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Scutellaria sibthorpii

Scutellaria sibthorpii
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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, Olympus Zuiko 35mm Macro F3.5
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-06 5:26
Viewed: 4816
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Scutellaria sibthorpii is an endemic plant of Cyprus in the family Labiatae.
It is found exclusively in the northern Kerynia range and is in flower during April-June. The flowers are always crimson.
It differs from the other endemic species S. cypria, which is found in the Troodos mountains, in its leaf and stem indumentum.

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A nice capture of this beautiful flower. Very well composed with sharp details.

Hi Yiannis,
Very good macro of this beautiful flower, Very well composed with sharp details and great natural colours, A beautiful image,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-06 6:09]

Hello Yiannis,
Very special and beautiful plant you got here. Great sharpness, details and splendid contrasting colours. Taken from a very good POV. Excellent DOF and composition.

Hello Yiannis,
a superb macro shot of this Scutellaria , very good sharpness, splendid colours, a very harmonious composition!

An amazing presentation of a beautiful and unknown for me flower Yiannis! Impressive and precise depth of field! As usually the sharpness is phenomenal! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hallo Yiannis,
a fantastic macro of this endemic Scutellaria taken from an excellent point of view showing perfectly the features of this marvellous flower, very good sharpness and splendid colours,very well done
Best regards

Ciao Yannis. Impressive DOF and excellent sharp. Brilliant natural colours.


Hi Yiannis,

Splendid macro image of this lovely colourful flower my friend, fabulous point of view and well composed composite, superb detailed sharpness, splendid play of light and wonderful vivid colours, Bravo! Yiannis and have a nice day,
Best Regards,


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-06 7:33]

Hi Yiannis,
very unique flower. You have presented is so lively with its powdery features and finer hairs. Very well shown details and exciting petals that look like tongues.
Well done.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-07-06 7:35]

Very interesting and beautiful species of plant with lovely flowers, beautifully captured. tfs.

A lyrical composition and a fine work of art, Yiannis.
The framing is flawless and the colours are just divine.
Thanks for sharing this lovely image.

Hi Yiannis,
really nice photo of this flower. Amazing colours. Excellent sharpness and composition. ALso nice suitable background.
Thanks for sharing,

innteresting plant with beautiful colors..good sharpness

fantastic species, IO wish we had it in our botanical gardens...greetings Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6525 W: 89 N: 15623] (65353)
  • [2011-07-06 9:29]

Hi Yiannis,this is another magnificent surprise from your island so rich of strage and beautiful species.What a design and what a colors these flowers! And your excellent pic is the best way to discover it!Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

Hello Yiannis,
A wonderful capture of a very nice species of flower.
Amazing details and very good focus as usual.
Exceptional clarity and light.
The contrast is great.

Ciao Yainnis, elegant composition with lovely flower on a beautiful blurry BG, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-06 11:52]

Hello Yiannis,
A fine capture of the flowers of this endemic Cyprus Labiate.
The dark red flowers are shown with fine sharpness and details in a superb composition against a clean natural BG. They look like small colourful rodents!
Thanks and best regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-06 12:37]

Hello Yiannis.
Superb looking violet flower . Subjects are in great focus with excellent sharpness and clarity. The pleasant BG is very well muted and thanks for sharing. Best regards Siggi


Hello Yiannis,

Beautiful photo! Very nice detail!


Hello Yiannis, very beautiful image of this plant and splendid work in post production. Another great shot. All the best, Paul

Hi Yiannis,
It's delightful to see how the flowers seems "evolve" from the bottom of the picture! Good work!, also with perfect exposure and color enviable! TFS

Hi Yiannis,
This flower is simply fantastic.
Colours and lights are very good and the composition is perfect.
Excellent sharpness and beautiful BG.
Thanks for sharing

Εξαιρετική σύνθεση Γιάννη. Πολύ καλό καδράρισμα, φανταστικά χρώματα και εντυπωσιακή ευκρίνεια. Όμορφη φωτογραφία που πραγματικά αναδεικνύει την ομορφιά ενός από τα πιο όμορφα ενδημικά φυτά μας.

Hello Yiannis,
This is absolutely beautiful! They almost look alive and engaged in some activity. The coulurs are out of this world and in fabulous quality! Very well done indeed. Best wishes.

wonderful colors and very good details, congratulations Yiannis for the picture, nice compo too,

have a nice evening,


Gran profundidad y una excelente orientación de la planta.
Bien trabajada la luz y los colores.
Saludos Yiannis: J. Ignasi.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-07-07 16:48]

Hello Yiannis,
What a beautiful flower with splendid colors and excellent sharpness...

Beautiful flower shot with hairy details my friend Yiannis. Beautiful light and fine focus control in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hi Yiannis,
Excellent POV of this image, very interesting species
TFS, regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-07-08 4:31]

Hello Yiannis,
This is really a very special shaped flower, like a dragon with many heads. The crimson-color is most beautiful and you managed to make an excellent picture of a difficult subject. Very fine-colored background too.
Thanks and kind regards

Hallo Yiannis
Wow, what a beautiful, beautiful flower that I have missed out on. Luckily my eye caught it in this instance and I can also leave my penny of thoughts about it. You might laugh at me, but looking at this flower I see a few figures of sea lions. The fine details captured is truly gorgeous, the colours rich and warm and the overall presentation just a pleasure to look at and enjoy. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2415] (10650)
  • [2011-07-09 10:22]

Giasou Yiannis,
Perfect close up ..
Nice colours and good focus.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Yiannis,

an suburp shot from this flower with good pov, dof, details and razor sharpness.
Fine colors.


Hello dear Yiannis,
Wonderful picture. Great detalis.
This photo make me happy.
well done.
Have a good wekend dear friend.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-07-17 12:23]

Hello Yiannis,
What a gorgeous Scutellaria species in wonderful colours. Details are ever so sharp and I like the plain background and the fine composition.
TFs and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Yiannis,

Amazing little flowers, beautiful colors and fine detail. Altogether an exceptional photo.


Hello Yiannis,

It is an amazing plant indeed!
The flowers will stand out in any setting, with the wonderful look, colours and details...
the subject is well framed, chosen DoF covers all with interest value!

Pablo -

Hi Yannis,
a very good approach to show Scutellaria's bizarre shapes of hairy blossoms. Wonderful subtle and rich colours in a very favourable dim light. The precisely set focus on the frontal parts of flowers along with the gradual softness achieved by a deliberately chosen wide diaphragm and short depth of field are creating a wonderful three-dimensional depth.
With thanks, and best regards,

Hello yiannis,
what a nice picture of this flower.
awesome detail and great colour.
fantastic sharpness and great angle.
best wishes,
the flowers looks like they are praying.

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