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(((~~ FLOWERS ~~)))

I am presently in New York JFK Airport en route to Johannesburg, South Africa for a much needed vacation, I will try to comment and critique images as the days goes and wifi permitting...

1/400 sec at f 4.5
30.3 mm
Iso 100
No Flash

© Dominick M. Dimacale
Nikon Coolpix P510...

Dominick M. Dimacale
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    The name Osteospermum is derived from the Greek osteon (= bone) and Latin spermum (= seed). Osteospermums belong to the daisy family ( Compositae / Asteraceae), hence their common names: African Daisy or South African Daisy, Cape Daisy and Blue-eyed Daisy.

They mustn't be confused with the annual Dimorphotheca. Although most commercial Osteospermums are labeled as annuals they are in fact half-hardy perennials or subshrubs. This means they are not entirely hardy and will therefore not survive persistent frosts. However, they can be propagated by cuttings or overwintered in a frost free environment.

9/13/2012 5:08:22 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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Very nice--love the pop of color off the dark greens.
Have a terrific trip - I'm sure it will be amazing, and full of endless photography for you; looking forward to seeing what you saw.

9/13/2012 5:27:45 AM

Richard B. Hallick
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Beautiful flower, standing out beautifully from the background. Enjoy your trip.

9/13/2012 6:19:21 AM

Tiia Vissak
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A wonderful floral! Have fun & don't forget to take photos!

9/13/2012 6:25:35 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Beautifully captured Dominick!

9/13/2012 6:33:58 AM

Gord MacEachern
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Wonderful image and info Dominick, have fun, bring back lots of pics!!

9/13/2012 6:40:26 AM

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9/13/2012 7:30:13 AM

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Very pretty Dominick!,

9/13/2012 9:04:39 AM

Kathy Reeves
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Beautiful as always, Dominick!

9/13/2012 9:36:00 AM

Jack Gaskin
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Been 44 years since I took LATIN
The Flower & your capture of it are BEAUTIFUL in any language Wonderful Shooting


9/13/2012 9:51:21 AM

Yulianto Soeroso
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wow Osteospermum so beautiful and you shot it so good to see detail and your exposure make that flower POV ....lovely composition

9/13/2012 10:23:51 AM

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9/13/2012 10:26:48 AM

maria I. Warren
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this is very pretty Dominick :)

9/13/2012 11:27:32 AM

Lynn M. Whitt
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Beautiful colors and details.

9/13/2012 12:05:33 PM

J Vissak
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Simple is beautiful! Well done.

9/13/2012 12:57:10 PM

Julie Burnett
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Simply gorgeous, Dominick!! Enjoy your vacation!!

9/13/2012 1:01:05 PM

Tammy M. Anderson
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Beautiful capture. Have a great vacation.

9/13/2012 2:40:04 PM

Emile Abbott
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Outstanding floral and really pops off the dark BG Dominick. Have a nice vacation.

9/13/2012 2:47:41 PM

Claudia Kuhn
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Wow Dominick, have a great trip! Beautiful lone flower

9/13/2012 2:52:11 PM

Ann Coates
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I used to have one of these in my garden, they are really pretty. Gosh, you get around Dominick. You have a great time and look forward to seeing your travel shots. This is a beautiful capture of a beautiful flower.

9/13/2012 9:48:33 PM

Barbara Waldoch
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Have you just been in my garden? :-)
Wonderful shot, Dominick!

9/13/2012 10:36:28 PM

Robert K. Bemus
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Great floral comp and detail, Dominick!!

9/13/2012 11:01:10 PM

Stefania Barbier
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beautiful floral capture!

9/13/2012 11:14:36 PM

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Simply beautiful, Dominick!!!

9/13/2012 11:35:55 PM

Mike Clime
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Pretty capture and nice comp, Dominick! Have fun!

9/14/2012 3:08:05 AM

frank w. degenhardt
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Interesting read about this gorgeous flower Dominick. I love the beautiful colors and the way it stands out from the greenery. You did a fantastic job with the details to, love that center of the flower. So pretty my friend.
Have a safe and wonderful trip my friend.

9/14/2012 5:50:35 AM

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