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Spotted Medick

Spotted Medick
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-28 11:32
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today, it is our 3rd. aniversary in TN, so a big thanks to all friendly people who I met here, from which I learnt a lot.

Spotted Medick (Medicago arabica [L.] Huds.)

Native of Europe.

Identification: Plant reclines on the ground. Flowers yellow, unobtrusive, pealike, arranged in a small, loose cluster. Seed pods disk-shaped, covered with hooked barbs. Stems reclining. Leaf and flower stalks with large, toothed bracts at their bases. Leaves with 3 leaflets, each leaflet with a black/red spot in the center.

Distribution: A weed, but local in distribution, from New England to Florida and Texas. Also occurs along the Pacific Coast.

Habitat: Spotted Medick is a weed of disturbed areas such as empty lots, fields, roadsides, and lawns.

Flowering period: April to October.

Similar Species: The combination of yellow flowers, spotted leaves, and the spiny bracts at the base of each flower or leaf stalk easily identify this species.

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Beautifu peaceful photo. Great composition, nice OOF buckground, FANTASTIC COLORS, Very good idea perfect realisation
Best wishes

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-28 11:50]

Hi Felipe and Cristina. I am sorry i never new there were two off you..
Congrats on 3 years its a long time. Your picture today is off a plant i have not seen before . you have captured the heart shape markings so well. with fine detail , colour, and sharp focusing.good use of the light . very well done TFs. good notes too.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-08-28 12:05]

Hola Felipe! Hola Critina!
Sensacional trebol de corazones atravesando una hoja. Como todo está perfecto, no queda más que felicitaros por vuestro tercer años de pertencia a este gran sitio.
Me tomaré un vino a vuestra salud!
José Miguel

Felicidades por sus tres años en TN, regalando hermosas imágenes como esta.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Hello Felipe an interesting leaf on this plant with good quality shot fine focus and detail perfect dof good light nice contrast tfs rgsds necip.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-28 15:36]

Buenas noches,
Genial trabajo amigos,
una bella instantanea,
muchas felicidades por este cumple,

Hi Felipe,
This is an amazing shot!
The Medick stem must have grown through that hole before the leaves opened.
Perfect exposure and colour as always.
Congratulations on sticking with TN for 3 years. You have been one of the best contributors here consistently.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-29 0:27]

Hi Felipe & Cristina,
Congrats on your completing 3 years. You have been so special to us, we wish you remain with us for many many years more.
This is an outstanding shot with such rich colours and sharp details. Amazing illustration. The BG is fabulous and a precise DOF lets the subjects stand out from it. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Felipe & Cristina,
A big CONGRATS on you completion of 3 years here on TN. We have learned many things from you regarding fungi photography and all other various beautiful works. This is a nice picture. A strange looking colorful leaf which I am seeing 1st time in my life. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Congrats.Nice picture of the weeds.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-08-29 1:35]

Hi Felipe and Cristina,
a massive congratulations on your third anniversary!! OMG!
A decent captjure of this clover-like plant.
Excellent colours and detail.
Well done and another congrats,
Joe :D

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-08-29 2:47]

hello Felipe,
That's just amazing, almost a natural "jeu de cartes". I suppose it will bring you a huge amount of luck. Excellent picture and funny to see that the weed crosses another leaf.
Congratulations and Best regards

Hola Felipe y Cristina,
Preciosa, original y bella composición, para celebrar tu tercer año en esta página, felicidades y esperamos seguir disfrutando de estas bellas imágenes muchos años más, Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-29 3:59]

Hello Felipe and Cristina,
Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary! That's a loooong time! This leaf is a real eye-catcher so I hope nobody will miss it!! Amazing weed and very well caught here. Great sharpness and good colours. I like your composition very much and the background is beautiful. I hope you'll remain on TN for a long time and continue showing us your excellent captures.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-08-29 15:05]

Un interesante trébol con magníficos detalles y colores...parece "trucado" (una belleza así no puede ser de verdad...).
Saludos y mis felicitaciones. Sira

Hola Felipe y Cristina.

Un trebol de tres hojas que es normal, lo que no lo es tanto para mi son los tres corazones que lo adornan, como siempre con gran nitidez.

Jose Luis.

Dear Felipe!
As for the first view I though that there is some unique fungi species again (as you perfectly known there are some species parasiting plants). But here I found the surprice :) It is "only" a plant :) And the lovely plant (not only because of heart-shapes on the leaves.
So this time bravo not only for very good quality picture but also for lesson that we should expect even unexpected ;>
Best greetings again from Lodz!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-09-12 8:25]

Dear Felipe,
3 years of nature, photos, friendship, it is great ! I realise that it is 3 years also for me on TN !!! Me too, I learn so much here !
Nice flower with its 3 hearts...
Congratulations my Friend of Spain,

Hi Felipe, mateo and Cristina, that's great three years on TN!
Splendid plnt, i never see before, thanks, splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Felipe,
This is a really cool shot and a rare one at that. I'm fascinated by the spotted medick that actually found it's way through the hole of the long plant plus that it's a very nice exposure. Another observation that I notice and really like is that the leaflets of the medick produce a red heart, really cool. TFS. :)

Hello Felipe and Cristina,
¡Es una fotografía muy interesante! I've never seen it like before. The focus, the sharpness, the DOF, the natural colours and the framing are all perfect!
Best wishes,

What a wonderful leaf with such unique markings and excellent positioning. Great!

Three years last August?..time flies.
Interesting composition for the position of the spotted medicks stem through the reverse side of the leaf. I find it a curiousity. I'll have to keep my eyes open for this weed in Texas :)
Excellent work.

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