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Heart of Zinnia

Heart of Zinnia
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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: 2009-07-02
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Macro
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-03 21:43
Viewed: 1093
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Zinnias are true American natives that originated from the Southwest US, Mexico and Central America. The original was a purplish wildflower that grew in the Mexican deserts. Hybridizers have turned it into one of the most popular bedding plants.

Zinnias grow to between 6 and 40 inches in height with single and double blossoms varying in diameter from less than an inch to 7 inches. The petals can be any of a wide range of colors or multicolored.

Sow seeds indoors six weeks before the last frost and plant outdoors after frost danger is past as young plants are susceptible to chilling cold. They will not grow substantially until temperatures are above 50 degrees. Zinnias are one of the easier annuals to start from seeds. Sow the taller varieties in 3 inch peat pots because they resent transplanting. Alternatively, seeds can be sown directly outdoors when the soil has warmed sufficiently. Pinch the tops out of young plants when they are 4-6 inches high to make them bushy. Remove faded blossoms to keep them producing. Plants should be spaced 4 to 12 inches apart according to variety.

If you provide a reasonably fertile, well drained soil, your zinnias will do well. They are subject to mildew if they do not have good air circulation. In hot, humid climates, a midsummer replacement sowing may be useful in cutting gardens. Taller varieties may need to be staked.

Zinnias perform well massed in beds, used as an edging, in rock gardens, in pots and containers, or as background plants. They make excellent cut flowers. Scald the stems after picking and change vase water every couple of days. Zinnias attract butterflies.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-08-03 22:12]

Hi Selahattin,
This is really stunning!
A super macro of the wonderful heart of this red flower.
Great lighting and composition and sharpness is accurate.
Framing is professional as usual!
Good work and presentation.
Nice desribtive note on Zinnias.
Good day.
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

Salut Selahattin
Belle coloration du cœur de cette fleur.
Le post-traitement est parfait et bien maîtrisé.
Le texte d'acompagnement est aussi très complet.
Bonne journée.

hi selahattin
excellent presentation blends very well with the b/g lovely bright image and border.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-08-03 23:10]

Merhaba my friend...
Beautiful macro shot...
Beautiful colors and details...

Merhaba Hocam,
Çiçeğin kalbine müthiş bir dalış yapmışsınız.Işık, renk ve detaylar olağanüstü.Eline sağlık.


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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2009-08-03 23:34]

What I like here, it is the sharpness who decrease from center to borders : a central symetry echoes the sun, as like the colour.
Best regards

superbes couleurs,

bravo Selahattin,

ddupre, île de la Réunion

Hi Selahattin
splendid macro with stunning details
and effect
rich color with good light and well framed
Have a nice day!

Hello Selahattin! Very interesting heart pf flower. Amazing colour. Good contrast and sharpness. Very good frame. Well done!

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-08-04 1:17]

Merhaba Selahattin ;)))
Wonderful close up artwork...TFS
Best wishes,
J ;)

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-08-04 1:38]

Merhaba selahattin

Effective tight framing, in this superb floral macro, with good dof & sharpness. I like the star shaped pattern of the central part of the flower & the vibrant orange colour. Tfs!

ciao Selahattin
beautiful wallpaper.. a picture that is a little masterpeace!
wonderful mix of colours.. thanks
ciao Marco

Olá Selahattin,

Your felling to click is incredible.
Beautiful capture with pretty colors.
I liked so much. TFS.

Um abraço,

Such a feast and assault to my vision. The colors and sharpness are oozing with charm. The central composition works here Selahattin. Best regards.

Hi Selahattin
Wonderful colour that is truly eye catching. I like the way you have intentionally blurred the edges. Well done.

nice read here, good close up and the composition and point of view really works, nice post,

Hi Selahattin,

what a beautiful and tender heart this is. Nice composition and good presentation. Well chosen POV and nice light management.

Best regards,


Olá Selahattin

Ficou muito bonito e diferente este
trabalho onde você salienta os detalhes.
Cores lindas, belo trabalho, parabéns!

  • Great 
  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-08-04 14:01]

Hello Selahattin,
Very beautiful image with splendid colours.
Great macro and original PP work.
Well done.
Best regards.

Merhaba Selahattin. This is a beauty and the presentation is great. The colors texture and the overall effect is wonderful. Selamlar.

Its so stunning and pretty macro of zinia.I am not for zinia but this post has forced me to change my opinion about the flower.The bright red colors captured with par excellance professionalisam.The composition is superb as usual and note is full of informations.TFS

Hello Selahattin,
Fantastic macro shot, superb sharpness, depth of feild, clarity and details, wonderful vivd colors.
well done.

Hi Selahattin
wonderful flower heart
well centered and framed
good details of the macro

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2009-08-05 7:02]
  • [+]

HI Selahattin, this is a dream! Wonderful presentation and I just added you to my favorite list , because you are great artist. Thank you for your very great and breathtaking photos.
Regards Rose

Sayın Erikçi,
Çiçek resimlerinizi ilgi ile takip ediyorum.
Bu seferki de olağanüstü güzel olmuş. Kutlarım.
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