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Stellaria holostea

Stellaria holostea
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Mora Close-up 58mm +4
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(white)II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-22 14:40
Viewed: 4199
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)
Ptačinec velkokvětý

Fairly frequent on the edge of scrubland and on shady roadsides.
Flower diameter c 20-30 mm
Skye ID: Petals notched to about halfway, petals much longer than sepals. All leaves unstalked, narrow and tapering from near the base to a pointed tip. No similar Skye plant has flowers over 12 mm apart from Arctic Mousear which has totally different leaves.
Other features: Leaves a somewhat bluish, not yellowish, green. On young shoots leaves held upright closely pressed together as in last picture. Some shoots do not flower. Stems square. Stamens up to 10, styles 3. Sepals not conspicuously veined as they are in Lesser Stitchwort.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-05-22 14:51]

Hello Milos,
Wondeful contrast of white against green, crowned by yellow in this flower. Excellent exposure and composition. Regards,

Hello Milos
Very nice shot of this wonderful Flower,
Great composition and DOF,
Fantastic colors and sharpness,
Superb shot, TFS


Ahoj Milos.
Pekny obrazok, dobra farebna kombinacia, jemne podanie.... Ostry obrazok a dobra hlbka ostrosti Ta biela je perfektne vyvazena. Dobre spravene... Maj sa pekne. Stefan

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-05-22 15:54]

precious photo! pleasant colors and good composition! I like! Cheers. Carme.

Hello Milos.

Excellent macro, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Hi Milos, wonderful Stellaria with great sharpness and splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-05-22 16:15]

Belle mise en évidence de cette charmante stellaire.
Bonne journée.

Stunningly beautiful flower study, Milos.
What lovely colours and contrasts!
I am amazed at the range of your skills.
This is an absolutely beautiful picture.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-22 22:25]

Hello Milos

A lovely composition,with excellent focus and DOF.The details are sharp and the colours are rich and well saturated.Very nicely presented.TFS


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-23 4:57]

What a fantastic macro, Milos!
Wonderful sharpness, DOF, light and colors and a marvellous composition.
I can't remember having seen this kind of flower before.
Thank you very much for sharing

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-23 5:55]

Hello Milos,
You show us a very fine and elegant little flower. The composition of the picture is very pleasant and the combination of green and white always attractive. Thank's and best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-23 6:41]

Hi Milos.
Once more your tender art picture with great reproduction of all beauties of this plant and flower. Amazing soft light and white colour tones, impressive nice and pleasant dark green BG. DOF is art and perfect. Bravo and best regards.

Hi Milos!
Great colors, composition and POV. Well done!

Hi Milos
Bright star in dark forest. I like the contrast and colors. Very good job :-)
Best wishes

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-23 9:43]

Hello Milos,
gorgeous close up composition, the little beauty emerges very nice from the dark BG. Great POV and the sharpness is excellent.


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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-23 9:52]
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Hi Milos,
I really like the exposure of the white against the emerald green. Composition is excellent with one bloom full open and the buds a promise of more to come. I also notice sthat you have excellent detail without any harsh edges. I like that. I am curious how you achieve that with slow shutter speed of 1/25s. Alos wonder why you used ISO of 50???

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-23 14:35]

selam milos; excellent shot of this beautiful flower,good details presented ,nice BG and POV well captured with splendid colours TFS

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-23 16:30]

Hola Milos,
preciosa flor,
los detalles y la forma son preciosas,
buen color y tonos,
bello encuadre,

Hello Milos,
A lovely composition, and the delicate flower is captured with amazing details!
The colour palette is attractive, and I like the framing with inclusion of the buds!
Pablo -

:-) OK

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-24 3:52]

Hi Milos

Another very beautiful macro shot from you, my friend!
The details here are really impressive and the DOF that you used is really great to isolate the flower from the BG.
The contrast here is also terrific as well as the sharpness - pretty impressive for a 1/25.

Bravo and TFS

Hola Milos,
Bonita imagen de la Stellaria, buena nitidez mostrandonos muy bien todos los detalles. Saludos
José Ramón

Hola Milos.
Una planta deliciosamente fotografiada.
Buenos detalles, con unos contrastes fantásticos.
Saludos amigo, JL.

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