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Centaurea pungens

Centaurea pungens
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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: 2011-03-01
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-29 20:32
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Centaurea pungens Pomel, in Bull. Soc. Sci. Phys. Algérie 11: 29 (1874)
=Calcitrapa pungens (Pomel) Holub, in Preslia 45: 143 (1973)

Annual plant that forms clumps branched, covered with very short hairs. Leaves elongated, very slightly, and wrinkled at the edges, not spiny. Flowers in capitulum, pale pink or purple, surrounded by prickly bracts.
Grows on rocky & sandy soils in arid areas. Distribution: south of Mediterranean region, north of Africa, Sahara.

This photo is taken in Al-Aaiun, Western Sahara

Other Centaurea images in my Personal web

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Indeed pungent! Excellent photo of flower and leaves against a good background.
regards yiannis

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-30 2:40]

Hi Ferran,this is very common in Morocco,i saw this plant many times me too,i like a lot your way to take this beauty,nice composition,great light balance and perfect sharpness and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

nice desert plant, greetings Ori

Hello Ferran
Interesting species and beautiful photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hi Ferran,
perfect point of view. Very good use of light. Excellent sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-30 11:29]

Hello Ferran,
a lovely and excellent macro capture of this beutiful flower/plant from a nice POV with wonderful details and fine composition.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-30 11:51]

Hello Ferran,
Nice photo of this plant. Beautiful natural colours, good sharpness and a fine composition.


No he anat al rovelló aquest any !
Acabo d'arribar de Montpellier i surto d'ací una estoneta cap a Madrid per feina.
Aquest matí he caigut i porto un esguinç ... espero agafar uns dies de vacances aviat pel País vasc.
Abraçada Ferran.

Bonjour Ferran,
Excellente composition pour cette belle macro valorisant bien le sujet dans une lumière maîtrisée et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Beautiful species and beautiful picture. Congrats.

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