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Alcea rosea

Alcea rosea
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Copyright: Umar Ulyn (goatman04) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/1.4, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-12-22 8:06
Viewed: 2167
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A wild hollyhock in bloom at the edge of a fig tree orchard. I am posting a workshop capture of entire plant/habitat.


The hollyhocks comprise about 60 species of flowering plants in the genus Alcea (Ál-ce-a) in the mallow family Malvaceae, native to southwest and central Asia. They are biennial or short-lived perennial plants growing to 3.5 m tall, with broad, rounded, palmately lobed leaves and numerous flowers, pink or yellow in the wild species, on the erect central stem.

Alcea species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Bucculatrix quadrigemina and the Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui).

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Ciao Umar.
Stupendi i colori di questi fiori con le loro sfumature, ottima composizione,ed un’eccellente nitidezza bravo.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-22 8:36]

Hello Umar,
Very nice photo of these flowers in good sharpness and beautiful colours.

Hello Umar,
beautiful use of light. Excellent point of view. A lot of details. Great composition.
Have a nice Saturday,

Ciao Umar, splendid light on fantastic flowers, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-22 13:52]

Hello Umar.
Beautiful and interesting composition for this nice wild hollyhock flowers!Very Good colors and details.Regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-22 15:41]

Hi Umar,very nice composition made by these big flowers very common in my country too,i like the great details everywhere,perfect exposure and beautiful purple too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Umar

Great macro of these flowers, with a fine POV
and the shadow/light play, great focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


Hello Hasan
Bright photo of these lovely flowers.
Excellent depth of field and detail, nicely focused.
regards yiannis

what a lovely picture of this flower, with good clarity and colour.
best wishes

Nice capture of this Alcea!! well done

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