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Mesembryanthemum crystallinum

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
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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: 2011-06-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-02 7:55
Viewed: 3553
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum is a member of the Aizoaceae family of plants.
A widespread Mediterranean plant which is rare in Cyprus.
It is found in open, sandy ground, such as found near the coast or the salt lakes.
The flower has numerous petal-like staminodes in several series.

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hello Yiannis,
super good picture with beautiful colours and great details
greeting Paolo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-02 8:03]

Hi Yiannis,this is a spectacular specie and a very professional macro,what a pov and what a brilliant result,fantastic colors and sharpness,very well done,have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-02 8:54]

Hello Yiannis,
What a beautiful plant this is. Splendid bright colours and good sharpness in the photo. Great DOF and composition.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-02 8:59]

Hello Yiannis,
A very fine capture of this succulent species of Mesembryanthemum in flower. The details of the flower and buds were taken from a fine POV with excellent, natural colours, sharpness and DOF.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Yiannis,
One of my earliest uploads here was an image of this amazing plant and this truly is a beautiful specimen. It also grows wild here in the arid southwestern part of South Africa which is known as Namaqualand. Very interesting to see one from your country. Thank you for sharing.

Hello Yannis,
Spectacular macro with great focus and very good clarity.
It is a interesting image taken from a very nice and low POV.
The details and colors are great.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Yannis, lovely composition with beautiful flower, wonderful sharpness, fine details, splendid light and fantastic colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Yiannis,
This is very good species into wonderfull coloors.
Fantastic detalis.
Well done.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-02 11:18]

Hello Yiannis.
This is a wonderful sharp and clean macro my friend! You have done it very very well. No more words, just perfect. Bravo and TFS.Best regards Siggi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-02 11:36]

Hi Yannis,
Interesting and nice flower.Nice colours with excellent detail.
Regards Jiri.

hello Yiannis
great picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Yannis. Spectacula crip taken with amazing light and stunning details. Impressiove DOF.


Hi Yiannis,
amazing photo of this flower. Great point of view. Excellent sharpness and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Yiannis,
A wonderful image, as usual. Details, colours and composition are perfect. Well done!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-11-02 14:46]

Hi Yiannis!
Wonderful composition . I love the brightness and the vivid colours of the image. Superb details.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-11-02 14:54]

Hello Yiannis,
What a beautiful flower,great sharpness,colours and a splendid composition...

Hallo Yiannis,
a fantastic macro of this interesting plant, outstanding sharpness and brilliant colours, excellent point of view
Best regards

Hi Yiannis,
Very nice detail. I like the colors, contrast and the lighting.

Εντυπωσιακό φυτό και εντυπωσιακή φωτογραφία!
Καλημέρα Γιάννη!

Excellent pict of this species, common in others country
TFS, Ferran

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-03 8:05]

Hello Yiannis,
super sharpness and outstanding detail in this spectacular image! Great composition and POV, splendid shadows of colour.
Great quality!
Thanks for sharing

Hello Yiannis,

Sharp fine details in this amazing plant!
Super colour reproduction and a good 3D effect makes the flower really stand out...

Pablo -

Hi Yiannis,
An exceptional detailed exposure of this flower. Great detail and beautiful colours displayed. Well done.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-11-03 11:43]

Beautiful presentation of this species, which is not that rare here.



Hello Yiannis,

Beautiful plants and perfect photo !!! TFS


Hi Yiannis,
A very impressive sharp image of this flower, excellent clarity and beautiful natural colours, superb work!
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend,
Best Regards,

Naturalidad en la luz y en los colores.
Blancos algo altos pero más que aceptables.
Saludos Yiannis: J. Ignasi.

Bonjour Yiannis,
Très belle macro finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Yiannis,
Wow ... Everything is perfect in this photo, great job!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-11-06 9:46]

Hi Yiannis.
I am simply amazed with beautifulness of the pictured plants and flower as well as a quality of the image. All is superb: exceptional sharpness and details, amazing colours, blameless composition. Bravo. Great job.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-11-06 20:22]

Hello Yiannis,
Gorgeous image filled with awesome detail, beautiful colors and stunning textures. Exposure is perfect and the DOF is superb. Excellent work!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-11-07 18:38]

Hello Yiannis,
very lovely composition of beauty and artistic skills. The splendid details really make this view a wonder.


great 'crystals", greetings Ori

Hello Yiannis,
The unusual plant. She has an amazing leaves of (!?). Super sharpness and brilliant colors. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Yiannis, Wow what a spectacular and strong composition you have here my friend, superb sharpness with good clarity, lovely lighting/white balance, great effort here Yiannis and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hello yiannis,
This is one beautiful flower under fine lighting and details. Amazing work and thanks for sharing.
Regards, Jusni

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-01-11 20:51]

Hello, this is very lovely. I have never seen this kind of flower before. Really excellent close up with strong details and sharpness due to your exposure and aperture choice.

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