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Heliotropium europaeum

Heliotropium europaeum
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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: 2011-12-12 21:04
Viewed: 2416
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Heliotropium europaeum L., Sp. Pl.: 130 (1753)
H. europaeum var. tenuiflorum Guss., Fl. Sicul. Prodr. 1: 205 (1827)

Heliotropium europaeum is a species of heliotrope known by the common names European Heliotrope and European Turnsole. It is native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa, but it is widely naturalized elsewhere, such as in Australia and North America. It grows as a roadside weed in some places. This is an annual herb growing from a taproot and reaching maximum heights near 40 centimeters. The stem and oval-shaped leaves are covered in soft hairs. The inflorescences are coiled spikes of white flowers with fuzzy or bristly sepals. Each flower is just a few millimeters wide. The fruit is a bumpy nutlet.


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

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Hi Ferran,
really interesting plant - like a caterpillar :)
Perfect point of view. Very good sharpness and composition.
Have a nice day,

Ciao Ferran, superb macro of elegant plant, great contrast agaist dark BG, good colors, wonderful light, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ferran
Beautiful photo with very good composition and great sharpness.

Excellent detail, good point of view. One of our heliotropiums as well.
regards yiannis

Hi Ferran,
Very clear and sharp image.
We have 13 species of the genus Heliotropium (including the Heliotropium europaeum)
from the family boraginaceae.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-13 2:34]

Hi Ferran,very nice specie and magnficent capture whit the perfect light balance and the dark background as i like.Impressive sharpness and natural colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-13 4:42]

Lovely flowers and beautiful plant image. tfs.

Hi Ferran,
interesting flower and very good picture of yours,

hello Ferran
very good picture with great details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-13 10:42]

Hello Ferran.
Wonderful shot with perfect details,lighting amd composition.I liked this work very much.
Thanks for sharing!Best regards Siggi

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

Hi Ferran, I know this one. Espacially open in summer.
This flower like hot weder.
The beet like this flower in summer.
Have a good day dear friend.

Hola Ferran,
creia que era una eruga. Bons detalls. Espero vago bé l'oliva doncs, encara que el preus són ruinosos. El barça et va fer passar tots els mals aquell dia !
Salutacions des d'Aizarnazabal (País Basc), on estic passant uns dies de vacances amb la dona; hi ha unes onades aquests dies de película !

J. Ignasi.


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