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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 30 May 2016 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Photo of a Dianthus plumarius flower. The name Dianthus is from the Greek words Διός Dios ("of Zeus") and ἀνθός anthos ("flower"), and was cited by the Greek botanist Theophrastus. The color pink may be named after the flower, coming from the frilled edge of the flowers: the verb "to pink" dates from the 14th century and means "to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern". As is also demonstrated by the name of "pinking shears", special scissors for cloth that create a zigzag or decorative edge that discourages fraying.

Photo captured May 23, 2015.

NIKON D7000 1/350 second F/9.5 ISO 100 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Excellent dans la couleur et les détails. )

30 May 2016 5:44am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A perfect example of the intensity of purpose we see in Nature.

30 May 2016 7:28am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle macro

30 May 2016 7:53am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great rendering of this lovely vivid pink

30 May 2016 8:33am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

The zigzag edge is unique - lovely vivid capture as well.

30 May 2016 10:40am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An absolute delight! Beautiful capture of this excellent blossom.

30 May 2016 1:51pm

Roland-T from Loverval, Belgium

Splendid light, good photo!

30 May 2016 1:53pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle fleur et vue quel couleur et ce cœur superbe.

30 May 2016 5:46pm

Anita B. from Bretagne, France

Très jolie couleur entre soleil et ombre !

30 May 2016 5:47pm

ruthiebear from Titusville, United States

The color is vibrant as are the details. Lovely close view

30 May 2016 6:11pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, focus, details, colors & lights!

30 May 2016 6:47pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Wonderful color. A very vivid impression.

30 May 2016 7:20pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Superb details, light and colours!!!

30 May 2016 8:19pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully photographed bloom

30 May 2016 9:06pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Wonderful image!!!

30 May 2016 9:15pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful flower. Gorgeous colours and a great shot. :)

30 May 2016 10:23pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

i like the balance of the big bright bloom and the emerging bud

30 May 2016 11:11pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

One of my favorite flowers. This is an especially stunning image. Gorgeous color and wonderful detail!

30 May 2016 11:37pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a gorgeous bloom.

31 May 2016 12:45am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Those colors really pop off my screen. Lovely.

31 May 2016 3:06am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


31 May 2016 1:26pm