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Ringed Pink for *Mariana*

Ringed Pink for *Mariana*
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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: 2009-05-28
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D-5000, AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, @ ISO 200, SIGMA 62MM EX DG MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-07 21:04
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Dianthus zonatus var. zonatus (Ringed Pink) [in Turk. Halkalı Karanfil]

Hi friends, today another tiny beautiful wild dianthus flower around the Kadıköy (Buldan) from Denizli province while we were searching herptiles.

Ringed Pink is found only in West, Central and Southern Anatolia including Mediterranean Ecozone of Syria. Its flowering time is between May and August. Vertical range includes 700-2600 m. It prefers rocky sites and also fields.

I would like dedicate this posting to our lady friend and great photographer on both TL and TN, Mariana Scubli (marianas) from Romania. Hope you could like this Mariana!

TFL and Have a nice new week!

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


Dianthus is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, native mainly to Europe and Asia, with a few species extending south to north Africa, and one species (D. repens) in arctic North America. Common names include carnation (D. caryophyllus), pink (D. plumarius and related species) and sweet william (D. barbatus). The name Dianthus is from the Greek words dios ("god") and anthos ("flower"), and was cited by the Greek botanist Theophrastus.

The species are mostly perennial herbs, a few are annual or biennial, and some are low subshrubs with woody basal stems. The leaves are opposite, simple, mostly linear and often strongly glaucous grey-green to blue-green. The flowers have five petals, typically with a frilled or pinked margin, and are (in almost all species) pale to dark pink. One species, D. knappii, has yellow flowers with a purple centre.

Dianthus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Cabbage Moth, Double-striped Pug, Large Yellow Underwing and The Lychnis. Also three species of Coleophora case-bearers feed exclusively on Dianthus; C. dianthi, C. dianthivora and C. musculella (which feeds exclusively on D. suberbus).
The colour pink may be named after the flower. The origin of the flower name 'pink' may come from the frilled edge of the flowers: the verb "pink" dates from the 14th century and means "to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern" (maybe from German "pinken" = to peck). Source: Collins Dictionary. The verb sense is also used in the name of pinking shears.

1. Wikipedia.
2. Van Herbaryum. (Please visit here for more info on the species)

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Merhaba Bayram,

Excellent macro shot of this beautiful flower with lovely pink color.
Great POV/DOF, focus, sharpness and light.
Wonderful gift for our dear friend Mariana.

Best regards,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2010-02-08 1:28]

You pink flower certainly matches my image, neighbour Bayram.
I was trying to think of this flower's name - and you have told me - thank you.
I like how the light is shining on the petals - not too bright, but enough to make it glow. Very pretty
Well done

Hello MF Bayram,

Wonderful flower and very beautiful colors with an excellent BG>
Great composition and dedication to your friend.
Congratulations and TFS

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-02-08 1:32]

Merhaba Bayram,
composition top again, congratulations.
Excellent POV and BG of the macro Nice contrast of colors.
I am convinced that one to like Mariana.
Have a nice day,

Merhaba Bayram Üstad,

Good ton see you posting after a gap :)
beautiful capture, as always, with perfect clarity and nice sharpness. The ringed pink flower gives its best to make your shot a wonderful work.

A beautiful gift to a wonderful Nature photographer, Mariana!

best wishes,

Selam Bayram Bey,
Harika bir hediye, net detaylar, uygun arka plan ve başarılı bir ışık kullanımı
Selahattin E

Hola Bayram
Bonita flos de bordes denados y extraño dibujo en sus hojas , que parecen obra de un artista , excelente colorido , luz nitidez y encuadre . un gran regalo para nuestra gran amiga Mariana a la que sin duda le gustara
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Hello dear Bayram
What a surprise for me. Not only for this dedication, but for the type of the flower, because Diantus is my favorite wild flower!
Details are very sharp, and colors is amazing!
Thanks for your wonderful gift!

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-02-08 8:27]

Merhaba Bayram bey,
çiçeğin rengi çok etkileyici.Arka plan ,ışık ve çerçeve de.Tebrikler.Necla.

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2010-02-08 12:01]

Merhaba Bayram!
What a beautiful macro!!!
Incredible colours,clarity and textured details!Perfect lighting and blurred bg!
Precious gift for Mariana!
Regards and tfs

Fantastic, my brother!
Great details and brightness, Bayram!
Wonderful colors and very good light.
Nice DOF and beautiful gift for Mariana.
Congratulations and TFS, my dear friend.

Have a wonderful week!
Bruno Santana

Merhaba Hocam,
Bir an sanat galerisinin duvarındaki, bir sanat eserine baktığımın hissine kapıldım.OLAĞANÜSTÜ ÜSTAD,


Bonjour Bayram

Une très jolie macro de ce dianthus avec un coeur incroyable!!!
Très délicate dédicace pour Mariana qui saura l'apprécier!
Bonne soirée

This one is also fantastic, with so lovely pink colours and so fine details. The blurred green background is the most appropriate. Well done and thanks for sharing this beauty!
İyi geceler,

Hello Bayram!
Very beautiful pink flower and good focus!
Great colours in your picture!
Best regards!

Bonsoir mon ami Bayram,

Une composition délicieuse pour notre amie Mariana.
Cette fleur qui est de la couleur fuchsia, est très élégante et lumineuse.
Belle composition et excellente macro.
Mes compliments.
Belle soirée à vous.


Ciao Bayram, an other wonderful pink flower, fantastic colors and wonderful sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-02-09 8:47]

Hello Bayram :)

Miraculous flower in admirable colour.
The beauty the composition of colours and the light and dedication for Mariana :)
Splendid, showy realization.

With best wishes.

  • walk33a Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 504 W: 33 N: 525] (2015)
  • [2010-02-11 16:46]

Hello MF Bayram!

Sorry I haven't gotten around much lately. It's been difficult to find time to browse the gallery.

A beautiful specimen here! Awesome color, focus and detail! I'm sure Mariana will love it!

Hey, I bought some Kenko tubes, but haven't used them yet. I'm waiting on spring and the insects.

I hope you have a great day!


Bonjour Bayram.
Très belle variété d’une fleur que je ne connais pas.
La couleur mauve est superbe et les bons détails dans les pétales permettent une bonne observation.
Le contrôle de la profondeur de champ est aussi bien adapté.
Bonne soirée.


Very interesting flower! Great colors and sharpness.
Also the composition is nice.



Hello Bayram! Nice flower. Nice lightness and brightness. Good capture. Perfect sharpness. Sophisticated image. Well done!

Bonjour Bayram
Beautiful dianthus (you taught me the name)in beautiful composition and perfect management of light, shadows and colours.With the blurred bg to emphasize its beauty
A good shot my friend

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  • aly Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 42 W: 0 N: 23] (305)
  • [2010-04-18 4:52]

Nice shocking bright color.
well done.

Ali Baba Taj

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