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Eryngo knapweed

Eryngo knapweed
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Copyright: Betty Khoury (Betty) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 10] (186)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-04
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4200
Exposure: f/4.8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-22 11:39
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Compositae/Astreacea /Centaurea eryngioides Lam.

Ephemeral, non-succulent, found growing in the mediterranean region, in hard rock outcrops in shrub-steppe and desert areas.

I took this photo while I was inspecting a grazed area within the nature reserve (fire belt). Evidently thorny type plants, such as this centaurea, were quite abundant to say the least.

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My favorite. :)
The nettles and landscape look very hostile, violent...and then there is a perfect, beautiful, feminine bloom rising out of it. The POV, comp. and exposure are great. I am glad to see the flower is not overly saturated either...just right. Scenic photography seems to be your knack...and you certainly have an eye for it that I envy. Always learning from you...

Those thorns look deadly! I love this bright capture, the foggy blurred background highlights the plant so well. Very nice color and focus, well done.

Hello Betty,
I am surprised to see my "friend" be such a spiky edition in the Lebanon.

I like your shot a lot where you captured both a blooming flower as well as a spiky bud!

The knapweed I am familiar with - and love for its flowers and the attraction of bees , butterflies and goldfiches - is not "armed" to fight off grazers. See NS flower here.

TFS, Jay

beautiful flower, TFS Ori

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