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Erodium Touchyanum

Erodium Touchyanum
Photo Information
Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-04
Categories: Desert
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-11-23 20:08
Viewed: 1668
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this image of a beautiful flower know as Erodium Touchyanum while on my visit to Israel. From what I understand it can be quite rare in certain desert areas yet common in others.
The blooms reminded of the Spring Beauties we have here in Ohio during the spring months.

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Hi Ron
Brilliant. The lighting is excellent. The smaller details have come out very well.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2016-11-24 0:10]

Hello Ron,
beautiful erodium and capture,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-11-24 7:59]

Hello Ron,
Striking picture of these beautiful flowers. Splendid light with a nice contrasting background. Excellent sharpness and details.

Hello Ron,
Well captured flowers. Good sharpness and details. BG looks well too.
Thanks for sharing,
Thanks for your point on my last post.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-11-24 14:37]

Waaw Ron,what a macro! I imagine the small small size of these flowers and the details are incredibles,perfect capture of these colors that sometimes makes crazy the digital cameras..well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2016-11-24 17:49]

Bonjour Ron

Nice flower closê-up. Clean sharp details. It is very visible against the dark BG. TFS


Beautiful wild flowers from Israel, Ron.
The subtle shade of pink on the petals looks really beautiful.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Ron

Wonderful macro of these wild flowers, fine POV, beautiful perspective,
beautiful light, great focus, sharpness, details and contrast, TFS


Hello Ron – Very good picture of this Erodium touchyanum. Excellent, view showing us all the details of the inflorescence and the individual flowers.

Technical achievement

• Excellent focus on the whole inflorescence (opened flowers and flowers in bud)
• Perfect exposure with an appropriate choice of aperture/speed and iso
• Perfect depth of field and sharpness
• Good contrast
• Excellent sharpness showing the details of the flower on the top and its characteristic organisation from the Gerianaceae; good details of the organization of the flowers
• Precise white balance and exact colour rendering for flowers
• Good post processing without any excess; I assume you have magnified you picture with the soft “neatimage” ; many details are apparent ; particularly the slightly crumpled appearance of the petals
• Good background.


• Interesting picture showing the typical inflorescence of this plant; good capture.
• Efficient framing and composition with an appropriate disposition of the subject in diagonal inside the frame
• Maybe could it have be better to remove the flowers from the right upper part of your picture. I have tried to do it in the workshop.

Thank you for the sharing.

Have a good day.


Hi Ron,
Definitely a nice photo, but I agree with Philippe about removing the halfly cropped flowers from left and right. Probably, with a little different camera angle you might avoid having them in the frame as IMHO they make the composition incomplete. Nevertheless, sharpness and colors are very good.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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