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Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 7 June 2021 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Photo of Dianthus plumarius flowers. 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 22, 2021.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 450 62 mm

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Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

I quite like your history lesson here, Steven, related to this beautiful flower. I was a seamstress in my day, so can relate to the pinking shears! :)

7 Jun 2021 5:08am

Florence from Bretagne, France

A beautiful picture!

7 Jun 2021 5:33am

Martine from Brest, France

Jolie oeillets avec de belles couleurs.

7 Jun 2021 5:46am

lisl from Winsley, United Kingdom

A delightful scented flower, Steven. Brings back my childhood

7 Jun 2021 6:04am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Really lovely little stars

7 Jun 2021 6:24am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

J'aime beaucoup la couleur de ce massif

7 Jun 2021 6:28am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Une belle période pour les fleurs ! icic superbes couleurs !

7 Jun 2021 6:31am

Gérard from Chateau-Gombert, Marseille, France

Wonderful colors flashes !

7 Jun 2021 6:41am

Marie from France, France

7 Jun 2021 7:02am

suzanne from Belgium

De très belles couleurs ! :-)

7 Jun 2021 8:26am

willy from Brussels, Belgium

de bien jolies fleurs avec de belles couleurs Steven

merci pour les informations intéressantes

bon début de semaine

7 Jun 2021 8:38am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Wonderful colors, beautiful flowers!

7 Jun 2021 8:45am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent colour and tonal range. Nicely captured

7 Jun 2021 8:48am

helys from Paris, France

great pink

7 Jun 2021 9:54am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Your beautiful flowers call in Holland also dianthus

7 Jun 2021 12:18pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like their frilly edges.. Vibrant color too.

7 Jun 2021 1:14pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very fine colored flowers

7 Jun 2021 1:40pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

These lovely bright flowers just lit up my screen on a dark rainy morning.

7 Jun 2021 3:24pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautifully photographed, nice point of view and details.

7 Jun 2021 6:25pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Lovely flowers & colors.

7 Jun 2021 8:24pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

These Dianthus are gorgeous. I love the color! That is such interesting information! I never would have figured out the relationship between the name and the pinking shears! They are one of my favorite flowers. They hold up so well during the hot weather.

7 Jun 2021 9:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful colors and textures in these pretty flowers.

7 Jun 2021 10:38pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

nice framing, setting a cluster of these blooms isolated by a border of green, but then picking up scattered partial blooms in that green border.

8 Jun 2021 12:56am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A lovely shot with some really interesting information.

8 Jun 2021 12:59am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Wonderful screen full of color!!

8 Jun 2021 1:28am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Gorgeous colours and wonderful detail.

8 Jun 2021 2:35am

Devi from Chennai, India

Gorgeous colors and lovely presentation !!!

8 Jun 2021 4:04am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


8 Jun 2021 1:57pm

Diane from Parksville, Canada

A lot of people, mostly from my mom's generation and before, tended to always just call them pinks rather than dianthus. One of our new neighbours planted some at their front gate and I was delighted to hear her call them pinks. I don't know if that's a Canadian thing or just generational.

8 Jun 2021 2:39pm

Remus from Portugal

A beautiful photo.
The color and detail is just perfect Steven.

8 Jun 2021 5:16pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful pink and lovely flowers. And interesting information. :)

8 Jun 2021 5:45pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

a beautiful display

8 Jun 2021 11:57pm

jeanmadis from CHONBURI, Thailand

J'adore ces petites fleurs si joliment colorées.

9 Jun 2021 2:07am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Gosh, what a striking colour!

13 Jun 2021 12:20am