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Bidens aurea

Bidens aurea
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Copyright: Jose Rodriguez (jmp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-28
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fuji Finepix S9500, Digital ISO 80
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Flower(Yellow)II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-01 5:46
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Bidens aurea

This plant has daisylike flowers atop erect, willowy stems rising to 4' tall. Blooms in autumn.
Bidens means two-toothed in Latin in reference to the shape of the seed. Seeds easily adhere to clothing or animal fur thus facilitating easy dispersal.
Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. (1)

Effects of the flavonoid fraction of Bidens aurea on gastric ulceration induced by stress (restraint and cold) were studied in rats. Mucosal damage was evaluated and the results of bidens flavonoid administration were compared with those of established drugs (omeprazole and ranitidine). Oral treatment with the ether fraction of the flavonoid extract gave the highest level of gastric protection. (2)

1. Missouri Botanical Garden
2. Institute for Traditional Medicine,Portland, Oregon

Time: 10:47
Exif data:
Aperture priority. Metering mode: spot. Manual focus
Focal length=42,60 mm (in 35mm= 189,47)

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Hola José,
Very nice composition with perfect detailed and excellent captured. Illumination is superb. Even white colour we can see all details on the petals. Perfect done my friend. Thanks.
Saludos sinceros.

Hi Jose,
a beautiful picture with nice warm colours.
The DOF is very good, the main flower stand out nicely from the dark BG. Good sjharpness and details.
Well done.

This is just such a refreshing picture.



hi jose,
lovely shot of lovely flower. pov is good. the dof is nice. composition is fine. colours look beautiful. good clarity of the petals.

Hi Jose,
Soft quality sunlight has allowed the beautiful colors and intricate detail to really show here. Excellent spot on exposure on the flower. I really like the second OOF flower in the backround. EXCELLENT! We should all slow down and take more time to stop and smell the flowers.

Hi Jose,
This is the same flower, without the butterfly, good idea. This is a great portrait of this beauty. I like your very interesting notes about them and those great details you caught. This is a very sharp and detailed picture. I also like this excellent composition and DOF that let us see part of an other flower in BG. Colors and lightning are just wonderful. Good interesting picture in WS too. This is really well done! Thanks,

olá .... uma perfeita gestão da luz e cor .... perfeita .... estás a ficar perito nas macros! Fica bem ana:)

Excellent macro and very good DOF. I like it.

Your remarkable sense of composition at its best, Jose.
And that is beside the utter sharpness and clarity of the image and the natural colours that make these flowers look so very beautiful.
Thanks for this image.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-11-01 12:45]

beautiful one Jose,
very good point of view and a fantastic dof, a very good composition and technical very good job.
gr. jaap

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-01 12:58]
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Beautiful details, great colours and a perfect POV. Lovely to see such a beautiful flower in autumn.



Hi Jose,
such a beauty - I like the sunny colours and the delicate leaves. Excellent shot, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-01 13:58]

Una bella macro Jose con gran nitidez, colorido y control de luz como puntos fuertes de esta excelente composición.
Me gusta el POV elegido mostrando una de las flores totalmente en foco y el OOF sobre el ejemplar posterior y un muy adecuado fondo oscuro y difuso.
El encuadre es el correcto con muy buen post procesado también.
Un gran saludo... Ricardo

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-01 16:05]

Hola José, son geniales los detalles de esta flor, y lo molesta que es cuando sin querer te rozas con ella... perfecto disparo, muchos saludos (hoy puse en práctica lo que me enseñaste 1000 gracias)

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-11-01 16:29]

Fabulous details and super colours in a well-composed capture of this lovely flower.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-11-01 18:16]

Hola Jose.- Muy bella foto(Como todas las tuyas) de esta flor. Me agradan los tonos de sus petalos.Saludos Luis52.

Dear Jose,
What a wonderful plant. We walk on medicine & often dont know it. TFS these notes with us.
The flower is so very clear that I could touch it ...
ALMOST. Another of your 3D effects. Have to learn how to do this type of photography. May be I should buy a Cannon.
Great register.
Best regards, M.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-01 20:19]

Hello Jose

Great use of lighting on this shot.The colours are well saturated and beautiful.The POV and DOF are well handled.Excellent sharp details.Well composed against a lovely blurred BG.TFS


This is so sharp and perfectly exposed. I like it a lot.


