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Anemone coronaria

Anemone coronaria
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-01
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(purple/violet) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-09 14:13
Viewed: 5965
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Hebrew name "KALANIT" is related to the Hebrew word for a bride "KALA" referring to its beauty. It was mentioned the Talmudic scriptures as "KLONITA".
The scientific and English name was derived from the Greek mythological word Anemoi, the wind gods. One of whom, the legendary Zephyrus was the west wind and bringer of light spring and early summer breezes. In ancient Greece wreaths of anemones were used to decorate the altar of the Goddess Venus. Hence the species name coronaria.
Certain source associate the anemones with the ”Lilies of the field" mentioned in Matthew (6:28).

In Arabic it is called "SKAIK-A-NAAMANN" probably referring to a Canaanite god by that name, and mentioned also as a flower name bye the Prophet Isaiah (17:10) "Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants…" [In the Hebrew text –"pleasant plants is "NITEI NAAMANIM"].

In Europe during the Middle Ages a wreath of anemone flowers put on a sick person's neck was believed to help him cure.

Source: http://www.wildflowers.co.il

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wonderful lighting and focus, got the full details of the flower very nice. great colors too

Hi Shir
First of all beautiful light and great saturated colors. Very nice diagonal compo.
I like it very much

Hi Shir,
What a good work of lighting here.
It's so enjoyable all the information you've got from the delicate petals.
I like so much the textures and transparencies got on it.
Contrast between green and purple are so lovely.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
Best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-10 10:13]

Hi Shir.
Amazing composition with so fine flower. You have reflected the petals and other nice details of the plant brilliantly. Great lighting and texture reproduction. Lighting is very impressive. BG is so fantastic, its coloration and smoothness are wonderful. Well done, as usual, and TFS.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-04-10 15:40]

Hello Shir,
Very good close-up!
Good lightning!
Beautiful colors!

wonderful composition,beautiful colors and great detail.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-04-12 14:41]

Hi Shir,
This is a beautiful flower with wonderful colours and light.
TFS, José M.

Ciao Shir. Fascinating transparencies here and excellent management of the backlight. Details and sharp very good.


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