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Star Flower

Star Flower
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Copyright: Jannie Maritz (Jannie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 6 N: 264] (1227)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 3100, Zoom Nikkor 5.8-17.4mm / 1 : 2.8-4.9
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(blue) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-05 3:45
Viewed: 4387
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Can anyone tell me what plant this is? I have no idea. I took this picture in Eastbourne in the UK. Thanx for any comments.
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Hi Jannie,
Nice composition, dynamic! Your unknown subject looks good but sorry I cannot help naming it... Good POV and focus, all together a nice capture
Pablo -

Hi Jannie,
You took a beautiful photo here. Nice place into the diagonal.
Your flower is from genus Echinops, Compositae family. I can't tell you for sure wich specie it is, because I have info only on Romanian species and those are not ranging to UK. Looks similar with Echinops sphaerocephalus.

Regards, Petru

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-05 4:11]

Hello Jannie!
Very nice capture.POV,colors contrast between BG and flower,framing and lighting are wonderful.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-01-05 5:28]

Good composition, colour and detail. Works well with the darker background. TFS.

I like the way the light is just on the object with the dark background. Sweet one boet.

The photo have a very beautiful effect!
Very nice shot with great POV.
Colors are good.

Hi Jannie,
Sorry I can't help with the ID. The composition and framing look great. Looks like your fill flash gave a very good exposure. The colors are well saturated and beautiful. Very nice detail with good control on the DOF. Looks great!

Nice shot Jannie with good detail and color..Perhaps the composition is a bit tight right. Just an opinion. Well done.
Thank you!

I too would have never guessed it's name, but I know that I admire the work put into this shot, good coloring and clarity.

Hi Jannie unfortunatly I can help with the identiefication of this beautifully captured flower.
it is Echinops ritro and is more than likely Echinops ritro "Veitch's Blue" this of course would make it a domestic hybrid which by the rule of the site is not allowed and you would need to move it to one of the other trek sites, Treklens is where it is usual to post domestic animals and flowers as a more open posting policy applies there.
sorry about this, if you have anyquestions please feel free too ask Adam or my self .
Yours Robert Brown (TN Moderator)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-05 19:10]

Jannie, the shot is nice. There is some overexposure upon the branch (?) of the flower, but this is a great image.

I like the dark bg - and the flower is very beautiful. Excellent colors.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-01-09 3:36]

Hi Jannie.
Nice composition, beauty colors details and contrast, good photo.

superb shot again and really pinsharp and superbcolours i love this shot one of the best flower shots ive seen

This is a nice photo. The sharpness and POV is good. Sorry but I can't help you with the name. Well done.

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-01-12 7:19]

Hi Jannie

Great shot! Very good composition and POV! Dis 'n Beaut!


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-01-12 10:20]

Very good shot Jannie!! Light is splendid and the composition too. Very well done, Didier.

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  • renato (98)
  • [2006-01-12 14:06]

whaoo jannie! its a firework, what a shot!
thank you for sharing, renato

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-01-12 17:09]

Hi Jannie,
Very nice picture with strong visual impact,
the composition and framing are excellent.
Well done and TFS!

Hi Jannie,
it's wonderful - remembers me a little to a firework - pretty colours against the dark BG, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Really looks like some starbase somewhere in deep space :-) Amazing flower!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-01-16 22:54]

Good macro Jannie,

Beautifully done, the flower looks like fireworks ! Well composed and very sharp. Thanks,


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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-01-17 10:14]

Your composition and lighting is excellent. Nice and sharp too. Well done.

Hi Jannie,
I like the way you photographed this plant.
Nice compo and good details with fresh natural colours. Unfortunately I cannot help you with the name of this plant.
Thx and regars, Ruud

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-01-18 19:34]

Very good.
Thank you, Jannie.
Sorry, I have no time these days to write complete comments.

"Whatever happiness is in the world
has arisen from a wish for the welfare of others;
whatever misery there is has arisen from indulging selfishness."
~ Buddhist Proverb ~

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-01-19 9:46]

Hi Jannie,
very good composition, DOF and colours. I like it a lot. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • Ninfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
  • [2006-01-23 2:35]

Hola Jannie: It is a plant with exotic design. You captured the variation of the tones that gives an exquisite dynamism to the composition, perfectly this to remind to my the designs of some artificial lights, he form of their petals to seem that of the roses. Saludos Cordiales. *Ninfa Urania*

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  • agea0 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 0] (86)
  • [2006-02-09 9:22]

Hello Jannie
Nice detailed picture:)

sharp...clean well done capture..well composed :)

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-03-27 7:18]

Great contrast and rich textures. Looks like you used the flash. Very good DOF. Thanks for sharing, Gabriel

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