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Bartsia trixago

Bartsia trixago
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Copyright: Jose Rodriguez (jmp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fuji Finepix S9500, Digital ISO 80
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/280 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-29 8:58
Viewed: 5535
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bartsia trixago is an upright, glandular-hairy annual to 50cm, semi-parasitic on the roots of surrounding vegetation. It has toothed, ovate, hairy leaves and short, dense flowering spikes of white or purple-tinged flowers produced in spring. Native to the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
Thank you very much to Herve (herve1993) that provides me with the right id!
A nice flower that grows in May. Now -in July- with at about 40º everyday and zero rains for months, fields are absolutely burned!
Reference: The Weeds Society of Western Australia Inc
EXIF: Aperture priority, Metering Mode=Spot, Flash Mode=Off, Focal Length=160

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Bonjour Jose,
Belle image de Bartsia trixago (scrophulariaceae). Le dosage de la lumière est très bon, sans surexposition.

Hola Jose,

A good macro of this flower! Lovely and sharp and showing up beautifully against the blurred b/g.

It is amazing how these flowers continue to bloom in such high temperatures and without rain! (We've had the rain .. just not the high temperatures!)

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Bonjour José,belle composition,les couleurs sont belles,bravo


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-07-29 10:27]
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Hi Jose

Great to see you got the wanted help with the ID on the very first critique. The TREKNature system worked once again. This semi-parasitic and hairy White bartsia belongs to the snapdragon family.

Considering the extreme climatic conditions you mentioned it is a wonder of nature how plants like this can still flourish and produced such lovely flowers. You have done an excellent job to capture the specimen in this close-up shot. The details are fabulous and one can even get a good view of the fine hairy surface of shield leaves on the inflorescence. The colour rendition is great, the well isolated BG enhances the flowers, and the exposure levels provided excellent lighting on the subject.

Well done and TFS.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-29 10:44]

Hi Jose

You have caught some lovely details on this plant, you can see all the little hairs. Lovely colours, great POV and excellent DOF. It is a lovely plant



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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-29 14:09]

Hola José,
preciosa flor y bonitos detalles,
bellos tonos, y presentación,

Hola José Miguel,
Excelente imagen de esta singular floración!
Me llama mucho la atención la forma de esta planta, asi como una torre, de la cual se van asomando tan delicadamente las flores de suaves colores.
Que detalle ver en la misma planta los diferentes estados de las flores, desde recién abiertas hasta ya en el ocaso.
Me gusta mucho la profundidad de campo y el fondo difuminado que obtuviste.
Enhorabuena y gracias por compartir la foto.
Un gran saludo,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-30 0:16]

Hola Jose,
Details and textures are very nice, good focus, sharpness and POV. TFS
Un saludo,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-07-30 1:19]

Bonjour Jose,
Elle est bien particulière cette petite fleur aux couleurs subtiles. Tu la présentes avec un arrière-plan qui reprend les couleurs de la plante, cela donne une grande harmonie à l'image.
J'espère que vous avez reçu un peu de pluie. Ici il pleut comme si nous étions dans des régions tropicales!
Bonne journée

Hola Jose !
Esta flor es muy bella, me gusta su forma y sus colores delicados. Nunca le visto antes. La composicion y el POV son excelentos, los detallesson perfectos y el fondo borroso pone en valor la flor. En Francia no hay sol, hay lluvia y nubes todo el timep, y nunca mas de 25° - no se donde esta el verano ! :-) Gracias por compartir esta herosa foto !

Hi Jose!
Thanks for looking at my butterfly picture and writing your kind critique.
This image of an exotic looking flower bears your stamp as a skilled composition artist. I like the gentle colours of the vertical flower stalk.
Well done and TFS.

bonjour jose miguel
bien vu,le BG flou detache parfaitement le fleurs,j'aime leurs couleurs et la netteté de ces dernieres.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-30 8:19]

Hi Jose,
Lovely flowers here and the soft colours looks majestic. Immaculate sharpness and the focus is spot-on. The OOF BG is superb and compliments well. Excellent POV and a precise DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Jose,

This is a wonderful picture.
A very nice composition with great colors and details.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-30 10:27]

Fascinating flower -- it looks so much like a snapdragon!
Interesting notes too: not a plant we would want in our gardens!!

Fantástica macro Jose.
Los detalles son hermosos y están muy logrados, buena iluminación.
Buen fondo y excelente profundidad de campo.
Un cordial saludo amigo, JL.

Hola Jose,
The One thing I appreciate most about your posts, is that there is usually a new specie to discover :)
Nicely composed and the POV works well. Soft light and natural color a plus..Well seen from this great BG also.
Nice work!

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-30 19:31]

Nice exposure and detail on this hairy flower.

Hello Jose,
Superb details in the plant!
The small delicate flowers are well captured, so is the green part of the plant...
Well composed, macro work well done with a nicely blurred background!
Pablo -

selam jose, beautiful shot and very good composition of this beatiful flower, nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done ! Regards ridvan

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-07-31 12:44]

Hola Jose!
It's a very nice presentation of this hairy parasitic beauty! Great details and colours!

Hola José,
There is none differnece Spain and Turkey. No rains for months and our fields are burned, too. For days our thermometers show more than 40ºC...

Your shot looks supreb! Quality is the best, like always. Congratulations...

Saludos sinceros y buenos noche.

Hello Jose a fine composition with good details and colour nice and sharp too, tfs rgds Necip.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-31 21:04]

Hello Jose

A beautiful flower,well composed in the frame.I like the vertical composition for this spiky plant.The colours are rich and well saturated.the POV and DOF are well done.The subject is well focused against a lovely OOF BG.TFS


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-08-01 7:12]

Hi Jose.
You've captured this beautiful plant with great details.Very good POV/DOF and excellent exposure with amazing fine colors and with nice soft light.This flower get off from blurry BG very well.Superb done.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-01 7:44]

Hello Jose,
Excellent close capture of this beautiful wild flower. Great sharpness and fine colours.
It stands out very nicely from the soft background.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Hola José,
Bonita toma con buena definición y detalle, la luz y el fondo son excelentes, saludos
José Ramón

Hallo José,
very clear, very subtle, very well made presentation of this beautiful, fragile flower of spring. A lovely, refreshing pleasure to see the image in dry, hot summer.
Even in Central Europe, nature is turning brown after an unusually high number of hot and dry days since April this year.
With thanks, and best regards,

Belle photo de cette fleure qui est très jolie,bien prise, avec les détails de la tige,les deux tons de la fleure. De plus, sur la tige, on aperçoit très bien ces ? Poils piquant je ne sais pas comment dire, mais vous avez compris. Amitiés Thomas

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-14 0:29]

Hi Jose.
Your flower looks as work of great sculptor. All details are executed with superb exactness. Soft light and wonderful rich colours are so impressive. BG is fantastic – DOF is precise. Strong vertical composition complete this refined composition. Bravo and heart wishes.

Excelente toma José con sorprendentes colores y una buena composición. Curiosa y elegante la disposición de los capítulos. Saludos.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-09-30 13:07]

Fantástica! Qué foto más buena! Me encantan los detalles y el colorido.
Una auténtica belleza.
Gracias por compartirla

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-10-09 18:50]

Hola Jose, perfecta flor, el color, la mescla de los tonos fresco, son nitidos, transparente, y equilibrado. Saludos Sira

Hi Jose,
Thanks a lot for sharing this nice closeup of the flower of this parasitic plant. It is really very nice to know and learn about the diversity in the nature.
- Nirmal

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