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Showy but lonely Aster

Showy but lonely Aster
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Copyright: Denis Mark (dmark11) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 9 N: 655] (2633)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-20
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM, Hoya HMC 58mm UV (0)
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-23 20:02
Viewed: 2831
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this flower all alone, they are usually found in large clusters. It was nice to finally isolate one. They are a wonderful late summer wildflower. I was looking for crab spiders in the flowers. I was shut-out until I came home, blew this up to check for sharpness and I found one at 10:00 in the middle of this flower.

Common name: Showy Aster also called Aster conspicuus. (Eurybia conspicua)

Habitat: Open forests and edges of thickets.

Asters are held sacred by Native peoples and have been used as charmes to ward off snakes.

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Hello Denis,
Excellent image. Lovely contrast against the background.
Very nice colors and perfect focus. I love this beautiful flower.
The details, light, exposure and sharpness are superb.
Thanks for sharing!

Nice species, excellent photo!
TFS, Ferran

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-24 1:20]

Hi Denis,magnificent close-up,the light position is fantastic,perfect to take so well the color of this little aster,great sharpness,details and contrast whit the green background,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Denis, isn't that just dandy you went out with an intent, and then caught the little crabby hehehe:-, very nice flower in a very strong position in the format, excellent lighting control with lovely saturated colours, striking image here Denis and very well done,
Best regards,


Bonjour Denis,
Agréable macro à laquelle il me semble qu'il manque tout de même un peu de profondeur de champ sur les pétales.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Denis,

Beautiful flower, photographed with a good balance of light and colors appropriate.

Happens to me too, I find bugs in the flowers just after taking the photo and check the focus, a funny thing! ...

Very interesting that this flower is considered good to ward off snakes, here our rural population, also has some plants used to that.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-24 5:46]

Hello Denis,
A photo taken in splendid clarity. Very beautiful colours and excellent sharpness and details. A beautiful contrasting OOF BG too. Great composition.

Beautiful photo Denis! The composition is excellent. The colors and the lighting are fantastic,. Very good sharpness too.

hello Denis
beautiful colours and good sharpness
very nice sunlight to
thanks greeting lou

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