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Moluccella laevis

Moluccella laevis
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Copyright: Sami TAMSON (stomsoncy) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 0 N: 399] (2992)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-24
Categories: Flowers
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-01-23 4:26
Viewed: 4587
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Moluccella laevis (Bells-of-Ireland, Bells of Ireland, Molucca balmis, Shellflower, Shell flower) is a summer flowering annual, native to Turkey, Syria and the Caucasus. It is cultivated for its spikes of flowers. In the language of flowers, it represents luck.

The tiny white flowers are surrounded by apple green calyces which are persistent. The rounded leaves are pale green.

Fast growing, Molucella laevis will reach 1 metre and spread to 30 centimeters with an erect, branching habit.
It is very rare in North Cyprus,Known only two location
Kanlikoy(1 plant) and Angolem(5-6 plants)also known Orounta Vilage

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Hallo Sami
What a delightful image with fine details and the most beautiful selection of colours. Very artistically done. The end result of this macro is ever so beautiful and very eye-catching, especially the natural light you used to your advantage. I like it. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-23 4:38]

Hello Sami,
very exciting top view of these plants. The composition gives an artistic and graphical composition.
The sharpness is excellent and the details are well seen.


What are those two guys doing, huh? And why are they wearing flippers, crash helmets and goggles? Art that stimulates the imagination. Very well seen and presented Sami. As Anna said, a very delightful image. I am not familiar with this plant, so your note is informative for me. Thank you and best wishes.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-23 5:17]

Hello Sami,
Very nice photo of these special flowers in good sharpness, details and natural colours. Excellent composition.

Hallo Sami,
a beautiful and interssting macro of Moluccella laevis, good details and splendid natural colours, a very nice vertical composition
Best regards

Ciao Sami, lovely plant with elegant flowers, fine details, beautiful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hi Sami
Interesting species and beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Nice close up Sami,good detail, interesting plant. regards Yiannis

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-23 7:56]

Hi Sami.
Excellent view. You have selected POV very well and vertical composition is also impressive. Details of the flowers are great. I like wonderful flash light, It allows to show all beautifies of the plant. TFS and best wishes.

hello Sami
very good sharpness with good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-23 9:45]

Hello Sami,
Very nice photo of this flowers in beautiful light and colours. Very good contrast against the BG. Excellent sharpness. Good composition.Best regards Siggi

Hello Sami,
A very beautiful photo of the rare Molucella laevis (i have seen this species only a few times); very good sharpness and colours. Best wishes, Pambos

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-01-29 8:05]

Hello Sami,
What an amazing plant with beautiful flowers! A brilliant capture showing fine details and colours of flowers and leaves. Well framed too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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