Gökçenin yaş gününü candan kutluyorum. Analı babalı mutlu bir hayat sürmenizi temenni ediyorum. Biraz geç gördüm kusura bakma. Dikkatsizliğimden olacak. Herşeyi ile harika bir çiçek. Nice yıllara diyorum. Benim yerime de yanaklarında öpersin lütfen...


Hallo Ahmet
That a flower so plain and simple can have such a beautiful visual effect, and be so eye-catching. Great viewpoint and interesting composition. I like the way you have captured opened and closed flowers all in one image. Looking at this image, reminds me of the season of summer and the hot sun, but it also creates a joyful and happy feeling. A lovely floral shot, which I enjoyed looking at. Lovely dedication to your daughter. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

Salam Ahmet,

A beautiful capture of this Salvia with nice colors & details. TFS & a belated "Happy Birthday" to your daughter. TFS.

Salam & Regards


Ahmet hocam kızınız Gökçe ' nin doğum gününü kutlarım sevdikleri ve sevenleriyle nice mutlu seneleri birlikte geçirirsiniz dilerim
güzel bir bitki türünü arka fonuyla kontrast icinde başarılı bir şekilde fotoğraflamışsınız ellerinize sağlık

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-05 8:19]

Hello Ahmet,
A beautiful capture of this Salvia
+: Sharpness, DOF, pose, POV, BG, composition, colours and lighting.
-: none and a nice token of fatherly love to Gokce!
Thanks and best regards Dostum,

  • Great 
  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-06-06 12:18]

Merhaba Ahmet Hocam,
Fonu,renkleri ve detayları ile güzel bir çalışma olmuş.Kızının Doğum Gününü biraz geç olmakla birlikte ben de kutluyorum.Tramem de de sizlere başarılar diliyorum.Emeklerinizin boşa gitmeyeceği kesin.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..

Bonjour Ahmet,
Très agréable macro dans une bonne composition permettant d'apprécier la finesse dees détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

  • Great 
  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-06-26 9:43]

Merhaba Ahmet !

Bize bu olağanüstü çiçek rapor.
Çok güzel bir harika renkler ile oynanır.
Güzel bir akşam,

Merhaba Hocam,
Çok güzel bir kare, elinize sağlık.
Kongrede görüşmek üzere...
Saygılarımla, Naşit

Hi dear Ahmet ,
So nice work.It has lovely colour.
BG is great too.

Kind regards

Calibration Check