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Silene vulgaris

Silene vulgaris
Photo Information
Copyright: Alain Thibodeau (Athila) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon F3, Nikkor 80-200mm f/4.5
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-15 21:50
Viewed: 5490
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bladder Campion
Silene vulgaris (Silene cucubalus)

This is one of several campions that were introduced from Europe. Bladder campion is recognized by the balloon-like calyx, pale green and veined with dark green or red, and its hairless leaves. The native starry campion looks similar but has fringed petals.
• Family: Pink (Caryophyllaceae)
• Habitat: roadsides, fields
• Height: 8-24 inches
• Flower size: 1 inch across
• Flower color: white
• Flowering time: April to September
• Origin: Europe

Thank you Christian for identifying that flower.

Source: http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/galleries/silenevulg.html

More can be found using the latin name.

When I saw it, I liked the shape and I imagined what it could look like close-up. I used my 30 years old Nikkor Zoom lens and to get closer I inserted an extension tube between the lens and my F3. Result is a nice blur in the BG. One of the petal is OE. I tried to recover it but did no good. I think it is small enough not to worried since average exposure seems fine.

Technical data:

Camera: Nikon F3
Lens: 80-200mm f/4.5 Nikkor Zoom at 200 mm
Accessory-01: PK-13 extension tube (27.5mm)
F/stop: wide open at 4.5
Shutter speed: Not recorded
Tripod: Manfrotto
Accessory-02: cable release
Film: Ektachrome
Flatbed scanner: Epson 4180

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-11-15 22:26]

Belle présentation Alain!

Le sujet est bien exposé et le bg fait bien ressortir les couleurs. Au sujet de la neige, et oui sa fait déjà une semaine qu'on vie l'hiver ici au Saguenay.

Félicitations !

A beautiful shot, the narrow DOF keeps the background apart and its well composed and presented.

Good detail and depth, well presented.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-16 3:32]
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Bonjour Alain, encore un cliché sympa !
A mon humble avis cette fleur est une Silène Enflée - Silene vulgaris - Famille des Caryophyllacées...

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-16 3:41]

Hello Alain!
Wonderful close up.Blurred BG,3D effect,details,lighting,framing and composition are perfect.

Very good shot. Great BG and POV.
I like it a lot.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-11-16 10:18]

Alain, this is a very beautiful image.

Excellent sharpness, colors, pov and composition. I like bg too.


Very good shot of this interesting plant Alain. Excellent note to go along with it.
Well done & Thank you.

Hi Alain,
In a Hurry This Morning.
Great shot, well worth the big green smiley.
Thanks for posting.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-11-17 21:14]

Great photo and great note too. Lovely greens :-)

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-11-21 21:37]

Appréciation personnelle pour la photo: très bonne.
Pouvoir d'évocation en moi: fort.
Bon impact visuel.
Pertinence de la photo pour le site: excellente.
Appréciation personnelle pour la note: complète.
Merci beaucoup Alain. Du bon boulot!

Hi Alain

Lovely shape to these buds. Nicely composed shot with good ambient light. Sharpness and clarity are spot on. Thanks.

It's nice to see you shoot a flower. Well seen with good DOF.


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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-12-17 19:05]

Muito boa macro... cores, nitidez, composição (POV)
Um trabalho muito bom! Parabéns.

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