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Gazania rigens

Gazania rigens
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 2 N: 914] (3634)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-27
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC P150
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-29 5:02
Viewed: 3539
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear TN members,

I took this capture in the botanical gardens in the city of Bonn.

Thank you very much, bayram, my friend, for providing me the ID of this flower. I also thank all other members who gave their valuable suggestions/comments.

Again, thank you for your kind support!

best regards,


Gazania rigens
(from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Gazania rigens is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Southern Africa.

The species occurs in South Africa and Mozambique. It is naturalised elsewhere and is widely cultivated as an ornamental garden plant.

In Australia, where it is known as Coastal Gazania the species has become naturalised on coastal dunes and roadsides in the Central Coast and Sydney regions of New South Wales as well as the coast of South East Queensland. In South Australia it is found in the southern Mount Lofty area as well as on the Eyre peninsula.

There are 3 currently recognised varieties:
G. rigens (L.) Gaertn. var. leucolaena (DC.) Roessler. In cultivation, this variety is referred to as Trailing Gazania.
G. rigens (L.) Gaertn. var. rigens This variety is only found in cultivation, where it is known as Clumping Gazania. It is distinguished by its large 4 to 8 cm flower heads with yellow or orange rays, each with a basal eye-spot.
G. rigens (L.) Gaertn. var. uniflora (L.f.) Roessler

Gazania rigens is grown for the brilliant colour of its flowers which appear in the late spring and early summer. Plants prefer a sunny position and are tolerant of dryness and poor soils.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-11-29 5:10]

Hi Paras.
Unfortunately, I have no idea about ID of this stunning flower. However, I feel delight watching the shot. It’s quality is exceptional. 3D effect it terrific. DOF, sharpness and details of the heart of flower and petals are fantastic. Well done and TFS.

hello paras
this is a BEAUTY!!
great sharpness and good light
beautiful yellow colour
very good shot Paras
greeting lou

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-11-29 5:15]

Hello Paras,
This is a real beauty, but I never have seen it until now. Our Botanical garden doesn't show it. Amazing these green decoarations in the middle of the flower. I wonder from which part of the world it is native.
Very well photographed, not easy with yellow color!
Kind regrads

Verry good colours and details of this flower.
Her appearance is superb.Good photo.
Friendly regards.Alin.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-29 5:20]

Hello Paras,
A very unusual and beautiful Composite flower taken with fine sharpness, colours and lighting against a great OOF natural BG. A very nice illustration of a species of flower that I can't ID!
Thanks and all the best,

Die Sonne geht auf ... wow, sensationelle Farben, tolle Blüte, einfach schön.
Herzlichen Dank Paras, leider hab' auch ich keine Ahnung wie sie heißt.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-29 5:31]

Hello Paras,
Very beautiful photo of this flower. Great clarity in the photo. Excellent sharpness, details and composition. Fantastic DOF.

Hi again Paras:)

This is Gazania rigens (Trailing Gazania) MF! which we have got so many in our botany garden.
TFS and have a nice day!


Ciao Paras. You've perfectly managed the light on jeallow obtaining stunning details and perfect DOF. very gooc focus and contrast. Nice compo. Best comopliments.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-29 5:54]

Hello Paras.
A very pretty picture of this flower, I love the vibrant color and detail. A very happy image . TFS and have a great day.Best regards Siggi

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-11-29 6:13]

A successful flower picture taken with accurate exposure control, sharpness, pretty colors and compo.
Greetings and TFS.

Hello Paras,

An very nice detailed from this flower.
Fine natural colours.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-11-29 8:37]

Hello Paras
I can't help you with ID but I can tell you is a wonderful photo.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-11-29 9:03]

A wonderful yellow gazania!
Great colors and light!

hello Paras!
very attractive chromatically picture, the lucidity of yellow is very fine, splendid flower and very good photo output!
keep photographing! TFS

Ciao Siggi, splendid flower with fantastic colors, excellent sharpness, wonderful light and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-11-29 10:35]

Wonderful capture of this flower Paras, in perfect focus and light conditions. Very well done and TFS.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-29 10:50]

Hi Paras. This is a text book picture of this beautiful yellow flower. I see you have an ID for this thanks to Bayram. First class detail and sharp focusing. All with bright flowers. well taken TFS.

Hy Paras
Excellent sharpness on this Gazania flower, that I know more from flower-markets that from bothanical gardens.

Hello paras
i love the beautiful luminosity on the yellow petals of this Gazania rigens,
nice POV and amazing sharp details
TFS ans have a good night

Bonjour Paras,
Très agréable publication avec cette belle macro bien composée dans un cadrage serré valorisant bien le sujet sous une belle lumière et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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