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Gerber's Daisy for *Barbara*

Gerber's Daisy for *Barbara*
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 3 N: 3088] (10784)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-03
Categories: Nature
Camera: Olympus C-5060WZ, @ ISO 100
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flora of the Middle East [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-12 23:27
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Gerbera (Gerber's Daisy)

Today a hybrid flower which I captured it at night time in my brother’s garden from my homland Cyprus with my compact camera.

I would like to dedicate this delicate beauty to another lady friend Barbara (Saba) for her heartfelt friendship on TL.
Hope you like this MF!

TFL and Cheers,

©Bayram GÖÇMEN, Ege University, Faculty of Science. All Rights Reserved.


Gerbera is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family (Asteraceae). It was named in honor of the German naturalist Traugott Gerber.
It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa and tropical Asia. The first scientific description of a Gerbera was made by J.D. Hooker in Curtis's Botanical Magazine in 1889 when he described Gerbera jamesonii, a South African species also known as Transvaal daisy or Barberton Daisy.

Gerbera species bear a large capitulum with striking, two-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. The flower heads can be as small as 7 cm (Gerbera mini 'Harley') in diameter or up to 12 cm (Gerbera ‘Golden Serena’).

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. Colors include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The center of the flower is sometimes black. Often the same flower can have petals of several different colors.

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 annual flower. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-01-13 0:33]

Hi Bayram,
What a sharp capture of this daisy adorned with fabulous light.
Very fine details and excellent color tones.
I like the high POV you chose , this makes an original approach to the flower!
A very taughtful note and presentation of this particular flower!
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hola Bayram
Bellisima flor de intenso colorido y gran definicion ,buen encuadre y composicion
Sin duda un excelente regalo para nuestra amiga Barbara
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Hello Bayram,
Outstanding macro shot!
Sweet dedication. I think you should send a msg to Barbara that she has a gift.
Technically perfect - as usual.
Beutiful flower and interesting note about it.

Selam Bayram Bey,
Netlik, bakış açısı ve ışığı ile dikkati çeken bir çalışma olmuş. Sağol...
Selahattin E

Bom dia Bayram
This seem a big sun to warm the winter. Beautiful flower and gift. I like the bright of the flower very much. great color and sharpness.
My regards

Bonjour Bayram,

C'est une fleur avec une parrure très élégante, pleine de frou-frou,(nombreux pétales).
Un beau cadeau lumineux et timide à la fois
parce que, la fleur regarde vers le bas!!!
Impressionnants détails.
Belle journée à vous mon ami.


Merhaba Bayram Üstad,

Nice capture from a beautiful flower with great details!
The colors of the flower are very eyecatching. The sharpness and POV are perfect.
A great dedication Barbara!
Very well done!

best regards,

Ciao amico Bayram, splendid flower with fantastic bright colors, wonderful details and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Very good colors sharpnes and contrast.
Beautiful flowers.
Regards Zoran

Hello my friend Bayram!

I love the macro shots. You POV here is very appealing! You did a great job with your flash; did you use a diffuser?

I will send you an email about my missing photos.


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-01-13 9:37]

Merhaba Bayram :)

Very bautiful flower and very bautiful word, and I for all thank You very :)
Admirable formulation in this light.
Splendid realization, fantastic effect.

I congratulate and my best wishes.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-01-13 11:10]

Merhaba Bayram bey,
gerbreranın güzel bir makrosu.Işık ve renk çok güzel.Tebrikler.Necla.

Bonsoir Bayram
Superbe gerbera!!!
Les couleurs sont très belle et la définition parfaite!

Hello MF Bayram,

Very beautiful flowers and colors!
Great gift to Barbara.

Olá Bayram

Excelente macro desta flor belíssima
com uma luz fantástica e detalhes
maravilhosos. Gosto muito das cores
e a textura das pétalas está ótima.

Merhaba Bayram,

Beautiful capture of this lovely flower.
Using flash gave an excellent result, the flower looks like a sun.
Great POV, sharpness and colors.

Best regards,

Hello Bayram
This Gerber Daisy is a fantastic shade of orange, well captured with your compact camera at night.
Janice ; )

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