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Paeonia mascula

Paeonia mascula
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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: 2011-09-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-16 7:40
Viewed: 3070
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Paeonia mascula is a perennial plant native to Italy, Morocco, the Eastern Mediterranean and China.
In Cyprus it is a rare plant confined to a small area of the Troodos mountains.
The pink flowers open in May and the pods later in September to reveal black and red seeds.
The red seeds are infertile.

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Hello yiannis,
What amazing species of plant you capture.
Extraordinary colors and special shapes.
As usual a first class capture from a wonderful POV.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Yiannis,
Excellent macro. Extremely interesting plant. Fabulous colors.

Aaaah what a striking image Yiannis, wow the combination of bright colours is magic. The contrast between black and red is gorgeous. It looks like beadwork. An excellent macro, with sharp focus, presented in an excellent manner. Thanks for sharing. best regards.

Ciao Yannis. Wonderful colours Mf and stunning details. Great light.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-16 8:07]

Hello Yiannis,
A very striking photo with these remarkable bright colours. Splendid contrasts. Excellent sharpness and a good choice of composition.

Hi Yiannis,
Very nice capture
Colours and light are great.

hello Yiannis
super sharpness composition with great details and beautiful colours
i like this
thanks greeting lou

Hallo Yiannis,
a superb macro shot, impressive details and incredible vivid colours, excellent point of view, a very good visual impact
Best regards

Hi Yannis ,
very good sharpness and point of view. Many details. Great composition. Nice natural colours, fantastic light

Hi Yiannis,
really interesting and unusual plant. Great colours, excellent sharpness and perfect details.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-16 11:16]

Hello Yiannis,
splendid image of the fruit of this species of Paeonia with excellent light, great sharpness and detail; fantastic colors; a composition very well done!
Thanks for sharing

Hi Yiannis,

That's a great picture of this interestin plant with good details.
Taken from a nice POV & splendid colors of the flower. Well done & TFS.

Prciosa Yiannis. Tus trabajos son preciosos y exóticos !
Buen fin de semana: J. Ignasi.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-16 14:01]

Hello Yiannis.
Wow! What a fabulous shot!This is one amazing plant!Brilliant colours!Superb clarity as well.
Very well done.Best regards Siggi

striking image, I have never succeeded getting such a good result with Paeonia fruits, greetings Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-16 14:54]

Hi Yiannis,this is very interestin,never seen the fruits of the peonia,and you show that at the best whit this magnificent macro whit great sharpness and high saturation as i like.Very well done!Have a nice weekend and thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Yiannis,
God makes art, and you take pictures! ... Nice work, great light, perfect colors!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-09-16 20:23]

Hello Yiannis,
What a gorgeous shot of this seed pod. I have never heard of this particular plant before, so your photo is the first time I have ever seen one. Excellent detail and wonderful DOF. A real eye catching image!!!

Απίστευτα χρώματα Γιάννη! Καταπληκτική φωτογραφία.
Καλή σου μέρα,

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-16 23:03]

Bonjour Yiannis,
J'aime beaucoup cette composition avec un mélange de rouge et de noir.
Très bien fait

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-09-17 1:32]

Beautiful. Stunning colors and lovely details.

THis species is also extremely rare in Israe,l growing in only one area of Mt. Meron in the Upper Galilee, at about 1100 m a.s.l

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-17 5:54]

Very interesting plant species and the pod with seeds is colorful, well taken. tfs.

Bonjour Yiannis,
Très belle macro valorisant bien les sujets dans une bonne composition et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Yiannis,
excellent POV of this fruit, as beautiful as the flower
TFS, nice WE

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  • ricx Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 43] (241)
  • [2011-09-17 23:12]

Hi Yiannis, a superb close up image of the seed pod.. TN is amazing me with its beauty of macro shots of flowers , butterflyies and plants. As`a botonaist you must be revelling in it. Have a great Sunday Ricx

Hello Yiannis,

an fantastic and razor sharpness picture taken by you with good pov and details.
Nicely blurred bg.
Fine colors.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-09-18 4:55]

Hello Yiannis,
Funny I have taken pictures of these seeds too in our Botonical Garden lately. Your picture with the shiny berries is so attractive and taken at the original place that there is no need to put another shot on the site.
Powerful framing! Well done.
Kind regards

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-09-20 10:47]

Hi Yiannis,
Wonderful photo of this very interesting plant.
Nice colours with excellent detail.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Yiannis,
What I like especially at this image are the vivid colours. Details, sharpness and contrasting BG are also excellent. Well done!

Hello Yiannis,
A very nice shot of this interesting plant, excellent depth of field, beautiful colours, great sharpness and good details,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice night,
Best Regards,

Hello Yiannis,
beautiful capture of this lovely plant with wonderful colours and good sharpness. I like your well chosen POV and the fine clarity.
Best wishes,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-09-20 19:52]

Hello Yiannis,
very exciting fruits in bright colors. The contrast is so well shown. How I like the red and black fruit. Lovely and a new specie to me,.


Hi Yiannis,

Excellent quality macro work here with awesome detailed sharpness my friend, superb exposure/white balance and what spectacular colour saturation, great effort Yiannis and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hello Yiannis,

An amazing plant, never seen anything like this!
The exposure is controlled and well done, with no disturbing reflections in the shiny seeds...
An interesting subject and a fine presentation!

Pablo -

Hello Yiannis,
I like the striking colors in this composition. The black and red are in good contrast of this beautiful fruit.
Thanks and kind regards,

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