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Euphorbia pulcherrima

Euphorbia pulcherrima
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Copyright: Vanda Golfetto (vanda) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-04
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flowers & fruits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-02-17 4:36
Viewed: 2610
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture in Catania, where we can find this plant along the ditches and embankments, thanks the mild weather.

From Wikipedia:
Euphorbia pulcherrima, commonly known as poinsettia or noche buena, is a species of flowering plant indigenous to Mexico and Central America. Also in southern Italy grows wild along the ditches and embankments.
The name "poinsettia" is after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, who introduced the plant into the US in 1825. It is also called the Atatürk flower in Turkey.
It belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae, order Euforbiali (Euphorbiales). Within its trunk and its branches there is a milky substance (latex), slightly irritating to the skin but is highly toxic to dogs and cats .
Her beauty is without doubt the flowering but, contrary to what one might think, its flower, called cyathium, with petals and sepals arranged in pairs, not red but yellow and surrounded by a ring of five red bracts (although there are also pink var. Annette Hegg Pink, white var. Annette Hegg White and bright red var. Annette Hegg Supreme).
It is a plant typically photoperiodic or brevidiurna, so its flowering occurs in winter when the days are shorter.
The Poinsettia is a plant typically Christmas: often, when it loses its leaves, is thrown away, whereas if it has good roots and placed in a bright place, letting it grow all summer, in late September - when it is reported to 'inside - will resume its flowering. At bedtime, you may keep the summer sun with occasional watering, but also with some fertilizer monthly.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-02-17 4:42]

Hi Vanda...
Beautiful flowers...
Beautiful presentation with so nice light...

here more attractive are the green leaves shining in the light with great texture.nice note.tfs

Hello Vanda,

Splendides Etoile de Noël, ce Poinsettia, arbre à latex ne réside pas dans la beauté de ses minuscules fleurs jaunätres, mais dans les bractées qui les entourent.
Bravo pour cette composition que je ne voudrais élargir plus ici. Présentation honorable pour ceci.Belle journée.

Hello Vanda,
Excellent image in red amongst the green foliage. The OOF one top right enhances the in-focus pointsettia. Good resolution. Well done.

Bonjour Vanda , Ciao,
Beautiful presentation of this Pointsettia well composed picture,
Nice details of this typically Christmas flowers,
great colors and all leaves are sharp,
Have a good day,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-02-17 7:14]

Hi Vanda,
Beautiful capture of this Poinsettia under such marvelous lighting. I like the contrast you managed to perform with correct PP work! Perfect sharpness on the main flower while a beautifully blurred one at the back.
Very neat work.

Francis Xavier

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2011-02-17 8:07]

Hi Vanda.what a beautiful presentation of these flowers, vivid colours, very well composed,and nicely framed, too.
Regards Rose

Hi Vanda.
Amazing light and artistic shades and shadows around the red beauty surrounded by lovely contrast green leafs makes it one beautiful presentation,superb sharpness and details,very well done my friend.
My Best Regards

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2011-02-17 10:34]

Hi Dear Vanda,
perfect shot like a real.Beautiful naturel colors,light and shadows.Perfect presentation also.TFS.Necla.

Ciao Dear Vanda
this is an artistic presentation of a common plant.
wonderfully composed and framed.
the blurry BG enhances the whole flower at the center. perfect handling of light. beautiful deep colors.

Boa noite Vanda,

Great work full of light and beauty!
parabéns e um grande abraço,


A very beautiful picture. I like to have more expressiveness, a good choice and also POV brightness, color and ... inspiration ...
Best Regards...

  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-02-17 14:39]

Nice shot Vanda. Beautiful color, detail and a great presentation. TFS, Lori

Stunning exposure with beautiful framing and composition! The lighting is very well seen and captured with good sharpness and color saturation. Really good notes to accompany your work- well done!



Good Morning Vanda,

It is lovely to think of these pretty plants growing wild. For me, they are a symbol of Christmas, as the potted plants are always on sale with other seasonal plants, such as holly, ivy and mistletoe.
The light is lovely on the f/g leaves and petals giving interesting details to the sharp exposure.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Hello Vanda,a good composition with a good sharpness on the fg "flower",and the echo of the blurred " flower" in the bg.
Red and green always catch the eye, they are beautiful together.
An appropriate frame.
I cannot imagine seeing these in the wild, as Bev has said, we see these plants for sale at Christmas.
Tfs, regards Jean.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2011-02-18 13:11]

Hi Vanda,
A wonderful display- nice lighting and colors in this, with a compliementary frame. Really well composed. TFS Julie

Hi Vanda
Lovely flowers,very nice colours and texture,great details,good lighting.

Olá Vanda,
Belíssimas foto e composição. A grande virtude aqui é a extraordinária harmonia entre luz nitidez, até mesmo da moldura que tem um função de aprofundar a cena.
Belo trabalho,

Hi,Vanda.A lovely close up this beautiful flowers with crisp red and green colors, great DOF and the cropping and framing makes this composition well balanced. Good sharpness and exposure. Cheers

Bonjour Vanda
Beautiful soft lighs and colours in an artistic composition as you have accustomed us to
Have a nice sunday my friend

Hi MF Vanda,

You've certainly captured this Euphorbia from a good POV. Impressive ligt management and great focus too.
TFS and have a nice new week!


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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2011-03-02 10:03]

Bonjour Vanda,

Nice image with very good quality. Excellent Sharpness, good natural light well exposed showing plenty of details in shadows as well as highlight. Good work and TFS.


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  • Fidy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 0 N: 79] (606)
  • [2015-06-10 0:13]

Nice explanations, nice darky ambiance! well Done

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