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Wild Cyclamen

Wild Cyclamen
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Copyright: Yukiko Aramaki (Violetteddy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 1 N: 53] (160)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-11
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Pentax MZ-3, Sigma 28-80,3.5-5.6, 35mm negative
Exposure: 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-21 8:47
Viewed: 8111
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo at "Tombs of the kings", near Paphos. It was November when we visited Cyprus, so seeing this well known spring flower was totally unexpected. At first, I could spot only beautifully marbled leaves growing on the rocks but there was no sign of flowers. Then, when I came out of one of the tombs, there she was! Flowering so beautifully among rocks in the late afternoon sun. This particular specimen was the only one I could find flowering in the whole area.

* Cyclamen persicum *
Common Names: Cyclamen, Persian Violet
Hight: 15-20cm

Cyclamen persicum grows wild in Cyprus (North & South), Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, the Greek islands, Southern Europe around the Mediterranean.
Flowers are usually white to pale-pink, with a deep pink to magenta zone at the base of each petal. The petals vary between 20-35mm long and 10-20mm wide.
The flowers appear between January and early May.
They are the wild ancestor of the florists cyclamen.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-05-21 17:12]

cyprus... my land... :)) ... your pic remind me my childhood... very well done... TFS

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-22 4:53]

Belle et intéressante composition photographique pour ce superbe Cyclamène dans les rochers.
Interesting and well done !

Yukiko, You've done a great job here under difficult light and shadow conditions. This is well composed with this group of beautiful flowers well seen..I like the the contrast of the delicate flowers against the rugged & rocky setting. Good details, colors and sharpness, enjoyed your note. Well done and Thanx!!

A lovely photo of contrasting elements, the soft and pretty flowers against the harshness of the rock formations and bright light.
Well done on this fine composition, thank you for sharing it with us.

Wow, I've never seen one of these in the wild. Great find! The composition is very good. Thanks for posting.

Hello Yukiko!
Great shot. I love this showed flower.
You know - my brother moved to Cyprus but I never saw it!
Great photo!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-04 17:06]

Yukiko, a very nice photo.

Excelent sharpness and colors. I like pov too.

Well done.


Superbe cette photo! Ces fleurs sont magnifiques!!!!


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