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Sideritis cypria

Sideritis cypria
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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: 2009-06-14
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite pics [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-01-20 6:13
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sideritis cypria (LAMIACEAE)
A perennial subshrub up to 60 cm high. Leaves densely hairy. Flowers in whorls, surrounded by leaf-like, conspicuously reticulate bracts, which are united into a cup. Corolla bright yellow, broadly striped and bordered brown.
It is a rare endemic species, restricted to the Pentadaktylos range in fissures of limestone cliffs and rocks, between 300 to 900 m. Flowering season: June to August.
It is included in Annexes II & IV of the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC).
IUCN category: Endangered.

You can also see a photo of the whole plant in the workshop.

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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hello Caralambos
this is very good sharpness and a nice pose of this beautiful plant with the also beautiful flowers inside
great pose on TN
greeting lou

Ciao Pambos, my today neighbour, lovely couple of beautiful flowers, nice blurry BG, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

CIao Charalambos.
Quardavo le foto e mia colpito queta con dei colori molto belli e un'ottima nitidezza complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-20 6:50]

Hello Pambos,
A very fine sharp capture of this endemic flower.
The flowers and the curious leaves are shown with excellent sharpnes and colours in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-20 6:58]

Hi Charalambos,
Splendid photo of this interesting Flower, great sharpness and fine colors, TFS!

hello Pambos

excellent macro photo of this plant, fine POV
and appropriate framing, great focus sharpness
and details, i love the photo of the habit of the plant,



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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-20 8:13]

Hello Pambos,
A very special plant you show us here. I see that it is from the Lamiacea-family. Like little baskets and leaves looking out of there like children. Very cute indeed! Presentation like usual well done! Love the grey background.
Kind regards

Amazing detail shows the beauty of the small flowers. regards Yiannis

Hi Pambos,
great photo.
I like this natural colours. Perfect sharpness. Nice background.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-20 9:09]

Hello Pambos,
This plant is real beauty! Splendid light, colours and sharp details. Beautiful contrasting OOF BG. Good choice of composition.

Hi Pambos,beautiful shot with very good composition, wonderful natural colours and impressive sharpness and details.

Hello Pambos,
WHAT is THIS! Very unusual and beautiful photo and informative note.

Hello Charalambos,
Outstandig details and good focus, splendid capture with amazing clarity and sharp details.
It is a very good composition and nice POV.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-20 11:36]

Hello Caralambos,
Congratulation to first 1000 !
A beautiful tones of this Sideritis cypria with nice focus and lovely shallow depth and beautiful brightness all over the flowers,a lovely presentation.Best Regards Siggi

Ciao Pambos. Wonderful flower in hard sharp and brigh colours. Lovely compo.


Incredible work Pambos, incredible! The depth of field separate the green plant from the colorless background like a knife! Brilliant detail, composition and sharpness! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hallo Pambos,
a superb macro shot of this special flower, very good sharpness and fantastic colours, excellent POV, DOF and BG in a nice composition
Best regards

Hallo Pambos
This is indeed a great image jam packed with beautiful details to appreciate. In my eyes it is a photographic piece of art. It has flair and pizzazz and attracts the eye without any effort. The colours are wonderful, and the natural light shines just on the right spots. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-21 2:06]

Hello Pambos,
lively view with exciting green and greyish background .How pleasant to see the flower in its cups with details so stunning.
Very lovely presentation in good light and slant.


Γεια σου Πάμπο
Πολύ όμορφη φωτογραφία αναδεικνύει όλη την ομορφιά του φυτού. Η σύνθεση, τα χρώματα και η ευκρίνεια είναι όλα εξαιρετικά.

Hi Pambos,
Very nice coloured and sharp detailed photo of Sideritis cypria. Great composition. Well done!
(I was thinking to upload the same species of)

πολύ καλό θέμα και όπως το αποδίδεις Χαράλαμπε, το φόντο βοηθάει πολύ και η αντίθεση με το βαθύ πράσινο του λουλουδιού δημιουργεί ένα υπέροχο κάδρο!
καλό βράδυ Νάσος

Hello Pambos,

very nice presentation from this flowers with exellent sharpness, pov and details.
Nicely blurred bg.
Fine colors.


Hello Pambos
I have seen some Sideritis in Turkiye. but this species is new to me too. you nicely captured it and presented with good informative notes. sharp details, colors and exposure great.
thanks for sharing. best wishes

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-25 9:30]

Hi Charalambos.
Fantastic by subject and quality shot. My congratulations. Unbelievable details of the charming plants, awesome colours and lights, splendid neutral BG. Bravo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-27 14:41]

What a fantastic macro and what a beautiful specie,very interesting and new for me,top quality of sharpness and colors in the best light! Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

great capture, the flowers look as if someone put them ina basket, greetings Ori

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