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Bellflower for GERT

Bellflower for GERT
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-30
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D-80, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, @ ISO 400, SIGMA 62MM EX DG MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Floral Beauties, My purple obsession 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-28 1:02
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Favorites: 3 [view]
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Campanula persicifolia (Peach-leaved bellflower) [in Turk. Çan Çiçeği]

Hi friends, I’ve found this most popular campanula in Uludağ Mt.(Kestel, Bursa) when I visited our friend Fevzi. Today, I am dedicating this beauty to my Big Bro on TN, aka Gert Paassen (Gert-Paassen) to give him a present to congratulate his 700th posting on TN which he uploaded yesterday. Hope you can like this Big Bro:)!

TFL and Have a nice day!

©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved.


Its flowers are cup-shaped and can be either lilac-blue or white. Its foliage is narrow and glossy with a bright green appearance. It is common in the Alps and other mountains in Europe and north-western parts of Anatolia. It grows at lower altitudes in the north, and higher up further south, passing 2,000 m. It flowers normally in June; a dry summer may reduce or inhibit its flowering.

Description: Glabrous, perennial. Stem erect, 55-120 cm, simple, ± striate. Basal leaves linear-lanceolate, petiole 80-110 x 10-200 mm, crenulate acute; stem leaves linear-lanceolate, without petiole, stem surrounded at base 3-30 x 5-70 mm, crenate, acute. Few flowers pedicellate in axils of upper leaves or sides, short petiole (-15 cm). Calyx not ciliate at base, without appendages, lobes linear-lanceolate, 6-17 mm, spreading-erect, persistent, erect in fruit; glabrous, acute. Corolla broadly campanulate, 2-3 cm, divided to 1/5 into short broadly triangular lobes, glabrous, blue. Stamens 5, broadened at base, glabrous. Style as long as corolla. Stigmas 3, lobed, ½ as long as style. Ovary ovate, glabrous. Capsule ovoid, obconical, 7-9 x 7-13 mm, erect, glabrous or rarely setulose, opening by ± apical pores. Seeds ovoid, 1 x 0.5 mm, shiny.
Flowering time: June – July
Grow-up places: In forest, meadows, road sides, 10-2000m.

Bilir, T. & Özhatay, H. (2004). Morphological researches on some Campanula l. species of Uludağ (Bursa). Journal of Marmara for Pure and Applied Sciences, 19: 1-21.

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Woww...dayi cok artistik bir cicek ve kompozisyon. Renkler de muthis. Eminim Gert de sevecektir. Ellerine saglik. Selamlar.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-28 1:09]

Hello Bayram,
What a beauty! The light through the flash on the flower is marvellous. Very beautiful colours contrasting against the dark BG. Amazing sharpness and details and a perfect composition. Very nice dedication.

Hallo Bayram
It is so nice when the fellow members have some kind of celebration because then suddenly all special images as dedications pop up, just like the one you dedicate to him today. Oh how I wish it was mine, because it is truly beautiful. The dark colours are catching and cannot be missed, the details very sharply captured and the presentation tops. As I just said to Haraprasan, Gert has been spoiling us lately with some lovely images of the flowers of the Netherlands and this dedication is well worthy to him. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Off. of... muhteşem bir hediyelik Bayram hocam. Kartpostal gibi. Emeklerinize sağlık. Saygılar, selamlar.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-09-28 1:16]

Dostum Günaydın,
Üç boyutlu gibi,çok sanatsal olmuş.Hem derinlik hem renkler mükemmel.Siyah arka plan ayrıca büyük katmış detayların ve renklerin belirginleşmesine.Tam usta işi bir çekim olmuş.Eline emeğine sağlık.
Bi slavên germ,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-28 1:28]

Hello MF Bayram.
Peach-leaved bellflower looks wonderful here on your presentation. Good and interesting point of view. and sharpness is great.
Best wishes.Best regards Siggi

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-09-28 1:32]

Merhaba MF Prof. Bayram,
superb sharpness and excellent rich purple colours of the petals.
Wonderful use of light.
A very pleasant view with good vertical composition.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-28 2:00]
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Merhaba Dostum,
Yine harika bir çalışma olmuş.Burada flash'ın 3D özellğini mi kullandın?Gerçekten 3 boyutlu gibi olmuş.Çiçeklerin kadraja yerleşimi,detaylar,pozlama ve kompozisyon mükemmel.
Selamlar,ellerine sağlık..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-28 2:59]

Hi Bayram,as you know i like a lot this photographic style,whit only a black background and the best sharpness on the flower.Impressive purple too,not easy whit this terrible color.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

Hello Bayram,
beautiful image of flowers, light and background perfect. Awesome that is detached the blue from the black. Regards, Paolo

Bayram hocam hakkaten yeni flash müthiş görünüyor. 3D etkisi muhteşem. Gert için çok anlamlı bir hediye. Ellerinize sağlık.

