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Silene colorata


Silene colorata
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-15
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-06 15:03
Viewed: 2939
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Subfamily: Caryophylloideae
Tribe: Sileneae
Genus: Silene

Silene is a genus of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae. Common names include campion (shared with the related genus Lychnis) and catchfly.

Red Campion (S. dioica) and White Campion (S. latifolia) are common wildflowers throughout Europe and elsewhere. They readily hybridise to produce plants with paler pink flowers. The Moss campion is common in the high Arctic.

Silene species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species - see list of Lepidoptera that feed on Silene.

Silene undulata (syn. Silene capensis) is used by the Xhosa tribe in Africa as an oneirogenic agent. Reputedly, a small amount of the root bark of this species is pulverised with water to produce a white froth. This froth is then sucked off and swallowed. The user's dreams for the following several nights are said to be more vivid and memorable than usual, although no effects are felt while awake.

SILENE COLORATA.

Questa specie presenta il suo principale centro di distribuzione nel bacino del Mediterraneo.
In Italia è comune nelle regioni centro-meridionali ed insulari.
La Silene colorata è una specie annuale, dal fusto eretto e ramificato sin dalla base.
Le foglie sono lineari o oblanceolate con le basali leggermente più larghe.
La fioritura inizia ad aprile e si protrae per tutta l'estate.
I fiori, numerosi e vistosi, posti su brevi peduncoli, presentano cinque petali bilobati di colore rosa-violetto.
Il frutto è una capsula ovoidale ricca di piccoli semi, reniformi e bruni.
Il genere silene annovera più di quattrocento specie e numerose sono quelle esclusive delle sabbie litoranee o dei campi sabbiosi e argillosi prossimi.

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Hi Luciano.
Wonderful fresh flower to greet my morning.
Fragile petals in pristine sharpness.
Thanks and kind regards,
Jusni

salut Luciano

une très très jolie photo en Nature Morte
avec encore un superbe travail du Flash pour
assombrir le background et avec la lumière
mettre en évidence le sujet, superbe focus
netteté et détails, un travail de pro, TFS

Asbed

You have some pretty good settings for certain flora. I tried it last summer but came up empty. Whatever you are doing...keep it up.
Bob

Hallo Luciano
This not only beautiful, it is pretty too. It is not only pretty it is eye-catching too. It is not only eye-catching, it is lovely too. It is not only lovely, it is really gorgeous. Need I say more? No, I don't. It is a beauty. The details of this flower is very striking and great to look at. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

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  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2010-12-06 22:24]
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Another impressive work from the friend Luciano! Bravo, gorgeous studio like presentation of the beautiful Silene colorata ( oh... what a name )with perfect simplicity and awesome sharpness. Fine central composition. Bravo again!
Regards,
George Veltchev

Ciao Luciano!
Amazing flower. Superb background. Ideal exposure and capture. Perfect contrast and sharpness. Fine lightness and colours. Good effect.
Good luck!

Hi Luciano,
once more a beautiful flower you present us. TFS
Pierre

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-07 2:18]

Hi Luciano,
Splendid photo of this Silene, great lights and details, TFS!

Hi Luciano
Beautiful photo with good composition and wonderful colours.
Regards Christodoulos.

Ciao Luciano,
una raffinata composizione sempre utilizzando al meglio la luce flash per ottenere un piacevole effetto estetico, ottima realizzazione
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

hi Luciano,
Very beautiful flower capture. Lovely colours and great details.TFs
Sami

A beautiful flower with fine colours within a pleasant central composition Luciano, the dark BG focuses the attention on that flower rather nicely.
TFS and cheers,
Mehmet

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-12-07 4:35]

Bonjour Luciano,
Encore une belle image de fleur. J'aime beaucoup les silènes et tu as si bien capté cette petite tête rose..une netteté parfaite et la coloration est bien rendue aussi. Toujours avec ta nouvelle technique !
Bon cadrage aussi.
Bonne journée. Amitiés
Anne

Che bravo! E che bello il fiore miop compaesano. Gran stacco con lo sfondo e nitidezza al top.

Roberto

Your black background works well to make the flower stand out here Luciano.
I would suggest shooting flowers with natural light whenever possible.
And when you must use it, turn it down as much as possible to lightly fill only.
Just my two cents on the matter :)
TFS!

