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Adonis aleppica

Adonis aleppica
Photo Information
Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70 AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): flowers of israel, Wildflowers of the World, Wild Flowers II, Your Favorite Images, flower(red) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-30 12:19
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Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found these beauties flower in northern Israel.
According to a Greek legend this flower grew from a drop of blood of a beautiful boy called Adonis. This explains the color of the flowers and the name.
Flower size can be up to 5cm wide.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-11-30 12:23]

Hola Shir,
Ejemplar bellísimo, fotografiada con unos detalles, una nitidez y una composición perfectos que permiten ver la flor desde todos los ángulos e incluso la mata. El fondo le va muy bien.
Un saludo, José M.

Beautiful colour palette. Perfect composition.

Preciosa planta. Los colores son hermosos así como la composición y el fondo. Bellos detalles.
Saludos, Shir.

Looks like red cosmos to me, Shir. The mythical association with Adonis' drop of blood is interesting in your note.
Very fine composition with sharp and fresh looking colours. It is a treat to the eye.
Bye and take care.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-11-30 14:06]

Hi Shir,
Very beautifil these red Adonis. In my country, exclusively in Valais, we have the yellow version of the Adonis. They grow wilde only at a few places.How about the red ones in your country?
Best regards

Hello Shir,
this is a great photo. Great colours, excellent sharpness and POV/DOF. This is a very nice composition. I like it very much. TFS.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-11-30 16:53]

Hi Shir

Wonderful shot with a superb POV, very nicely presented composition, the details are nice and sharp and the Flower is nicely isolated from the BG, fabulous colours, the red and green tones are so vivid and contrast nicely against the rocks.

TFS Hilary :o)

very nice, the correct name is Adonis palaestina. Ori
PS just returned today from Nahal Dishon, saw many Sternbergias (helmoniiots)

Hi Shir,
Great legend and should be a very nice kid. Nice shot on this bright red flowers. Very nicely composed picture. Nice DoF.
Great shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-01 4:04]

Hi Shir

What a splendid post! The colors of these magnificent flowers are vivid ans very very lovely.
Also the BG makes them look even more spectacular, the details are very clear and sharp and the exposure is perfect.
Great POV and DOF, too, all making a wonderful composition.

Bravo and TFS

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-12-01 6:30]

Hello Shir!

Simply and beautifull. Intense red colour of flowers looks superb in composition with brown/grey rock. Flowers are great, but BG is also interesting - I think this rock is full of lichens. Very good work!


beautiful colors and love the legend behind them,
great job,


hi shir,
well composed shot,
lovely colours,
nice pov,
tfs & regards

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2006-12-06 14:23]

Hi Shir,
A beautiful vibrant image with such a well chosen angle to capture clearly all three flowers.A perfect DOF that makes the flowers stand out and a good choice of natura background.Well done!
Regards, David

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-09 7:25]

Hello Shir,
I've overlooked these wonderful red flowers, they're really striking and very nicely portrayed in this composition.
TFS, Ulla

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  • gail Gold Star Critiquer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-25 9:17]

Hello Shir,
I love the vivid color against the backdrop.

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