Selam My Dear Friend,
A lovely dedication for Gert. A superb capture of these beautiful bell flowers. Lovely colors and sharp details with nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Bayram hocam tek kelime ile "mükemmel". Gert'in hakkettiği bir dedikasyon. Emeklerinize sağlık. saygılarımla,

Bayram aman Allahım bu ne guzellik boyle.. Rengi cok guzel.. Detaylarda oyle.. Cok artistik bir sunum yapmissin. Gert icin de guzel hediye olmus.. Ellerine saglik kardesim..hepimizden selamlar.

Hi little bro,

Thanks for this beautiful dedication ansd i like it, it looks even on my pictures.
Exellent shot and fine colours.
This are an real beauty.


Ciao BBB. A lot of artistic compo today. Fascinating violet/green against the black BG wit excellent details and sharp. As usual for you.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-28 5:02]

Hello Bayram,
Striking picture of lovely Campanulae! And a nice dedication to Gert. The contrast with the dark background created by the flash is excellent here and the composition is well chosen. Powerful shot!
Thanks and kind regards

Beautiful colours, Big Bro!
The blues are well saturated and the sharpness against the dark BG is a stunner!

Hello MF Bayram
davvero una composizione artistica, molto ben studiata già partendo dallo sfondo scuro su cui si stagliano questi bellissime campanule dai colori e tonalità eccezionali. Poi il gioco di luce rende tutto molto più particolare. Una grande dedicica per il nostro amico Gert.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-28 9:43]

Szia Baratom Bayram,
Splendid gift for Gert, beautiful Flower!

Ciao Bayram, splendid couple of lovely couple flowers, good dedication to our friend Gert, great contrast against black BG, wonderful colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hola Bayram

Preciosa imagen de estas flores con ese color estupendo y ese fondo oscuro que la realza perfectamente, una imagen muy agradable y buena nitidez.

PD: Efectivamente acertastes, creo que es "Tenebrionidae" Gracias.

Un saludo de Antonio

hello Bayram
super good picture with great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Ovvv...sanat eseri gibi. muhteşem bir makro hocam. Kompozisyonundan renkler ve arka fona kadar her bakımdan sıradışı güzellikte. Usta işi olduğu sayfada sırıtmasından belli oluyor:)
Emeklerinize sağlık. Saygılarımla.

Merhaba Bayram,
Unusual and great post! Nice present to Gert. Colours and details are impressive, specially on the dark background. İyi akşamlar,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-09-28 18:00]

Hello Bayram,
This image in my eye is perfect. The colours are well saturated, the details are stunning and the background just sets the flowers off all on their own. Thank you my friend.

Pretty flower on a black background, perfect!

Hocam bu gerçekten sıradışı. Muhteşem bir makro. Tam usta işi.
Kusursuz. Emeklerinize sağlık. Saygılarımla,

Merhaba Bayram hocam,

Siyah fon üzerine çok yakışmış bu güzeller.
Çok harika bir bütünlük arzetmiş.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Selam ve saygılarımla,

Hello Bayram,

Un duo de fleurs très artistique, une présentation soignée. Les couleurs sont attirantes. Beaux détails, superbe. Merci.

Hocam arka fonun siyah olması resmen Campanulayı çerçevesinden fırlatmış. Bu fotoğraf benim için ayrı bir öneme sahip çünkü tozlaşma mekanizması çok enteresan dikkatlice bakarsanız bitki polenlerini stameni ile sunmuyor. Stamendeki polenleri stilus ve stigma üzerine yapıştırıyor ve polen dişi organ tarafından böceklere sunuluyor. Bu gerçekten özel bir tozlaşma mekanizması Campanulaceae de genel olarak görülen bir mekanizma. Mekanizmaya "İkincil polen sunumu" adı veriliyor. Paylaştığınız için teşekkür ederim.
Volkan (Gramineae)

Mor çan çiçeğiniz üç boyutlu gibi durmuş. Poaceae üyesi arkadaşımızın anlattığı ikincil polen sunumu olayı da çok ilginç.
Elinize sağlık ,

Hello Brother Bayram,

Very artistic composition of these blue cup shape flower. Perfect picture for the greeting card to someone special! Very nice. I love this framing!


Impresionante realismo acompañado de una luz casi perfecta.
Habilidad de poner las dos corolas dentro del foco.
Bien compuesta y de preciso equilibrio del conjunto.
Elegante y perfeccionista, escelente trabajo Bayram: Josep Ignasi.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-01 20:13]

Stunning image Bayram,
This flower is simply gorgeous showing exceptional detail, exposure and beautiful colors. It is shaped exactly as it's name implies..a bell. Love the bright natural colors and dark BG. Well done!!

İyi akşamlar çok sevgili
My dear, dear friend

I missed this very special, beautiful work of yours, when I had no Internet for some 10 days or telephone, fax etc etc.

This composition is breathtaking through its simplicity and at the same time dramatic!

Did you use a ''ring flash''?!? I believe this achieves this dark background.

The layout of the photo is very impressive, and the way the viewer looks into the blooms gratifying.

Thank you so much for this masterwork for Gert (how many brothers do you have? :-))

İyi geceler
Güzel bir yeni hafta
dileklerimle arkadaşım.

Such a beautiful violet flower MF Bayram. The fragile petals are crispy sharp with fine details of the stamen. Nice work against the dark background. Thanks for sharing and best regards - Jusni

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