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Centaurea calcitrapa L.

Centaurea calcitrapa L.
Photo Information
Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-03
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants of Europe, Plants of Catalonia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-07 21:50
Viewed: 3014
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Centaurea calcitrapa is a species of flowering plant known by several common names, including purple starthistle and red starthistle. It is native to Europe but is rarely found there, it is known across the globe as an introduced species and often a noxious weed. The species name calcitrapa comes from the word caltrop, a type of weapon covered in sharp spikes.

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La centaurea obriülls es un espécie comú de distribució latemediterrània ampliament distribuïda a Europa i al nord d’Africa.

This photo is taken in Flix (T), la Ribera d’Ebre, Catalunya.

Centaurea in my Personal web

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Hallo Ferran
Beautiful, very beautiful indeed. I love the natural sunlight in this image as it brightens everything just so beautifully. One can almost not think that a plant with such large spikes can produce such a lovely flower with such delicate features. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Good Morning Ferran,

An another great macro of an Centaurea beauty from an impressive POV with nice light effect, flawless details against to plain greenish BG.
TFS and have a nice sunday!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-08-08 1:03]

Hello Ferran,
excellent view in its stylish composition. Good sharpness and the light enhances the beauty.
The fine jairs and sharp thorns are really graphical here.
I like this simple view with rich information given.


Bonjour Ferran,
Très belle restitution de cette espèce qui passe souvent inaperçue. La gestion de la lumière est parfaite.

simple and so very beautiful, greetings Ori

Delicadesa del conjunt. Ben captades , i amb nitidesa, les suaus tonalitats. Sensació de volum.

Ara surto cap a Maials a fer quatre fotos. Si m'animo baixaré a Flix a dinar !

Bon diumenge: Josep Ignasi.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-08 6:14]

Beautiful flower with lovely colors, good composition and plain background helped much. tfs.

hello Feran
super pose with good details and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-08 11:00]

Hello Ferran
Excellent photo in beautiful colours and very good sharpness. Nice contrasting OOF BG. Good composition.

Hello Ferran,
Excellent presentation with bright colours and nice background. The light is well managed. We can see very well all details. Have a nice week,

Good morning Ferran,

You certainly have some wonderful Centaureas in Spain. Isn't it a pity that such a lovely plant as this can become a noxious weed?

Superb sharpness, both in the photo, and on the spikes of the flower! This one looks as if it should not be touched.

Such a lovely BG and natural colours too.

Greetings, Amelia

Hi Feran,

this one are also an suburp shot fom this rare flower.
Good pov and sharpness. great egal bg.
fine colours.
You have been written very common by me but in your note stand rarely found in europe.


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