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Pink gerbera in the air

Pink gerbera in the air
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Copyright: ROBERTO INTILE (rintile) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 66 N: 2708] (15972)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-21
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/4 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): *Beautiful Flowers* [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-24 20:23
Viewed: 1424
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
To take this foto use tripod, cover the flash with one paper, after use PS to dark background, ajust levels, colors, and resize the image

Gerbera L., is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family (Asteraceae). It was named in honour of the German naturalist Traugott Gerber, a friend of Carolus Linnaeus.

It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa, Madagascar, and tropical Asia. The first scientific description of a Gerbera was made by J.D. Hooker in Curtis Botanical Magazine in 1889 when he described Gerbera jamesonii, a South African species also known as Transvaal daisy or Barberton Daisy.

Yellow gerberas floating in waterGerbera species bear a large capitulum with striking, 2-lipped ray florets in yellow, orange, white, pink or red colors. The capitulum, which has the appearance of a single flower, is actually composed of hundreds of individual flowers. The morphology of the flowers varies depending on their position in the capitulum.

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 commercially important. It is the fifth most important 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.

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La agarre fresquitica.
Si es tomada con flash, podria no ser necesario el tripode, o al reves.
Para mejorar la composicion le falta el palito a la flor.

Hi Roberto,
Very lovely flower. Great colors and very good detail and BG.

splendide gerbera
belles couleurs et belle netteté
J'ai regardé ta galerie il y a beaucoup de belles photos


Las gerberas se caracterizan por tener esas tonalidades pasteles y el de ésta la has logrado captar completamente. Excelente que en esta foto se note tanto detalle del centro de la flor. Gracias por compartir como tomas tus fotos para asi aprender la técnica.

Absolutely gorgeous picture! The colors the contrast all beautifully captured perfection! Love it. TFS

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 53 N: 58] (3371)
  • [2007-01-26 10:54]

HOla Roberto

bonita foto de esta flor muy resaltada sobre elfondo negro

los colores y los detalles están muy bien


Preciosa Gerbera con muy buenos detalles. La luz es estupenda y realza sobremanera la imagen.
Saludos Roberto, Juan Luis.

Hi Roberto

Los colores y elenfoque perfectos felicidades hermoso trabajo




wow, you have a whole collection of close up flowers, yeahh, i love it, this one caught me eye because of its simplicitiy, good shot, thanks

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  • dada Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 46 N: 382] (6560)
  • [2007-02-10 3:25]

a beautiful flower with great light. wonderful serie:)


This is a very beautiful shot. Striking detail and POV. Thanks for the note covering the flash. I will experiment that technique.
Have a super happy day!
Freddie :)

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