Pink gerbera in the air
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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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- [2007-01-24 20:32]
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.
Very lovely flower. Great colors and very good detail and BG.
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.
- [2007-01-25 22:26]
Absolutely gorgeous picture! The colors the contrast all beautifully captured perfection! Love it. TFS
- [2007-01-26 10:54]
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.
Los colores y elenfoque perfectos felicidades hermoso trabajo
- [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!