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Tragopogon pratensis

Tragopogon pratensis
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-21
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-30 5:17
Viewed: 4158
Points: 40
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Meadow Salsify
Salsifis des prés

Family: Asteraceae
genus: Tragopagon
Size: 30-70cm flower: 40-50mm

The Salsify flowers from May to October. Interesting is that the Meadow Salsify opens in the morning and closes at noon, therefore we understand the commun English name given to this plant: Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon!

They are many sub-species and I don't know exactely which one is this

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Hallo Anne!

Der Wiesenbocksbart ist eine wunderschöne, kräftige und starke Pflanze, die mir schon immer gefallen hat. Du stellst sie in einer unüblichen und deshalb besonders interessanten Lebensphase vor, die ihre Schönheit noch unterstreicht.



Hello Anne,
beautiful shot,very nice and simple composition,superb details
well done,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-30 6:14]

Hi Anne,
Beautiful close up.Well seen and composed.POV,lighting,BG,colors and exposure are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

Hola Anne, me gusta la composición de esta toma con buena luz y color. Un saludo

Thanks...I forgot the ID on my globus:-) You are a doll....as old American men who used to like Frank Sinatra generation say. Very nice image...and very good for me this morning!

Hi Anne,
Very nice POV. Yellow color of the flower is captured very well. I would like more of the stamens be in focus. Thanks.

Hi Anne,
A very beautiful photo. The contrast of the yellow flower against the dark purple BG is really wonderful. The simplicity in the composition makes it a very strong photo.

Hello Anne, perfect close-up shot of this meadow salsify. TFS. Regards,

Sencillez en la toma pero gran efectividad por las formas y colores. Un trabajo muy interesante.
Saludos Anne.

How did you do this, Anne?I mean you obviously did not fit a light bulb in the bud that caused it to glow!
Please do let me know how you achived this lovely effect!
Awesome shot, my friend!

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-06-30 23:55]

Joli gros plan qui me convient bien à cause de l'arrière-plan qui met bien en évidence la fleur.
Bonne journée.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-07-01 1:44]

Hi Anne,
A very complimentary mix of colours here, the purple in the background is very nice. Well chosen POV to make the most of your surroundings, very well done.

Hello Anne,
I loved the soft and gentle lighting over this lovely image of the flower!
great dof in good sharpness, wonderful colour and details
well done
best regards

Absolutely beautiful. Really nice with great colours, sharpness.
Best wishes,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-07-02 23:40]

Hi Anne

This looks like one of the expensive, semi-abstract 'art-cards' you can buy here. Great composition and colours here. Well seen and captured.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-07-03 4:49]

Hi Anne,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful flower with lovely colours and details. Looks so simple and artistic. Superb handling of available lighting and the OOF BG is so special here. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

Bonjour Anne,
C'est minimaliste mais terriblement artisitique avec remarquable effet graphique par l'opposition des pétales sur l'arrière plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-17 9:02]

Hi Anne.
My absence in town for a long time in summer does not allow me to comment all your amazing shots. I like this one a lot. It is true art picture with excellent subject, superb yellow colour-fire, fantastic BG and very impressive composition at whole. Bravo and my kind regards.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-16 21:19]

Hello Anne,
a lovely blooming flower shot. The photo is very impressive and stunning. Well thought and well executed. Such a great dark light bg. . Well taken opportunity and nice composition.


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