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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: 2009-12-07 1:20
Viewed: 3330
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Folks!

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

Hope you like this picture.

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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Hello Paras,
a very beautiful picture of this splendid flower taken from an excellent POV, fantastic vivid colours, superb sharpness in a nice close composition
Best regards

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-07 2:23]

Hi Paras, beautiful pictures of this Flower, nice details and excellent colors!

Ciao Paras, wonderful flower with bright colors, splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Ciao Paras. Great light's management here with excellent contrast and sharpness. Stunning details.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-07 6:11]

Wonderful gazania !
Is a great capture, with lovely colors and details.

Hello Paras! Nice flower, very good info, nice light and bright, superb colours. Good exposure, very good sharp. Original work. Well done!

A wonderful yellow gazania.
Details are great!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-07 7:38]

Hi Paras.
Once more blameless presentation of the lovely flower. Its details as well as awesome colours are reproduced with great taste. I like impressive upper POV and excellent composition of the image. Green leaves create a nice BG for this beauty. Well done and many thanks for comments and congratulations.

Bonjour Paras,
La superbe lumière fait ressortir les détails et resplendir les couleurs sous un très bon angle de prise de vue et une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-07 15:19]

Hi Paras,wonderful capture and wonderful composition too,it seem that there is a sun inside this yellow flower,a very professional work from a master of colors!Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Nice immage with great colours.
Like a postcard.Well done
Friendly regards.Alin.

What an amazing shot, Paras...
THe DOF you've achieved is simply stunning!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-09 12:46]

Hello Paras.
a real very good image with great sharpness and clarity. Beautiful colour combination with soft and pestel rendition. Well composed.
Best regards Siggi

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