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Scabiosa prolifera

Scabiosa prolifera
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-09
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/29.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-03 10:33
Viewed: 4327
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the fruit of Scabiosa prolifera, a rather common annual of the Dipsacaceace, found in heavier soils of the Mediterranean regions in Israel. The name of the species is derived from the popular belief that the plant can ease skin rashes. The fruit head, 30 mm in diameter, is made of paper-thin caliches that help disperse the seeds in the wind. This particular one was photographed in the northern Golan Heights in early May.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-09-03 12:26]

Hi Ishi!

I like this very delicate and fine flower or rather fruit very much. It's just beautiful, and I'm happy to discover it. Your flower came to my attention when I read the name that was familiar to me. But I guess your Scabiosa has nothing to do with the widespread "Scabiosa lucida Vill." of the Alpine region.

Kind regards


Shalom Ishi,
Wonderful close-up capture of this flower-like fruit:) of an annual of our region. Wonderful details and lighting!
Many thanks sharing this beauty.


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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2008-09-03 17:03]

Shalom Ishi,
A very beautiful shot of the flower from Holy land and I'm realy impressed of the creature, habitat and plants of this region.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-09-03 20:03]

Hello Ishi, this is a new plant for me. What a wonderful looking fruit, so crisp yet quite delicate
Well done

Hi Ishi,
This is a most wonderful, delicate fruit which I've never seen before in my life. The shape of te caliches and its texture is vey beautiful. And, you managed to capture it with great details and colors. I like how the light has given part of the fruit a lovely shine.

Merhaba Ishi,ışığı,netliği ve keskinliği çok beğendim.Çok hoş bir fotoğraf,ellerine sağlık :)

Bon jour Ishi,
Superbe macro, très fine, très légère et très bien détaillée et colorée dans une agréable composition.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hola Ishi.
Geniales detalles en esta espectacular macro.
Interesante comentario.
Saludos, JL.

hi Ishi,
amazing structure natural

best regards sERGIO

Very delicate looking flower and extremely interesting. Looks like it would blow away in a gentle breeze. Pattern in petals and overall design is fascinating. I like the lighting here too. Notes are informative. TFS


Hello Ishi,
Excellent capture of this interesting fruit. Perfect focus and exposure.
Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-09-08 9:49]

Amazing close-up of this beautiful and delicate plant. TFS.

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