Dianthus carzophyllus close-up by ©The Creative  Minds


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Macro shot of a garden carnation ‘Garden Spice Pink Bicolor’
(Dianthus caryophyllus) ~ 243 views
Head of Muir, Scotland, summer 2011

Traditional meanings

For the most part, carnations express love, fascination, and distinction, though there are many variations dependent on colour.

Light red carnations represent admiration, while dark red denote deep love and affection.

White carnations represent pure love and good luck, while striped (variegated) carnations symbolise regret that a love cannot be shared.

Purple carnations indicate capriciousness. In France, it is a traditional funeral flower, given in condolence for the death of a loved one.

Pink carnations have the most symbolic and historical significance, they are the symbol of a mother’s undying love.


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  • Susan Littlefield
    Susan Littlefieldabout 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture; it looks incredible in the frame!

  • thanks Susan :)

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  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture such brillant colours.

  • thanks Steven!

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  • Francis1
    Francis1about 3 years ago

    Fantastic…. I love the wee curly bit. Wonderful Colours Top Class Toots Francis xx

  • thanks for taking the time to comment Francis, it means a lot to me :)

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  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleabout 3 years ago

    WOW. This is absolutely beautiful!
    M xx

  • THANKS Mara :) trying out my boyfriends macro lens at the moment!

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  • Emma-Louise Bussey
    Emma-Louise Bu...over 2 years ago

    Stunning! Love the colours

  • Thank you Emma-Louise :) much appreciated!

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  • Nasko .
    Nasko .over 2 years ago

    Great macro, cool POV

  • thanks :)

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  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Lovely image!!

  • thanks mom :)

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