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Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush
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Copyright: Ken Slade (Ken52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-09
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), Canon EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6, 58mm circular polarizer
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wild Flowers II, Flower [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-09 21:17
Viewed: 3570
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This species of Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja integra, grows in central & south Texas. Its bracts are not as intensely colored as the more common Scarlet Paintbrush. Indian Paintbrush is a truly wild plant - very difficult to cultivate because it is a hemiparasite on grasses.

I went to the lake today to photograph the Great Blue Heron. I was surprised to see this wildflower was blooming so late in the fall. It is more common to see it in May and not in November.

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That’s stunning wonderful detail and colour they don't get any better than that.
Well done.

beautiful close up, its interesting to see how theflwoer color change. TFS Ori

Hi Ken,
Very nice soft tone colors to show this delicate flower. Well composed and exposed. Well done and TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-11-10 1:54]

Hello Ken,
What strikes me most here are the colours which are very gentle and beautiful but also the composition. It's obviously popular with the insects too!
TFS, Ulla

Hi Ken,
beautiful species, pretty flowers
Salutacions Ferran

Great detail and soft colours. Good BG too.

Hi Ken,
Great sharpness and very neat BG. Superb shot, great DoF. This is a very pretty flowers. There are also insects and spider on the flowers. Nicely composed picture. Very nicely done.

Ben Lakitan

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-11-10 5:18]

Hi Ken,
Your picture looks like a painting. Great composition, harmonious colours, beautiful light. Just perfect.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-10 6:44]

Excelente composición Ken con la inclusión no sólo de las bellas flores sino también de una araña cangrejo y dos insectos.
Me encanta el colorido que captaste en contraste con el excelente fondo difuso.
Buena iluminación, DOF y foco con agradable encuadre vertical.
Una gran presentación.
Saludos... Ricardo

Excellent composition Ken with the inclusion not only of the beautiful flowers but also of a spider crab and two insects.
I love the colors that you captured in contrast with the excellent diffuse bottom.
Good illumination, DOF and focus with pleasant vertical framing.
Great presentation.
Greetings... Ricardo

Preciosa imagen Ken. Muy bellos colores y una nitidez espléndida.
Muchos saludos, JL.

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