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Picris echioides

Picris echioides
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-22
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants of Catalonia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-12-08 9:43
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Points: 26
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Picris echioides

P. echioides may grow up to 90 cm (35 in) tall, with a thick, furrowed stem and spreading branches. The leaves are 10–20 cm (4–8 in) long, oblanceolate with a short petiole. The leaves, branches and stem are all covered in thick bristles. The inflorescences are 2–3.5 cm (0.8–1.4 in) wide and subtended by between 3 and 5 large ovate-cordate involucral bracts.
Picris echioides is native to the Mediterranean Basin, but has become widely naturalised outside that range. In the British Isles, it is widely distributed in the south and east, but more patchily distributed to the north and west [8]. In Northern Ireland, P. echioides is only found on the north side of Belfast Lough.
It has been introduced to North America, where it can now be found from Nova Scotia to British Columbia and California.


This photo is taken in la Ribera d’Ebre (T), Catalunya.

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We are neighbour today :)
Beautiful species with good sharpnes.

Perfect photo, amazing detail and excellent light. One of our plants as well.
regards yiannis

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-08 11:30]

Hello Ferran.
Lovely image of this flowers.Good sharpness and clarity, superb composition.Very good information.
Best regards Siggi

hello Ferran
beautiful sharpness composition with great details and good light
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Ferran, lovely flower on a beautiful dark BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-08 14:49]

Hi Ferran,magnificent pic whit the usual impressive sharpness and colors and in a dark background,maybe the flower is not in the best moment of its life but no problem..ehehe...have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Great photo Ferran! Excellent composition and impressive sharpness!

Hello Ferran,
Excellent photo of this interesting Flower, useful description too.
Regards, Joska

Hi Ferran,

Wow what a stunning macro image of this fine plant you have presented to us here my friend, superb sharpness and just look at the detail in these fine hairs on the stems hmmm lovely stuff, splendid lighting with good use of fill in flash, i like the dark background that compliments these beautiful colours, excellent work from you once again Ferran and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hi Ferran,
We have several parts of the genus Picris but not the species you posted.
Very nice image. I like photographing plants when the BG is blach.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-09 3:20]

Hello Ferran,
great sharpness and fine detail in this image!
Excellent use of the flash and perfect contrast with a dark background; beautiful natural colours. Well done!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-09 5:30]

Beautiful plant species, well captured. tfs.

Bonjour Ferran,
Splendide macro bien composée valorisant le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Ferran,
Very nice picture of this flower taken from a good POV with fine details & sharpness.
Well captured in the dark with perfect flash. TFS.

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