|Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone)
|Date Taken: 2007-07-07|
|Camera: Fuji Finepix S602 Zoom|
|Exposure: f/6.3, 1/450 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-08-28 15:51|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]|
Dipsacus sylvestris Mill.
The wild teasel is part of the family dipsacées, Dipsacus genus. The common name Teasel refers by its Greek etymology, the idea of quenching thirst (sensu stricto: I heal the thirst). In fact, rain water is staying in the two bases of the leaves, opposing and welded to their insertion on the stem.
Common names reflect this idea, which, in English, with the poetic Venus'bath, which in French, with the effervescing cabaret birds.
After the end of flowering, when all the flowers are dried, the inflorescence becomes an amazing work of art, that one never tires of watching.
The root of the plant would be like an appetizer. It contains a complex sugar prebiotic, inulin, found in artichokes, where it is responsible for the aftertaste so typical (a drink of water after having eaten an artichoke's heart: the typical taste of the inulin).
Taken on a beautiful sunny day around noon. Camera set to prorité opening (topic fixed, calm weather). Focal length of 13 mm (Macro mode close). Aperture of f / 6.3 and speed 1 / 450 th of a second, with a sensitivity equivalent to ISO-160. The concern was to have a good depth of field, to show details down view from the top to the bottom of the topic.
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nice closeup, TFS Ori
Très belle macro très finement détaillée et très délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.