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Freesia


Freesia
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Copyright: Nikos Nikolaou (nikosrio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 829] (4846)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor Af-S micro 105mm VR f/2.8G IF ED
Exposure: f/10.0
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-03 2:53
Viewed: 3749
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Freesia is a genus of 14-16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Of the 14 species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa, the remaining two to tropical Africa, one species extending north of the equator to Sudan.

The genus was named in honor of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician.

They are herbaceous plants which grow from a corm 1-2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10-30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10-40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-05-03 14:26]

Yasu Nikos,
Amazing capture.I liked colors,contrast between flowers and dark BG,use of backlight and composition a lot.Have a great week!
Thanks for posting..

Νίκο καλημέρα
φως και χρώμα μια πολύ καλή συνύπαρξη,
όμορφη ματιά υπέροχη φωτό
καλή συνέχεια
Νάσος

Hola Nikos, felicitaciones es una excelente fotografía, el efecto de la luz solar reflejado en las flores, hace resaltar su colorido y belleza.
Saludos

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  • vinicio (162)
  • [2009-05-21 22:53]

Taken in a great light and very well, compliments Nikos, beautiful flower in an artistic image.
Have a nice WE
Ciao
Vinicio

hi nikos!
i love this photo. lovely colors :)

thanks for sharing

cheers!
alyssa

Nikos,
Loved your educative notes.
This composition is simply put: "OUTSTANDING".
Congratulations.
Friendly greetings from Mario in Canada.

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