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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-22
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-27 11:32
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Bellis perennis is a common European species of Daisy, often considered the archetypal species of that name. Many related plants also share the name "Daisy", so to distinguish this species 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 naturalised in North America, and also in South America.

It is a herbaceous plant with short creeping rhizomes and small rounded or spoon-shaped evergreen leaves 2–5 cm long, which grow close to ground. The flowerheads are 2–3 cm in diameter, with white ray florets (often tipped red) and yellow disc florets. Although many people think that the flower had a yellow centre with white petals this is not the case. Each individual "petal" is itself an individual flower. In the centre there are many tiny yellow flowers also. The different colours and styles of flower work together in order to attract insects. This type of flower is known as a composite flower. They are produced on leafless stems 2–10 cm (rarely 15 cm) tall. The lawn daisy is a dicot.

It is thought that the name "daisy" is a corruption of "day's eye", because the whole head closes at night and opens in the morning. Chaucer called it "eye of the day".

Daisy is also a common girl's name and is a nickname for girls named Margaret, after the French name for the oxeye daisy, marguerite.

Daisies or Bellis perennis in Coudersport, PA
It is not affected by mowing and is therefore often considered a weed on lawns, though many also value the appearance of the flowers. Several cultivars and hybrids have been selected with much larger flower heads up to 5–6 cm diameter and with light pink to purple-red ray florets.

Bellis perennis has astringent properties and has been used in folk medicine. In ancient Rome, the surgeons who accompanied Roman legions into battle would order their slaves to pick sacks full of daisies in order to extract their juice. Bandages were soaked in this juice and would then be used to bind sword and spear cuts.

Daisies have traditionally been used for making daisy chains in children's game.

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Ciao Marius. I'm honoured to be the first to comment this ouststandig pic! Wonderful colours and perfect sharpness against a fantastic balck BG.


Hi Marius,
What a beautiful flowers image! lovely lighting and beautiful colours, superb sharpness details against background, and I have no idea about the ID:)
Thanks for sharing,

Buna Marius,
Foarte frumos acest cadru cu o compozitie placuta, culori vii ale florilor care contrasteaza bine cu fundalul intunecat. Detaliile si claritatea sunt si ele axcelente. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-04-27 12:17]

Hello Marius.
Very nice delicate flowers. POV abd DoF are great. Sharpness, composition and presentation are excellent.Well done.Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-04-27 12:20]

Hello Marius,
A fine capture of what I think is Bellis perennis, the two flowers shown with fine sharpness and colours against a nice dark BG. I have also seen this red form growing in the wild.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-04-27 12:31]

Buna Marius,
Splendida fotografie, culori si detalii minunate, se pare, ca este o specie mai comuna, cum indica corect Argus(Ivan), dar acest lucru nu scade nimic din valoarea fotografiei!

Ciao Marius, lovely couple of beautiful flowers, great contrast against dark BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi marius,

Great detail and sharpness of this wonderful bloom, lovely natural colours and good depth of field control,
Fabulous picture Marius and well done,
Best Regards,


Ouch that's a painfully sharp an beautiful shot!
No idea about the species though


ps did you use a flash?

Hi Marius,
beautiful very simple photo. Congratulations. Excellent sharpness and point of view. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-04-27 13:23]

Dear friend Marius ,
A outstanding pic in a very artistic stylo! Wow! Lovely flowers against a great dark BG! Wonderful lightness ( like a spot-light )!
Amazing details ! In a simples word: GORGEOUS!Many congrats for posting such marvelous photo!And many thanks for sharing it!
Nice evening!

Hallo Marius,
a superb macro shot of this pink flower (about the ID may be Ivan is right), very good sharpness and splendid contrast of colours agaist a dark background, simple and artistic composition
Best regards

Hello Marius, very beautiful these flowers with a good light. Perfect black background that enhances the main subject. All the best, Paul

Lovely composition, beautiful colours! regards yiannis

Excellent close-up photo of this beautiful flower

Buen fondo, colores y contrastes con tus habituales encuadres cerrados.
Un abrazo Marius: Josep Ignasi.

Bonjour Marius,
C'est splendide avec un indéniable effet 3D !!!
Les sujets sont bien valorisés par l'opposition sur l'arrière plan, la profondeur de champ et la lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

merci Marius
A bientôt

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-04-28 14:12]

Hi Marius,i'm always exciting when i see new and magnficent solutions to take flowers pics.And this is truley great!! What a composition,what a contrast whit the dark background,what a impressive sharpness and colors...a very professional work!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

very good details Marius for this beautiful flowers,

black background personally I find too intensive,

very good light as colors too,

ciao, tino

Hallo Marius
Oh, what an exquisite beauty you have for us here; beautiful colours, great point of view, excellent sharpness, you name it, it's there.
Thanks for sharing this pretty flower with its delicate but prominent details, especially the petite crown on the inside. The flowers are very attracting to the eye, and it almost looks as if the petals have been cut with a scissors to the same length. Best regards.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-04-29 18:02]

Hello Marius,
stunning duo in excellent shrpness and clarity. The dark bckground is simply wonderful and attractive.


excellent photo my friend! bravo!
regards Nasos

GREAT photo Marius!! The composition, the colours, the lighting the BG and the sharpness are fantastic.

Hello Marius,
What a fabulous image! Colours, composition, definition, presentation, style and wonderful atmosphere! Exceptionally well done.

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Just one word dear friend Marius: EXCEPTIONAL! Absolutely amazing photo with incredible sharpness and color contrast. Very-very effective (would be even more effective with tighter crop on the bottom). Simple yet absolutely pleasant. BRAVO!
Have a great weekend, friendly regards, László

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-05-12 3:08]

Hello Marius,
A special composition for this duo of flowers..I was thinking about another presentation, but finally I think you have chosen an original one which fits to these two cute Bellis perennis. Very charming and well executed flower-shot. Thanks and kind regards

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-05-15 8:53]

What a lovely composition, Marius! I especially like the contrast against the black BG and the magic light. Details of the petals are impressive.
Ciao! Vanda

Hi, very artistic and beautiful photo!! Very attractive composition.

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