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Cyclamen creticum #2

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 13 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"

Cyclamen creticum (Cretan sowbread) is endemic to the Greek islands of Crete and Karpathos, where it grows in shady places where it is protected from the sun either by shrubs or by growing in gullies, rock fissures or north facing banks. The flowers are pure white with sometimes a slight pink shading. It has a corolla without protuberances and the leaves resemble those of the ivy.

Image: Agios Ioannis (Crete) - 12/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

good work :)

13 Mar 2011 6:14am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Beautiful, they look as if they are falling

13 Mar 2011 8:22am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

magnifique !

13 Mar 2011 8:36am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Beautiful flowers and great lighting!

13 Mar 2011 1:46pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada


13 Mar 2011 1:56pm

Co33 from libourne, France

Superbe! Quelle délicatesse...

13 Mar 2011 5:20pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

I love the shape of these flowers. Beautiful detail and shadows.

13 Mar 2011 11:09pm

Apostolia from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful composition! I love these flowers, they're so unique. You could also experimenting a little with photoshop and try changing their color, that would give an interesting effect, IMO. Thanks for sharing!

14 Mar 2011 12:09am

Canon EOS 400D
1/200 second
ISO 200
150 mm