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Purple Flower

Purple Flower
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-01
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-03-23 19:59
Viewed: 1465
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I don't normally post a subject if I don't know it's identity, but after searching hundreds of images for over an hour I decided enough is enough. I have to get to bed or I will not want to get up for work tomorrow morning.

I found some of these pretty lavender flowers growing in a field overlooking The Sea of Galilee. I will post another photo in a WS which shows some leaves surrounding one of the plants. I'm not 100% sure the leaves are from the same flowering plant or just an adjacent plant growing next to it.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2016-03-23 21:40]

Well enlightened focused and perfect color, nice catch.

Hello Ron,
Amazing clarity and focus. Razor sharp details of the petals of this flower. Very nice. As I see you have luck to catch some lovely images in your trip to Israel....

Hi Ron,
that looks interesting. Quite tricky for us who are not familiar with the rich local flora of spring in the eastern mediterranean and the mideast. At first sight, I thought of some species of flax (linum). But getting closer, I am rather sure that it is

Erodium gruinum (L.)
Long-beaked stork's-bill, crane stork's bill, Iranian stork's bill

Finding them in Israel would well fit into its area of distribution. There is also a website of flowers in Israel that seems to confirm that identification:


Those spreckled leaves in your workshop do not belong to that flower. They should belong to the milk thistle (Marian thistle) Silybum marianum.

I am sure you enjoyed your trip. And it is always a rewarding job to try to identify what we have seen.

With best regards,

Peter has done quite a bit of research to ID this flower from Israel, Ron.
That apart, this is a very beautiful capture of these purple flowers.
The exposure is just perfect and the shot is well composed.
Thanks for showing us a flora picture from your trip.

hallo Ron
this is super sharpness
good light and beautiful colours
nice BG looks 3D

gr lou

Hello Ron,
Very nice exposure. I like the details of flowers. Nicely isolated from the BG too. Good work....
Thanks and best regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-03-25 1:07]

Hi Ron,
Wonderfully close-up of this nice flowers.
Excellent detail and focus in superb colours.
Happy Easter
Regards Jiri.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-03-25 10:19]

Hi Ron,
Beautiful macro shot Erodium geranium ..
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good.
Best wishes,

nice capture, greetings Ori

Hi Ron
I believe this is in the Geranium Family, they grow here and in a few different colours where I live. This is probably a different species though a similar. http://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_gevi2.pdf Super sharp detail and brilliant colour.
TFS Janice

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-03-28 14:43]

Hi Ron,i don't know the exact ID but for me too this come from the wild geranium family,there is something of similar in my country but pink and not purple.The pic is absolutely perfect,great sharpness and natural colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-03-31 22:58]

Hi Ron
Both flowers are perfectly focused and show its details very well.
Great work


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