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Artic cotton

Artic cotton
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-08-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-09-02 3:46
Viewed: 1759
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Eriophorum
Species: E. angustifolium

Eriophorum angustifolium, commonly known as common cottongrass or common cottonsedge, is a species of flowering plant in the sedge family Cyperaceae. Native to North America, North Asia, and Northern Europe, it is often found on peat or acidic soils, in open wetland, heath or moorland. It begins to flower in April or May and, after fertilisation in early summer, the small, unremarkable brown and green flowers develop distinctive white bristle-like seed-heads that resemble tufts of cotton; combined with its ecological suitability to bog, these characteristics give rise to the plant's alternative name, bog cotton.
Eriophorum angustifolium is a hardy, herbaceous, rhizomatous, perennial sedge, able to endure in a variety of environments in the temperate, subarctic and arctic regions of Earth. Unlike Gossypium, the genus from which cotton is derived, the bristles which grow on E. angustifolium are unsuited to textile manufacturing. Nevertheless, in Northern Europe, they were used as a substitute in the production of paper, pillows, candle-wicks, and wound-dressings. The indigenous peoples of North America use the plant in cooking and in the treatment of digestive problems. Following a vote in 2002, Plantlife International designated E. angustifolium the County Flower of Greater Manchester, as part of its British County Flowers campaign. (more info on wikipedia)

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Ciao Luciano, far macro in Islanda è come vendere frigo agli eschimesi o stufette elettriche nel Sahara, apprezzabile lo sforzo e ottima la qualità, notevole anche l'identificazione, bravissimo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,
Almost same, a kind of Cotton grass I had seen in mountain area of Himalaya in India. Even I captured picture but haven't posted due to lack of composition and POV in the picture. Well captured if we look at its details and color. But not attracting much due to composition, Well POV and DOF. In my opinion this Grass picture could have been more attractive if you captured it from bit far, lying on ground using full zoom and in such way you could get a well eye level POV as well as OOF BG. I rarely face my lens towards ground when capture any stationary subject.
Thanks my friend for your picture and informative NOTE,
Regards and have a nice WE,

Hello Luciano,
Nice image with interesting plant. Nice details and colors.

Bonjour Luciano,

Le cadrage serré met la fleur ou l'herbe en évidence. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de la Linaigrette à feuilles étroites. La bonne luminosité donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Ciao Luciano,
Very interesting subject, and a fairly done macro overall - a pity you haven't had more lights. But the shallow DoF is perfectly isolating the main subject from the busy background. I might compose the subject more into the upper third - but as I started the critique, a fair macro. Although not your best to be honest.
Kind regards, László

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-09-03 19:30]

Hello Luciano,
An attractive and interesting plant. I see from your notes that it is native to North America, I must admit I have never seen it. Nicely focused and showing very good detail. I like the exposure, especially on the white feathery cotton like strands.

Dear Friend,
outstanding notes, gentle photo, great water drops catch, wonderful sharpness.
Well done Luciano,

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2016-09-05 3:36]

Bonjour Luciano,

L'Islande est un très beau pays, surtout pour les effets spéciaux.
jolie macro et les détails sont superbes, lumière et couleurs parfaits.
Très belle compo, merci pour le partage.
john vantighem

Hello Luciano,
Fantastic Icelandic macro. Beautiful details, charming water drops.

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