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Cosmic Beauty of Cosmos

Cosmic Beauty of Cosmos
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Copyright: Muhammad Shaukat (shaukatmi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1012 W: 422 N: 2711] (10141)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-08
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony Alpha 100 Digital SLR, Sony 18-70
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-08 14:58
Viewed: 1213
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cosmos plants can produce “showy flowers” in an “orderly arrangement of cosmic proportions”. Spanish priests grew cosmos in their mission gardens in Mexico. The evenly placed petals led them to christen the flower “Cosmos,” the Greek word for harmony or ordered universe. Cosmos, like many of our warm weather annuals such as marigolds, originated in Mexico and South America.

Cosmos belongs to that vast family of plants known as Compositae. Although there are 20 known species of cosmos, two annual species, Cosmos sulphureus and Cosmos bipinnatus, are most familiar to home gardeners. These two species are most easily differentiated by leaf structure and flower color. The leaves of C. sulphureus are long, with narrow lobes and hairy margins. The flower colors of this species are always shades of yellow, orange or red. The C. bipinnatus has leaves that are finely cut into threadlike segments. The foliage looks similar to ferns. The flowers are white or various shades of pink to dark rose.
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Hi Muhammad,
Beautiful colors and details. Like a golden jewel involved in pink silk.

Hi Muhammad,
Very nice close-up of this beautiful cosmos flower,
Excellent details and sharp picture,
good contrast and light.
nice tone of colors too,

  • eMBeer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 237 W: 56 N: 2] (24)
  • [2010-10-08 15:54]

Beautiful shot but...... taken thousands of times (including me when I was thinking it's something creative and fresh...) That's why I'm not rating it... *s*

Dear Muhammad,
Love this shot, great exposure, fine colors and details. A shot to be proud.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-10-08 17:20]

dear Muhammad,
wow, lots of yellow baby stars are in big violet cosmos,
it is wonder macro shot of magical telescopic scene of universe,
colors and composition are artistic,
thank you for your excellent shot,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-10-08 23:48]

Hi Muhammad,
A nice off-center core of this cosmos flower in such an attractive composition.
A very sharp macro shot and an adequate crop.
Nice soft colors and contrast is still there!
Well seen and presented to us in such a neat manner.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hello Muhammad,

Ce Cosmos a un coeur de rêve tout en étoiles comme des fleurs dans la fleur.
Superbe texture des pétales, beau cadrage.
Amitiés, belle journée.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-10-09 9:50]

Hello Muhammad :)

Very bautiful and interesting in colour flower Cosmos, and his heart in macro
this really miraculous view, splendid composition.
Beauty composition in colours, light and perfect sharpness.
Very showy realization...congratulations!

Best wishes.

What a beautiful macro capture from a Cosmos flower with such nice details from its open heart, Muhammad!

The colors are fantastic and clarity is amazing.
The sharpness and POV are well chosen, keeping the heart of the flower slightly off-centered was indeed a good decision. Well seen!

Have a nice weekend.

Best regards,

Cosmic shinny rays are so beautiful and prominent radiating from the central yellow crown of the flower.
lovely photograph.
Mian Anwar

Hi Muhamamd,

I so much like cosmos as a gardener's flower. I have no complain about the central composition. It works well here to see the awesome pink and symmetry. Well done MF.


Hi my friend!
Wonderful macro and nice colours.Great work.

Hello Muhammad,
Nice title and well composed heeart of cosmos. I liked peripheral blur and central good focusing.
Selahattin E

nice image, really beautiful
great use of central composition to enhance details and abstraction
maybe a tighter crop on the right part would've helped slightly.
a great image Muhammad, it is talented and skillful.
best regards

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