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Copyright: James Parker (Jamesp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-12
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-18 14:50
Viewed: 4841
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found these anemone growing on the shores of the salt lake whilst looking for flamingos. The flamingos were too far away for a decent photograph, but I found a number of spring flowers. Apart from being able to identify these as anemones I am unable to identify them further. These are Anemone coronaria - thanks to Bayram for the id.

Anemone are perennial herbs, growing from rhizomes, caudices, or tubers. Species have basal leaves with long petiole stems that can be upright or prostate, the foliage is simple or compound with lobed, parted, or undivided leaf blades. The leaf margins are entire or toothed. The flowers are produced in terminal inflorescences with involucres, and they can be arranged in two-to-nine-flowered cymes or in umbels, or be solitary. They have involucral bracts that can be leaf-like and/or petal-like. The flowers are bisexual and are radially symmetrical with 10 to 200 stamens. The flowers have nectaries, and many simple pistils, but petals are missing in the majority of species. The pistils have one ovule. The 4 to 27 sepals can be white, purple, blue, green, yellow, pink, or red and wither away during fruit growth. The fruits are ovoid to odovoid shaped achenes that are collected together in a tight cluster, ending variously lengthened stalks; though many species have sessile clusters terminating the stems. The achenes are beaked and some species have feathery hairs attached to them.

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Hi James.
Very beautiful macro capture of these anemones. Colours, details and composition are excellent.
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-18 15:17]

Hello James,
Very beautiful clarity in this photo. Splendid light and colours. Great sharpness, details, POV and composition. Good OOF BG.

Hello James,
Excellent macro of these anemones with great sharpness and composition.
TFS and Regards,

Hello James,
a very beeautiful macro shot of this delicate anemone, very good sharpness and splendid natural colours, a graceful composition
Best regards

hello James

beautiful compostion of these flowers with fine POV,
fine focus sharpness and details of the petals, beautiful luminosity,



Hi Bro James:)

As i seen you visited my homeland, even the place where i was born (Kantou, near Episcopi). This was a spring wind from my homeland indeed:) A beautiful pair of Anemone coronaria (Poppy anemone or Crown anemone)taken from wonderful vantage point with excellent exposure!
Thanks for sharing these beauties MF!
Have a nice night!


Hi James
Wow, I didn't know the Anemone came in this colour. They are really beautiful! Nice sharp detail and nice lighting.
TFS Janice

Hello James,
How are you?
Very educative contribution and a nice pic. Good to know there are flamingoes in Cyprus.:-) Or flamingos, dear spelling checker. Sorry, the spelling checker underscored 'flamingoes';-).
It's always a kind of frustrating when the animals are too far and you cannot get closer.
Maybe it's a good you actually couldn't identify them further as right now a dictionary might already be a necessity.
Overall I think the Great Goddes Aphrodite shall not be displeased. Well done and TFS.

Beautiful spring Anemones from Cyprus, James.
There is something special about spring flowers. They symbolise faith in the goodness of life.
It is good to see a different kind of picture from you.
Best regards.

Hello James,
it's funny to read your note, I did the same experience during the 2 months I spent in Larnaca this winter.
The flamingos always to far away, not even 600mm could get a decent shot. But I find the Salt Lake Park was a a very nice place, I found lots of flower, like anemones and orchids.
The picture is sharp with fine details and also well exposed with nice natural colours.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-03-18 21:59]

Hi James.
Wonderful presentation of the charming flowers. I am impressed with exactness and beautifulness of reproduction of the petals and other features of the flowers. Precise white balance, colour and texture reproduction. Smooth BG is also impressive and underlines the beauty of the main subject. TFS and best wishes.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-18 23:22]

Hi James
Wonderful capture this sweet anemones, whit lovely colors and in a great light!

Hallo James
A lovely image with both warm and inviting as well as soft colours. The details of the anthers of the flower are seen with great clarity, and I like the blurred stems of flowers in the background very much. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards.

A lovely capture!
I like the colors and the light of this sweet flowers.

Hi James,

an nice flower picture with good details and fine colours.
Yes, macro is'nt easy.


beautiful and artistic, TFS Ori

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-03-19 3:40]

Hi james,
petals open the first time I saw ...
Soft tinted colors and composition very nice.
Best wishes,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-19 5:00]

Hi James,
this is mighty composition with excellent sharpness in soft purplish colour. i like the black dots of the tip of the stamens well shone by the light.
very pleasant and indeed a pretty capture of these anemone.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-03-19 5:15]

Hello James,
Very fine-colored Anemones coronariae from Limassol. They have a very fine color, a little bit different from the ones we see around here. The one of the right looks like a little sun! Funny to follow you around the world :-)
Kind regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-19 5:36]

Hello James,
Excellent sharpness and detail on this beautiful flower. I like the contrast between the purple. Very well done. TFS
Best regards Siggi

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-03-19 10:21]

Hello James,
Excellent close-up shot of these beautiful poppy anemones. Colours, details and composition are great.
TFS ang G's,

Bonjour James,
L'excellent angle de prise de vue et la bonne maitrise de la lumičre permettent d'apprécier la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi James,
Beautiful pair of anemones, one of my favorite garden plants (this species is often planted here in the middle of Europe). Great sharpness, details and POV, the only thing I don't fully like is an oof stalk on the left. Otherwise a pretty and elegant shot, congrats and tfs.
Best regards from Hungary, László

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