Evelynn : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-02 2:25]

Hello Jose,
Wonderful close up.Well seen and composed.I liked POV,details,dark BG,colors and framing a lot.

Muy buenas Jose
Muy buena foto de esta flor con una iluminación lateral muy buena, con gran profundidad de campo y una nitidez envidiable.
Los blancos en su punto y eso que no son nada fácil sacarlos bien y tú lo conseguiste.
Un saludo

Hi Jose,
Beautifully shaped and dolorful petals. With warm sunlight you showed nicely. Impressive work. TFS,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-02 9:03]

Hello Jose,
this is a very well composed shot. A beautiful flower combo with great colors and a lovely light. POV, sharpness and details aire excellent

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-11-02 9:45]

Hi Jose.
Very nice composition,pleasant colours,splendid autumny flower. Perfect POV and very good contrast opposite black BG.
Well done!
TFS and greetings.

Hola Jose,
What a beautiful photo of a stunning looking flower. The light and colors are really beautiful and bring out the flower perfectly. I love the BG showing another with just the pefect blur.

Hello Jose,
A beautiful capture, the flower is popping!
Good light gives great details and superb clarity in colours...
Macro work is well done, DOF spot on and a fine point of view... well framed!
Pablo -

Buenas Jose, está preciosa, tiene una vivacidad increible. Me necanta la profundidad de campo que has sacado y como dice Jorgem, los blancos (que no es nada fácil), en su punto. Un cordial saludo, espero que ya estéis bien.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-11-03 19:57]

Hi jose
Beautiful flower shot. Good sharpnes, details, light, colours and POV.
Well done


Hola Jose,
Que belleza que sigues presentándonos!
Es una macro perfecta - la exposición no puede ser mejor. También me gusta mucho la otra flor en el fondo.
TFS - Shir!

Beautiful work Jose.
I like the staggered composition most of all. Excellent color, light, DOF, and details..
Have a nice weekend mf.

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2006-11-05 3:04]

Macro parfaites, belle netteté, belles couleurs, beaux détails



Casualidad de las casualidades, la verdad es que hace tiempo que no me dejo ver por aquí, perodespués de ver esta imagen comprendí lo que dacías acerca de la que puse yo.
Bonitos colores y preciosos detalles. Buena nota.
Un abrazo, buena semana, JL.

marvellous painting with light and shadows, very well composed.
Perfect details, and perfect falloff in sharpness that creates a soft and tender atmosphere, and beautiful depth.
Thank you my friend. Good to know which plant to chew if there is too much stress on us.
With best regards,

Hola Jose.

Da gusto ver otra foto de la misma flor silvestre a unos mil kilometros de distancia, es identica.
Gracias a tus explicaciones, podre añadir en la mia de que flor se trata, por que yo en esto estoy empezando y gracias a vosotros aprendo cada dia un monton.

Un saludo.

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2006-11-20 15:25]

Saludos Josè,cada ves me sorprendo mas, esta flor es preciosa,buen tiro. cariñoso saludos. Sira

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 27] (1142)
  • [2006-11-27 10:45]

Hola José

bonita foto macro con colores muy lindos
los detalles se pueden apreciar muy bien
la profundidad de campo es buena y la segunda flor queda tambien correctamente



  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-12-06 18:27]

Hi Jose, very nice shot. Nice exposure and a very nice composition. The focus is great too. Well done.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-16 11:07]

Hi Jose,
Beautiful flowers with superb control and exposure. fantastic lighting and they stand out elegant against the dark BG. Very impressive sharpness and lovely colours. Excellent POV, DOF and composition. Kudos.

Hola José,
Buscando información de esta planta, he llegado a esta magnífica foto con excelente nitidez es sus detalles, magnífica luz y color natural, interesante información, gracias por compartirla, saludos
José Ramón

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