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Centaurea scabiosa

Centaurea scabiosa
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-18
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-09 5:47
Viewed: 3541
Points: 50
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Greater Knapweed
Centaurée scabieuse

They are many species of Centaureae-flowers and I hope I'm right with the ID.

Centaurea scabiosa can be found in dry grasslands, reaches a hight until ca 1m and is very attractive for bees ans foodplant of many caterpillars.
It can be distiguished from Centaurea jacea by the form of its leaves (dissected).
This flower has a little guest on its top. It looks like a common fly.
I would like to present in the future some more alpine flowers, they always have interested me a lot.

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Hello anne,
Très belle photo de cette centaurée sacabieuse. La composition est bien choisie et la profondeur de champ idéale.
Well done

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-09 6:10]

Bonjour Anne,
A very fine macro of Centaurea scabiosa takrn from a superb lateral POV with excellent sharpness and lighting. The muscid fly is a bonus in this composition but I would have removed the OOF leaf on the top right, but that is a small matter.
As an illustration of the flower this is very good and I thank you for sharing it.
Bonne soirée,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-09 7:06]

Hello Anne,
What a lovely capture of C. scabiosa showing details very clearly! Wonderful shiny colours against a beautiful background and the little fly adds interest. Very well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Anne,
this is a clean and crisp picture with lovely natural colours.
Well composed with fine DOF, the plant is well seen aginst the BG.
The small fly is good bonus.
Well done.


Ciao Anne,
una bella immagine di centaurea scabiosa, eccellenti POV e DOF, superba composizione con la leggera inclinazione del fiore e il tocco della mosca quasi a controbilanciare, mi piace molto anche il movimento dei petali che risaltono bene su BG neutro (un piccolo disturbo la foglia in alto a dx sul BG), straordinaria la definizione con fini dettagli, molto belli e naturali i colori.

Hello Anne, wonderful close-up capture of this beautiful wild flower C. scabiosa with a visitor fly in fine composition.
TFS this fine macro and also special thanks for visiting my 1st year on TN pic with your kind words.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2009-01-09 8:31]

Seems that Nature has directed us both to similar flowers Dear Anne! Your shot, as usual, has an innate quality that captures the beauty in the form and color of the moment's subject. Great shot indeed.

Hi Anne,

Very sharp image. Colorful flower and the fly on it is making the composition more interesting.


Hello Anne,
I think that this may be one of your image is truly unequaled in sharpness and the lighting is perfect. Beautiful work indeed...
Have a great weekend, and stay warm...

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-01-09 9:28]

Salut Anne
Quel belle image.Le focus est A1 les détails et la es couleurs sont sublime.J'aime beaucoup l'arrire plan flou ainsi que la lumiere éclairant ton sujet.
Merci Michel

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-09 11:11]

Hi Anne. What a first class picture from the summer. The detail and your sharp focusing is first class. And the use of the light has given fine detail with a good POV/DOF. The fly is like a bonus on the plant. well done TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-09 11:35]

Hello Anne,
Very beautiful photo in excellent clear colours and sharp details. Even the fly is razor sharp. Splendid contrast against the OOF BG.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-09 11:37]

Hi Anne.
You managed to reflect the space and volume of the scene amazingly. I also am amazed with precise DOF and simply outstanding reproduction of the flower and its visitor. Smooth BG, impressive lighting and vivid colours also are key points of this wonderful picture. My compliments. Great job.

the color tones are very good.
A lovely capture

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-01-09 11:55]

Hello Anne, wonderful close-up shot and nice composition.
TFS and G's,

very nice Cenaurea, greetings Ori

Ciao Anel, my today neighbour, wonderful centaura and lovely fly, great focus, fantastic colors, good details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hallo Anne
une belle composition dont ils touchent beaucoup les particulières nuances de couleur des pétales de la fleur: très intéressant. Excellent le jeu de lumières et d'ombres que tu as réussi à créer en donnant la juste profondeur à la photo. Très beaux les détails avec une excellente messe à feu.

Hello Anne,

nice presentation of this flower and fly.
Beautiful colours and bg.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-11 8:04]

Hallo Anne,
Sehr gute Arbeit ,sehr gutes Makro von der Blume und ein ausgezeichneter Aufbau. Die Farben und der Fokus sind ausgezeichnet.Als Bonus eine nette Fliege.
Grüße Siggi

beautiful composition , great light and wonderful colours , nice details and DOF,

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-01-11 23:03]

Hallo Anne!

Du möchtst Dich offenbar lieber an die warmen Sommertage erinnern. Deine Flockenblume tut dies jedenfalls. Sie ist für mich vor allem in Berggebieten immer wieder eine gern gesehene Erscheinung. Du zeigst sie uns in einem schlichten, perfekten Bild mit einer hübschen Fliege als "cerise sur le gâteau".

As liebs Grüessli


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-12 6:45]

Hi Anne,
Excellent capture.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.POV,sharpness,BG and 3D effect is also wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

Bonjour Anne,
Très belle macro bien éclairée dans un cadrage parfait permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Liebe Anne,
habe einiges versäumt in den geschäftigen letzten Tagen, so auch dieses monumentale Bild einer still in sich ruhenden Fliege auf voll geöffneter Flockenblume. Angenehm erdige Farbtöne und stark akzentuiertes Licht: unverkennbar Deine Handschrift.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch im Übrigen zum Überschreiten der Zehntausendpunkte-Schallmauer!
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,

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