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Copyright: Franco Degani (degani) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-28
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED AF-S VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-15 12:51
Viewed: 5450
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
the Peloponnese in spring is all covered with flowers, it is so difficult to stop taking pictures, because everywhere around you is beauty, so you must stop and think a little...

from wikipedia:
Dianthus is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, native mainly to Europe and Asia, with a few species extending south to north Africa, and one species (D. repens) in arctic North America. Common names include carnation (D. caryophyllus), pink (D. plumarius and related species) and sweet william (D. barbatus). The name Dianthus is from the Greek words dios ("god") and anthos ("flower"), and was cited by the Greek botanist Theophrastus.
The species are mostly perennial herbs, a few are annual or biennial, and some are low subshrubs with woody basal stems. The leaves are opposite, simple, mostly linear and often strongly glaucous grey-green to blue-green. The flowers have five petals, typically with a frilled or pinked margin, and are (in almost all species) pale to dark pink. One species, D. knappii, has yellow flowers with a purple centre.
Dianthus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Cabbage Moth, Double-striped Pug, Large Yellow Underwing and The Lychnis. Also three species of Coleophora case-bearers feed exclusively on Dianthus; C. dianthi, C. dianthivora and C. musculella (which feeds exclusively on D. suberbus).
The colour pink may be named after the flower. The origin of the flower name 'pink' may come from the frilled edge of the flowers: the verb "pink" dates from the 14th century and means "to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern" (maybe from German "pinken" = to peck). Source: Collins Dictionary. The verb sense is also used in the name of pinking shears.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-15 13:03]

Hello Franco,
Yes, this is beauty! Fantastic photo. This composition is really perfect. Splendid colours against a beautiful OOF BG. Good sharpness. The photo is bit noisy, otherwise it was a masterpiece!

Hello Franco,
Beautiful macro and light. The composition with 2 strong elements in focus and the blurred background is very beautiful. Best regards,

Hi Franco
Excellent macro and well focused...Beautiful composition with nice colors and very good sharpness..TFS.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-07-15 13:52]

Slav Franco,
Very good capture of this very nice flower.Great sharpness and lovely colors.Thanks for sharing.

ciao Franco!
ottima composizione dove traspare in tutta la sua forza la cromia Nikon..

complimenti sERGIO

Ciao Franco elegantissima composizione con fantastici colori, affascinante, bravo, ciao Silvio

splendida composizione , apprezzo molto la differenza tra gli elementi pirniciali in fuoco perfetto e lo sforno sfuocato .. colori spettacolari
bel viaggetto che hai fatto... bravo
magari la prosisma volta in compeagnia.....:-))

Hi MF Franco, a fine macro shot of this beautiful Dianthus with neat details anf nice composition.
TFS and have a nice WE!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-07-18 6:49]

Bonjour Franco,
Hier soir très tard j'ai vu par hasard cette magnifique image d'oeillet des Chartreux et je la trouvais très belle. Je voulais revenir pour une critique aujourd'hui et tu m'as devancée avec ta gentille critique de mon image de la Belle-Dame. Je te remercie beaucoup pour la petite étoile verte. Je suis très touchée.
La composition de ton image est très artistique et les couleurs très naturelles. C'est le genre d'image que j'apprécie tout particulièrement.
Une bonne fin de semaine

Hello Franco
a nice spring flower from the Peloponnese, great composition with very fine details and beautiful colors and lighting
very well done and have a great sunday

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-19 1:49]

Ciao Franco,e' una composizione davvero deliziosa,mi fai pensare che in fondo non e' necessario correre dietro a volatili e farfalle per fare una foto di gran classe......magari se la postavi prima mi evitavi di scarpinare tra i prati turchi pieni di spine e con pochi soggetti da fotografare..ehehhe...buona Domenica! Luciano

How nice to see a shot from you, bro!
An excellent shot...I agree about the beauty part...It confuses you when there's too much of it!!!

Ehilà amico mio. Questa foto gode di una strepitosa profondità di campo e di eccellenti dettagli. Molto interessante la composizione e bella la luce per far risaltare i colori naturali. Tanto semplice quanto raffinata.


hello Franco
marvellous your glance and the composition, a very good result, with naturally beautiful colours

Bonjour Franco,
Très belle et artistique composition dans laquelle la fleur évite l'abstraction.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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