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Silene Dioica

Silene Dioica
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Copyright: jurek jerzy (jurek1951) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 0 N: 628] (3159)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-27
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/450 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-19 10:36
Viewed: 2279
Points: 24
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Red campion (Silene dioica, syn. Melandrium rubrum) is a flowering plant in the family Caryophyllaceae, native throughout central, western and northern Europe, and locally in southern Europe.

It is a herbaceous biennial or perennial plant, with dark pink to red flowers, each 1.8-2.5 cm across. The flowers are unscented. There are five petals which are deeply notched at the end, narrowed at the base and all go into an urn-shaped calyx. It flowers from May to October. The plant grows to 30-90 cm, with branching stems. The deep green leaves are in opposite pairs, simple acute ovate, 3-8 cm long with an untoothed margin; both the leaves and stems of the plant are hairy and slightly sticky. The upper leaves are stalkless. Male and female flowers are born on separate plants, the male with 10 stamens and a 10-veined calyx, the female with 5 styles and a 20-veined calyx. The fruit, produced from July onwards, is an ovoid capsule containing numerous seeds, opening at the apex by 10 teeth which curve back.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-08-19 10:58]

Hallo Jurek,
Doskonale makro tych malutkich kwiatkow.Fantastyczna ostrosc ,bardzo dobrze rozmyte tlo i naturalna kolorystyka.Podoba sie.Pozdrawiam Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-19 11:11]

Hello Jurek,
Very nice sharp detailed photo of this plant in beautiful natural colours and good sharpness. Pleasing contrasting BG. Good choice of composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-19 13:02]

Hi Jurek,maybe not your best pic,the flowers are a little overexposed but wasn't easy to make better in this very hard light,i like the composition and the excellent sharpness and focus.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Jurek,
Beautiful picture of these lovely flowers, great details sharpness, beautiful contrasting against a very nice blurred background and very well frame,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

Hey Jurek how are you doing my man?, excellent floral study with such a strong composition, perfecto sharpness with hair-line detail, perhaps the lower bloom is a tad over exposed but hey Jurek what a great entry and well done,
Best regards,


Buena composición, encuadre y colores, aunque
con los blancos algo "quemados".
Saludos Jurek.

Witaj Jerzy,
Piekne makro, wspaniale kolory, super ostrosc.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-08-19 16:21]

Hello Jurek,
A very nice sharp detailed macro of this beautiful flower,nice colors and excellent POV.
Have a nice weekend!...

Hello Jurek,
nice species & good shot! TFS & nice WE

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-08-20 18:03]

Hi Jurek,
this lovely flowers are well shown in exciting angle. The colors are lovely and its blurry background really make it so pleasant.
The image stands out very well on the canvas.


Bonjour Jurek,
Bonne composition et angle de vue intéressant permettant d'apprécier différemment les sujets mais la lumière me parait un peu trop forte et "grille légèrement leurs couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Jurek.
I like this beautiful flower against the silenced green background. The light on the delicate petals are beautiful in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards.

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