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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5411] (29584)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-27
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-17 7:09
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Dipsacus laciniatus is a species of flowering plant in the teasel family known by the common name cutleaf teasel. It is native to Europe and Asia. It is present in North America as an introduced species and invasive weed.

This plant is a perennial herb that may grow up to 2 to 3 meters in height. The erect, branching stem is hollow and prickly. The leaves are oppositely arranged, each leaf pair joined around the stem and clasping it, their bases forming a cup which often collects water. The species is monocarpic, living for multiple years but only flowering once before dying. The inflorescence is an egg-shaped head subtended by long bracts. The head may contain up to 1500 flowers. Blooming lasts one day. The middle of the head blooms first and then the upper and lower parts. The fruit is an achene just under a centimeter long. The plant reproduces only by seed. This teasel may be distinguished from its relative, common teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) by flower color and leaf shape. Cutleaf teasel has white flowers and deeply cut leaves, while common teasel has purple flowers and toothed or wavy-edged leaves.

Cutleaf teasel is a weed in the United States, where it is most prevalent in the Midwest and northeastern states. It has been known in New York and Michigan since before 1900. It is now a dominant species in some areas, such as a tallgrass prairie in Illinois. It grows in a variety of habitat types, and does best on good soil; individuals growing on fertile soil reach large, robust sizes. The plants can also tolerate saline soils.

The mite Leipothrix dipsacivagus is being investigated as a possible agent of biological pest control for this plant.

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Hello Marius!
We are neighbors today! So you show us a very sharp pic with so meny good details and elegant BG.I love it! Good job! TFS
Regards from,

PS: my pic today shows some sky...It is for you! ehehehehe

Buna Marius,
Excellenta compozitie si o poza interesanta.Detalii si culori foarte buna si are un contrast excelenta de fina.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-17 7:35]

Hello Marius,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo taken from a perfect POV in a very attractive composition. Splendid clear colours and an excellent DOF.

hallo Marius
Very nice and sharpness composition great details and beautiful colours
i like the light to
Cut leaved teasel
thanks greeting lou

hello Marius
super composition with nice light
the colours and details are super
thanks greeting Paolo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6482 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
  • [2012-01-17 8:55]

Hi Marius,magnificent and interesting composition,whit all the differents moment of the life of this specie in a pic,very impressive total sharpness and beautiful colors too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Marius,
great sharpness and details. Perfect composition. Excellent point of view. Unusual photo. Amazing colours.
Have a nice evening,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-17 10:32]

This composition is really splendid, Marius!
Fantastic sharpness and fine detail; great depth and beautiful light; wonderful shades of colours. A beauty!

Ciao Marius, lovely composition with beautiful flowers, wonderful natuural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-01-17 11:05]

Buna Marius,
Splendide culori si detalii, compositie frumoasa, felicitari!
Numai bine,

Hello Marius,
Excellent picture with stunning clarity and contrast, excellent POV.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

Ciao Marius. Impressive sharp and details with intrigant graphic effects! Great pic MF!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-17 11:51]

Hello Marius.
Wonderful close up.POV,details,lighting,colors and composition are excellent.Exposure is spot on.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Marius .
Mi piace molto la composizione,con una nitidezza stupenda e relativi dettali ,bellissimi i colori.
Molto bella complimenti.
Un saluto Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Amazing shot at this beautiful plant, Marius.
The natural tone and sharp details are impressive.Top job and thanks for sharing.

Hello Marius
Beautiful photo with excellent composition and wonderful lighting.

Hi Marius, Commendable quality image here my good friend, impressive sharpness with fine detail and clarity, good compositional arrangement and just a lovely picture to view, great stuff here Marius and very well done,
Best Regards,


amazing my friend, amazing photo! bravo!
regards, Nasos

Hallo Marius
This is just a stunning photo. The colours and details are outstanding, and stand out well. Very good picture of this significant Dipsacus laciniatus flower, which I have not seen before. Sharpness is tops and I like the full framed composition. Thanks for sharing this excellent macro. Best regards.

amazing flower study with fantastic light and clarity.

Hi Marius,

Wonderful picture. Crisp clear with vivid colors. Excellent composition and pov. Well done

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