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Cynara makrisii

Cynara makrisii
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-08
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-06-11 7:00
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Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cynara makrisii Hand & Hadjik.

I am very proud to present a rare species which, I have the honor to be named after me.

I discovered it in 1997. After many years of investigation it was described as a new species in 2009 by Ralf Hand and Georgios Hadjikyriakou.

Cynara makrisii is a species of wild artichoke endemic to Cyprus (Family Asteraceae). Morphologically it is similar to Cynara cyrenaica , known to occur in Libya and Crete.
There is only one known population of this vary rare plant with les than 300 individuals. The plants grow among Sarcopoterium spinosum in frygana vegetation on clay ground at the both sites of the Xeros River (Roudias valley).

In my WS I have another photo of the flower.
I have also a photo of a plant in its habitat.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-11 7:09]

Congrats! That's great to have a rare flower bearing your name...happy to be your neighbor too. Beautiful flower species and capture. Liked the colors and lighting. The habitat and other closeup images too are good. tfs.

Chris, you are a celebrity! What an honour to lend your name to a flora species you discovered 16 years ago!
It is an interesting looking species. You have composed your shot extremely well.
Thanks for sharing this star status plant associated with you.

beautiful close up and really an achievement to have a species named after you.


hallo Chritodoulos
super good sharpness and great details
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

Hello Chris,
Congratulation! That's great to have a rare flower bearing your name.
Superb picture with great pro work.
My best wishes and regards.

Hi Christodoulos.
Nice photo of this interesting flower. Amazing colours. Perfect point of view and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
it is an example of excellent focus on subject with a nice colour combination.Natural colour with perfect sharpness.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-11 8:07]

Hello Christodoulos,
I understand that it's a great honour to have a plant which is named after you. Congratulations! And what a beauty! The photo is fantastic too, just like the WS photos.

hallo Chritodoulos
花照的很清楚 也很美麗 有點唯美感覺

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-06-11 8:49]

Hello Christodoulos,
excellent capture,excellenr rare species,thanks and regards..

never saw this one ! and named after you !!! amazing plant, TFS Ori

Hello Christodoulos,
Brilliant capture of a very interesting and nice species of plant. Excellent colors, good details and sharpness. I like very much the pink-grey colors of this nice specie. A splendid contrast against the background.
Thanks for sharing!

Giasou Christodoule
A perfect image of this beautifully coloured flower. Subtle tints captured very well.
Excellent composition, detail and background
Kai eis anotera!
regards yiannis

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely composition with nice flower on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-11 11:49]

Hi Chris,i'm proud me too to have a friend like you! I think that this is a dream of everyone to give the name at a new specie,you're great!!! And you show us this beauty in the best way,but this isn't something of new,all your pics are always fantastics,these flowers looks good for butterflies...ehehe....my best congratulations! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-06-11 23:20]

Hi Christodoulos.
Excellent art picture of a beautiful wild flower. BG is simply superb by blurriness and colouration of the pictured plant. The details of the last one are ultimate and framing/composition are the best too. Warm regards and TFS.

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent macro of this rare species plant,
fine POV and the way a little bit diagonally
it is framed on the image, beautiful diffused light,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


The perfect paint MF Christodoulos! Impressive indeed.


Hello Christodoulos,

You're capturing well this plant of rare species by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the purple flower with pink/grey petal and sharp orange prickle. Considering a shape or a color, it looks like a peculiar flower to the tropics. And, it harmonizes well with blurred background in the point of entire color balance.

Kind regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-06-14 12:21]

Hi Chritodoulos,
Excellent detail,colours and perfectly sharp photo.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

Superb document!!! TFS Chris!
Have a nice WE!

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2013-06-15 9:56]

Hi Christodoulos,

Excellent macro of the flower, great détails and the sharpness is splendid.
Wonderful frame too, amazing D/G . Awesome shot, perfect light.
Great job, TFS.
Have a good week end.

Hello dear Christodoulos,
Perfect macro and very good detalis.
nice flower.
well done

Hi Christodoulos, congratulations agin.very good composition and sharpness details.Tfs

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