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Dianthus barbatus

Dianthus barbatus
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Copyright: Dejan Kulijer (dejo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-27
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(pink)II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-04 0:22
Viewed: 7369
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dianthus barbatus L.

This one was found in mountain area (1100 m), on a sunny slope at the edge of forest.

Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William) is a species of Dianthus native to the mountains of southern Europe from the Pyrenees east to the Carpathians and the Balkans, with a variety disjunct in northeastern China, Korea, and southeasternmost Russia.
It is a popular ornamental plant in gardens, with numerous cultivars and hybrids selected for differing flower colour, ranging from white, pink, red and purple or with variegated patterns.
Its flowers are considered edible.
It thrives in loamy, slightly alkaline soil with sun to partial shade.


croped, contrast, saturation, levels, sharpness

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Excellent color. Great detail and sharpness. Color and DOF of the BG is perfect for this picture.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-04 2:08]

Ciao Dejo,
Lijep cvijet,lijepe boje (mozda malcice prejake). Dobra oštrina i kompozicija
Ena :-)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-02-04 4:16]

Hi Dejo,this is one of my prefered flower,excellent colours and sharpness...and i think it's a prefered for many people,mine give a lot of points,i hope the same to you,thanks for share,Luciano

Hello friend Dejan,

What a fabulous Diantus with nice colours and excellent DOV POV sharpnes. Perfect!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-02-04 7:16]

Hello Dejan
How beautiful these Dianthus! The picture is excellent with so good details and excellent use of light capturin the beauty of its natural colors. I like a lot the framing and composition too.
Congratulations and TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-04 8:28]

Hi Dejan.
Amazing picture of the beautiful bunch of flowers. Great composition and perfect reproduction of all fine details of the flowers. BG s very nice too and supplements the main subject excellently. Well done and kind regards.

nice to see the wild form of this common ornamental, greetings Ori

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-02-04 12:28]

Bonjour Dejan
Très belle composition haute en couleurs, très nette et bien cadré. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-04 12:38]

Hi Dejan. A very bright picture of the Dianthus , which you have captured with fine detail and colours. they look beautiful. well done TFS.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-02-04 13:15]

Hi Dejan
This is exellent color and composition
very good sharp
well done

Bien plasmado el color. El encuadre creo que podría mejorarse un poco y también hay un exceso de "ruido electrónico", sobre todo en el fondo. En conjunto la captura es preciosa.
Un abrazo y gracias como siempre por tus amables comentarios Dejan.
J. Ignasi

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-02-04 23:09]

Belle fleur bien mise en évidence par un bon contraste.
Bonne journée.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-05 1:29]

Hi Dejan,
Colors look eyecatching. Well focused, composed and exposed capture of this beautiful flower. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-05 1:46]

Hi Dejan

Great and informative posting - I had always assumed that Sweet William (named after one of our Princes - his other nickname was Bloody William)was a total hybrid, so thanks for showing this. Great detail and colour.


Hi Dejan,
A nice capture of the lovely colored bunch of flowers. Very well composed with excellent details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Dejan,
This flower has fantastic colors and form. You captured with perfect focus and exposure. I also like your composition. Very well done and tfs.

Hi Dejan, beautiful flower composition with splendid colors, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-05 6:06]

Hello Dejan,
A very nice capture of this striking wild Sweet William flowers. Fine sharpness, colours, POV and composition in their natural situation.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

Hi Dejan,
This is a splash of colors! Those flowers pop out of my screen and this is amazing! You captured excellent details at F3.5 and this aperture permitted to have a nice blurred background. I like color's saturation a lot and exposure. Well done!

Hello Dejan,

This is a real beauty decorating the mountain slope. Very well captured shot with good sharpness and vivid colors in the flowers. Well managed depth and nicely crop presentation.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-05 18:00]

Hi Dejan,
Wonderfully colored image with superb details and composition, great job, thanks.

Hi Dejan,
Great detail with the short DOF isolating the flowers in the frame well..The bold colors really jump out at ya :)

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-02-06 12:01]

selam dejan
well close-up working on these beautiful flowers
i like composition, colours, details and useful note
thanks for sharing

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-06 20:46]

Hello Dejan

The colours are striking.Excellent colour saturation.
The focus is sharp with lovely detail.
The POV and DOF are well handled.
A very beautiful capture of this Dianthus.


These are extremely attractive wild flowers and you have captured this cluster very well, Dejan.
Very well composed shot with faultless details and colours.
Thanks for sharing and regards.

Hello Dejan, excellent colour contrast between the pinks & greens. Really beautiful colouring. Excellent sharp detail and v. good dof. Details in the petals are wonderful. tfs Rgds Necip

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-08 11:18]

Hello Dejan, very beautiful shot of this great flowers, very well done, thanks,


Hi Dejan,
Beautiful color , great close up shot and dof. TFS

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-02-09 1:29]

Hello Dejan
Wonderful capture! Perfect! TFS. Mehmet

Exelente combinção de cores e nitides muito boa meus parabéns.

Hello Dejan,
Fine details have been captured in the delicate flowers!
The colour is outstanding and eye-catching in its brightness...
DOF works well in isolating the subject!
Pablo -

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-02-10 9:37]

Hello Dejan,
Wonderful close up.I liked POV,vivid colors, framing,details and composition a lot.TFS

Beautiful photo.Excellent lighting and colors.
Fantastic job.

Superb, rich colors, Great details. I really like this. Thanks for sharing. Dan

Hi Dejo,
Great a Dianthus barbatus photo. Very nice composition. Color and details ara excellent.TFS

Hello Dejan,
brilliant, powerfully present, jumping into the eyes!
Beautiful, well describing image of this pretty mountain flower. Thank you!
With best regards,

Bonjour Dejan
en France, on l'appelle "oeillet des poetes ". Fleur facile et commune s'il en est, c'est, lorsqu'on la regarde de près, une des plus jolies fleurs qui ornent nos jardins. Avec en plus un parfum agréable. Merci pour cette note instructive.

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