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Origanum cordifolium

Origanum cordifolium
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Copyright: Charalambos Christodoulou (floracy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 0 N: 253] (1157)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-08
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-18 9:16
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Points: 40
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Origanum cordifolium (LAMIACEAE)
An aromatic, perennial subshrub up to 60 cm high. Leaves opposite, ovoid to cordate in shape, with leathery texture. Flowers whitish or pinkish arranged in an oblong, pendulous spike and subtended by large, purplish bracts. It is a rare endemic species, restricted to the Troodos range (Pafos Forest) on rocks and cliffs, especially along streamsides (altitude 200-1200 m). Flowering season: June to August.
IUCN category: Vulnerable

Meikle R.D. 1985. Flora of Cyprus. Vol. 2. London: Bentham-Moxon Trust, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Tsintides T., Christodoulou C.S., Delipetrou P. & Georgiou K. (eds). 2007. The Red Data Book of the Flora of Cyprus. Lefkosia: Cyprus Forestry Association.

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Hi Pambos,
very interesting plant. Also nice composition. Perfect sharpness and amazing natural colours. Very good light conditions.
Have a nice evening,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-18 9:39]

Hello Charalambos.
This is very unique looking flowers .Very good exposure and sharpness of the image.Thanks for sharing and well done.Best regards Siggi

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-18 9:50]

Hi Charalambos,
Excellent photo of this interesting Origanum Flower, TFS!

hello Pambos

excellent photo of these wild plants/flowers,
fine POV at their level, excellent focus sharpness
and details, very beautiful warmer light, TFS


Perfectly detailed photograph with no shadows and background complementing the colours of the flowers. regards Yiannis

hello Charalambos
great sharpness picture with good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Ciao Pmbos, lovely composition with beautiful plant, wonderful natural colors, great light and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-18 10:45]

Hello Pambos,
Beautiful clear photo of this special flowers. Good sharpness, details and blurred BG. Splendid light, natural colours and a fine composition.

Ciao Pambos. Interesting artistic compo in fine details and perfect light's managment.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-18 11:19]

Hi Charalambos.
I have never seen such beautiful species. Quality of the sot is also ultimate. I love crisp sharp details of the plant, amazing lovely BG, blameless POV and composition of the picture. Bravo. Excellent job in every respect.

You have truly an artistic eye friend Pambos. Most people will walk around that beauty and will not even see it! Great point of view, flawless composition and absolutely amazing natural colors. Bravo!
George Veltchev

a very beautiful Origanum species and it great shot againt blurry BG and with great sharp focus. POV/DOF and exposure superb as like coloration and composition. efkaristo Pambos.

Hello Pambos,

Very nice photo from this flowers.
I have never been seen before.
Good pov and sharpness with nicely blurred bg.
Fine colors.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-19 2:22]

Hello Pambos,
You seem to be several to take pictures of plants from Cyprus. And the photographers are excellent too! Love this subtle picture showing an inconspicious plant, but of great refinement with its special color and wonderful shape. Breautiful light as usual. Interesting species of Origanum.
Thanks and kind regards

Hi Pambos,beautiful composition. Great natural colours and nice soft background. Good sharpness.TFS

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-19 3:00]

Hello Pambos,
a very lovely view in its cool color and special composition. The layered flowers are seen so lively with great details and sharpness.
you have done very well indeed with good lighting. The blurry background too gives a strong effect in making the composition a stunning one.


Hello Pambos,
The pastel colours and the soft background behind the beautiful image complete a very well composed image. Well done. I like it very much.

Εντυπωσιακή σύνθεση Πάμπο. Τα χρώματα είναι εξαιρετικά και η ευκρίνεια εντυπωσιακή.

Hallo Pambos,
a superb macro shot, amazing sharpness and detail, fantastic colours, POV, DOF, BG and composition are excellent
Best regards

Impressive close-up with excellent composition and wonderful colours.
Regards Erodotos

Dear Charalambos,

In searching for images of Origanum cordifolium I came across this image that I would be interested in using for ARKive.

ARKive - www.arkive.org - is a unique conservation initiative where films, photographs and audio recordings of the world’s animals, plants and fungi are being gathered into one centralised digital library.

If you are interested in contributing this wonderful image please email me on rebecca.taylor{at}wildscreen.org.uk

Many thanks,


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