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"Life flower" for Exteen clan (76)
boreocypriensis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Today I would like to give a present to Exteen clan to congratulate them that they became grandma and grandpa, as well as mother and father :) I am sure this is the most beautiful thing for each life story. I also wish Nina all the best for her future life… Hope they like this gift and take to theirs heart :)

I also attached two WS posts here to show it in its natural environment and also more closer in details on flowers.

By the way, I also would like to invite our friend Loot to be active on TN again. We are missing your very educative and great quality posts MF!

Regarding my post, this is a beautiful, rare and biennial sedum species, Rosularia sempervivoides (=Sedum sempervivoides) ((Turk. Ömür otu, İkbal Çiçeği-it means “Life flower” since it is using some medicinal purposes with their antioxidant properties) which I’ve captured it in the Çığlıkara Nature Reserve (Elmalı, Antalya) during our joint trip with Catherine. It is native to western Asia (Turkey) and the Caucasus, growing on rocky slopes. As one can guess from the species name, the first-year rosettes look very similar to a small sempervivum (Houseleeks), thick and succulent, gray-green, mottled purple. The rosettes elongate the second year into erect stems carrying dense cymes of eye-catching carmine red.

Catherine already uploaded a post of the same species. Also Ömer has uploaded another one. I thought that it is the best time to upload one again :) I used my ring macro flash - Sigma EM-140 DG- with deep DOF to create a dark BG.

You can find more info about the species and the other sedums visiting Catherine’s (in English/İngilizce) and Omer’s (Turkish/Türkçe) postings.

TFL and cheers,

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boreocypriensis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Another one -total appearance
Edited by:boreocypriensis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)

Another life flower with its natural environment between the rocky stones.
Exposure: f/25, 1/160 s, ISO 200
Equipment: Same.

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boreocypriensis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Same life flower from different POV
Edited by:boreocypriensis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)

Same life flower from different POV, a bit more closer in.
Exposure, equipments are same that of orijinal version