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Flowers from Corfu

Flowers from Corfu
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Copyright: Jane Magen (jaycee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-02
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(pink) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-12 7:56
Viewed: 4769
Points: 55
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I'm back from a wonderful cruise in Europe! Still suffering from jet lag but eventually I'll catch up on all the wonderful pictures I missed.

I saw these flowers growing wild in a small village in Corfu and have no idea what they are. Hope someone can identify them.

Ulla and Ivan say they are pansies. I thank them for the ID. Pansies looks nothing like this in the states.

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Hello Jane,
A wonderful flowers form Corfu, I like this shot. Good captured, composition and beautiful colours on the flowers.

My dear friend Jane,
It's really nice to see you back after a long vacation!
absolutely beautiful flowers captured with vivid colour and details
very well composed and well seen
greeting always

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-12 8:47]

Hello Jane,
welcome back!
I've missed you and your photos :)
Great shot.
Excellent quality and colours.
Sharp and detailed.
Well done,
Joe :)

Hello Jane
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Great focusing,DOF and lighting,Superb shot.

Good Luck

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-12 9:48]

Hello Jane,
Nice to see you're back and I hope you had a good holiday.
This is a nice shot of a cultivated flower, or if you found it in the wild in Corfu then it is a garden escape. As Ulla says, this is a Petunia, one of many different colored cultivated varieties. Petunias originate in S. America and belong to the Solanaceae family, the same as potatoes, tomatoes and tobacco.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Very lovely flowers. I am always partial to any variety of violet. It is a spiritual color for me. Although my favorite is blue, violet can be tied some times.

Hi Jane,
Welcome back from the trip to Europe. I hope your vacation was wonderful & Photoful :D. A lovely bunch of flowers you have presented before us. Love the colors and composition with very good details and position in the frame. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-12 12:04]

Hi Jane. Glad you had a good trip. wondered where you were. What beatiful flower you have captured here. sharp focusing and fine detail. the pink colour has come out so well. TFS.

Hi Jane, wonderful flower with splendid colors, great composition with excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

They almost look like our petunias, but interesting texture and colors. Good sharp image with excellent DOF. Well done.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-12 19:51]

Hello Jane

They are very beautiful.Well focused with rich colour saturation.They are well composed in the frame.Glad to see you back,I hope you enjoyed your travel.TFS


This is "Mirabilis jalapa", popularly known as "marvel of Peru" or "four o'clock flower". This is also grown as a garden flower. For more details, please see,
Nice shot. But you could probably have removed those dry flowers before shooting.

Hi Jane :-)

Welcome back. Beautiful flowers. I just learned what a Petunia looks like, I thought they were part of the Nightshade family. Very well done with outstanding color and detail.


Beautiful colors - wonderfully composed. And we're so happy to have you back!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-13 6:32]

Welcome back, Jane!
The patterns in the petals are amazing! It does look like the Mirabilis jalapa to me, although the spotted pattern is very unusual
Great composition, colours & details

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-13 6:41]

Hello Jane,
Welcome back Jane! I hope you had a good cruise!
This is a lovely capture of these flowers, sharp and the colours and patterns are very interesting. Well composed too. I'd guess they're cultivated and they look a bit like Petunias but I'm not sure.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Bon retour, I am happy taht you come back, I hope that you have a good trip.
This picture is super, colors and sharp are super.

Hello Jane nice to have you back from your hols :-) fine detailed flower shot with good sharpness and detail nice compo rgds Necip.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-09-13 12:51]

selam jane, excellent shot and very good composition of this lovely flower .nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done my friend!
Regards ridvan

Hello Jane,
Thanks for bring back this beautiful Petunia from Corfu. Nice colors and sharp focus. The exposure is great. Very well done and tfs.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-09-15 2:40]

Hi Jane, wow you were over here in Europe, I am glad you enjoyed the trip. Greece is a lovely place to visit. Nice capture of these pretty flowers, great light and colour and nice and sharp. Markings on the petals are lovely.
Hope we can see more pics of Europe!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-09-15 13:20]

Jane, this is simple and beautiful.

Great exposure and colors. The flower are very nice.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-15 22:19]

Hi Jane.
Beautifulness of the flowers as well as the beautifulness of the shot is simply amazing. You managed to reflect all features of the plant greatly. I am impressed with exactness of reproduction, wonderful delicate colour palette and light, tiny details of the petals, excellent composition and cropping, Bravo. Great job.

Hola Jane,
Preciosa composición de estas bellas florecillas, excelente nitidez, la luz y el color son muy bonitos, saludos
José Ramón

Hello Jane,
It is quite unusual to see flowers from you and they are beautiful specie! This is a nice composition with beautiful colors and good choice of DFO. This background complements well you lovely subjects. Thanks,

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-10-07 12:07]

Hi Jane!
They are simply BEAYTIFUL. Colours are very rich and well focused (all three). Details are excellent. Lovely fresh and probably fragile flowers...
Well done,


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-09 2:28]

Hi Jane,
Just marking this post and will be back with a proper critique. Facing internet problem, hence doing a short job.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-04-04 9:03]
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Hi Jane! Today jane's day:)
Superb shot of this beauty in all aspects! TFS.

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