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Alhagi maurorum

Alhagi maurorum
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Copyright: yiannis christofides (yiannis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 625 W: 0 N: 770] (5400)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-31
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-06 6:16
Viewed: 4589
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Alhagi maurorum takes its name from the arabic al-hajj, which means pilgrim, perhaps because its a plant commonly encountered in the desert; hajj is the annual pilgrimage of muslims to Mecca but also of christians to Jerusalem. The specific name of maurorum refers to the Moors, ie of north Africa.
It is a plant of arid environments, having a root of up to 15 m long.
It's a perennial weed of cultivated land which is difficult to eradicate because of its deep root system. It is a rather unassuming small thorny plant with flowers about 1 cm long and 0.5 cm wide

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Ciao Yainnia, wondeful plant with fantastic colors, excellent sharpness, splendid light and beautiful blurry BG, 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)
  • [2011-09-06 6:55]

Hello Yiannis,
A photo of a plant with splendid coloured flowers. A very special one. Great sharpness, details and clarity. Good DOF and composition.

hello Yiannis
I like this picture with his beautiful colours and super good light
the details and composition are very good
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-06 7:53]

Hi Yiannis,this is very interesting and truely new for me!!Magnficent macro on this little flowers and impressive sharpness,total focus and splendid colors.Impossible to make better.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Yiannis,

an razor sharpness image with good pov and dof.
Nicely blurred bg.
Fine colors.


Hi Yiannis,
what a beautiful flowers and their great macro shot with superb details and splendid coloration. light using and composition also great.

Hello Yiannis,
nice capture of this lovely plant with good sharpness and beautiful colours. Very good light and nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

Hi Yiannis,
great point of view. Amazing flowers. Perfect sharpness and many details. Very nice composition.
Have a nice evening,

Ciao Yannis. Magnificient light and colours. Top sharp. best compliments.


Ji Yiannis,
Wonderful image, sharp, good composition and colors.
We have this plant in Isreal as well.

υπέροχη σύνθεση πολύ καλή απόδοση!
γειά σου Γιάννη!

at last another of your pictures after such a long wait :) great closeup, in Hebrew it is called HAGA, TFS Ori

Hallo Yiannis,
a fantastic macro shot, outstanding sharpness and marvellous vivid colours, very well composed
Best regards

Hello Yiannis,
What I like at this image are the composition, sharp details and nice colours. Also a great focus. Well done!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-06 12:11]

Hello Yiannis.
Very good presentation of those beautiful flowers. Good composition, sharp image and a very good exposure. Well done.Best regards Siggi

hello Yiannis,
Wonderful composition with exceptional clarity.
Very nice capture of a lovely species of flower.
Great details and perfect focus as usual.

Hi Yiannis,
Another beautiful picture of flowers, superb clarity and very good sharpness, beautiful contrasting against burred background, nicely done and very well presented,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice night,
Best Regards,

Bellísima y curiosa especie Yiannis. Sus formas y colores son realmente sorprendentes.
Bien captados esos difíciles colores y bien compuesto también el conjunto.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-06 22:38]

Bonjour Yiannis,
Jolie plante, pas très commune. Une belle composition avec de jolies couleurs.

Hi Yiannis Waoow what fabulous macro skills shown her my friend, awesome sharp details with excellent clarity, super exposure/white balance control to adorn these lovely natural colours, this picture is a 10/10 for me, great stuff Yiannis and very well done,
Best regards,


Hello Yannis, another great shot this picture. A great light and great details distinguish this photo. All the best, Paolo

Bonjour Yiannis,
Excellent angle de prise de vue pour cette belle composition finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-09-07 10:31]

Belíssimo trabalho de macro muito bom à composição e a nitidez excelente imagem perfeita meus parabéns por esta linda foto.

Γεια σου Γιάννη
Εξαιρετική φωτογραφία με φανταστικά χρώματα και πολύ καλή ευκρίνεια.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-09-07 19:02]

Hello Yiannis,
My wife just made the comment that this is a very pretty weed, and I have to agree. It's hard to believe that a common weed could be so beautiful. Awesome close up showing superb detail and excellent DOF. Simply gorgeous!!

Hi Yiannis,
Amazing species in very good pic, very interesting note!
TFS, Ferran

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-09-08 5:05]

Hello Yiannis,
An unknown plant for me, I never have made a pilgrim in the Holy Lands ...
It has an amazing shape and a very striking coloration. Interesting to read that they have so long roots and seem to be as you write difficult to eradicate. But a beautiful weed, indeed!
Kind regards

Hello Yiannis,
This flower has unique shape. Lovely details under fine lighting. Nice capture with pleasing framing.
Kind regards,

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