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Dogmilk Blooming

Dogmilk Blooming
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-03-24
Categories: Desert
Camera: Sony DSC HX400V
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2019-04-27 14:04
Viewed: 327
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thank you very much for your comments on my previous post, which was shot in a botanic garden. Here comes something from the real wild.

Spurge (Euphorbia) is an huge genera of flowering plants, with ca. 1700 species. Beside annual species it also contains stem succulents, which are often confused with cacti. Hungarian name of the genus is "dogmilk", due to the white, bitter and toxic, milk-alike latex of each species in the genera - hence the title.

Canary Island Spurge (Euphorbia canariensis L.) is native to the Canaries (except for the island Lanzarote), and is often misidentified as a cactus, although the shape and life strategy are just an example of the convergent evolution. On the workshop photo you can see a full cluster of E. canariensis. The species is widespread and common in Gran Canaria.

Photo: taken near the viewpoint Degollada de la Yegua, around sunset, with flash, f/5.6, 1/30 sec. and ISO 80.

Thanks for looking.

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Hello Laszlo,
Indeed it looks like a cactus but as I read your comments I understand that it is some other specie....
The colors and details are excellent and the explanation useful.
Have a nice weekend....

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-04-28 2:21]

Hello Laszlo,
Beautiful image of this plant in excellent sharp details and clear contrasting colors.

Hello Laszlo,
In India we have this species relatives, I think. Like WS picture too. Well captured with good details and exposure.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-04-28 8:00]

Hi Laszlo,the WS is very useful to understand how big is this species,and the main pic is a great macro,wonderful details of the very small flowers,useful note too as usual. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Laszlo, great view of lovely blossom specie, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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