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Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-15
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-17 5:34
Viewed: 2764
Points: 22
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flowers are female...
Thanks LUCIANO for name.

Zinnia is a genus of 20 species of annual and perennial plants of family Asteraceae, originally from scrub and dry grassland in an area stretching from the American Southwest to South America, but primarily Mexico, and notable for their solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in a variety of bright colors.

Zinnia leaves are opposite and usually stalkless (sessile), with a shape ranging from linear to ovate, and pale to middle green in color. The flowers have a range of appearances, from a single row of petals, to a dome shape, with the colors white, chartreuse, yellow, orange, red, purple, and lilac.

Zinnias are popular garden flowers, usually grown from seed, and preferably in fertile, humus-rich, and well-drained soil, in an area with full sun. They will reseed themselves each year. Over 100 cultivars have been produced since selective breeding started in the 19th century.

Zinnia elegans, also known as Zinnia violacea, is the most familiar species, originally from Mexico and thus a warm-hot climate plant. Its leaves are lance-shaped and sandpapery in texture, and height ranges from 15 cm to 1 meter.

Zinnia linearis, also known as Z. angustifolia, is another Mexican species. It has a low bushy plant habit, linear foliage, and more delicate flowers than Z. elegans - usually single, and in shades of yellow, orange or white. It is also more resistant to powdery mildew than Z. elegans, and hybrids between the two species have been raised which impart this resistance on plants intermedate in appearance between the two. The Profusion series, with both single and double-flowered components, is bred by Sakata of Japan, and is among the most well-known of this hybrid group.

Zinnias seem especially favored by butterflies, and many gardeners add zinnias specifically to attract them.[1][2]

The name of the genus derives from the German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727-1759).

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Ciao Durzan, my today neighbour, lovely couple with splendid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, great contrast against dark BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-17 8:42]

Hello Durzan
Nice capture and interesting composition. Well done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-17 9:08]

Hi Durzan.
What a cute pair. I like different colouration and similar shapes of the fine flowers. You have reflected their beauty perfectly with excellent details, impressive lights, wonderful natural colours and mysterious dark BG. Bravo. Perfect work.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-06-17 9:59]

Hello Durzan,
an excellent saturated colour. a very sharp and clear image. Positioning of the flowers is very well selected.Nice to share,
Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-17 11:22]

Hi Durzan,a very nice couple of Zinnia,wonderful sharpness and a black background make a difference.Very good way to show these flowers,my best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

What a shot!
Very well done, Dûrzan!

Günaydın Dostum Durzan,
Süper kızkardeşler ve mükemmel bir makro çalışma. Işığın (sanırım flaş) etkili kullanımı ile sıradışı güzellikte ve oldukça da estetik, sanatsal bir sunum olmuş.
Emeğine sağlık. Piroz dikim!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-06-18 4:38]

Bonjour Durzan,
What a fine and well taken picture of these two flower-sisters. I like the contrast created by the black background,the light falling on the plants and your horizontal framing. A beautiful posting.
Thanks and kind regards

Durzan Bey,
Bayram Hocam'a katılıyorum sanatsal bir kare olmuş. Gerçekten çok beğendim.
Ellerinize sağlık.

Bonjour Durzan,
Très belle publication avec cette macro dont la bonne maitrise de la lumière valorise bien les sujets en permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-02 6:10]

Hi Durzan,
another exciting shot of these pretty sisters.
nice contrasting colours and excellent pair ti give a good feature and lovely details.
well presented shot.


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