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Oxeye daisy

Oxeye daisy
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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Raynox DCR 150 macro lens
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower, Flower(white)II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-16 7:54
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
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Oxeye daisy

The oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare, syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) also known as the marguerite is a widespread flowering plant native to Europe and the temperate regions of Asia. It is one of a number of plants to be called by the common name daisy. It is also sometimes called moon daisy or dog daisy.

It is a perennial prostrate herb with small flower head (not larger than 5 cm) that consists of about 20 white ray flowers and numerous yellow disc flowers, growing on the end of the stem. The stem is mostly unbranched and sprouts laterally from a creeping rootstock.

The leaves are darkgreen on both sides. The basal and middle leaves are petiolate, obovate to spoon-shaped, and serrate to dentate. The upper leaves are shorter, sessile and borne along the stem.

It produces an abundant number of flat seeds without pappus. It spreads also vegetatively by rooting underground stems.

The oxeye daisy is a typical meadow flower, growing in a variety of plant communities such as dry fields, meadows, but also under scrubs, open-canopy forests and waste places. It thrives in a wide range of conditions and prefers heavy and damp soils. It was introduced in parts of North America, Australia and New Zealand, where it is now a common weed displacing native plant species in some areas. It is difficult to control or eradicate, since a new plant can regenerate from rhizome fragments. However, in North Carolina it is planted on roadsides by the highway department.

Infos from www.wikipedia.org

I hope you like this flower picture. Have a nice weekend.

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Hallo Heinz,
sooooooo schööööön!!!!!
Das ist für mich das Bild des Tages - ich liebe diese Tröpfchen.
So scharf, so glitzernd, Frische pur!
Vielen Dank, genieß das Wochenende
Sabine - wishnugaruda

a macro with two views..you can see it both ways..until the real view settles on the eye
i saw it first pointing right as the eye leads
and now i see the upright head pointing left..
the water really lifts the beauty and impact of the daisy's being.
we have them in our garden and yellow as well

Hi Heinz,
Suberb contrast and composition the water droplets seem to enhance the beauty of the daisy.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-11-16 9:06]

Hi heinz,
a brilliant composed,excllnt picture with beautiful details..the water diamonds adds brilliant refreshing moment to the great picture.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-16 9:37]

Hi, dear Heinz.
What a charming subject and poetic its reflections. Diamond placer is simply amazing and play of lights is fantastic. Great DOF and details of the so nicely decorated flower. BG is perfect at its dark rich colour palette and blurriness. Composition is excellent too. My congratulations on so artistic work.

bonjour heinz
excellente exposition et les gouttes d'eau apportent de la fraicheur a cette joli composition.
bravo et bon W-E

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-16 10:59]

Hi Heinz. This is a beautiful close up of the daisy. your shot with the water droplets is spot on. good rich colours . sharp focusing and fine detail. you have used the light so well. TFS. good notes too

Have a good weekend.

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2007-11-16 13:29]

Hallo Heinz, allererste Sahne! Ein wunderschönes Foto, ich liebe ja Tröfchenbilder.
LG Rose

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-11-16 13:32]

Sehr guter Bilderaufbau (kann man dass auf Deutsch sagen?) und wunderbare Farben und Details.
The crispness of the image and especially the pearly drops of dew is really superb

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-11-16 15:31]

Hello Heinz!
Very good photo! The water drops are very nice!
Good sharpness!

hello heinz,
beautiful shot, the dew drops on the petal of the flower add to the beauty, nice lighting, well composed shot, liked the pov and the dark bg,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Heinz ,
very nice shot.lovely droplets.
great focus and nice sharpness.
well captured

Hello Heinz,

This game of small drops is magnificent!
The flower cuts perfectly on the dark BG, and details are impressive.
Thank you for sharing.


A nice shot with all these bubbles...
Nice compo, details and white-balance.
Well done my friend!!


Hello Heinz!
WONDERFUL COMPOSITION! I like so much the droplets on this lovely daisy!
Thanks for sharing it with us :-)
Best regards from Québec,


What an unique image. Looks 3D.
GREAT work.
Loved your notes.

Hola Heinz.
Hermosa flor, plena de luz y de hermosos detalles.
Interesante nota.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-12-30 23:35]

Amazing shot, Heinz.
This daisy is so loaded with water drops, I am afraid to breathe too hard, for fear of making them drop. This is sooo realistic.
Thank you for your thoughtful greeting.
Best wishes to you and your family for a Happy 2008!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-01-01 3:00]

Dear Heinz
With this marvellous close-up of this lovely and beautiful daisy laden with drops that you captured so perfectly I want to take the opportunity to thank you for all the great moments enjoying your marvellous pictures and your pleasant comments. I hope to keep enjoying with a lot more from you during the coming year.
Have a great Night and may 2008 will bring you great moments and lots of Happiness!!
With my best wishes


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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-03-16 5:50]

Hello Heinz , AH Sweet one marvelous to see this drops on the flower beautifulll ,great details colours sharpnes ,I like it , tfs Have a nice day ,Gr

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