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Helianthemum obtusifolium

Helianthemum obtusifolium
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Copyright: Charalambos Christodoulou (floracy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 0 N: 253] (1157)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-20
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-30 10:08
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Helianthemum obtusifolium (CISTACEAE)

A sprawling or sub-erect subshrub; branches up to 25 cm long. Flowers large, pale yellow. It is a widespread endemic growing on dry rocky ground and hillsides and it is a characteristic species of low shrubby formations, such as phrygana, from sea-level up to 900 m. It flowers from February to May.
The photo shows a compact form of the species which is not so typical.
Meikle R.D. 1977. Flora of Cyprus. Vol. 1. London: Bentham-Moxon Trust, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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Ciao Pambos, beautiful composition with lovely flowers, splendid light, wonderful natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Pambos,
Unbelievably beautiful! What more can I say!

a perfect pic, as usual, itsgreat that I meet u here everyday, Ori

hello Pambos

excellent and very beautiful composition of this
wild plant/flowers, fine POV, DOF, great focus
sharpness and details, very beautiful light,
beautiful bokeh of the background, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-30 11:04]

Hello Charalambos.
What a nice and interesting flower that you have well captured. The composition is nice with the good effect of light.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Pambos,
what a splendid macro of Helianthemum obtusifolium, fantastic colours and superb sharpness, i like from all point of view.
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-30 11:27]

Fantastic and perfect focus everywhere! What a perfection! I like a lot thi beautiful point of view,great sharpness and colors...and a very interesting and are specie.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano

Wonderful to see all the plant in great detail like this! regards Yiannis

Ciao Pambos. Taste of spring in this one! The right low POV to exalt the DOF. Details and sharp are perfect. best comopliment for this lightning/coloured compo.


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-01-30 12:32]
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Terrific! I really like the lighting of your pictures. Do you use any special means?

All the best,


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-01-30 12:48]

Hello Pambos,
A lovely capture of this little Helianthemum species that's popped up like a little tree out of the arid soil. Very beautiful colours and details are nice and sharp. Well observed from a low POV too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-30 13:20]

Hello Pambos.
For me a strange but very beautiful photo of a plant I didn't know it exist. How splendid it is. The quality of this photo is great. Fantastic sharpness, details and clear olours. Taken from a very good POV and in an excellent DOF.

Perfectly captured bright little wonder between the dry land Pambos! Incredible clarity once again! Bravo, outstanding execution!
George Veltchev

Good morning!
Very nice flower photography, with a good composition and sharpness. TFS

Μπράβο Πάμπο. Καταπληκτική φωτογραφία.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-30 22:08]

Hi Charalambos.
Outstanding 3D presentation of the beautiful plant. Exceptional isolation fo the main subject from BG. Details are crisp sharp. All tiniest parts of the plant are shown perfectly. Well done and my compliments.

Hello Charalambos,
Fantastic capture with splendid colors and amazing details.
Wonderful composition, very good low POV and excellent focus.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-31 5:30]

Very interesting plant species with lovely flowers, fine image. tfs.

Hi Charalambos,
beautiful photo of these flowers with amazing colours and perfect sharpness. Nice shade. This is an artistic photo.
Thanks for sharing.

hello Charalambos
this is really SUPER good
great sharpness good details and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

Hi Pambos,
Splendid capture with nice details and fantastic colors.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-01 1:34]

Hello Pambos,
must be special plant to have survive the special situation. The surroundings seems dry ans arid. The flowers offer a great beauty and the leaves too are colourful. the fruits are hairy and interesting.
Very well presented shot in excellent details.


Kalimera Pambos,
Excellent image of this dwarf with perfect composition and sharpness. Absolutely delightful image, and I can't wait to have the Central European spring coming with lots of beautiful flowers. By the way, don't you know if the species on your pic is able to have mycorrhiza connection with fungi? I ask this because our Fumana procumbens, living also in dry, sandy territories, is able to (at least with southern "seaside" fungal species like Hebeloma ammophilum and Inocybe heimii, both previously known as mycorrhiza partners of Populus spp. mostly).
Best regards, László

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