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Old Jun 2, 2006, 1:50 PM   #1
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Brought alive for your appreciation..
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Old Jun 3, 2006, 11:52 PM   #2
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Bahadir,

I love the colours of this flower. It is very much alive, displaying it's range and hues of colours proudly! Much appreciated.

And I think that the fact you have the flower off-centre helps in gaining an interest. Is the green / leafy area part of the plant, FROM that flower?

Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the light!

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Old Jun 4, 2006, 8:32 AM   #3
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Dear Paul, were it not for your kind interest, this flower would probably fade away!
And about the question..Yes, the flower you see is a part of the plant whose leafy area is displayed in the photo.
I am so glad it appealed to your refined taste..
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Old Jun 6, 2006, 9:30 AM   #4
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And here's another composition with it. I'd hope you compare them :-)
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Old Jun 6, 2006, 12:56 PM   #5
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Bahadir,

The second shot tends to appeal more to my taste but that is purely personal. Not that I think straight on macros of flowers are unappealing. I like to see not only the up front view but also a touch of the side of the flower to give an additional perspective.

A slightly angled shot gives a little-bit of both. Of course if the straight-on shot gives stunning detail then there is no need for a slightly tilted shot.

in any event you've given us a taste of both views in some nice work.

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Thank you for your appreciation and valuable thoughts Selvin. Well, as a matter of fact, I can't help but agree!
So, here's a further effort (maybe at the cost of risking the limits of macro!)...
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There are quite a few species of flowers like this in the Middle East, that are red (often with a blackened zone) which have lavish amounts of pollen, but no fragarence.

They are, in other parts of the world, light-colored, and pollenated by bees. These are pollenated by beetles, which visit the flowers to collect the pollen for food, and inadvertantly move the pollen around to other flowers.




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Old Jun 12, 2006, 12:13 PM   #8
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Thanks for the valuable consideratios, Barbarian.
Indeed, very accurate knowledge reinforced by minute observation of nature. That's really amazing to watch the variety of ways nature works and invariably fullfills her scheme :-)
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