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Anthemis tinctoria

Anthemis tinctoria
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 2 N: 914] (3634)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-27
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC P150
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-21 2:29
Viewed: 3215
Points: 28
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Dear TN members,

On a sunny day, I took this shot from a tiny lovely flower.

Thank you, Ori for your kind help in identifying this flower.

Have a nice weekend to all!

best regards,


Anthemis tinctoria
(from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Anthemis tinctoria, or Golden Marguerite and Yellow Chamomile, is a species in the genus Anthemis of the Sunflower family (Asteraceae).

This popular flower has several common names : Golden Marguerite, Marguerite Daisy, Dyer's Chamomile, Ox-eye Chamomile, Boston Daisies, Paris Daisies.

It is a short-lived biennial, occurring in the Mediterranean and western Asia. It has aromatic, bright green, feathery foliage. The serrate leaves are bi-pinnatifid (= finely divided) and downy beneath. It grows to a height of 60 cm.

It has yellow daisy-like terminal flowers on long thin angular stems, blooming in profusion during the summer.

It has no culinary or commercial uses and only limited medicinal uses. However, it produces excellent yellow, buff and golden-orange dyes, used in the past for fabrics.

Anthemis tinctoria is grown in gardens for its bright attractive flowers and fine lacy foliage; there is a white flowering form also but the most commonly grown form is the seed raised cultivar 'Kelwayi' which has 5 cm wide, yellow flowers on 65 cm plants. The asexually propagated cultivar 'E.C. Buxton' is a hybrid between this species and another Anthemis species.

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Hello Paras,

Good morning neighbor! ... (here in Venezuela is just now dawning). Thanks for waking up with this beautiful an tiny "Sun" you've photographed, full of light and colors. Great details and excellent composition.



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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-11-21 3:27]

Slav Paras,
An interesting and very beautiful yellow flower.Sorry,i don't know ID.
Thanks for sharing.

nice pic of Anthemis tinctoria, TFS Ori

Hello Paras! Amazing colours, good composition. perfect capture, ideal contrast. Well done!

hello Paras
great sharpness and beautiful colours with good light
great shot Paras
greeting lou

Ciao Paras, splendid light on wonderful flower, excellent sharpness and lovely blurry BG, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-21 11:07]

Hi Paras. This is such a brightly coloured flower. hich you have taken with fine detail . I can see every little detail in the center of the flower. The dark Bg makes it stand out so well TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-21 14:57]

Hello MF Paras,
Very nice flower close up.POV,blurred BG,colors,3D effect,details,DOF and composition are wonderful.Very good work!
Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-21 16:35]

Hi Paras,a very warm yellow kissed by the sun...a beautiful memory of late summer,i like a lot the excellent sharpness and the nice composition too.My best compliments,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-11-21 21:33]

Hi Paras

This lovely Golden Marguerite is trying its utmost to imitate the sun. A nice close-up
shot of this flower. You did a great job with the lighting control, because bright yellow
flower can be very problematic due to the fact that it tends to burn out very easily.
However, the majority of the petals on this flower and the entire crown show excellent
details and texture. The colour saturation is well balanced and the flower is beautifully
complimented by the OOF and dark BG.

Well done and TFS.

PS. Thanks for your visit and kind comments to my flying Impalas.

Bonjour Paras,
Très belle macro, bien composée sous une agréable lumière et une excellente prodondeur de champ, permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Bonsoir Paras,

Vraiment très intéressante cette fleur.
Splendides détails, on dirait qu'il y a de minuscules fleurs étoilées dans son coeur.
Séduisante composition, un vrai soleil du jour.
Bonne soirée mon ami.


Hello Paras
this very beautiful flower looks like a little sun, the vivid yellow color stand out very nicely against the blurred dark BG
wonderful lighting and frontal POV
Have a good night

Hallo Paras
This is such a simple yet such an eye-catching flower. The bright yellow colour and detail are beautiful and very striking, especially the fine detail of the flower's crown. This is a good "picture" to use on a "get well" card or postcard. Good sharpness, focus and use of light. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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