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Warm Ambience

Warm Ambience
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Copyright: selahattin erikci (tanburi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2320 W: 222 N: 5695] (44392)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-12
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Macro
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-18 12:25
Viewed: 1065
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Zinnia is a genus of 20 species of annual and perennial plants of family Asteraceae, originally from scrub and dry grassland in an area stretching from the American Southwest to South America, but primarily Mexico, and notable for their solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in a variety of bright colors.

Zinnia leaves are opposite and usually stalkless (sessile), with a shape ranging from linear to ovate, and pale to middle green in color. The flowers have a range of appearances, from a single row of petals, to a dome shape, with the colors white, chartreuse, yellow, orange, red, purple, and lilac.

Zinnias are popular garden flowers, usually grown from seed, and preferably in fertile, humus-rich, and well-drained soil, in an area with full sun. They will reseed themselves each year. Over 100 cultivars have been produced since selective breeding started in the 19th century.

Zinnia elegans, also known as Zinnia violacea, is the most familiar species, originally from Mexico and thus a warm-hot climate plant. Its leaves are lance-shaped and sandpapery in texture, and height ranges from 15 cm to 1 meter.

Zinnia linearis, also known as Z. angustifolia, is another Mexican species. It has a low bushy plant habit, linear foliage, and more delicate flowers than Z. elegans - usually single, and in shades of yellow, orange or white. It is also more resistant to powdery mildew than Z. elegans, and hybrids between the two species have been raised which impart this resistance on plants intermedate in appearance between the two. The Profusion series, with both single and double-flowered components, is bred by Sakata of Japan, and is among the most well-known of this hybrid group.

Zinnias seem especially favored by butterflies, and many gardeners add zinnias specifically to attract them (Wikipedia)

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Hola selahattin

bellos colores y me agrada la profundidad buen trabajo

nice colors and details . Good frame .
Regards Zoran

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  • Mravka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 203 W: 0 N: 270] (8806)
  • [2009-09-18 12:51]

Hi selahattin,
a nice presentation od beautifull zinnia. great colours and lightning.
regards, biljana

Sharp and very fine image well composed , nice contrast ,stunning colors .

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  • sbilgi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 316 W: 50 N: 29] (5158)
  • [2009-09-18 13:53]

Merhaba Selahattin Bey,
Çok güzel bir makro çekim. Renkler ve kadraj çok güzel..

Hepinize ve hepimize mutlu bayramlar dilerim.

Merhaba Hocam,
Gözalıcı renkleri ve detaylarıyla harika bir makro çalışma.Eline sağlık Üstad,


Hi Selahattin,
Wanderful close-up well presented and composed,
great job and very sharp and clear picture,
Excellent colors too,
well done.

Hi Selahattin
Grat macro,stunning clarity,lovely colours and fine details.

Merhaba Tanburi

a beautiful macro with strong tones of red
grate sharpness and nicely presented
Have a beautiful weekend!


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-09-19 3:00]

Hi Selahattin,
A very sharp capture of this heart of this Zinnia plant flower.
Very colorful adorned with marvelous lighting.
A lovely composition, very central and a nice vignette.
Beautiful PP work - soft and tender.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Merhaba selahattin, superb closeup of beautiful flower, splendid light and fantastic colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Selam Selahattin Uestad (King of flower-macros),

Another great macro capture of the lovely flower! The colors are so adorable with nice sharpness and taken from a wonderful POV. The staminae look so awesome and the clarity is superb. Well done!

Have a nice weekend.

best regards,

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2009-09-19 3:50]

HI Sela, this is so beautiful, a wonderful presentation of this zinnia, perfectly composed.
Regards Rose

Bom dia Selahattin,
Zinni is certainly a nice flower, but here it's transformed in a beautiful work-of-art.
Perfect indeed.
Best wishes,

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-09-19 6:25]

merhaba hocam...
bayrama girmeye az bir zaman kala harika bir çekim ve paylaşım, harika detay ve renkleriyle güzel bir çalışma tebrikler...selam ve saygılar...

Ciao Selahattin

Fine lines in the composition!
Macro work is well done, great details in
the flower that stands out well on the nucleo
Attractive vivid colours!
I find your picture very nice for look at.
Good quality and sharpness.
Composition and colours are very nice,

Have a nice weekend,


Merhaba Selahattin hoca,
Popüler bahçe çiçekleri arasında yer alan bu
güzelin olağanüstü mükemmel çekimi ve ustaca
sunumu. Selam,sevgiler üstadım...
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Merhaba Selahattin hocam
Muhteşem bir makro
Etkileyici detaylar, netlik ve renkler
Not süper
İyi bayramlar

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-09-19 11:33]

Greet Selahattin!

Pretty flower and his macro!
Magnificently realization.

I greet warmly.

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  • hains Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 4 N: 95] (4859)
  • [2009-09-19 12:19]

Hi! Selahattin

Every flowers are so pretty with the good artistic treat. Congratulations, I like it, real sense, right botanical informations

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-09-19 12:36]

Merhaba Selahattin,
Great macro with amazing details.
Stunning colours and very good presentation.
Have a good Sunday.


Bela macro, cores e detalhes muito bonitos.
Gosto da luminosidade que parece dividir a
foto em dois tons.

awesome pov, right on top of this flower! amazing, hope all is well,

hello Selahattin,
Yes zinnias are still in full force, they seem to like this cool weather. A fine isolation of the zinnia's core/ Sharp, well focused, and with attractive reds.

Merhaba Tanburi,
Another great macro of the lovely flower in red. The colors are beautiful and strong with nice sharpness and wonderful POV.
Good work.

Best regards,

Excellent shot!
Perfect sharpness, fantastic colors.
Great presentation.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-09-21 8:05]

Hi Tanburi...

An excellent macro shot of the "Warm Ambience"...
Great job, excellent colors, sharp and clear.
Well done - With my compliment,

Merhaba brother Selahattin. lovely cmposition with warm colors with excellent presentation and good PP work. I am going to photograph some zinnias tomorrow.Selamlar.

Warm and beautiful colors!
Excellent macro shot with very nice frame!
Congratulations and TFS

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