|Copyright: ROBERTO INTILE (rintile)
|Date Taken: 2011-09-15|
|Exposure: f/3.5, 1/2000 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-02-04 15:35|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Gerbera is very popular and widely used as a decorative garden plant or as cut flowers. The domesticated cultivars are mostly a result of a cross between Gerbera jamesonii and another South African species Gerbera viridifolia. The cross is known as Gerbera hybrida. Thousands of cultivars exist. They vary greatly in shape and size. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The centre of the flower is sometimes black. Often the same flower can have petals of several different colours.|
Gerbera is also important commercially. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). It is also used as a model organism in studying flower formation.
Gerbera contains naturally occurring coumarin derivatives. Gerbera is a tender perennial plant. It is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, but resistant to deer. Their soil should be kept moist but not soaked.
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I like this black bg, it works well with the red Gerbera.
Simple and effective.
An informative note about the flower, but maybe a note about the photography would help us that are as equally interested in that. I have no idea what you were trying to achieve with this shot. So I'm assuming you wanted a soft focus. I like the black background and the square format also. But please, for us that are interested in the photography side, anote about that perhaps?