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Kickxia elatine

Kickxia elatine
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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
Categories: Flowers
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants of Catalonia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-12-05 21:52
Viewed: 2981
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kickxia elatine (L.) Dumort., Fl. Belg.: 35 (1827)

Antirrhinum elatine L., Sp. Pl.: 612 (1753); Linaria elatine (L.) Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8, n.o 16 (1768), Elatinoides elatine (L.) Wettst. in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4(3b): 58 (1891)

Annual herb, growing up to 60 cm, hairy, hastate leaves in general, the flower is about 15 mm long with spur, variable in colour, yellow with purple gorge, the fruits is a spherical capsule.
Grow in cropped areas. This species is native from Europe and north Africa.

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

Ophrys Kickxia in my Personal web

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great closeup, did u use a macro flash ?

Hi Ferran, Beautiful close-up.
Excellent sharpness and BG.
We do have this species in Israel, usually near wet habitats.

Hi Farren, Wow what a dramatic macro image of this fine herb, nice and sharp with good clarity, lovely play of light and the dark background lends to this powerful and contrasty picture, excellent exhibit here Farren and very well done,
Best Regards,


Amazing flower! Nature has unlimited creativity. Fantastic sharpness, colors and backgrounds.

looks like an animal! great sharpness and colours, very well done with the contrast of the black background.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-12-06 1:55]

Hi Ferran,
Perfect close up ..
Vivid colours,nice sharp detail and a great POV.
Best wishes,

Superb photo of this very small flower.
We also have it here.
regards yiannis

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-06 5:13]

Very interesting flower, beautiful shapes and colors. tfs.

hello Feran
very nice picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Ferran,
another nice flower. Perfect point of view. Excellent sharpness and details. Very good use of light.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Ferran,
Excellent capture with superb qualities of sharpness/detail of this flower. Beautiful colours and a splendid BG.
Best regards,
Thanks for your comments on my Cheetahs. Much appreciated!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-06 11:04]

Hi Ferran,this is very rare i think,i never seen before.Beautiful macro whit the best light balance,details and sharpness...ans as you know i like a lot the dark background..ehehe...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Another great macro of a very small flower Ferran! Interesting composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!

Bonjour Ferran,
Très belle macro finement détaillée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hola Ferran,
a very beautiful macro shot of this marvellous flower, very good sharpness and beautiful colours, point of view and composition are excellent.
Best regards

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