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Pancratium maritimum

Pancratium maritimum
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Copyright: Sami TAMSON (stomsoncy) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 0 N: 399] (2992)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-27
Categories: Flowers
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-10-31 11:48
Viewed: 2849
Points: 16
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Pancratium maritimum
Kum Zambağı
Sea Dafodil

Pancratium maritimum, or sea daffodil, is a species of bulbous plant native to the Mediterranean region and south-western Europe. That plant can also be seen on the south Bulgarian and north Turkish coasts of Black Sea, where it is threatened with extinction. It grows on coastal sands or just above the high tide mark. Other vernacular names are Sand Daffodil, Sand Lily and the Lily of St. Nicholas. The Latin maritimum means "of the seashore".
P. maritimum is a bulbous perennial with a long neck and glaucous, broadly linear leaves, evergreen, but the leaves often die back during hot summers. Scape to 40 centimetres (16 in). Flowers 315 in an umbel, up to 15 cm (6 in) long, white. Corona two-thirds as long as the tepals. The flowers have a pleasing, exotic and very subtle lily scent, which only becomes apparent during still, windless summer nights that allow the delicate fragrance to become perceptible. Flowering is from August to October.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-31 12:10]

Hi Sami,magnificent way to take this flowe that i seen many times in my greek trips,very very nice choice of point of view to take the beautiful seascape in background,perfect exposure,details and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

nice habitat capture, greetings Ori

Beautiful photo of the plant and its habitat Sami! The composition is excellent. Wonderful colours and very good sharpness too!

Hi Sami,
really beautiful photo of this flower. Amazing colours and composition. Perfect point of view.
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)
  • [2012-11-01 3:50]

Hello Sami,
Very nice photo of this beautiful flower in great sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Taken from a very good low POV with an interesting background.

Hello Sami
A perfect photo of this plant in its natural habitat. Excellent light and detail,beautiful colours. Nice composition with views of the sea.
regards yiannis

Hallo Sami
I just love everything in this image as it is so well composed and beautifully presented. The blue's in the background is very eye-catching, the point of view is super and your main subject a beauty. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Filnato (101)
  • [2012-11-17 10:20]

Lovely rich tones and colours, and great low angle with the exposure spot on from foreground till the sky!

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