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Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke
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Copyright: John Denk (jpdenk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 307 W: 3 N: 74] (333)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED DX AF-S
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants of the Chicago region [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-05-25 19:07
Viewed: 3153
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This interesting perennial wildflower is Prairie Smoke, Geum triflorum. It's typically found in dry prairie, preferring gravelly or sandy soil. These have been introduced at the Bartel Grassland Restoration where they're doing very well under significantly less dry conditions. In Illinois, it's only found in the northeast and north-central parts of the state.

These flowers will be replaced by rather feathery seed heads, giving the appearance of smoke when seen en masse.

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To fragman: Thanksjpdenk 1 08-02 07:56
To foozi: Thanksjpdenk 1 05-27 19:22
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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-05-25 19:23]
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Hello John,
A perfectly composed image of these beautiful wild flowers. The lighting is just right and the focus is tac sharp. Your choice of an f/8 aperture gave you the needed DOF in order to show off these little beauties in fine fashion.
I don't believe I have ever seen Geum triflorum in the wild. You will have to post a shot of them when they get their seed heads on. Great job!!

wonderfully taken flowers Good lighting,sharpness, contrast and background.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-05-26 6:42]
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Hello John,
very pretty flowers well defined in good colours. The softness of the light pink really offers a pleasant view. The sharpness is excellent seen in the blurry background.
Very exciting composition.
Well presented view of this nature shot.


great new flower for me and probably to TN, TFS Ori

Very playfull and nicely coloured flowers. Excellent composition. regards yiannis

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