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Red & orange

Red & orange
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Copyright: ROBERTO INTILE (rintile) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 66 N: 2708] (15972)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-17
Categories: Nature, Artwork
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-17 23:17
Viewed: 1044
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gerbera species bear a large capitulum with striking, 2-lipped ray florets in yellow, orange, white, pink or red colors. The capitulum, which has the appearance of a single flower, is actually composed of hundreds of individual flowers. The morphology of the flowers varies depending on their position in the capitulum.

Gerbera is very popular and widely used as a decorative garden plant or as cut flowers. The domesticated cultivars are mostly a result of a cross between Gerbera jamesonii and another South African species Gerbera viridifolia. The cross is known as Gerbera hybrida. Thousands of cultivars exist. They vary greatly in shape and size. Colors include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The center of the flower is sometimes black. Often the same flower can have petals of several different colors.

Gerbera is commercially important. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). It is also used as a model organism in studying flower formation. Gerbera contains naturally occurring coumarin derivatives.

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Beautiful pp work love the colorful flowers and great framing choice! TFS

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  • Lee1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 185 W: 20 N: 111] (541)
  • [2007-05-18 0:46]

Hi Rintile, got to give high marks on this one for the framing:-), nice job. Wonderful colors and composition. Great job, thanks. Now I've got to head off to slumberland. Cheers.


hi roberto, i really like this, you should work for hallmark cards! nice color selection, good composition, well done,

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-05-18 2:52]

Hola Roberto,
bello trabajo y excelente idea,
colores preciosos,

Hola Roberto,
interesting framing of those beautiful gerberas. Not sure about the title inside the frame, but surely like the flowers. Nicely seen and presented! You are very creative.

Kindly regards,

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2007-05-18 9:58]

Beautiful PPwork,Excellent. A picture as well as a postcard. Very beautiful atmosphere in the picture. A wonderful image.
Would thank and beautiful greetings.

Saludos Roberto

imagen llena de vida, elegria y frescura o simplemente alegre te felicito

Nat Copado

Well done pp work, nice presentation! While these flowers willingly come home with me, they never survived very long! I have a "brown thumb" - only thing that really grows well for me are native wildflowers.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-05-18 14:11]

hello roberto;
Beautiful work and colorfull flowers...super captured..selamlar

Hello Roberto!
Beautiful composition with beautiful flowers and lovely colours!
Nice work!
Excellent done!

...later... :)

Beautiful Costa Rican postcard. My wife has several of these Gerbers planted. Nice post-processing also.

Best Regards,


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