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Hypericum androsaemum - Binbirdelik Otu

Hypericum androsaemum - Binbirdelik Otu
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-09
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Turkish Plants - Flora of Turkiye [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-30 19:52
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The genus Hypericum is called as "Binbirdelik Otu" [thousand and one pored herb] in Turkish. In English, it commonly called hypericum, and some are known as tutsan, appears to be a corruption of toute saine literally meaning all-healthy. This is probably in reference to its healing properties. The leaves are used applied to wounds, and as a stomachich. Additional information can be found in Wikipedia.

This genus is a group of annual or perennial herbeceous plants, from 5-10 cm shrub to 12 m small tree. It consists of about 400 flowering plant species.
According to TUBIVES data, 76 species, with 91 taxa ranges in Turkiye. I have seen some species of this group, especially in Black Sea [Karadeniz] Region in Turkiye. I also meet them other parts of the country. They occur mainly forest banks.
Today, you will see Hypericum androsaemum (MALPIGHIALES: CLUSIACEAE or GUTTIFERAE) from Zonguldak Prov. This is perennial plant in shrub form, with a lenght of 25-130 cm.
Flowering time is June to July. It prefers forest banks and riverine habitat. It is an Euro-Siberian element and ranges in W, S Europe, the Caucasus, N Iran, W Syria, NW Africa. It is also found in N, S & E Turkiye (Bolu, Bursa, Erzurum, Giresun, Hatay, Kastamonu, Kırklareli, Rize, Samsun, Sinop prov.).

My special thanks to botanist Serdar ASLAN (myosotis) from Gazi Univ. and Berrin AKYILDIRIM (berrin) from Istanbul Univ. for identification.

, 2009: TUBIVES - Türkiye Bitkileri Veri Servisi [Turkish Plants Data Service].

RDx, KOMSIS, Jamesp, maurydv, nikosrio, goatman04, roges, berrin, Pitoncle, Dis. Ac., anel has marked this note useful
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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-08-30 21:53]

Beautiful, Ahmet.
I love those rich colors against the black BG.
Excellent sharp details.
A very attractive (and useful) plant.
Interesting note.
TFS. : )

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  • RDx Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 65] (282)
  • [2009-08-30 22:35]

Amazing use of the DOF and flash. Makes the plant stand out .

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2415] (10650)
  • [2009-08-31 1:08]

Ahmet bey selamlar,
Başarılı bir çiçek makro kompozisyon...
Renk ve detaylar mükemmel güzellikte.
Siyah fon, görselliği daha da arttırmış.
Emeğinize sağlık,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-08-31 1:08]

Hi Ahmet

Lovely shot- the dark BG and sharp focus here make a great shot.



Merhaba Ahmet,
a wonderful macro shot, outstanding sharpness and lighting, fantastic bright colours, i like this very pleasing composition with the contrast of the lovely flower against a dark BG.
Best regards

Very successful picture.
Accurate sharpness, nice POV, beautifull colors, plain BG.
Great work.
TFS, regards,

Very fantastic! very nice macro, this flower is nicely with dark bg. You must take more photo about flowers

best regards,

Merhaba Akhi Ahmet,

This is a beautiful macro shot with such beautiful colors, sharpness & fine details.

Nicely & well done. TFS.

Ramadan Kareem & Regards



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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-08-31 6:38]

Merhaba Ahmet,
Güzel ve ilginç yakalamak.
Böyle bitki görmemiştim. Açıklamalar çok iyi tebrikler.
Güzel bir gün,

very nice close up, wise use of flash, TFS and greetings Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-31 8:22]

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent and very beautiful photo in splendid colours and fantastic details. Marvelous composition. Good contrasting colours against the dark BG. Very good POV and use of flash.

Bonjour Ahmet,
Très belle macro bien composée dans un cadrage serré présentant bien le sujet et permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Ahmet,

very good picture from this Hypericum flower.
extremely sharp and exellent details and pov.
I think, I could'nt better.


Buena luz, gran profundidad y un excelente enfoque. El juego de colores es sorprendentemente bello.
Abrazo Ahmet.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-09-02 2:08]

Hello Ahmet,
Very artistic presentation of this well-knowm plant which is also in my region used for medicinal purposes. I like the way you composed your picture and the wonderful contrast with the background.
Très beau!
Thanks and kind regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-02 7:54]

Salam Akhi Ahmet,
really a wonderful capture. Full sharpness and shiny to depict its beauty. The dark background indeed allows the flower to appreciated to its fullest.
Well presented and the note is very insightful.


Ahmet hocam eline sağlık. Güzel bitki güzel makro. İyi günler diliyorum. Tuğrul

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