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Knautia arvensis

Knautia arvensis
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Copyright: jurek jerzy (jurek1951) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 0 N: 628] (3159)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-08
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/450 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-29 1:28
Viewed: 2238
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Knautia arvensis, commonly known as Field Scabious, is a species in the genus Knautia.

It is a perennial plant that grows between 25 and 100 cm. It prefers grassy places and dry soils, avoiding heavy soils, and flowers between July and September. The flowered head is flatter than similar species Devils bit scabious and Small Scabious. There are 4 stamens in each flower, and 1 notched long stigma.

The fruit is nut like, cylindrical and hairy, 5–6 mm in size.

It has a tap root. The stem has long stiff hairs angled downwards. There are no stipules.

The leaves form a basal rosette, are paired on the stem, the lowest typically 300 mm long, spear shaped, whereas the upper are smaller.

It is occasionally used by the Marsh Fritillary as a foodplant instead of its usual foodplant of Devils Bit Scabious (Succisa pratensis). It is also the foodplant of the Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth Hemaris tityus.

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great macro with good colors. perfect angle. great species of flower. good work. tfs.

Hi Jurek,
A beautiful picture of beautiful flower, very good details sharpness, great composition, lighting and colours are very nice, very well taken,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,

Hi Jurek,

Well you have a unique style with your flower exhibits and i really like your technique wonderful stuff my friend, fabulous POV to show this beauty at its best, nice and sharp with lovely colours, great work here Jurek and well done,
Best regards,


Impressive photo Jurek, the composition is excellent, the colours are fantastic and the sharpness is spectacular.

Hello Jurek
Beautiful photo. Good composition and wonderful colours. Very good sharpness too.

Bonjour Jurek,
L'éclairage me parait un peu trop violent surtout au centre de la fleur ce qui peut faire penser à un manque de profondeur de champ mais le sujet est tout de même relativement bien valorisé.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Czesc Jurek.
Bardzo dobry punkt widzenia. Ladne naturalne kolory. Dobra kompozycja.
Pozdrawiam i zycze udanego weekendu,

Hello Jurek,
Excellent image with a nice species of flower.
Wonderful natural colors and perfect focus.
The contrast against the blurred background is great.
Thanks for sharing!

Witaj Jerzy,
Dorzuciles do kolekcji ladne kwiatowe makro. Super kolor.

Hallo Jurek,
a superb macro shot of the common Field Scabious taken from an excellent point of view with amazing details and fantastic colours, perfect not easy exposure, splendid composition
Best regards

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