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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-28
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EFS 17-85 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-01 16:16
Viewed: 9568
Points: 16
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Antennaria solitaria

A perennial wildflower that can grow up to 15 cm or 6 inches tall. Flowers are clusters of pussy toe-shaped flowers on tall stalks. Flowering occurs in late spring and early summer. The low growing foliage is grey-green in colour and spoon-shaped. It can grow in both sun or shade. I found this one growing down by the river.

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Hi Janice
Lovely capture this wonderful interesting plant.
Details are beautiful.

Hi Janice,
OH1 They exactly look like kitten's paw.:)
This is the first time I am seeing this wild flower.Beautiful picture taken with good details against a lovely contrasting background.
Thanks for the share,

Hi again MFC Janice,

Great close up capture of these delicate tiny flowers which are also novelty for me.
I like the soft lighting here, a pastel colured greenish BG creates a nice effect too.
Looks very sharp MF!
TFS and have a nice evening!


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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2010-03-02 9:27]

Hi Janice,

I've never seen (or perhaps just paid attention to) this wildflower. Your photo is very striking and will be an easy one to remember if I ever run across any Pussy-toes. This is a great presentation of a very interesting flower. The BG you have provided causes your main image to be prominently displayed. Well done! TFS.

See you,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-03-06 20:15]

Hello Janice,
I have never heard of this particular plant before, I wonder if they grow here in Ohio? Excellent detail and color with just the right exposure. Your 17-85 MM lens does a great job on close-up images. I especially like the blurred BG and good DOF. Well done!!

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-03-07 10:25]

Dear Janice!

The main attracting characteristic of your delicate picture is - from my point of view - the simplicity of the picture as well as of the flower. I mean "simplicity" in an absolute positive sense. The plain beauty of the flower is so well highlighted by the simple, yet effective composition and the nicely blurred background.

Kind regards


nice closeup, TFS Ori

Namaste Janice,
nice capture of this cluster of flowers. Some problem in focusing ( it is on right side and the other flowers are blurred a bit ), but light is managed very well and colours are so natural. Thanks for sharing this small but beautiful flowers.
Have a nice evening.

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