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Serratula lycopifolia

Serratula lycopifolia
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Copyright: Gerard Calberac (Pitoncle) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1173 W: 0 N: 1594] (9508)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-15
Categories: Flowers, Mountain
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 G ED, SanDisk Extreme 8GB, Hoya UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-10 4:17
Viewed: 3642
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Serratula lycopifolia (Carduus lycopifolius), Serratula Serratule à feuilles de lycopode observée dans les Pâturages de la Balme à 1 918 mètres d'altitude.
"Plante vivace moyenne à grande, à tige généralement glabre. Feuilles rudes, les inférieures ovales, profondément dentées, longuement pétiolées, les supérieures pennatiséquées, sessiles. Capitules solitaires, pourpre longs de 25-40 mm ; involucre globuleux ; floraison en juin-juillet. Prairies, broussailles jusqu'à 1 800 mètres."
(Guide des fleurs de montagne aux éditions Delachaux et Niestlé)

Photographie originelle au format NEF (RAW)
Compression sans perte
Echantillonnage NEF (RAW) : 12 bits

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-08-10 4:24]

Hi Gerard,
Excellent sharp and colorful photo of this Flower, TFS!

Hello Gerard
A beautiful capture of this plant I see it almost every day but I didn't know the Id. Great light, details and composition, thank you! well done!
Regards Hedesan

Hello Gerard,

You're capturing well this flower by good focus and excellent tone, so it's impressive to see this flower with violet petals. And, the contrast between clear front and the background with blurred image gives good effect for the whole.


A lovely plant, wonderful colour, good point of view. regards yiannis

Hello Gerard,
Very nice shot of this flower, excellent details sharpness, beautiful colours against the background, nicely done and well frame,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

Hi Gerard,

Very nice capture of this beautiful flower my friend, superb lighting with fabulous natural colours, nice and sharp, good work Gerard and very well done,
Best regards,


Hello Gerard,
Superb capture from a very good low POV.
The clarity, contrast and sharpness are very good as usual.
It is a very difficult shot regarding pink colors of this interesting flower.....but you managed very good the exposure and the white balance.
Splendid details and colors.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Gerard
Beautiful photo with very good composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness.

Hello Gerard,
What I like at this image are the perfect focus, great sharp details and nice colours. Excellent POV and blurred BG too. Well done!

Hi Gerard,
A lovely capture of these flowers.
Nicely placed and composed. The colours and lighting are very good.

Hi Gerard,
Une belle espèce de chardon, certainement dans une très joli ambient.
Gràcies aussi pour vos commentaires.

Bonito trabajo de esta flor de montaña con una agradable presentación.
Espero que lo estés pasando bien por esa zona.
Un abrazo gerard: J. Ignasi.

Hello Gerard,

an nice presentation from this beautiful flower.
Good pov and sharpness with fine colors.


Very nice species, I've never seen any Serratula before. Do you have some photos with whole plant visible, habit? I would like to see it, if you be so kind to upload those. Regards,

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