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Where's the umbrella?

Where's the umbrella?
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-25
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70, NIKKOR 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 G
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-12 4:10
Viewed: 3565
Points: 16
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Hello Everyone,

This photograph of the pretty Lawn Daisy (Bellis perennis) is here telling a story. Daisies do respond to the weather and often close up tight when the weather is wet or cloudy.

The weather has been very wet in recent months. We have suffered with weeks of constant rain and this is the daisies response! (I think we all feel a little like these daisies. Close the curtains and forget about the weather!)

Here is some information about the Lawn Daisy from Wikipedia:
Bellis perennis is a common European species of Daisy, often considered the archetypal species of that name, though many other related plants share the name; to distinguish it from other daisies, it is sometimes qualified as Common Daisy, Lawn Daisy or occasionally English daisy. It is native to western, central and northern Europe. The species is widely naturalized in North America, where it is considered an invasive weed.

It is a herbaceous plant with short creeping rhizomes and small rounded or spoon-shaped evergreen leaves 25 cm long, grows close to ground. The flowerheads are 23 cm in diameter, with white ray florets (often tipped red) and yellow disc florets; they are produced on leafless stems 210 cm (rarely 15 cm) tall. The lawn daisy is a dicot.

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Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph. :-)

pp sharpened, adj brightness a tad, added borders & signed

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-08-12 4:32]

Hi Bev,
yep, even as i sit here looking out of the window of my office, the rain is hammering it down once more...it's like last years summer all over again!
Anyway, this is a great shot of these hardy little flowers. Good low POV from the side giving the Daisies a nice layout through the frame. Good colours and exposure too, well done!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-12 4:41]

Hello Bev,
I really feel sorry for you over there while we have had a fantastic summer, only far too dry, but your rain has reached us now! You'll have to catch Ryan Air and come over here next summer as we seem to have got a Mediterranean climate! :-)
I like your capture of the closed-up Daisies that we never tend to look closely at! They're beautiful like this too and surely their roots love the rain! Lovely colours and very well composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Beverley!

Indeed, it just started to rain here, too. I was out for a moment because we had some sun, but when I arrived at the river where I wanted to take some pictures a thunderstorm arrived. It was fabulous and impressive to see how quick the water in the bed of the river increased.

I sometimes also feel like the daisies you present in a lovely manner, but I also like to hike when it rains. The nature then is so silent, and you rarely see anyone...

Thank you for this simple, yet so pleasant picture and the interesting and narrative notes.

Kind regards


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  • dahira (53)
  • [2008-08-12 5:49]

SO simple and so pretty. Well processed shot, framing adds to it.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-08-12 9:13]

Hi Beverley.
Nice and interesting note. Thanks you so much. I like selected for shooting
Subject. Flowers and surrounding grass are looked together very well.May be image of the flowers is not crisp sharp but this is not a point for this picture. My best wishes.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-12 12:09]

Hi Beverly. As you say not much of a summer . As you can see in the flowers . can you blame them. I like the way you have focused onthe main one in the middle. well done TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-12 14:22]

Hi Bev,very elegant and unusual way to show this daysies!!Excellent choice of the point of view and very nice moment to take whit the daysies closed!!A little artwork of nature,my best compliments for this idea and for the great realisation,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-16 6:40]

Hello Beverley,
thanks for visiting my post and like my peacock pansy post.
Indeed UK offer a great time for photography. The flowers in spring, leaves in autumn, sky in summer, and snow.
What fancy me most is the flowers in spring. Like the shot you post, very lovely. Great colours and nice background. Your composition is great to depict the richness of the flowers.


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