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Mourning Widow

Mourning Widow
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Copyright: Monika MvJ (thistle) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1309 W: 74 N: 3014] (9282)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4200, Nikkor ED 38-114 F/2.8-4.8
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-23 5:39
Viewed: 3422
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo two days ago in Lublin Botanical Garden.

This is flower of well known plant Geranium phaeum called Mourning Widow Geranium probably because of dark burgund (sometimes almost black) colour of flowers.

There is plenty of these on the slopes of ravines in the botanical garden.
This plant likes shadow, but in colder climates it can grow on the sunny meadows as well.

The whole plant is quite inconspicuous, but the small flowers are very beautiful and the colour is, no doubt, very special.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-05-23 5:44]

Nice shot Monika, Great colours, contrast and DOF, the macro is great too. Well done, thanks for sharing

Very nice macro, the colours are great.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-23 6:06]

Hello Monika!
Very nice composition.Colors,BG,Dof,framing are excellent.TFS...:-)

Very nice one Monika,
the composition is very artful. Great pof and fantastic dof, the colours are super, very good job.
gr, jaap

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-23 6:29]

Good macro Monika. This is very artistic and attractively presented. I enjoy your photos from your new camera. The burgundy colour goes well against the green BG. Well done.

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  • danzi Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 12] (186)
  • [2005-05-23 7:44]

Great shot Monika!
You made a very nice shot, with good light and a good DOF. This is a very impressive capture. Well done and thanks for posting.


Lovely POV and detail on this amazing flower, Monika.
Color is rich and DOF is well shown.
Thank you for a great posting.

Great impact to this shot Monika, The purple color really stands out against the green. First impression was that I was viewing a cut flower from this POV until I looked closer..Well done!!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-23 8:43]

Great arty shot Monika. Dark or almost black flower are very rare in nature, thanks for sharing it! I like composition - it looks like floating in green space. Very good work!

Interesting POV and capture. Well done on the composition and details.


This flower has great visual impact as it seems to float in the air against the lime green background. Very good Monika.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-24 3:42]

Encore une très belle et intéressante composition macro-photographique bien réalisée pour cette magnifique fleur. Jolies couleurs, bon point de vue et bonne netteté.
Wonderful & interesting !

Hey Monika, you started to develop that recognisable "eerie pattern" to you shots along with powerful greens and mostly macro shots. Girl with attitude ! Of course that's a compliment comming from me ! Keep up the good work !

Very nice Monika,
Composition is very nice. Stunning colours and good sharp detail. Perfect DOF.
Thanks for posting

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