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Centaurea solstitialis

Centaurea solstitialis
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Copyright: Michal Smoczyk (Michau) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 11 N: 87] (577)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-11
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Toshiba CF 2 GB Card, Hoya HMC Super UV(0) 72 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Turkey & Rhodos
Theme(s): Turkish Plants - Flora of Turkiye [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-04-13 3:19
Viewed: 4256
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yellow star-thistle Centaurea solstitialis (Asteraceae) in dry grassland in Göreme National Park in Cappadocia. This species is native to Mediterranean, I saw it a few times in Turkey, but in flora of my country it is only a rare ephemerophyte.

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great capture, funny that in Israel it is very rare, greetignfs Ori

Hi Michal,

What a very interesting image of the Yellow star-thistle, good exposure considering the time of day,
Fabulous composition Michal,
Congratulations and well done,
Best Regards,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-04-13 8:32]

Hi Michal.A perfect pic of this rare specie,i like a lot the total sharpness and beautiful details,great point of view and natural colors too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Czesc Michal,
dzieki za ostatnie ID. A tutaj interesujaca roslina. Podobaja mi sie te zolte kwiaty. Ladne rozmyte tlo.

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