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Tussilago farfara

Tussilago farfara
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Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-02
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000, Super -EBC Fujinon Lens Optical Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-05-03 18:16
Viewed: 5955
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
... aka Evening Sun on Son-Before-Father

Synonyms and Common names: Farfara, Coughwort, Horsehoof, English tobacco, Bullsfoot, Foalsfoot, Horsefoot, Butterbur, Flower Velure, Hallfoot, Fieldhove, Donnhove, Son-before-Father

Scientific name: Tussilago farfara (L)

Dutch = Groot & Klein Hoefblad, French = Tussilage, German = Huflattich, Italian = Tossalaggine, Spanish = Tusilago

Coltsfoot is adapted to poor soils and will grow on almost any unattended or denuded area including roadsides; < see Workshop >;
in fact it will push thru in seemingly impossible situations

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) belongs to the Asteraceae.
Selected in Germany as the Heilpflanze [ medicinal plant ] of the year in 1994... { Er ist die Heilpflanze des Jahres 1994. }

More details on (1), (2)

PS I can't believe that this is already photo [number] Canuck-EIGHTY ... Good thing my break is here...

Adanac, scottevers7, JoseMiguel, jhm, Alex99, SkyF, horia, anniejo, jmp, Dyker, NellyD, zenitlady has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Adanac: showing off natures colors ...Shoot_Score 1 05-03 23:23
To scottevers7: some nice soft quality lightShoot_Score 1 05-03 23:00
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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-05-03 22:16]
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Jay my friend I see you are still on your head. This is a wonderful macro, showing off natures colors and textures very well.

Hi Jay,
A beautiful flower! The color saturation is amazing. Nice sharp detail. You caught some nice soft quality light that allows excellent detail across the entire tonal range.

Hi Jay,
An impressive yellow display here!
I like so much the macro made, in wich we can enjoy all the delicate details into the flower.
I like the contrast made with the dark background.
Pherhaps a little OE the left petals.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hello Jay,
This is an attrative close-up, good light and sharp fine details!
The shining bright yellow is very attractive, and the miniflowers inside are shown with good details...
Norwegian name(s): Hestehov, leirfivel.
Pablo -

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-05-04 3:05]

Hello Jay,

You taken this marco excellent certainly with a wonderful light and soft colours, also the blur background care for a very attractive photograph.

Have a nice day,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-04 4:12]

Hi, dear Jay.
What a wonderful shot you have shared. You have reflected all beauty of this charming flower perfectly. I like crisp sharpness of the petals, their fire colour tone, excellent art cropping and composition and impressive dark BG. Bravo and my best wishes.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-04 17:09]

Hi Jay,
great shot, the macro work is excellent, details are sharp and the DOF spot on. Not to sutre on your crop though .. maybe the full flower would have been a better choice, but that of course is a matter of choice.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-05 4:50]

Hi Jay and sorry for the delay

This (just like your previous post) is a charming macro shot!
The natural colors of this beautiful flower are indeed virbant and really eye catching and this POV that you chose here really demonstrates that well.
The details are terrific and very sharp, with every single petal placed in excellent focus.
I also appreciate the very well exposure management here, which wasn't really all that easy due to the bright colors and good sun light. Despite that, i think you managed a great job!

Bravo and TFS

GREAT shot of a GREAT plant!
Beautiful yellow....great "structure" of this
one, though I don't think you are responsible for THAT!!

I see the purple of the outside leaves creeping into the photo, and noticed for the first time, that the tips of the petals in the "Son before the father" are rounded and smooth, while the tips of the dandelion are
ragged.....or am I mistaken...?

Regardless, a FABulous shot in macro mode,
and you were able to keep the "shine" off the plant, which is hard to do!!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-05 7:02]

Hi Jay,
Excellent exposure and details and perfect colour reproduction. I like the close view of this lovely and useful flower. Interesting note here and in the linked references.
TFS, José M.

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  • Dyker Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 0 N: 57] (170)
  • [2007-05-06 3:20]

Hello Jay
A lovely macro photo of this little roadside flower. Your workshop too is great to show where you have photographed this specimen. Maybe if you tried to plant it there it probably would not have grown, but nature has its own way how it manage to achieve these amazing accomplishments. Just a slight nit with some overexposed petals on the left side, but other wise a great photo. Well done.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-07 22:39]

Hello Jay

Excellent close up of this flower.The image is crisp and well focused.The colour is deep and well saturated.The flower is well illuminated showing excellent detail.TFS


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-12 4:25]

Hello Jay,
Very nice capture.I liked vivid colors,lighting,details and contrast are wonderful.

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-05-13 17:22]

Hi Jay,

That's a very pretty flower, and you've made a great macroshot of it. Beautiful colours and I like the details very much.
Thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Nel

magnifique cette fleur de tournesol, jepense, belles couleurs tres nettes
bien vu, merci

Magnifique macro, quels détails.

Hello Jay! What a wonderfully sunny flower! Such wonderful detail and clarity--marvellous micro. Great notes too, very interesting. Although taken earlier this year, still looks like an autumn flower to me. Well done! Thanks! Linda

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