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Desert's flower...

Desert's flower...
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Copyright: Mariana Scubli (marianas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 377 W: 55 N: 1208] (6739)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-25
Categories: Desert, Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): JLinaresP Favorite HQ shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-02 11:26
Viewed: 4329
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Walking thru the desert near Ouarzazate in Marocco i found a bulb(seed of a plant shaped like an onion) and i took it with me. When i arrived home i planted it in a pot.

After 4 months i was amazed to see such a beautiful flower coming out of that seed.

This beautiful flower is called
Ornithogalum narbonense, Southern star of Bethlehem
Leaves: Rosette
Flowers: White
Flowering Period: March, April
Habitat: Batha, Phrygana, Shrub-steppes
Distribution: Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype: Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding: Ephemeral

Many thanks to fragman for helping me ID this flower.

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Hello Mariana,

A lovely flower you have for us today.
I think you were really lucky to find a seed in the dessert that gaved birth to a flower like this.
Very good details and sharpness with nice light and shadows on the petals.
Congrats and TFS.

Have a nice evening,

hello Mariana
great shot with super sharpness and good details
beautiful colours and nice light
?Allium ?
greeting lou

Ciao Mariana. Wonderful light's experience with in razor detaisl and perfect DOF. Just the right black BG. Best compliments.


Ciao Mariana, elegant composition with splendid white flowers, great contrast against dark BG, superb sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good Easter, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-02 13:07]

Hello Mariana,
Fantastic photo of these flowers. The light and colours are gorgeous. The contrasts against the dark BG are very beautiful. Excellent sharp details and a great POV and composition.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-04-02 14:00]

Hi Mariana,
An excellent flower and excellent capture.Great sharp details and splendid colors.TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2010-04-02 14:09]

Hello Mariana! Very sharp macro with lots of great details, a beautiful composition and a fine post, well done!


hello Mariana

beautifully composed flower photo, fine POV, superb focus
great sharpness and details, great work of the Flash to darken
the background and illuminate the foreground, TFS


nice Ornithogalum (Star of Bethlehem), I was there 3 days ago but did not see it, TFS Ori

Hello Mariana,
Great idea to plant this bulb! This is a fantastic result and a real beauty. The light is so well managed. I wish you an happy Easter with your family.

Hi Mariana,

This is realy great macro capture in both photographical aspects and aesthetism.
TFS and have a nice WE and Easter time MF!


Buna Mariana,
Excelent realizata pe fundalul intunecat. Acesta asigura un contrast superb.
Detaliile sunt puse in evidenta perfect.

Buna Mariana,
O imagine foarte frumoasa cu un contrast deosebit intre fundal si florile albe. Detaliile fine, lumina buna si culorile naturale aduc si ele un plus calitativ imaginii.
Numai bine,

Hi Mariana,
Incredible! congratulations! there are few words to praise this level of detail and the perfect brightness level. In addition, the dark background ends up building a picture technically overwhelming!
TFS, Jesús

Hi Mariana,
What a fresh and nice shot.
Splendid colours wirh lovely light.
Very well captured

Kind regards

Namaste Mariana,
superb capture of these beautiful white flowers. Great effect of light and shadow. A nice macro with high sharpness and fine depth. Tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-04 1:47]

Hi Mariana,
another lovely shot of this glowing and shiny flowers. so sharp and so beautifully composed to enphasis on the liveliness of the desert bloom.
The sharp focus on the tip of the stamen is very dramatic and catchy.
Well done.


Hi Mariana,

The macro point of view is showing the details and colors of the Southern star of Bethlehem. The subject is well framed. The blurred background is putting in evidence the flowers. The morning light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Buna Mariana
Uneori desertul ne uimeste: il consideram o mare de nisip, lipsita de viata, insa, el poate ascunde forme de viata foarte fascinante. Aceasta floare pare foarte delicata, si foarte bine surprinsa de tine. Un macro extraordinar.
PS: Hristos a inviat si Sarbatori fericite alaturi de cei dragi!

Buna Mariana,

Foarte frumoase aceste micute flori, culorile sunt absolut minunate, se pare ca si in desert se gasesc lucruri minunate precum aceste flori si multe altele.

o seara frumoasa in continuare,

Hello Mariana
What a beauty !!!
perfect shot of this splendid flower, with crisp clear details
the light on the white petals are wonderful
the black BG highlights this Southern star of Bethlehem superbly
Have a good night and Happy Easter

Hello Mariana
Ornithogalum narbonense presents here. it is a beautiful flowered herb. Today I met them on more than 2000 m altitude. you greatly captured them with great sharpness of focus and against dark BG. white balance and light using great. nicely composed. thanks for sharing, best wishes and have a nice week

Buna Mariana.
Aceasta floare din Maroc este foarte frumoasa,are o forma superba si este excelent fotografiata de tine.Felicitari.
O zi buna.Alin.

Bonjour Mariana,
Très belle macro dans un cadrage serré valorisant bien le sujet sous différents angles permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Un trabajo impresionante y de gran calidad técnica Mariana. Excelente control de la luz y por lo tanto de los blancos, más aún con esas complicadas texturas brillantes que tan bien captaste. Gran profundidad de campo, encuadre algo cerrado pero correcto y gran delicadeza del conjunto; un excelente trabajo.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Hi Mariana
It's hard to believe such a beautiful flower can live is a harsh desert climate. The details are amazingly sharp and I like the way the light shines on the petals bringing out it's iridescence nicely.
TFS Janice

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