Ciao Luciano, delizioso fiorellino di casa mia, se non erro l'hai scattata dalleparti della rocca, quanti piccoli capolavori della natura come questo passano inosservati, fortuna i fissati come noi che li notano e li mostrano in tutta la loro semplice bellezza, splendidi colori e magnifica luce, piccola opera d'arte, bravo, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Luciano,
Agréable macro valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails définie par une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

Hello Luciano,
Amazing clarity and colours. Very nice composition and superb focus.
Excellent capture with lovely natural colours with a perfect POV.
Marius.

Ciao Luciano,
Siete fare arte con questi fiori scattate con il flash! ... Buon lavoro, vale davvero la pena vedere! La ringrazio molto!

PS: Non posso fare a dire che è ammirevole la capacità di operare in modi diversi la tua fotocamera bridge! Bravo!

Saluti,
Jesús

hello Luciano
super sharpness and good details with beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-07 9:02]

Hello Luciano,
If I'm honest, the totally black BG is not always my favorite, but the flower is so beautiful! Fantastic sharpness, details and POV. Lovely colours.
Regards,
Peter

Hi Luciano,

I really liked the composition of this flower portrait. The bright colour of the flower has come out very well on black background.

Thank you for sharing.

Regards,
Vinay

Ciao Luciano, splendido fiore perfettamente staccato da tutto il contesto che lo circonda, un'altra ottima immagine da aggiungere alla collezione. Ciao Paolo

Hi Luciano,
great photo of this flower (great like usually). This time I like this pink flower. Interesting middle of the flower.
Great job,
Maciek

beh gia che c'eri,dopo averlo colorato di rosa,
potevi stirare i tre petali con le orecchie!!!!
non sono amante dello sfondo nero nelle catture
in natura,meglio a mio parere ambientato
la foto in hires che ti devo inviare quale e'?
dimmi il titolo perche' ho svuotato inavvertitamente la posta inviata.....sigh!
buona serata sERGIO

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-07 11:12]

Hello Luciano.
This is really a beautiful shot. I think your composition and framing are perfect here. Nice quality light and a spot on exposure have rendered some beautiful colors. Detail is sharp, and your control on the DOF was perfect. Nice black BG!Best regards Siggi

You've certainly captured this Silene from a good POV. Impressive ligt management and great focus Luciano.
TFS and have a nice night!

bayram

Ciao BIG Luciano,
un'altra cartolina floreale, colori e nitidezza degni di elogio e un BG che fa risaltare la bellezza dell'immagine.
Complimenti e grazie per la condivisione
Ciao Vanni

Bellas texturas y buen contraste, aunque lo mejor para mí es ese delicado color que tan bien supiste capturar.
Un abrazo Luciano: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-12-07 14:57]

Hola Luciano.
Hermosa foto. Exelente fondo negro que resalta mas aun los colores de la flor.
Saludos
Luis52.

ciao Luciano
this is excellent macro shot of very beautiful Silene species. I think I see this species firstly.
your shot is great with perfect light using and exposure too. POV/DOF and coloration splendid. dark BG nicely contrasted its lighter colors. thanks for showing us this beauty. best wishes and have a nice evening amico
Ahmet

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-12-07 16:05]
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Hi Luciano,

There is such beauty in the simplicity of this wonderful picture. The petals are wonderful. The colors are wonderful. The details are crisp and clear. The rose colored flower against the black background is unbeatable. A superb composition. Can you tell that I love it?

Jane

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-08 3:47]

Hello Luciano,
such a lovely flower well defined in an effective dark background. The petals are so lovely and the petite inside are really detailed out so finely.
Excellent piece of job.

Regards,
Foozi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-08 3:48]

Hello Luciano,
This is an artistic presentation of this red species of Silene. The dark BG produced by the use of flash emphasises the flower well with a great contrast of colours. This makes this artistic rather than a species portrayal, which is better done with natural lighting, as Howard says.
Thanks and kind regards,
Ciao,
Ivan

Hola Luciano

Bella flor, realzada por ese fondo oscuro muy bien orgnizado, perfecta composición central y colores excelentes.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello Luciano
cette fleur est superbe ! sa couleur rose est très bien mise en valeur grace au fond noir, magnifique presentation avec d'excelents details et une belle luminosité
Passe une bonne nuit
Jacqueline

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