Sea Lily (Pancratium maritimum)
A quite unique plant of sand beaches in the Mediterranean shores of Turkey. Unfortunately an endangered species.
In spring, enormous, frilly, very fragrant, rather daffodil-like flowers open over attractive, flat, blue-grey leaves. Found in the wild mainly growing in sand on Mediterranean beaches, these plants will survive in a sheltered, well-drained spot in a UK garden, but are better enjoyed in large pot. In Catalan, the flower is called Assutzena darenal, Lliri darenal or Lliri de mar, whilst in Spanish it is called Azucena marina, Nardo marino or Amor mío. This gorgeous flower is classed as endangered, and as thus, is protected and must not be picked in the wild.
Kum zambağı (Pancratium maritimum), nergisgiller (Amaryllidaceae) familyasına ait, kıyı kumullarında yetişen soğanlı bir bitki türü.
Çok yıllık, soğanlı, genişçe uzun şeritsi yapraklı, yaklaşık 40-45 cm boyunda, beyaz çiçekli, çiçek sayısı 3-15, koronalı, korona tepallerin 2 / 3 ü kadardır. Çiçeklenme zamanı Ağustos ve Ekim ayları arasındadır.
Tüm Akdeniz ülkelerinde ve Karadenizin güney kıyılarında yetişir. Türün nesli tehlike altındadır. Türkiye'de bulunan zambakların ülke dışına çıkarılması suçtur. Türe yönelik en önemli tehdit, kıyı bölgelerinde hızla yayılan yazlık konutlardır.
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krzychu30 (15510) 2013-11-26 2:17
truly stunning composition!
I like your creative approach to the subject as well as the outcome of your work.The end result is magnificent!
First thing is the POV,which works well with the scene.Second thing is the combination of superb sharpness and clarity with so lovely,warm light.It creates really unique look of the scene!
Have a nice day
cornejo (37671) 2013-11-26 2:56
Hello Mesut, charming photo of this beautiful flower of the dunes, beautifully captured in this great and beautiful picture. A lovely image with good sharpness, nice light and color. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Noel_Byrne (28162) 2013-11-26 7:22
A very delicate flower, and amazing that this grows on a beach! I have never heard of the species before, so fascinated by your capture and note. Its a very minimalist shot, and the tones of the flower against the sand look wonderful.
All the best
nikkitta (17066) 2013-11-26 12:44
Capture of great contrast, a flower so fragil it seems, growing at the beach
Anyway good color and great contrast
All the best
bukitgolfb301 (38514) 2013-11-26 13:07
Hi MERHABA dear MESUT, how are you?
Very poetic and artstic image in the perefct tight framework. The contarst of elegant white lilies against rough snad are so nice and great idea based on your own originality.
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero from Tokyo
PaulVDV (25571) 2013-11-26 14:17
Beauty can be found in a small corner or like here in the sand of a beach.
Never in my life I've seen such flowers growing somewhere on a beach. Will the salt water never hit their roots?
The beautiful white flowers stand out well against the quite dark sand.
Best regards, Paul
zoomer (6) 2013-11-26 16:08
Hi,this is a unique and beautiful flower.Your composition and light is very artistic with wonderful colors and sharpness.Friendly regards Wolf.
Sonata11 (33717) 2013-11-26 17:11
Wow! this is an amazingly beautiful flowers. Wonderfully executed and fantastic composed image. Love it. Awesome !!!
Bets regards, Barbara
Fis2 (92139) 2013-11-26 23:44
I like light and sharpness.
Have a nice day
Miguel82 (27024) 2013-11-27 23:51
I like that picture taken in a beach with an excellent light and colors, beautiful sea lily, a salt tolerant flower
have a nice day
annjackman (21360) 2013-11-29 10:16
This is truly lovely. The white flower is very sharp and beautifully presented against the pin-sharp grains of sand. The shadow areas in the sand add texture and is a lovely BG.
Kind Regards, ann
Buin (42366) 2013-11-30 5:31
Nie gesehen - aber wunderschön! Das sehr schräge Sonnenlicht schafft eine ganz besondere Stimmung in diesem Bild.
Auf deutsch heißt sie Dünen-Trichternarzisse. Ihr Standort ist wirklich irgendwie bizarr. Interessant in Deinem Foto ist zusätzlich der Schuhabdruck links.
Dieses Foto gefällt mir sehr!
COSTANTINO (61407) 2013-12-01 23:39
dynamic contrast between desert and life
excellent inspiration with this flower
breathing into the desert
nice idea as always
jmdias (59976) 2014-02-16 14:36
a marvelous view of this beautiful savage flower. I liked the use of the light here. nice details. TFS.
- Copyright: Mesut Ilgim (mesutilgim) (90686)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
- Exposure: f/6.4, 1/648 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-26 0:42