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Venus'Bath


Venus'Bath
Photo Information
Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fuji Finepix S602 Zoom
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/450 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-28 15:51
Viewed: 3137
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The plant

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).

The shot

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.

Thank you for your attention.


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nice closeup, TFS Ori

Bonjour Philippe,
Très belle macro très finement détaillée et très délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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